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Applebee's Reviews

Updated Jan 13, 2020

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3.2
53%
Recommend to a Friend
63%
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Applebee's President John Cywinski (no image)
John Cywinski
113 Ratings
  1. "Server"

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    Former Employee - Server in Fishers, IN

    I worked at Applebee's part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good money, great management, flexible schedule

    Cons

    It must be hard to find fellow hard working team members.

    Applebee's2018-09-05
  2. "Host"

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    I worked at Applebee's for less than a year

    Pros

    There is Flexible schedule. Make your own schedule

    Cons

    Not a lot of hours

    Applebee's2018-09-17
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    "Server"

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    Current Employee - Server/Waiter in New Orleans, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Applebee's full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, leave with cash after shift worked

    Cons

    Low-end prices menu items leading low-end customers bills (checks) leaving low-end tips, customers average barely 15% tips on the bills (if not lower), 1-2 (at least) extremely low tips and/or no tips average pet shift

    Advice to Management

    Better scheduling of staff and the amount of staff most ideal to perform smoother less chaotic shifts, better time-management and restaurant customer volume skills, value staff by incorporating positive criticisms to lower high turn-over rate, prioritize strategies focused on increasing customer check amounts resulting high staff's tips over strategies that focus constantly on increasing the services provided to the guests (can negatively affect customers' experience by invoking a sense of rushing them instead providing engaging and timely service)

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    Applebee's2018-09-05
  4. "Good company."

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    Former Employee - Server in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Applebee's part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Teamwork, flexible schedule, fun environment.

    Cons

    Long hours, too much drama.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the food and not dating employees.

    Applebee's2018-08-07
  5. "Good Schedule"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Applebee's full-time

    Pros

    You have a flexible schedule

    Cons

    You will have late nights

    Applebee's2018-08-11
  6. "Server"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Applebee's part-time

    Pros

    Cash on hand each night. Flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Horrible pay and disrespectful clients and staff. Lack of training.

    Applebee's2018-08-06
  7. "Kind of a crappy job"

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    I have been working at Applebee's

    Pros

    You make tips from servers, there is always something to do, great coworkers, pretty flexible schedule

    Cons

    You do a lot of work and get zero recognition, sometimes you do extra stuff for servers and they don’t even tip you, hard to move up, long hours, late nights, overbearing managers, hard work, a LOT of drama

    Advice to Management

    You need to do something about how hosts are treated by servers and by managers because they treat them like crap.

    Applebee's2018-07-29
  8. "Kitchen"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Applebee's full-time

    Pros

    Ok pay, bonus program, flexible schedule

    Cons

    Long shifts, late nights, upper management has no concern for lower management or staff.

    Advice to Management

    Care about your employees

    Applebee's2018-05-28
  9. "Flexible scheduling and great tipout"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Applebee's part-time

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling for college students and great tipout compared to other restaurants in the area

    Cons

    Management was contastantly changing. Most managers stayed for less than 6 weeks before moving somewhere else. It was hard to figure out what the “rules” were because they were constantly changing.

    Applebee's2018-05-01
  10. "pros and cons"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Applebee's part-time

    Pros

    flexible schedule, great coworkers

    Cons

    the management was very awful

    Advice to Management

    don't hand a job down to different staff members just because you're friends with the one whose job it actually is.

    Applebee's2018-05-15
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