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Applebee's Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated Nov 21, 2019

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3.2
53%
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101 Ratings
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  • "Open late so you have to work long hours(in 225 reviews)

  • "Menu changes often and sometimes hard to keep up with(in 75 reviews)

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  1. "Applebees is a fantastic company to work for."

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Anaheim, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Applebee's full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Love the ability to take care of my guests without question. Built a dynamic team. Was recognized over and over.

    Cons

    Very long hours. Nights, weekends and holidays are a must.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace your team and they will move mountains for you.

    Applebee's2019-06-22
  2. "Pretty good experience"

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    Current Employee - Host in Kentuck, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tip out from servers tips, lots of hours, fun work environment

    Cons

    Hectic when busy, long hours on feet.

    Advice to Management

    Don’t let servers be to hard on the hosts

    Applebee's2019-11-12
  3. "Both good and bad."

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    Former Employee - Bartender in New York, NY

    I worked at Applebee's full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexibility, team-focused environment. A great place to have fun at work.

    Cons

    Basic restaurant con's -long hours -low server salary Etc. Etc.

    Advice to Management

    Get on the same page.

    Applebee's2019-11-22
  4. "Easy job, long hours"

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    Former Employee - Server 

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

    Pros

    Super easy, make your tips, clean, go home

    Cons

    Super long hours, unreliable employees

    Applebee's2019-10-31
  5. "Good pay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, TX

    I worked at Applebee's full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good pay and decent benefits

    Cons

    Bad management, long hours, lack of understanding

    Applebee's2019-10-28
  6. "Think location"

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    Former Employee - Bartender 

    I worked at Applebee's part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good money, depending on location & availability

    Cons

    Open late so you have to work long hours.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to reward earnest workers

    Applebee's2019-10-22
  7. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Server 

    I worked at Applebee's part-time

    Pros

    Very busy, lot of customers

    Cons

    Long hours and late nights

    Applebee's2019-10-07
  8. "Great place to work in school"

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    Current Employee - Server/Bartender in New Brunswick, NJ

    I have been working at Applebee's full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great supervisors on every shift

    Cons

    long hours on the weekend

    Applebee's2019-09-03
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Not worth it"

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    Current Employee - Host/Hostess in Chesapeake, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Applebee's part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Only thing I can say is the job is flexible with your schedule if you go to school or maybe have kids

    Cons

    lets start by saying long hours of work with no break to eat but yet those who smoke cigarettes can get a break to go smoke outside. You have so many responsibilities and the pay doesnt match. As a host I seat guest, buss tables, run food and drinks, clean the dining area along with restrooms. Sometimes id even have to take food orders all while being paid $4.50 a hour. yes there are tips but you split that 3% of... sales tips with other host on your shift and bartender. Basically its just not worth the hassle

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    Advice to Management

    start treating your employees better if you want to change the high turnover rate

    Applebee's2019-09-07
  10. "Not bad to work for"

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    Current Employee - Restaurant Supervisor 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Applebee's full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Specific enterprise is full of talented restaurant minded people. Easy to get along with and clientele isn’t horrible.

    Cons

    No positive reinforcement, long hours, not a lot of room for growth in company.

    Applebee's2019-07-28
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