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Denny's Reviews

Updated November 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Denny's is a great place to work if you're into a fast paced steady work shift (in 29 reviews)

  • Good money especially since close to Disney and other amusement parks (in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • You have to work long hours to stay relevant to the state of the kitchen (in 44 reviews)

  • Con for some although I'm use to it a 24/7 business (in 23 reviews)

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  1. "Not too bad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Denny's part-time

    Pros

    Good training, thought I started when the store opened so they sent corporate trainers. Was able to make good money for someone in college despite the sub par clientele.

    Cons

    Management was a little dramatic but GM was great


  2. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Denny's full-time

    Pros

    I loved the atmosphere great people to work around.

    Cons

    Mean customers.some are very ungrateful.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

  3. "A temporary job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Denny's part-time

    Pros

    You can receive benefits working full time. It's good to work for a chain restaurant. Discounts on phone bills and other incentives.

    Cons

    Bad managers who don't care about their jobs or the employees.


  4. "Server"

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    Former Employee - Food Server in Tillamook, OR
    Former Employee - Food Server in Tillamook, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Denny's full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedules, plenty of hours, ample training provided, ability to meet a variety of different guests from a myriad of socioeconomic backgrounds,

    Cons

    Limited, bureaucratic, corporate mindset of management. Unrealistic expectations of both workload and side work. Sometimes have to deal with difficult co workers in close proximity under extreme work conditions.

    Advice to Management

    Treat all staff fairly and consistently. Disparities in this regard create huge conflict between co workers, management and the guests.


  5. "Long time Cook"

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    Current Employee - Line Leader in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Line Leader in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Denny's full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Meeting new people, sharing experience and learning different things from different cooks and sharing a bond in the kitchen.

    Cons

    Pressure and work load can be quite high. You have to work long hours to stay relevant to the state of the kitchen.

    Advice to Management

    Be thoughtful to Employee's, a good manager makes the difference between a job and a job you enjoy.


  6. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Restaurant Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Restaurant Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Denny's full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    love the easy hours and easy work

    Cons

    some late nights but still worth it


  7. "Full time salaried store level manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lumberton, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lumberton, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Denny's full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Busy shifts
    Consistent work load
    Community oriented

    Cons

    Irregular schedules
    Staff turn around was elevated
    Working more than 18 hours any given time unexpectedly

    Advice to Management

    Stick together, communicate, uphold decisions, listen to staff and one another

  8. "over worked"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Denny's part-time

    Pros

    Tip is good (some days)

    Cons

    Constantly rushed especially on weekends due to terrible management.

    Advice to Management

    Get new management.


  9. "terrible management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Denny's part-time

    Pros

    decent food, comfy area, bar

    Cons

    slow service, rude staff, unprofessionalism


  10. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Food Server in Bakersfield, CA
    Former Employee - Food Server in Bakersfield, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Denny's part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great management and team. Loved customers.

    Cons

    Can't get full time or benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


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