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Denny's Reviews

Updated September 21, 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 28 reviews)

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

Cons
  • No life balance long hours overnight (in 41 reviews)

  • Con for some although I'm use to it a 24/7 business (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Hope they have new GM"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Denny's part-time

    Pros

    Good environment and friendly Co workers plus tips

    Cons

    Management is under comin ted and over worked

    Advice to Management

    Find a new line of work


  2. "District Manager"

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    Former Employee - District Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - District Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, support staff easy to work with, good training programs

    Cons

    Upper management not employee centered, stores are not clean.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your management with respect and that will permeate throughout the system.

  3. "Restaurant Manager"

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    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I Don't be there where any pros working for Denny's as a Restaurant Manger.

    Cons

    As a Manager for Dennys you are way over worked. Way under paid. Yo work a minimum of 12 hours or more, a shift 5 days a week(min) 24 hours a day. There have been a number of times after working the late night shift I would have to come back the next morning for that shift. They totally screw you over in there pay. after working so many hours per day avg you salarie pay out as hourly and it comes out to peanuts. There benefits package could not possibly suck more. Ive never had such costly insurance that covered nothing. Corporate managers appreciate nothing about the long hours and hark work you do for there company. In addition to working every Christmas, New Years Eve, Mothers Day Fathers Day, Easter, you get my point. They treat you like crap. If you are able to get a raise out of them which is rare, it usually amounts to nothing.

    Advice to Management

    You really need to get a grip on employee morale. And a reality check on your payroll, because the last thin this Company is, is competitive with what they offer to prospective mgmt.


  4. "Server / cook"

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    Current Employee - Server/Bartender in Akron, PA
    Current Employee - Server/Bartender in Akron, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Denny's part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great food and customers new store awesome manager

    Cons

    The lack of communication and the need of stuff


  5. "Food service provider"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Denny's full-time

    Pros

    This job helps you improve your people skills in an environment that challenges your ability to cooperate with others and respond in a professional setting.

    Cons

    This restaurant had a large variation of buisness, making it a difficult place to establish a steady flow of income.

    Advice to Management

    The management needs to put more consideration into the business management and hours of buisness to determine how much labor is neccesary.


  6. "Server/manager"

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    Current Employee - Server in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Server in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good tips great guest, nice restaurant, good team,good money

    Cons

    Favoritism. Some manager able to wait tables others get wright up for doing same


  7. "Horrible"

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    Former Employee - Hostess in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Hostess in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Denny's full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Money was good, customers were very nice especially the regulars, restaurant was always clean, great location on the beach and minimum wage for servers were the same as hostess.

    Cons

    Staff was rude, poor training, kitchen was very slow so in turn would affect my customers experience and tips, trained me as a hostess for two weeks and then threw me on the floor as a server with no training in that

    Advice to Management

    Seperate hostess training and server training.

  8. "Dishwasher"

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    Current Employee - Dishwasher in Columbus, GA
    Current Employee - Dishwasher in Columbus, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Denny's part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Workers Eat At good discount food is good depend who cooks it

    Cons

    They will mess up your work schedule management sucks. Need Better Manager

    Advice to Management

    Stop Screwing up worker schedule. Management and district management show favoritism. Also fix the store the back is aweful still after remodeling


  9. "Dishwasher"

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

    I worked at Denny's part-time

    Pros

    I was young when I held this position but it had decent hours.

    Cons

    The manager and assistant manager at the time were not people oriented at all and employees were definitely treated like they were indispensable. In fact I only worked here for 2 weeks and then quit because I had my hours threatened when I would stay late due to my very real need to go visit my dying aunt in the hospital before visiting hours were over.

    Advice to Management

    Get new management


  10. "Terrible Management"

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    Former Employee - Server in Shelbyville, IN
    Former Employee - Server in Shelbyville, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Denny's part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Sometimes worked around my schedule

    Cons

    Lot of drugs in and out of store

    Advice to Management

    Needs better management


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