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Denny's Reviews

Updated June 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 32 reviews)

  • Good money if you actually work (in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • End up working all holidays and long hours (in 37 reviews)

  • Con for some although I'm use to it a 24/7 business (in 21 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "GM"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - General Manager in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Team building and training are great with the brand

    Cons

    24/7 we never close that can be difficult

    Advice to Management

    Talk to the Team like they matter, they drive the business


  2. "It was alright"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Denny's full-time

    Pros

    They worked well with my schedule

    Cons

    You don't always get paid according to how hard you work

  3. "I wouldn't."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server in Yemassee, SC
    Former Employee - Server in Yemassee, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get a 50% discount when on duty and a 25% discount when you're off the clock, but that's about it when it comes to pros other than flexibility.

    Cons

    Long hours, lazy coworkers who only want to socialize with their friends who come in, rude managers, drama. Roaches are common.

    Advice to Management

    Please, and I do mean please, stop hiring people who get fired and then come back - especially people who have threatened to assault another person. It is not a revolving door, it is a work place.


  4. "Everything was terrible. From coworkers to management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server/Waitress in San Tan Valley, AZ
    Former Employee - Server/Waitress in San Tan Valley, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Getting to know customers, making daily money, getting to learn new ways of doing things daily, pleasing customers and using customer service skills everyday and getting better at it

    Cons

    So slow that you get to meet customers on a personal level, management doesn't know how to schedule or plan a floor chart


  5. "Server"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Denny's full-time

    Pros

    It was my first job when I first came to America. Good teamwork

    Cons

    No good management. at all


  6. "restaurant crew"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Restaurant Crew in Bell, CA
    Former Employee - Restaurant Crew in Bell, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    food and the perks are amazing

    Cons

    There really isn't any cons. The job is fun


  7. "Flexible Hours"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server
    Former Employee - Server
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management was more than willing to accommodate my schedule needs, having a child and attending college

    Cons

    It seemed every day I was scheduled to work until 1pm, but would find management keeping me until 4pm-6pm some days due to other employees saying their children needed them more than my own. Caused major issues with my care takers...

    Advice to Management

    None. My managers were wonderful, and I will always appreciate them.

  8. "Difficult time and difficult job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Denny's part-time

    Pros

    Management treated me with a lot of respect. Made sure I had plenty to do. Job also comes with good food perks.

    Cons

    Very dirty and difficult. Had to clean all tables and wash all dishes. Consistently understaffed, and swamped with dishes.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people to help out to do dishes. It is very difficult to do dishes for eight hours straight.


  9. "Exceptional student job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Host in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Host in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Fellow employees treat each other with respect
    Management cares for employees

    Cons

    Intense work on weekends
    Tasks can sometimes be strenuous or seemingly unnecessary


  10. "Line Cook"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Line Cook in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Line Cook in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Denny's is a great place to work if you're into a fast paced steady work shift....get in early..get out early and have the rest of the day to yourself. Great benefits too.

    Cons

    Sometimes you may not get your Break as scheduled...just can't get off the line.

    Advice to Management

    Be more attentive to your Cook's state of mind in the Hustle and Bustle of the day....Breaks are needed...not a suggestion.


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