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Denny's Reviews

Updated January 15, 2018
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Pros
  • Fast paced, great employees, freedom to manage your way (in 39 reviews)

  • I've heard you make good money, that the workers there have respect and aren't rude (in 27 reviews)

Cons
  • You have to work long hours to stay relevant to the state of the kitchen (in 46 reviews)

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

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  1. "Apply if Desperate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Denny's part-time

    Pros

    The servers at my location are just amazing .

    Cons

    Pay rate, management, poor hours, sometimes you work through lunch if its too busy.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employee complaints. Not just customers.


  2. "Great place"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Restaurant Manager in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Restaurant Manager in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work for

    Cons

    The late night hours can get rough

  3. "Good place to work when gaining experience."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server
    Current Employee - Server

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

    Pros

    Been here for a few years. Easy place to understand/learn about restaurant business. Good place to start out.

    Cons

    Pay isn’t that great. Mainly dependent upon tips.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on HR, mainly job satisfaction. Provide more opportunity for growth & internal promotions.


  4. "Good job for a teen thats still in school"

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    Former Employee - Food Server in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Food Server in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The food. Friendly environment

    Cons

    Sometimes depending on where you live you can get naggy customers.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  5. "Hard work for General Manager"

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    Current Employee - Server
    Current Employee - Server
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Denny's full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Morning shifts , medical and dental.

    Cons

    Thrown into the position not knowing a lot of the detail. My job was threatened everyday by putting someone else in my position who knows how to do it. Worked with thieves and was brought to my area managers attention and nothing done about it. But then I was always questioned about the shortage. Lived at my job, sometimes I work 30 hours just in one shift. Not paid enough for what I went through. Then store closed up and I was stripped of everything including my dignity. I was also belittled everyday. Since I lost everything, I now have lost all of my benefits as well.

    Advice to Management

    Don't promote people who do not know all the aspects of the job. Inform them of what it consists of and the challenges they will be facing. Quit sugar coating and be honest. Don't threaten jobs everyday.


  6. "Host"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hostesss in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Hostesss in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Scheduling is great benefit to this job and it works with my school schedule.

    Cons

    No opportunity to grow

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent


  7. "RM Denny's"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Denny's full-time

    Pros

    Good place if you are looking for a transition from fast food to full service restaurant. Here you can develop some skills to help you grow as manager.

    Cons

    Always shI do not recommend to be in the same position for too long. It gets very stressful some times and the upper management direction are in conflict with each other.

    Advice to Management

    Get full management staff.

  8. "HOST"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Denny's part-time

    Pros

    was nice to interact with workers and customers

    Cons

    hours cut with out notice


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Awful. Franchisees dont give fair pay."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager
    Current Employee - General Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to move up at certain locations. Thrown into a job for experience.

    Cons

    Little to no training with expectation of job performance. Barely any leave time for managers.

    Advice to Management

    Good place to go if you are starting. You will be over worked an underpaid.


  10. "Dennys"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Denny's full-time

    Pros

    Benefits and they weren't that great

    Cons

    Poor management should be trained motr

    Advice to Management

    Hire better candidates for job


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