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Denny's Reviews

Updated October 17, 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
  • No life balance long hours overnight (in 41 reviews)

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

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  1. "Cook/ Server"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cook Supervisor in Carbondale, IL
    Former Employee - Cook Supervisor in Carbondale, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Enjoyed to the people i worked with. Great place to develop time management skills

    Cons

    Hard to move up in the company. lack of management support

    Advice to Management

    Be much more involved in employee needs in relation to whats needed to preform at a high level.


  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
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great food,selective menu,great challanges,great feelings and big rewads when you achieve your goals;meet customers expectations,happy and satisfied guests with their experience,service,price and value.Happy team,happy customers.

    Cons

    It is very important companies should care about their employees and managers more and better by giving more support,better training,caring and appreciation ,and providing benefits as we used to in the past.Great happy,well-trained,equipped with knowledge and sales skills will win and succeed.

    Advice to Management

    look for companies who care about their staff,good training, coaching,promoting, and offer good benefits.Focus on your customers satisfactions,serve quality food ,clean and safe facilities,with great and pleasant atmosphere.Creat the best winning team,be a team player and great role-modle,well-organized and plan every week,involve in your community,drive results to achieve your financial goals and success.

  3. "Loved it"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Learned a lot of skills that have helped me with my new career

    Cons

    The only con was greasy kitchen caused acne


  4. "New, Hope It's Good, wanted to sign up to check other salaries"

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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 part-time

    Pros

    My manager is super nice.

    Cons

    None, yet. Weekends get really crowded, I guess.


  5. "Great Place to work"

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Denny's full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    great training programs, wonderful environment

    Cons

    long hours can be a drag

    Advice to Management

    continue the way you are going


  6. "I make pretty decent money."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server/Cashier/Hostess/Order Taker in Pensacola, FL
    Current Employee - Server/Cashier/Hostess/Order Taker in Pensacola, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The cooks and I are always on the same page ,we have great communication skills which helps get perfect food out to our guest,as quick as possible!!! Crucial

    Cons

    No communication with my manager,the servers are lazy,messy,and have attitudes.management believes the older servers,and I don't feel I can go to her in an emergency!! Lack of communication!!!I'm forced to do more than one job for min.wage pay.After I'm cut from serving I'm there sometimes 2 he's making 5.05 hr!!!

    Advice to Management

    Need to check out your old school servers they are lazy,with attitudes,they lie,and get away with whatever because they stay,you lose good servers,because we are not willing to work 5.05 an HR.for two ppls jobs!!!


  7. "General manager"

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

    I worked at Denny's full-time

    Pros

    Great stepping stone in tge restaurant industry

    Cons

    Managers do more cooking than managing!

    Advice to Management

    Spare a little more labor so managers acn do their jobs!

  8. "Dishwasher"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Denny's part-time

    Pros

    Some of the best reasons to work at Denny's is free lunch 2-3 breaks a day good work environment

    Cons

    Some of the downsides working at Denny's is they mess with your hours on payday and managers are not to kind when you confront them about them about the pay.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management is keep better track of your workers hours and pay.


  9. "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


  10. "Server's view"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server/Waiter in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Server/Waiter in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Daily pay. Great people. Family oriented. Meet a lot of people. Opportunity.
    Great benefits.

    Cons

    Payout isn't steady. Workplace is very competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so quick to judge a situation. Don't be afraid to jump in the action. Encourage everyone.


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