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DineEquity Reviews

Updated December 16, 2016
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DineEquity Chairman & CEO Julia A. Stewart
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Pros
  • Free beer at worlds of fun every year and gift cards (in 4 reviews)

  • Fast paced environment, so you must be adaptive (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Normal with most companies with senior leadership (in 4 reviews)

  • Most Senior management are somewhat removed from day to day details of a persons position (in 4 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Fair"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DineEquity (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Co workers are smart and kind. Opportunity to work hard.

    Cons

    Sr management prefers to hire in vs. promote up. Internal growth is limited.


  2. "Great company that constantly strives to support their franchisees"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DineEquity full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Always looking to help build your career . Internal advancement.

    Cons

    Leadership isn't very active amongst teams. Normal with most companies with senior leadership

    Advice to Management

    Keep looking for unique ways to retain talent. Look to millennials which will soon take over the workforce.


  3. "Sr. Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DineEquity full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, relatively positive management. Company fosters strong loyalty.

    Cons

    Company is in fairly constant upheaval. CEO changes path on a dime, and layoffs are pretty common. Small periods of stability.

    Advice to Management

    I thinking management at lower levels are doing their best. Executive committee and up need to recognize the talent and brain trust lost every time they shift path/message and drop team members to save dollar.


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  5. "Over all great place to work"

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

    Pros

    A great opportunity to learn and grow with many challenges. Fast paced work environment, meeting and working with top level personnel in the food industry. Continuously an opportunity to learn.

    Cons

    Typical impersonal trappings of corporate culture. Individuals out for self and not for the business as a whole - watch your back. Finger pointing instead of issue resolution.

    Advice to Management

    Pick a direction and stick with it for a period of time to see results - personnel leave and the direction immediately changes, not allowing previous plan to mature and work. Stay the course. Fix the day to day operations at the restaurant level.


  6. "Not a great place. Run if you aren't already locked in"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    high salary for some, flexible WFH availability, central office location

    Cons

    unorganized, uneven pay structure among positions

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees more fairly, Be more transparent in your actions (talking to you upper management!)


  7. Helpful (2)

    "HR"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at DineEquity full-time

    Pros

    Fair benefit package and free coffee, soda, and other refreshments

    Cons

    Poor senior leadership across most areas of the business, unable to make decisions much less provide support to execute them, lack of planning by senior leadership to sustain the company or take it to the next level

    Advice to Management

    Bring in a consulting firm to have 360 degree feedback on senior leadership across all areas or else you will continue to see more voluntary terminations. Walk the talk of your core values.


  8. "Entering uncertainty"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at DineEquity full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay seems to be above average. Franchise based environment, which can be good or bad. Fast paced environment, so you must be adaptive.

    Cons

    Going downwards fast. Campus consolidation hurt the brand drastically. Several good people lost. Franchisees drive the work, and senior management. True leaders are few and far between.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the brands, not the upper management and leadership. Too many decisions made in the 11th hour, causing quality concerns/issue.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Disconnected leadership"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at DineEquity full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The work is challenging and interesting, but doesn't always get recognized. Overall, decent mid-level management, but most of that has changed in the past six months.

    Cons

    Executive level leadership, especially the CEO, is completely disconnected from reality and humanity overall. Vision is constantly changing and nothing being done to cultivate a growing culture. This will drastically impact the success of the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees and focus greater efforts on recognition and retention.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Former employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Blue Springs, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Blue Springs, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DineEquity (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great to work with the restaurant management and the franchisee's.

    Cons

    Most Senior management are somewhat removed from day to day details of a persons position. All they want is results without knowing how you got there.

    Advice to Management

    Quit trying to micromanage franchises.


  11. "Good Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Guest Service Representative in Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Guest Service Representative in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DineEquity (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Employee appreciation is known at this company. Always had fun events and giving back to the employees.

    Cons

    None really besides offering other areas where one can make growth decisions

    Advice to Management

    Not Really



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