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"Great experience"

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

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

Pros

Flexible, enjoyable, relatively easy, experience in communicating with people

Cons

It is not necessarily an professional environment. There is some unexperienced management so sometimes it can be difficult to work for managers that are just learning how to do their job or managers who do not fulfill their role professionally.

Advice to Management

Encourage the managers to not force their employees to do the things they want them to do. There have been times when the managers withhold allowing employees to leave until servers can sell so much of a certain "contest item"; use more positive reinforcement. If you see people who are not motivated to selling an item or performing their job well, admonish them in private. DON'T slap a "scarlet letter" on them. Praise your employees for the great things that they do; It is my experience that this is the most effective form of motivation.

Other Employee Reviews for Applebee's

  1. "A great company to begin a career in restaurant management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Learn the Restaurant industry if you are entry level
    Management works together to provide a cohesive atmosphere
    Company is very organized
    Great training
    easy to use accounting and inventory computer programs

    Cons

    Very difficult to receive bonuses! Employees must work all holidays (thanksgiving, christmas eve and christmas day, new years eve and day). You must also sign a contract that is based on 50 hours a week but you will work 55+ hours. If busy, you are required to cook and expedite food. Benefits are mediocre. Raises were once a year and 3% or less.


  2. "Solid empoyer"

    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
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits, stock sharing for qualifed

    Cons

    Downsizing while attempting to create a positive culture

    Advice to Management

    When downsizing everyone afraid to take risk, lots of knee jerk decisions


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