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"A good get-through-school job."

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Former Employee - Waitress in Stoneham, MA
Former Employee - Waitress in Stoneham, MA

Pros

You can meet alot of interesting people. It is good exercise!

Cons

No growth potential. Aching feet.

Advice to Management

Offer support and praise for jobs well done. A very thankless job.

Other Employee Reviews for DineEquity

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great company don't sell out IHOP, get rid of Applebee's"

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    Current Employee - Cannot Divulge in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Cannot Divulge in Glendale, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    IHOP business is succesful and a leader in the family dining segemnt with a sttrong brand image.

    Cons

    the aquisition of Applebee's was a poor emotional decision.

    Advice to Management

    keep you people and don't try to down size b/c some executives need to make themselves look good.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "A company without a plan"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is comprised of two industry-leading brands: IHOP and Applebee's. There is much to love about those brands because of their iconic place in American culture and their rich legacies.

    The majority of people below the senior leadership team are smart, dedicated, driven and creative.

    Cons

    The senior leadership team is fickle and easily influenced by the whims of its members. The only thing that matters is immediate cost-cutting. There is no real long-term strategy for growth. There is a PowerPoint about it, but no one other than senior management thinks it's viable.

    No one likes what they do here. It's not about WHY the brands exist. It's about HOW the company will cut costs. The Machiavellian focus on making bonus will run these two American brands into the ground.

    There is a big push to build the DineEquity brand, but it comes at the expense of these two well-established brands. Building the DineEquity brand won't in any way benefit shareholders, customers, franchisees or employees. It will only serve the egos of the top brass. That's not something a public company can afford to do.

    Great brands achieve financial success by connecting with their consumers and their employees. This company does neither. Senior leaders connect with each other but they are far more removed from their guests and the people who work for them than any other company I've ever seen.

    It's really only a matter of time before the bottom falls out.

    Advice to Management

    Start over. Go back to the beginning and figure out what really made these two brands grow. Learn from that and then come up with a plan that you can commit to completing, not a plan that you can commit to until the next idea comes around.

    Remember that actual people work for you. People who are working hard. People with creative ideas -- regardless of their titles. People who are dedicated to the brands they serve. Senior leadership and, unfortunately Human Resources included, act as if most of their employees are dim-witted. They're not. Senior leadership could go away tomorrow and the company would chug along just fine. Possibly thrive. The opposite is not true.

    Stop and think. Cut out all of the BS and just think about the brands. Think about the future. Think about how you could better use the resources you have. Think about the resources you need. Think about a plan. A real plan. All of the political showcasing is hurting this company.

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