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Perkins Restaurant and Bakery Reviews

Updated September 17, 2017
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  • Long hours, work basically every weekend (in 9 reviews)

  • Horrible upper management, difficult growth movement, high turnover rate, had to work overnights when server called in (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Restaurant and Bakery"

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    Former Employee - Baker in Norfolk, NE
    Former Employee - Baker in Norfolk, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Learned to create various types of baked goods such as eclairs, cream and fruit pies, and muffins.

    Cons

    Work hours were constantly being dropped!

    Advice to Management

    Provide employees with information regarding work hours at time of hire.


  2. "The pancakes suck"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery part-time

    Pros

    Free pancakes and no drug testing

    Cons

    pancakes and a bunch of stoned employees

    Advice to Management

    Look at your staff, and wonder why?

  3. "Workplace Culture"

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

    I have been working at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery full-time

    Pros

    Team members seem invested in each other.

    Cons

    There is no consistent chain-of-command, and the over-the-top amount of fraternization leads to inconsistent enforcement of company policy.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Perkins, Not Very Perky"

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    Current Employee - Server/Hostess in North Canton, OH
    Current Employee - Server/Hostess in North Canton, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people I met here are amazing , outside of work.

    Cons

    Everyone was always complaining. No matter how hard you work and how much extra effort you put into this company you always get screwed over. No one knows what team work is. The servers only care about their money and no one wants to help anyone out ever but, its expected of you to break your back in order to help them. The management doesn't care that you might have kids or a life outside of the restaurant. No matter the amount of extra time and effort you put in, it's never noticed or appreciated. The management likes to complain and sit on their phones locked away in the office everyday. No person in management wants to help you out, they just want to go out and have a smoke. Even if you don't smoke, just say you do so you can go out every hour and take a ten minute break. The company itself doesn't care about customer complaints about the store structure itself, the company only cares about saving as much money as possible. The Perkins in Belden Village needs a remodel, and a new parking lot but, all these things will cost the company money so it will never happen. I highly recommend to not apply or work for this company. If you like to work with highly pessimistic, unfriendly, unhelpful people then, this company is for you!

    Advice to Management

    Do your job, instead of sitting in the office on your phones.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Don't even bother"

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

    I have been working at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery part-time

    Pros

    The baked goods taste good. That's the only thing that's decent about this place.

    Cons

    There are no benefits. The best you will get is half off a meal on days you work (but not if it has steak or shrimp), they have a camera system that nobody uses and theft is frequent. They will make you sign paper work saying that they can fire you for any reason and at any time and you can't sue them for it. Even if you signed on for part time they will give you full time hours but you will get none of the benefits for it. Not a single person working communicates with other employees so if things get even remotely busy everything turns into a giant mess. Managers will make up rules on the spot to suit themselves. The drama there is unbelievable, the hire ups get in on it and it makes for one of the worst working environments you can imagine. It's not to uncommon for employees to leave without notice because of this.
    Oh, and as for those baked goods, you pay full price.

    Advice to Management

    Why don't you think a little before promoting someone? Just because someone was a good waiter does not mean they will make for a good manager. Show some appreciation for your regular employees.


  6. "Horrible"

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    Former Employee - Server/Hostess in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Server/Hostess in Des Moines, IA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free food, thats about it

    Cons

    Terrible management, terrible co-workers, disgusting enviroment, I've witnessed the cooks smoking while making the food, I've been harassed and threated by co-workers, terribly run.

    Advice to Management

    Work better with employees and get rid of the crappy ones. Do not pick favorites and actually do something when there is a complaint instead of making the staff have to deal with it


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Poor management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dandridge, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dandridge, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Food is ok, fair portioning!

    Cons

    Very poorly ran as well as unfair and illegal treatment to employees. Drug use on premisis!!

  8. "server at perkins bismarck north dakota"

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

    I have been working at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery part-time

    Pros

    friendly staff, nice management, easy hours

    Cons

    lots of side work at 4,86 hour

    Advice to Management

    dont yell at staff


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Kitchen manager"

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    Former Employee - Kitchen Manager in Walker, MI
    Former Employee - Kitchen Manager in Walker, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    "Able to write own schedule"

    Cons

    No weekends off due to lack of skill of other managers

    Advice to Management

    Don't promote employees who are only willing to do the job find better people to take those spots


  10. Helpful (1)

    ""Hostess""

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    Former Employee - Hostess in Summerville, SC
    Former Employee - Hostess in Summerville, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are absolutely no pros to working here. I hated it, worst first job ever.

    Cons

    Anxiety, no training, bad management, awful hours, expected way to much for a 16 year old and her first job.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring people, then not training them, them yelling when they mess up on their second day, and then firing them.


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