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Perkins Restaurant and Bakery Reviews

Updated November 16, 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. "Working for franchise"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager
    Former Employee - General Manager
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good crew and benefits like free meals, and mileage reiembursement

    Cons

    lower management friends with higher with alternative goals

    Advice to Management

    look behind the scenes and take the word of your store management


  2. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Kitchen Manager in Saint Cloud, MN
    Former Employee - Kitchen Manager in Saint Cloud, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, huge kitchen,

    Cons

    Bad owners very bad GM and unreal goals set

    Advice to Management

    Dont be affraid to let the KM do the KM duties

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company overall"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager
    Former Employee - General Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Multi locations to choose from with advancement possibilities

    Cons

    Senior Management is out of the loop when it comes to knowing what needs to happen in its locations.

    Advice to Management

    Leave the general managers to run their stores you put them in charge of instead of running it like a pyramid scheme


  4. "waitress"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery part-time

    Pros

    You can make great tips if your a good server

    Cons

    You cant get one set shift, you can request one but they put you were your needed


  5. 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!!


  6. "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


  7. "Hostess/Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Hostess in Sanford, FL
    Former Employee - Hostess in Sanford, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay (a little above minimum wage to start), easy-going environment, good hours, and the store I was located at, was a brand new store grand opening so the training was very in depth.

    Cons

    Perkins tends to attract the older crowd and they seem to be rude a lot more than at other restaurants, busy-work when there are no customers coming in, and very strict on calling customers "GUESTS".

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Waitress"

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    Former Employee - Server/Waitress in East York, PA
    Former Employee - Server/Waitress in East York, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly general manager, some good managers, tips are nice, customers are mostly friendly

    Cons

    Managers are rude, lots gossip, no flexibility, management favors people, favorites get hours verses others, little or no money, pay is bad

    Advice to Management

    stop yelling at servers in the back (customers can hear you yelling), which causes you to lose business.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "servers/ hostess"

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    Former Employee - Hostess/Server in Mars, PA
    Former Employee - Hostess/Server in Mars, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Staff was like a mini family, mostly everyone helped each other.

    Cons

    Management staff was never on the same page and there were always favorites. Too many times the staff was confused because the management lost communication with the team.

    Advice to Management

    stop playing favorites.


  10. "Shift Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Fun interactive work environment that has consistent flow of customers and is always a good place for a stepping stone job.

    Cons

    Sometimes there is micromanaging even though they say they will try not to. I think it is because the owners are very passionate and want things done their way.

    Advice to Management

    Let your shift supervisor be in charge and to make the work more fun. After all it is a restaurant not a fortune 500 company


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