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Shoney's Reviews

Updated November 1, 2017
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Pros
  • Good hours, enjoyed the customers, decent coworkers (in 3 reviews)

  • Great opportunity to meet good people and grow up (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper Management gave a blind eye to what was going on this place should have been shut down and boarded up (in 5 reviews)

  • They do not pay their bills to the extent that the phones have been cut off at the corporate office (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "server"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shoney's full-time

    Pros

    make decent money and work as a team player. assigned stations are small so that you dont have much of a problem staying caught up.

    Cons

    because the stations assigned are so small it restricts the amount of tips you make. the stations should be bigger to fully trained servers.

    Advice to Management

    the stations should be bigger to fully trained servers. having only four or so tables would be fine if you are a trainee but should increase once trained.


  2. "Waitress"

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    Former Employee - Waitress in Hopewell, VA
    Former Employee - Waitress in Hopewell, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Shoney's full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Tips, flexible schedule , good customers

    Cons

    No raises,poor hourly wage .I was undercompensated.

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees more per hour and any prior employees compensation they are entitled to.

  3. "Fun job, bad company"

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    Former Employee - Server/Waiter in Acworth, GA
    Former Employee - Server/Waiter in Acworth, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The food (which is actually great) is half off for employees during shifts. Also I made great friends with my fellow servers.

    Cons

    It was painful to watch incompetent managers operate inventory, account for costs and revenues, and properly oversee and motivate employees. Shoney's at the corporate level is failing.


  4. "Worst company I've ever worked for & I'm above the restaurant level"

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    Current Employee - District Manager in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - District Manager in Chattanooga, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Shoney's full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    In all honesty, there are none. It's a complete and utter disaster and the owner is an irrational moron

    Cons

    Buildings falling down. Broken or missing equipment. They don't pay their bills, which means, you can't get things repaired, or make needed purchases

    Advice to Management

    Leave immediately


  5. "Bad management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Shoney's part-time

    Pros

    Bring home cash every night.

    Cons

    Bad management, poor training, under staffed


  6. "working their was a weird experience, the co-workers are great but I started at a weird time i guess."

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    Former Employee - Server in Barringer, AR
    Former Employee - Server in Barringer, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Shoney's part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    environment is great
    co-workers are great

    Cons

    the tips are not always great
    not many people come in


  7. "Shoney's"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Shoney's part-time

    Pros

    Gives you many opportunities such as jobs.

    Cons

    They do not offer any scholarships.

  8. "Financial Analyst"

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

    I worked at Shoney's full-time

    Pros

    Semi flexible work hours. lots of resume material

    Cons

    Dishonest upper management, CFO lied about 401k, fired prior to taking 2 week vacations because management thought you were quitting, and horrible benefits

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like you would want to be treated. Just because your CEO is penny rich and dollar poor doesn't mean you have to be in regards to treating employees.


  9. "its okay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Shoney's full-time

    Pros

    Teaches you the best hospitable approach.

    Cons

    No communication with current managment

    Advice to Management

    Listen to advice.


  10. "Server"

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    Current Employee - Server in Prattville, AL
    Current Employee - Server in Prattville, AL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Shoney's full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Enjoy some of the coworker and customers.

    Cons

    Management lacks desire, they have no compassion to others. Rude, disrespectful, don't care how they talk in front of customers to it about you. Calls employees stupid, retarded, etc. PAY HORRIBLE, terrible hours with no customers favoritism to certain servers (exact words from manager) will not out 2 best servers (been there since there were dinosaurs) in bad tables to make bad tips

    Advice to Management

    Maybe people would stop quitting if you wouldn't let certain servers run the store. Man up do it right


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