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Updated March 30, 2017
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Pros
  • the best reasons to work there is so you can get free meals if (in 3 reviews)

  • Good hours, enjoyed the customers, decent coworkers (in 3 reviews)

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

  • Low pay, no time off, no benefits (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Accountant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Nashville, TN
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good people who care about others within the corporate office. Down to earth corporate culture. Not a lot of overtime for any of the mid-managers and below.

    Cons

    Offices at one time were shabby. Pay was just okay but that how the restaurant business has been for years...very competitive.


  2. "Server"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server in Franklin, TN
    Former Employee - Server in Franklin, TN

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

    Pros

    None, friendly coworkers, food discount

    Cons

    Low pay, no benefits, bad hours

    Advice to Management

    Pay better


  3. "It will be the job that every other one will be compared too."

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Ripley, WV
    Former Employee - General Manager in Ripley, WV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Shoney's full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Some of us that were there had 18+ years it was our first jobs we had no clue what other places treated u like or how bonuses were gifted. But we were close we were a family. We watched each other's kids grow up . I started for shoneys as a server my kids were babies in my 30's I chose management learning that huh that's manager wasn't being lazy there's a lot of crap that goes on with reports n ordering truck and cost. By the time I was in my late thirties my first job allowed me to be the boss I was general manager and with that our shoney babies were now working for shoneys it was great. Most of our kids grew up in the restaurant or listening to us rant about our jobs. My middle son that used to play waiter as a child he came to me for his first job and was awesome as a server so much so others noticed n he became a server trainer

    Cons

    Keeping up with the bacon on Sunday morning breakfast bar.
    Way to much DRAMA

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget where u started n how scared you were


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  5. "bar"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Owensboro, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Owensboro, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Get to talk to customers and former. Employers

    Cons

    Some of the downside. Of the job is some of the employees


  6. "Assistant manager"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Myrtle Beach, SC
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Myrtle Beach, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Shoney's full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunity to meet good people and grow up.

    Cons

    Management is doing mostly employees job not a manager job.


  7. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Selma, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Selma, NC
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Very well organized; fair food.

    Cons

    Older building, needs tile and carpet repair.


  8. "Average workplace"

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    Former Employee - Sever in Princeton, WV
    Former Employee - Sever in Princeton, WV

    I worked at Shoney's full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good hours, enjoyed the customers, decent coworkers.

    Cons

    Lacking management, not very busy, workplace drama.


  9. "unenjoyable job"

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    Former Employee - Bar Attendant in Jennings, LA
    Former Employee - Bar Attendant in Jennings, LA

    I worked at Shoney's full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    enjoy working with the public

    Cons

    didn't like being coursed by the manager


  10. "Good first time employment company (1995)"

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    Former Employee - Waitress in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Waitress in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    They were a great first-time employer for me as a young adult. It was a good entry into the work place and earning money I could use throughout my teenage years.

    Cons

    There was a lawsuit during my tenure at the company due to a lack of adequate break time for their employees. The lawsuit was settled and the company has since corrected this issue.


  11. "Bar Prep worker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eutawville, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eutawville, SC
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They are very flexible with your schedule. They work great as a team on the shift that you are on. You get paid weekly.

    Cons

    The pay rate is low. Some of the management is unprofessional


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