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great first job
Hostess (Former Employee), Red Bluff, CAApril 3, 2014
nice job to start with staff is great and the job teaches you great people skills.All around clean and friendly place to eat.
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Fast pace and productive
Server (Former Employee), Lithia Springs, GAApril 3, 2014
I enjoyed working for Applebee's. The staff were friendly and helpful, we all worked as a team. I learned how to work with people and customers as well as how to work fast and multitask.
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Fun place to work with great management
Team Member (Current Employee), Burleson,TexasApril 2, 2014
Pros: great management, discounted food, nice coworkers
Cons: not enough money or hours
I love my job at Applebee's, it's just very slow at my location.
My typical day ranges from $20-$120
I love getting to meet so many new people when I waitress, but also love being Expo in the back and being in a fast paced environment
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Great job to make quick money
Server/Expo (Former Employee), Colonial Heights, VAApril 2, 2014
I enjoyed working with my coworkers, but the clientele is what made the job extremely challenging.
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Mellow enviornment
Server/Bartender (Former Employee), Temecula, CAApril 2, 2014
Pros: great staff members
Cons: not enough hours
• Taking multiple orders
• Working with computers/phones
• Bar back
• Bartending experience
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Server (Current Employee), Springfield ILApril 1, 2014
Pros: discounted lunches on shift, constant interaction with customers
Cons: not always allowed breaks, no compensation without advancement, no sales incentives
I clean my given section for the shift, help with side work for that given day and shift, clean dishes throughout the shift and up-sell product to customers. Our management takes care of our customers very well whether there is a problem with their visit or not. I have a lot of co-workers who are strong servers and hard workers but some lack motivation – more... to go the extra mile to help others and improve sales. The hardest part of the job is not being respected and acknowledged as a hard worker and receiving incentives for meeting and/or exceeding sales goals provided that management receives bonuses on. I also take on any extra duties given to me during every shift. – less
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Decent place to work
Server (Former Employee), Douglasville, GAApril 1, 2014
Pros: great people
Cons: did not make much money
did not make much money but the people were absolutely amazing and the management team was pretty great.
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Goodwork experiance
Server/Cashier (Former Employee), Yuma, AZApril 1, 2014
Cons: we never really had breaks only if it was slow
I would get to work clock in look at what section I was put in and then go to my section and do my 10 points which means refill the sugars, pepper and salt then when a guest would arrive I would go and greet them take there drink order and then bring them there drink and then ask them if they are ready to order and if they are I take there order and – more... then go put it in the computer – less
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Great career choice until purchased by a franchisee
Service and Bar Manager (Former Employee), Springfield, MOApril 1, 2014
Pros: staff and guests
Cons: work/life balance, upper management, unrealistic goals
Working for Applebee's was a great and rewarding experience until the restaurant was purchased by a franchise group. Promises given and not kept. Compensation reduced, vacation time reduced, this aspects have led to a higher turnover rate among both employees and management since the buyout.
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Fun place to work
Assistant Manager/Key Employee (Former Employee), wisconsinMarch 31, 2014
Pros: fun atmosphere
Cons: low pay
Great place to work, fun atmosphere. Low pay for hard work. Cooking with microwaves.
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Fun and memorable experience
Host (Former Employee), Kingsland, GAMarch 30, 2014
Pros: free lunch and coworkers
Cons: minimal compensation and irrate customers.
A shift at this establishment, from my personal experience, was never dull. I learned how to interact with people and get over my fear of speaking to strangers and also introduced me to the inner workings of business/marketing. My coworkers were a tight-knit group, depite the occasional frustration during a busy period. The hardest part about the job – more... was memorizing the constatnly changing menu. But the experience, as a whole, makes up for it. – less
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Has it's ups and downs.
Server (Former Employee), Allen Park, MIMarch 28, 2014
Love my co-workers and some managers. No gratuity. 3% tip share no matter what you make. meals 1/2 off foh and beware happy hour lol.
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A busy and fun place to work
Hostess (Current Employee), Fairport, NYMarch 28, 2014
Pros: staff discount on food
Cons: no health care, difficulty advancing
I enjoy working at Applebee's, I love the busy atmopshere and the opportunity to meet new people every day. I really enjoy interactions with customers and being involved in a fast pased environment.
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Depended on the manager
Server (Former Employee), Ithaca, NYMarch 28, 2014
Pros: discounted meals, free meal if you worked in kitchen
Cons: required you to take your required break before your shift even started, constant yelling
Some reprimanding was warranted, like when you forgot to ring in an order or something, but then they started forcing employees to sell those surveys on receipts, which customers rarely did, and we were punished if they didn't do them. Despite being their for several years, they hired a new manager who simply yelled at everyone and said he was just – more... trying to make us better, even though our customers were happy with our service the way it was. I actually took the survey myself and found out it was a scam that leads to an email of "click here and you could win a $5000 gift card) and you do twenty more surveys in which you end up having to sign up for fifty different things. Managers yelled at employees in front of customers, or if they were in the back yelled so loud that customers could hear. This all happened after a management change and wanted things done HIS way instead of the way that was driving sales and good customer service. For instance, one customer preferred that we bring her 2 diet sodas at the beginning of her meal, but the manager demanded that I only take one and refill as necessary. She was one of our best customers and after that she left and never came back after being a 4-year regular. I was then reprimanded for not providing good customer service and saw my hours go wayyy down. Before the new management it was very good but almost felt like there was not enough reprimanding. – less
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bad culture
General Manager (Former Employee), Hurricane, WVMarch 27, 2014
Pros: nothing
Cons: everything
very long days. days start before 7 am and sometimes work upwards of 14 hours per day with no thanks. only cares about money and not the people who work for them.
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met different people daily
Server/Host (Former Employee), Candler, NCMarch 27, 2014
Pros: daily cash
Cons: no benefits
I had to take care of my guests in my section. and clean front and back of house after hours
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About Applebees
Waitress (Current Employee), Country Club Hills, ILMarch 26, 2014
The most enjoyable part of my day is when the guest leave out happy, full and satisfied
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Fun workplace
Host (Former Employee), Grand Junction, COMarch 26, 2014
Pros: met new people
Cons: poor management
It was a fun work place and loved being around all the people.
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Loved working here
Server (Former Employee), Fort Wayne, INMarch 26, 2014
Applebee's was a great learning experience. Taught me more of the selling side of serving rather then just serving your guest.
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fun work place
server (Former Employee), stafford. vaMarch 26, 2014
great place to work, friendly staff. Great work area, fun . nice people and understanding management team .