Server (Former Employee), sterling, VA – October 25, 2012
Cons: no benefits
gained confidence and customer service skills management was fairly good but the schedule was not neat and managers could not fix it together so they do not agree on it. co- workers are great mostly college students nothing was hard about the job if service is done correctly most enjoyable part is seeing the costumer enjoying their time and appreciating – more... their service. having them leave with a smile, – less
Host (Current Employee), Santa Ana, CA – February 26, 2014
Pros: 50 percent off on all food, great oppertunity for advancement
Cons: not enough hours
A typical day consists of making sure the sanitize bucket is ready with all the menus wiped down, as well as tables before the store opens, also making sure servers know their sections and make sure restrooms are ready to be used. management is very laid back and open to change, my co-workers are amazing they are exciting to talk to and also be around – more... even when work gets busy. the hardest part of my job would be when it gets busy to make sure me and my co-workers work effectively as a team to get the job done. the most enjoyable part of my day would be the discounts that you get on food after work. – less
Line Cook (Former Employee), Antioch, CA – February 26, 2014
A typical day at work would would start with stocking my station, making sure we have enough prep food for the night, after preforming the right health procedures. I would then maintain the cleanliness of my station and prepare orders accordingly. I would also preform the right closing procedures at the end of the night. I learned the majority of my – more... grilling knowledge while employed here. The management was nice, I enjoyed going to work not having to worry about a pushy boss. All of my co-workers were great, nice and out going. The hardest part of my job was when I was the only cook for two or more stations while many orders where coming through. The most enjoyable part of my job was seeing how much work at one time I can handle. – less
If you are into working all day this is a great fit.
Manager/Kitchen/Service/Bar (Former Employee), Chico, CA – February 26, 2014
Pros: pay is not too shabby
Cons: horrible schedule
Days are long. There is a lot going on and so you have to be on top of your game. Most of the time you are expected to be a jack of all trades. Not much room to be a real manager but a glorified employee.
Restaurant server and trainer (Current Employee), Toms River, NJ – February 26, 2014
An Applebee's server makes sure that the costumer is always taken care of. You learn how to develop patience and give great costumer service to all that come into the restaurant. You also learn how to effectively manage your time for a great guest experience. Management is flexible and understanding and helpful in anyway possible. The hardest part about – more... working at Applebee's is only getting compensated with tips and not having a set income every week. The most enjoyable part about working at Applebee's is getting a sense of pride when complemented on serving a table in an exemplary way. – less
Hostess and Trained newly hired employees (Former Employee), Westpark location in Richmond, VA – February 25, 2014
Pros: flexible work schedule while attending high school.
Cons: limited advancement oppurtuniuty/ career change.
Coached and managed while monitoring newly hired associates. Provided recommendations and solutions to assist dissatisfied customers. Greeted and engaged in the customers overall experience. Enforced regulations for Virginia Department of Alcohol and Beverage Control.
Multitasker,trainer,fast environment,cooks get yelled at, people
Trainer for Host,server,cook,carside (Former Employee), Springdale, AR – February 23, 2014
A typical day at Applebee's I can say was really hectic. You had to be able to move quick and of course be super nice to all the guests. I learned how to train new people, I also cooked in the back and soon could work at any position at Applebee's. My co-workers were never really in a great mood, I would try to help them as much as possible, so that – more... they would not be stressing out. The hardest part of the job was cooking. It was messy, and I was the only girl, if anything came out wrong the cooks would be yelled at by everyone else. I loved this job and the reason I worked three years for them was because I loved talking to my guests I loved learning everything I could accomplish. – less