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Good place to work.
Certified Corporate Trainer (Current Employee), Manchester, NHJuly 9, 2014
Management needs work but overall a good job. Happy to be there.
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Fast Paced Work Enviroment
Server (Current Employee), Valley Stream, NYJuly 9, 2014
I worked both lunch shifts and dinner shifts here at Applebees.
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I love working for this company
Hostess (Current Employee), Valdosta, GAJuly 8, 2014
Cons: wish i could be full time
The restaurant upholds a great environment, the people are lively... makes you feel at home, I think "the neighborhood grill" was a good advertising name
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Fun
Expeditor (Former Employee), Lakeland, FLJuly 8, 2014
Liked working here. disliked long hours and minimal pay. Loved the people and environment.
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Great enviroment to work in and be apart of
Cook / Prep Team Member (Former Employee), Kinston, NCJuly 8, 2014
Cook / Prep Team Member
• Work various stations such as broiler, pantry, and the mid station for which all food flow was controlled from every station.
• Participated in daily kitchen operations including food preparation and food service
• Handled the freezer pull of product to ensure a consistent flow of fresh product.
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productive work place , with a friendly up beat environment
Hostess (Former Employee), Apple Valley, MNJuly 8, 2014
Pros: free food
Cons: getting cut if its slow
When you open you go threw your check list. after opening you scan the parking lot for cutomers , when they arrive you greet & seat them with a friendly conversation. your co-workers all work together as a team from coordinating to running food. the hardest part would be the holidays but its also the funnest . its just the waiting time & depending on – more... how many parties it is its waiting for tables to clear & clean so we can seat. – less
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Fun atmoshere
Carside Waitress (Former Employee), Wichita, KSJuly 8, 2014
Pros: free samples and discounts on food.
This was a fun fast paste work environment. I enjoyed meeting new people and learning about the company and the food. The staff was all very friendly.
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fun
Server (Current Employee), Layton, UTJuly 8, 2014
fun place to work but don't expect to rise in the company. Not great pay either especially when people don't know how to tip or tip at all.
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Productive
Host" and welcome customers (Current Employee), Elmont, NYJuly 8, 2014
Pros: discount
Cons: management
Nice Restaurant But The Communication Is Lacking. I Have Been Working There For 1 Year.
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Fun Work Place
Trainer, Bartender (Former Employee), Port Huron, MIJuly 7, 2014
This was one of my favorite jobs, made great money and had the opportunity to utilize my customer service skills
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Great place
Kitchen Key (Former Employee), Centerville, OHJuly 7, 2014
So they are awesome people to work for and fun. They are good about working around kids and schooling
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It was a great day at work
Line Cook (Former Employee), Pittsburgh, PAJuly 7, 2014
I learned how to use the flat top grill as well as the fry station
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Productive
Line Cook / Expo (Current Employee), Woodland, CAJuly 7, 2014
Pros: free meals
Cons: pay is unsatisfactory
Productive work place , awesome co workers , great experience
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Great Staff
Hostess (Former Employee), Virginia Beach, VAJuly 7, 2014
I liked the people that I worked with and I enjoyed meeting various types of people daily.
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applebees
Server/ Host (Former Employee), Grand Prairie, TXJuly 5, 2014
first job looking back wasnt so bad good management weekly pay love the interaction with customers nothing like it.
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Low pay for semi - hard work
fry cook / GU (Former Employee), Wesley Chapel, FLJuly 5, 2014
Pros: was work when none one would give me a chance
Cons: low pay for hard work. cleaning public bathrooms.
I would get to work and their would be a pile of dishes everyday and a rush crowd comes in about 30 mins after I get there.
Hardest part:
The chemicals we used was hard to breath in. Worked with a broken collar bone and a deep gash on my right hand.
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Some Days are Fun, Others, Not
Server/Hostess (Current Employee), McDonough, GAJuly 5, 2014
Pros: jukebox
Cons: abhorrent insurance, management, $3.50 discount, little to no advancement
Overall atmosphere is iffy. Coworkers sometimes come in with attitudes, same with guests. Management is up and down and would much rather side with the rude, abhorrent guests than the loyal employee, which shows. Badly. I'm only still here while I look for another job. Little to no opportunity for advancement, Discounted meals is an apparition. It's – more... only 3.50 where as other restaurants may give an employee 50% off discount. The only good part about the job is making potential regulars and when coworkers are in a pleasant mood. – less
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Productive, well balanced job
Host/Server (Current Employee), Kingsland, GeorgiaJuly 4, 2014
Pros: great hours
Cons: short breaks
This job is a pretty great job, it taught me a lot about the restaurant business, how to work the system of business. Gave me a different outlook on customer service, and helped me become patient & friendly with people I've never met before. My co-workers are all pretty great people, I've never been to a job where everyone actual helps each other out. – more... The hardest part of the job is when you constantly get orders back to back. I enjoyed the hours that I worked at this job & all of the friends that I've made. – less
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Busy, Energetic and working with great people.
Server (Current Employee), Winter Haven, FLJuly 3, 2014
Pros: meeting new people and always having something to do.
Cons: not enough hours during slow season.
Management is intune with employees and do everything nessesary to make sure everything runs smoothly, I enjoy it when it is busier because of course there are slow times as well. Doing side work to make sure things stay stocked and everything is there if needed.
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Food fine but not a good place to work at
Server (Former Employee), SE USAJuly 3, 2014
Cons: pay, management, low-class customers, constant threats of being fired
Applebee's get a bad rap for poor food, but I actually found the food to be quite good. It is working there that really sucks.

CUSTOMERS: First off, a lot of people who dine there are lower class who don't tip or think .75 cents on a $80 bills is fair. Working at Applebee's made me HATE people. It happened constantly that people would order food, eat – more... all of it and then ask that it be comped and replaced wiht something else because they didn't like. Scammers!

MANAGEMENT: The WORST! Without fail, they would overschedule servers and start cutting within 20 minutes of opening. More than once, I was cut after 20-30 minutes without having made one single dollar. You were not on the clock until a manager clocked you in and it was common one would not be available for sometimes up to 30 minutes. Many times, I would have done all opening prep worked without ever being clocked in and would be cut having not even made my ridiculous $2.13 an hour. By law, they are suppose to pay you minimum wage if with the 2.13 and tips it does not equal that amount, but that NEVER happened. My rent at the time was $100 a week and I could not afford to pay it as the highest amount I ever left with was about $25.00 Some weeks, I was scheduled for only 4 hours the entire week. I could not get a new job because this was walking distance and there was no bus route. They knew this and took advantage. Even though they had too many serves, when another location in town closed, they hired all those servers. I quit at that point because if they don't have enough hours to give their current employees, how is adding 15 more servers going to help? Management hated their jobs and the Area manager was perhaps the rudest I had ever met. He would stroll in un-announced, glare at everyone and bark orders. We had a cancer charity going on and were suppose to solicit tables to donate to it. People HATE being approached with this when they are trying to enjoy themselves. Some said TAKE IT OUT OF YOUR TIP! Due to pressure of job-loss, most servers reached in their own pockets and donated on their tables behalf because threats of being fired were issued. That wonderful area manager callled once at 11:30 when there were TWO tables in the dining room filled and said everyone fired it you don't raise $300 by noon. What a dismal joke of a company to work for. – less