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Working for Denny's is a great place to work and grow.
Teller (Current Employee), Tallahassee, FLJune 25, 2014
I get to work at 9am clock in then my work day starts.Make sure my area is clean and everything I may need is in place.I work at a college so the some days the kids are very uptight and stress out.Getting to how to deal with that is very powerful meaning knowing how to make other bad into good with good customer service.I think the management team can – more... do better.I like the job it not hard at all as long as you are a people person.I enjoy working and getting to the students and staff. – less
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A very hard but fun place to work!
Server (Former Employee), Anthem, AZJune 24, 2014
Pros: 50% off meals.
Cons: never took a break.
Good environment. Everyone is always happy and customers are all coming back. Having regulars and interacting with them and learning about them and having them come back was a special thing for us servers.
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Good pay for education required. Long hours and lots of stress
Store Manager (Former Employee), Buttonwillow, CAJune 24, 2014
Pros: good environment, learned a great deal about working with employees and how to communicate with people.
Cons: too many hours and the shifts changed every 3 months.
I was a store manager at Dennys in Buttonwillow, Ca. It was the busiest Dennys in Kern County. It was a good job at that time in my life. Salary was based on a 50 hour work week, and we generally had overtime. I had three children, young at that time, so I was away a lot. I did learn a great deal about management and all the work it required. I would – more... probably do it again if I could. – less
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Great Staffing & Management
Server (Former Employee), Raytown, MOJune 24, 2014
Pros: 1/2 off food
Cons: many table at once. even big parties.
Serving single and mutiple customer parties.
i learned how to work as a team and assist co workers
staff is very helpful.
management is very caring and also firm
the hardest part is working so hard for hardly any tips.
most enjoyable is shift variance.
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Functional
Line Cook (Former Employee), Taylorsville, UTJune 24, 2014
Pros: one free meal for lunch.
Cons: majorly slippery floors during cleanup
Work environment was practical and functional. Efficient.
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Dishwasher (Former Employee), Fairport, NYJune 23, 2014
No comment.... bad working environment. Bosses treated workers like garbage, unsanitary, garbage everywhere.
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Good food and free lunch!
Server/Host (Former Employee), Boulder, COJune 23, 2014
Pros: lunches, yes, free!
Cons: no benefits
Typical day was pretty routine
Learned to meet and greet
Management was fair but the "over turn" was hectic.
Co-workers, all good, many students from CU, Boulder. Likable
Hardest part were some managers were micro-managers. I believe you can work well with good communication and treatment of all employees equally.
Most enjoyable, meeting good people, – more... mostly customers and students who seemed like good people. – less
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Enjoyable and Prosuctiv workplace
Server (Former Employee), Virginia Beach, VaJune 22, 2014
A typical day at Denny’s is very exciting; every day I have an opportunity to work with great customers. Throughout my customers dining experience, I supply great services by collecting and serving specific meals and drinks to my customers. I also maintain outstanding services throughout their meal. At the end of the night all servers had to finish – more... their specific side-work and rolling a certain amount utensils.
I learned to be a great team player in a workplace; Working with servers, cooks, and the host to complete all of our duties in a timely manner. Staffing at Denny’s work well with each other, they are very friendly and show great teamwork. Because I enjoyed my job as a server there isn’t anything hard about my job. – less
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Being a hostess.
HOSTESS (Former Employee), Clarksburg WvJune 19, 2014
Pros: great work environment and positive attitudes.
Cons: couldn't get enough hours
Working for Denny's was quite pleasant. Everyone had a good attitude and did very well as a team whether it was day shift or night shift. Hostess must keep the front looking neat and tidy at all times. Hostess always makes sure all condiments are fully stocked for customers needs during each meal. Making sure tables are cleaned after each guest has – more... finished their meals and is not waiting at the cash register to pay their bill. – less
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fun workplace
waitress (Former Employee), metairie, laJune 19, 2014
Pros: great costumers
A typical day at work starts with putting the previous shifts numbers into the system, making sure everyone has shown for scheduled shifts, pep talks to ensure a positive atmosphere to work in, counting product, cleaning, prepping and pulling product, assisting in any department needed, etc. I truly enjoy working with the public and seeing new faces – more... often. My co workers are absolutely awesome and make the job more enjoyable, – less
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not so enjoyable place to work
Cook (Current Employee), Oak Grove, KYJune 18, 2014
Pros: learning how to be a cook
Cons: healthcare, benefits, management, being underpaid
working at Denny's when it first open was a very enjoyable place to work but now with all these new employees its not.
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Other Denny's might have a better work environment but this one didn't.
Server (Former Employee), milwaukee, wiJune 18, 2014
I was never trained properly, my trainer didn't show me the correct skills I needed to be successful at my job position. My trainer was very rude to customers and I was left to clean up after her mess, fixed what she did wrong, and apologize for her behavior.

It was not so sanitary behind the scenes; cooks were smoking while cooking food in the kitchen. – more... other servers would eat off customer's plates before handing them to the customers. There was a bucket of sanitizer where they kept spoons to mix drinks with and one server took a spoon straight from the bucket and put it into a customers drink. Once I asked her isn't she supposed to rinse and wipe the spoon off first before putting it in the drink, she replied "No" then I asked but there's bleach residue on the spoon that being mixed into the drink she replied " No, it's fine we do this all the time." So if you ever go to this Denny's and your soda taste funny it's because there is bleach mixed in it.

My manager was very inappropriate towards me. My manager would call me names, make rude comments about my weight, and when ever I would ask her a question about how things are done around the diner (because I didn't know them because I wasn't being trained properly) my manager would reply "I'm too busy to talk to you, go figure it out yourself" or "You're not going to last around here long if you keep asking me all of these questions." She always "forgot" to put my name on the work schedule and when I'd confront her about she replied "Well, I never wanted you working here in the first place, so of course you'd slip my mind when I'm making the schedule"

This was not a good experience, but I will not let this horrible work environment stop me. What I learned from working here is how to deal with ridiculous people. – less
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Denny's
Hostess, dishwasher. (Former Employee), Bradenton, FLJune 18, 2014
Pros: great discounts on food, great people, fun.
Cons: scrubbing walls and floors etc, being sent home early because too many employees
I enjoyed Dennys because I did different things on my days working. Some things harder then others but I liked it. As a hostess I learned the computer way to put in customers orders, as this was not the way it was done back when I was a waitress, years ago. I liked the managers as they would work with you and help you when you needed it. My co-workers – more... were funny and I got along with all of them, even when things got stressful, we all managed to be ok. Taking the big barrels of garbage out was hard at times because it was so heavy, but a co-worker or a manager would help me. The one thing I liked a lot was you felt like family and could laugh at each other no matter what. Friendly place to work. – less
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Nice co-workers and friendly enviorment
held was a hostess (Former Employee), Pittsburgh, PAJune 18, 2014
I liked helping the customers have a good experience and hoped that they would like to come back.
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productive.
Hostess/ Waitress (Former Employee), Westminster, MDJune 17, 2014
I would greet customers with a smile and then sit customers where they preferred to sit. I would take their order and give them everything they needed. I suggested anything they may like. I gave them food and beverages and started conversation to make them feel comfortable.
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Productive work place.
Waitress (Former Employee), Colorado Springs, COJune 13, 2014
Pros: regular customers
Cons: healthcare, owner and some assistant managers not treating us with respect.
I would arrive at 5:30-5:45am for my 6am shift, side work from previous shift that was not done, I would have to do to make sure restaurant was ready for day shift.

I learned how to work a Point of Sales system.

My immediate manager is a great person, could not of asked for better, the franchise was sold to someone in the Colorado Springs area, was – more... not a good transition.

Co-workers were hard working, day shift was strong, everyone was there for years, and pretty much got along, doesn't happen all the time though.

Hardest part of the job was when regular customers or co-workers passed away. Dealing with customers that no matter what extra mile you went, were not happy.

Most enjoyable is going through regulars having kids and watching them grow, knowing that I can brighten customers day with a smile and conversation. – less
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Interesting place to work
Restaurant Manager/Restaurant General Manager (Current Employee), Texarkana, ARJune 12, 2014
Pros: coworkers, guests, work enviroment
A typical day at work starts with putting the previous shifts numbers into the system, making sure everyone has shown for scheduled shifts, pep talks to ensure a positive atmosphere to work in, counting product, cleaning, prepping and pulling product, assisting in any department needed, etc. I truly enjoy working with the public and seeing new faces – more... often. My co workers are absolutely awesome and make the job more enjoyable, – less
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Great place to gain experience in customer service.
Waitress (Former Employee), Oak Park, ILJune 12, 2014
Pros: you can learn the ropes as you go along.
Cons: hours i had to work conflicted with school.
A typical work at Denny's included setting up the tables, cleaning stations, greeting customers, taking orders, serving and sometimes prepping food. At close, time marking food and cleaning up is all that entailed. Management was great except with sympathizing with school schedule. The workers were great, helpful and easy to get along with. The hardest – more... part of the job was accurately carrying the heavy serving trays the way you were supposed to. The most enjoyable part of the job was setting up the food, serving it and getting to know some of the customers. – less
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Productive work place with opportunities for advancement
Volunteer (Former Employee), Richmond, VAJune 11, 2014
This Job helped to further my customer service and communication skills.
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it was alright to work there but felt so uncomfortable and nothing was done about it
Waitress (Former Employee), GREAT SOUTH ROAD, Manukau CityJune 10, 2014
Pros: free preveges when we earned moer then we were suppost to earned
Cons: not enough hours
i was a really good enviroment to work. but i felt like i was being bullied to do all the other workers jobs after hours that i dont get paid for...