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Stable cash income
Third shift waitress (Former Employee), Janesville, WINovember 22, 2014
Pros: coustomer relations
Cons: large amount of turn over of all members of staff
I often worked alone at this position. I would start my shift at ten P.M and finish at six A.M
When I would first arrive to work I would have to make sure the shift preceding me had finished clean up and stocking chores.
I would then perform basic wait staff duties such as cash handling, order taking, clean up, and often times problem solving was need – more... in times of crisis because there was seldom a manager on duty.

Co-workers for me meant training. This establishment had a rapid turn-over for wait staff on third shift so rarely did I have a "team" of servers that were comfortable that came with the late night hours. On rare occasions I would get an amazing strong co-worker that would give me the team I was usually lacking and allow me to focus on my own income as opposed to the overall function of the establishment.

Management was not unlike my hourly co-workers, they would tend to turn over very quickly for varies reasons.

The hardest part of this job was also sometimes the most inventive and interesting. Being left to tend to a third shift establishment can bring many spontaneous events that require quick and immediate action, I feel this job has improved my trouble shooting skills a great deal. – less
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Ok company to work for
Shift Supervisor (Former Employee), Waldorf, MDNovember 22, 2014
Pros: enjoyable atmosphere
Cons: recession hit and business slowed down...
Management team was fair. Great atmosphere , I loved my regular customers I made a good pay.
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friendly co-workers
Hostess/Cashier (Former Employee), Youngstown, OHNovember 22, 2014
very nice place to work, clean and friendly atmosphere. co-workers are helpful, management was understanding
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fun place to work. I got to meet alot of people from different races
General manager (Former Employee), Knoxville, TnNovember 21, 2014
Pros: meeting different people
Cons: long hours
Was not a bad place to work. Was alot of hours, but the free food was great. I was there for about ten years and worked my way up from dishwasher to general manager
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inconciderate and unorganized
Hostess (Current Employee), vacaville californiaNovember 21, 2014
youll love the workers ut management will screw you if you let them
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Great for a first job
Host/Server (Former Employee), Benson, ArizonaNovember 19, 2014
1st job I got out of high school. It was fun enough. people were good. I worked in a small town, so I got to help a lot of friends and family
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A great company to work for.
Restaurant Manager (Former Employee), Waldorf, MDNovember 18, 2014
I truly loved working for this company. I had been with this company all the way from Dallas Tx to Waldorf Md.

Unfortunately circumstances changed.

If there were an opening locally, I gladly return.
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Productive workplace
Restaurant Manager (Former Employee), Friendswood, TXNovember 17, 2014
Pros: customer interaction
Cons: very long hours
Very fast paced goal oriented workplace. I was part of a great team. The hardest part of the job was the hours, often 65 + a week. The enjoyable part was the employees and customer interaction
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Fun, non-stop diversity
Server (Former Employee), Las Vegas, NVNovember 16, 2014
Pros: my friendships
Cons: i had none
Measure of control over my day. Diverse client base. Fantastic management and co-workers.
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Fun Place
Certified Trainer, Head Server (Current Employee), Pearland, TXNovember 15, 2014
Customer service, helping with food orders and inquiries. Delivering meals with a smile and keeping customers satisfied.
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Unfriendly
Hostess (Former Employee), San Dimas CANovember 15, 2014
Management had their favorite employees and took everyone for granted.
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very serious and professional workplace that is always busy and that the costumers come first and are the number one priority.
Cook/Line Cook (Current Employee), Richmond, VANovember 14, 2014
Pros: is being able to make people happy with your cooking.
Cons: not satisfying people
A typical work day consist of prepping, cooking, and preparing the food as ordered by the costumers.
I have learned to prepare all types of dishes such as omelettes, stakes, tilapia fish, and a various number of other dishes.
At times the management can tend to be a little harsh but business wise they handled it well.
The hardest part of the job was – more... sometimes dealing with the servers messing up on putting their tickets in wrong and having to remake a meal over when it is very busy when in all actuality if they would have put the ticket in right the first time you wouldn't have to go through that. but you don't get mad or argue you just do it.
The most enjoyable part about the job is trying to have fun while you are there with your co-workers and meeting new people. – less
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Customer Service (Former Employee), Houston, TXNovember 13, 2014
Pros: somebody buy lunch for everybody and then return the favor.
Cons: 30min to 1hr
My typical day at work will be coming to work with mine set getting my work completed before my time is up so I can moved on with the next patients or any new patient come in to the job to sign up. What I learned at work is getting it done is often to help somebody else who need help. Not to really friendly with the co workers if I have a lot to be – more... done all in one days even though I have in deadline to meet. Nothing will be to hard for me to do at work because it keep me moving with the paste I have in my self to get it done. Being at work is see people smile happy and generic to work or help and money coming in just as I please. – less
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No room for advancement.
Manager (Current Employee), Fort Gratiot, MINovember 12, 2014
Pros: always learning.
Cons: no room for growth no benefits.
Knowledge on managing a staff of minimal 10 employees per shift, servsafe certified. New challenges everyday.
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cook
Cook (Former Employee), Perryville, MDNovember 12, 2014
Food Safety , Prep Cook , Pulling inventory from freezer good place
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Free food at times
Hostess/Server (Former Employee), Bakersfield, CANovember 12, 2014
Fast paced work. I learned how to serve here. Management was awesome very friendly and helpful. The hardest part is juggling both floor and front door. The most enjoyable part I got as many hours as needed
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Denny's is a great place to work and learn about the food world
SA/Cook (Former Employee), Durham, NCNovember 10, 2014
Pros: good food at lunch
Cons: no free lunch
Mothers day is Denny's busiest day of the year that's the day this Denny's opened. so I was moving at my regular pace and as im working I notice I was getting behind I had to catch up quick or I was going to be behind all day. I did what I learned from that situation in a work place is that you have to be ready for the unexpected
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challaging
Restaurant Manager (Former Employee), Amherst, OHNovember 7, 2014
Pros: the customers
Cons: running out of product
fun, fast pace environment, clean, friendly, liked all the responsibilities of being a manager, the extra benefits of giveaways, or drawings, enjoyed the customers, and all the workers seem as if we were family, scheduling was never a issue, if needed to change it was very easy with no issues,
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I enjoyed interacting with customers.
Server (Former Employee), Canton, TXNovember 6, 2014
Pros: personal satsifaction of happy customers
Cons: being told one way of doing things and shown a completly opposite way
Performed day to day server duties including greeting ,seating, taking food and drink orders, delivering orders to table and finalizing payments
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lots of alcohol and drugs at work, I always worked graveyards which sucked, no team work
Waitress/ Server (Former Employee), Salina, UTNovember 6, 2014
Pros: easy decent money per hour, met lots of new people
Cons: open every holiday 24/7 i always worked graveyards, no team work, lots of drugs and alcohol at work
I got to work at 10 pm everyday and worked til 5 am every morning. I worked alone with the cook on the graveyard shift and it was usually pretty slow so there wasn't a lot of money to be made and a lot of weirdo truck drivers would come in on that shift so it was actually kind of creepy to be working there. I worked at the Denny's in Salina, which is – more... a tiny town, so there wasn't a whole lot of jobs down there so I stuck it out as best I could til I found something different. The job and the atmosphere weren't great, but I still did my job and made sure guests were happy and satisfied and taken care of because that was my job. – less