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Perkins Restaurants & Bakery Employer Reviews

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Fun, fast paced work with great team members.
Waitress (Current Employee), Red Wing, MNJune 24, 2014
A typical day has slow periods and fast paced periods. No time is wasted, when slow stocking and cleaning get done while still serving outrageous guest service to the customers. I have learned how to multitask, prepare the work station effectively when slow to efficiently serve the customers, and to pay attention to detail. Management cares about their – more... employees and customers and are more than willing to help out when needed. My co-workers are like family, we all help one another out to give customers the outrageous guest service that they deserve. The hardest part of the job is dealing with difficult customers that can not be satisfied by anything. The most enjoyable part of the job is interacting with the customers and putting smiles on the faces of the customers that came in in a bad mood. – less
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Upbeat workplace for first job.
Hostess (Former Employee), Fargo, North DakotaJune 23, 2014
For a first job, this place is upbeat. Co-workers, managers, and staff were friendly, helpful, and made coming to work enjoyable. For part-time I didn't work many days, but took on long hours on the weekends.
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I waited tables, was a hostess and an expeditor.
Waitress and Hostess (Former Employee), Green Brook, NJJune 19, 2014
Pros: free food, nice people, felt like a family
Cons: tips weren't great
I was at this job for 7 years and I loved it there. But I needed to go to college and get advancement in my life. I was a waitress, hostess and expeditor of food. I did a very good job at all 3 positions I had. My boss was always flexible with everyone's schedules and always gave us time off. I made waitress salary, and tips were okay, not great. Overall – more... this was a nice place to work. – less
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Worked there for over 12 years
Shift Manager, Certified Trainer, Server (Former Employee), Golden, COJune 19, 2014
Pros: discounted food, made great money, flexiblity with schedule
Cons: benefits weren't that good
Some managers were awesome, some were the laziest people I've ever seen. I loved my coworkers. I made great tips and was offered management positions after about a year. I was almost always able to get the schedule I wanted and time off as needed, they were always very flexible.
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It is a job
Hospitality Worker (Former Employee), Alexandria, MNJune 9, 2014
Average company to work for, not great. Good money as a server.
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fun, ever changing place to work at they get new products monthly
Assistant General Manager (Former Employee), Germantown, TNJune 7, 2014
Pros: having a general manager that is concerned with building business as well as family, is great
Cons: the more people you work with the more personalities you have to deal with
several locations, as one of the locations I worked at, is extremely busy and most of the servers made more then the management (during the holiday's the guests are very generous.) You are able to learn several different jobs for maximum amount of hours.
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very fun place to work hated having to leave.
Waitress/Hostess (Former Employee), North Platte, NEJune 7, 2014
Pros: free meal, great company
Cons: no healthcare
I always loved going into work and also loved staying after my shift got over, was always meeting new people.
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Family oriented restaurant
MANAGER (Current Employee), rochester mnJune 6, 2014
Pros: discounted meas
Cons: no health benefits, or sick pay
I have learned great people skills, a typical day at work is dealing with the stress of having constant smiles and making sure all employees are doing as they should.
We are a family at perkins, the employees care for one and other and truly we all get along.
The most enjoyable part is being able to see the costumers that come in on a repetitive basis.
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I would serve customers their food and train employees on how to be effective at customer sales and develope their communication skills.
Trainer, Manager (Former Employee), Marquette, MIMay 28, 2014
At Perkins, I was expected to deliver customer service to the highest degree, and I did just that. I was ranked their number 1 server for 6 months in a row and was made a trainer after five months of employment with them. As a trainer, I conducted classroom training where we would learn everything that the job entailed to be effective in the customer – more... service industry. I loved getting to talk to all of the different people that came into the restaurant, but this was not the career I wanted to pursue. There was not much room for advancement within the company. – less
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Very Demanding and Exciting
Hostess (Former Employee), Great Bend, KSMay 27, 2014
I loved the responsibility and taking charge and helping others and training was fun
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The co-workers were very fun and so was the workplace.
Busser/Baker (Former Employee), Superior, WIMay 22, 2014
Pros: learned more cooking experience.
Cons: very rude workplace.
Shifts were short, only part time work. I learned a lot of skills. Management seemed like they never had time for anyone. Hardest part of the job was dealing with the servers. Most enjoyable part of the job was baking.
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Small chain Full service restaurant
General Manager (Former Employee), Cincinnati, OHMay 15, 2014
Pros: hands on expierences
Cons: low sales volume
Great place to work. Place changed Owners and quickly went down hill.
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A good experience to have...
Waitress (Former Employee), Independence, MOMay 12, 2014
Pros: 50% off food
The particular Perkins I worked out was a new one so I'm not sure they had all their kinks worked out which unfortunately was to my own expense. On the upside, It was a cool experience to have because they have great food and gained great multi-tasking skills with all the things that had to be done there being a waitress as well as learning and knowing – more... their extensive menu. – less
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work close to home
server, Host, Cashier (Former Employee), Sarasota, FLMay 10, 2014
Pros: close to home, flexible hours
Cons: n/a
I enjoyed being a server and also enjoyed hosting, the management was pleasant
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Enjoyable fast paced job, with room for individual growth.
Line Cook (Former Employee), Pocatello, IDMay 7, 2014
Pros: good job
Cons: alot to take in
When I first started at Perkins I didn't know much of anything about my job, but thanks to great managers and co-workers I was able to become one of the better cooks there. A typical day at work started off checking the stock and cleanliness of the shift before. It then included recieving tickets for food from servers via customers, and cooking and – more... preparing the tickets in the order recieved in an adequete 7-15 min. Prep and stock was to be done in between orders and the work area needed to be kept as clean as possible during tickets. The hardest part of the job was the constant change in the promotional menu's and how we were expected to learn them on the fly. The most enjoyable part of the job to me is the fast paced environment, and working as a team with other servers and cooks. – less
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Challenging job with a lot of teamwork
Assistant Manager (Former Employee), Brainerd, MNMay 1, 2014
Pros: work out room provided. lots of incentives, teamwork
Cons: pay scale, an hour drive each way
Arrive at work at 4:30 am work out until 6:30am Start work at 7:00 am. previous days bank transaction for accuracy
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Hostess (Former Employee), Gladstone, MOMay 1, 2014
Pros: discounted meals
Cons: poor management
Working at Perkins was a bit of a welcomed challenge. Customer satisfaction was very important. Duties included, but was not limited to: money handling, cleaning display cases and front lobby, answering phones, taking orders, seating customers, and filling orders.
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Clean, fun place to work
Server (Former Employee), Brookings, SD 57006April 30, 2014
Pros: flexible schedule
Cons: overnights
I was a server so customer service was a huge part of my every day. I learned to deal with unhappy customers, and what I need to do to make the situation better. The management was not always present during my work hours, but the management team worked really well together. I got along with all of my co-workers. I did not like working the over nights, – more... it made school very difficult. I realy enjoyed working with people, and providing my services to the loyal customers we had. – less
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Slow at times and fast paced at times
Perkins Line Cook (Former Employee), Port Charlotte, FLApril 23, 2014
overall a decent place to work, but the management will yell all day at you and the customers continuously cussing at one another...there is no respect factor at this workplace
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Great people
Bus-Person/Host (Current Employee), Roseville, MNApril 22, 2014
A typical day is clocking in and getting right to work. You may either have to clean right away or help seating or cashing out customers. Management is great. The co-workers are fantastic. You develop relationships with everybody, including the customers.