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Perkins Restaurants & Bakery Employer Reviews

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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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Perkins
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.
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my job
o General Manager (Former Employee), springfield ohioApril 21, 2014
hardest part of my job was getting respect from the servers because i was worked with them as a server so it was hard.
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Fun and exciting, with a down home family vibe.
Cook (Former Employee), Poplar Bluff, MOApril 21, 2014
most days consist of clocking in immediately followed by pulling and cooking orders off the wheel. the servers yelling order in or out as they passed in and out of doors to the kitchen while pulling tickets or running food.
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Fast paced workplace with high levels of customer interaction
Server (Former Employee), Newburgh, NYApril 9, 2014
Pros: skills learned, fast-paced, generally positive environment
Cons: short breaks, could be very stressful at times
Perkins provided me with an environment that included high levels of customer interaction, time management, and problem solving skills. I held this job for every summer break I had before I returned to college. On a typical day, I would arrive at the restaurant at approximately 8 a.m., and immediately begin to greet and serve tables. I would take customer – more... orders, prepare certain food items (drinks, salads, side items, desserts), run them to tables, continually check up on tables, and drop off checks. I was required to memorize the extensive menu, answer guest questions, and manage time wisely as I had to service several tables with multiple guests at one time. I also had to bus my own tables once guests left. I would greet, serve, and bus tables all day, often without taking a break, until the evening, approximately 6 p.m. – less
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My very first job
Restaurant staff member (Former Employee), Newburgh, NYApril 9, 2014
Pros: great people, great management.
Cons: busy times were crazy!
Lots of fond memories working for Perkins back in the day, in addition to some not so fond memories. It was my very first job ever which in turn started me on my eventual journey to a career in restaurant/hotel management. Started as a dishwasher, ended my run there as a cook/cook trainer. The people were great, management took great care of me. Opportunities – more... to excel were always present. As for the bad, I endured a couple of injuries during my tenure, but nothing serious. – less
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Fun and enjoyable
General Manager Designate (Former Employee), Edina, MNApril 4, 2014
Great company to work for, fast paced, and great management.