Server (Former Employee), Sandusky, OH – February 27, 2014
Pros: good pay through tips, good customer satisfaction experience, flexible scheduling
Cons: uncooperative employees
I started working at Perkins Family Restaurant and Bakery when I was fourteen. I was able to work weekends as a busser and after a year or so, moved up to host. When I was fifteen, I was promoted to server and continued to do so until I moved to Citizens Bank. The jobs I worked are pretty much what one would imagine of a busser/host/server as it was – more... my middle/high school job. As a busser, I worked with other bussers to make sure the restaurant was seating guests as quickly as possible. As a host, I greeted the guests and took them to their seats. As a server, I provided a hospitable environment to ensure customer satisfaction and ensured timely and accurate food service to customers. I learned how to work with my fellow employees as well as how to work with guests. – less
Caterer/Server (Current Employee), Watertown, WI – January 22, 2014
Pros: half off meals
Cons: no discounts on bakery
An alright high school job. I did prep work which includes portioning food into bags that are 2oz-6oz each depending on the food. I learned good time management skills along with some cooking tips, the hardest part of the job is closing where we have a bunch of stuff to do before we can leave but the most enjoyable part of the job is the people you – more... work with – less
Server (Former Employee), Madison WI – January 22, 2014
Pros: making yummy dessert!
Cons: short breaks
My day would be constantly attending to the guest needs along with strong communication.
What I learned as a server is to have a more of a friendly personality and a approach with people of different ages and backgrounds. and to Multitask to the max on busy days and/or nights.
The Management was Excellent on doing there job. Making sure if we needed – more... help and things was getting done like they should. As for co-worker we was like a big family. Nice, supported each other, helped out in anyway possible and friendly.
The most difficult part for me in the beginning. Was Handling the guests during bar time. Taking care of the intoxicated as the couldn't make up there mind, while there are others like them demanding your full attention.
But in the end i enjoyed serving all types of food to them and trying things i never ate before! Seeing all sort of people of different age coming in to spend their family time together. It made me happy to be apart of their family for a short period of time. – less
Server (Current Employee), Hanover, PA – January 10, 2014
Pros: free food or half price meals at times.
Cons: no breaks during the shift.
Having 8 tables weekdays and 4-5 tables on weekends to use for customers to be seated in my section during my shift. Getting food and drinks for customers.Learned about different aspects of peoples' personalities and how to deal with them. Some great co-workers to be along side. The hardest part of my job is carrying the large tray of food without spilling – more... it. The most enjoyable part is the new faces daily and learning where they are from. – less
Associate Manager (Current Employee), Middleburg Heights, OH – January 8, 2014
I manage employee's in making sure policies and procedures are being followed. Work with guest to ensure that their service and meals are to their satisfaction. Making sure all equipment is running properly every day. I order food for the restaurant. Make sure productivity is at a profitable number. I also deal with any complaints we may get. I have – more... learned on how to manage employee's and how to make profitable numbers for a company. I also have gained people skills with working with customers and employee's. The hardest part of my job is staying up all night when I have to work a third shift as the restaurant is open 24 hours a day. I enjoy my co-works as we have developed a great team and believe in team work to run a successful business. the most enjoyable part of my job is I enjoy being a manager and interacting with customers. – less
Hostess/baker (Former Employee), Loveland, CO – January 4, 2014
Pros: getting to bake
Cons: waking up early
A typical day at work would be me arriving, clocking in, and posting up at the front. I learned how to bake after I turned the proper age. My coworkers were fun to work with and also professional. Hardest art of the job was waking up at 4 in the morning to work at 5. Easiest part was cashing out customers.
Server (Former Employee), Independence, MO – December 5, 2013
Pros: learning how to do many different tasks for my job
Cons: overworked with little breaks
Working at Perkins during the opening was a stressful time. Many employees quit during the first year as well as managers. The restaurant was always under staffed and there was not a good sense of leadership in the restaurant.
Assistant Food Production Manager (Former Employee), Knoxville, TN – November 10, 2013
Pros: afpm (management) perks uncluding free meals and vacations.
Cons: long hours in a heated area.
*Typically as a AFPM I would hold a staff meeting prior to the start of shift going over the company needs and wants for the day. During the shift I would preform services as line cook and managerial needs as they arose. At the end of shift I would speak to the next shift entering in and review any changes or needs that would be needed. *I learned to – more... accept responsibility and control a busy shift despite any problems that would arise. *The upper management was looking out for the corporations interest but in the process did not seem to take the employees needs into consideration. *My co-workers were skilled and professional in service to the customers and the needs of the management. *Working on the line in front of 375 degree flat top grill for 8 hours a day. *The most enjoyable part of the job was the fast paced and fun atmosphere that came with the job. – less
On Floor Supervisor (Current Employee), Saint Cloud, MN – October 25, 2013
Pros: free meal per shift, great people to work with
Cons: no breaks, no benefits, must be available unusual hours
Perkins has been a great place to work for me while getting life in order. While they don't provide benefits. The people I work with are great! Perkins offers a diverse range of customers which offers a unique growing experience on a personal level.