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Stand at the hostess station, greet the guests upon entry and show them to a suitable table, roll cutlery, clear tables, split all tips, clean menus. Pretty repetitive work.
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Good serving job, bad people

Just like any other serving job if you've ever done it you know the routine. And this place wasn't bad for tips or anything like that but the former managers there were all about favorites and nepotism (although they'd never admit it) so not great people to work with.
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  • Feeling of personal appreciation
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Horrible place to work

Only made $13 an hour in Alberta after turning 18. Got $10 in tips per pay. Bad management, ended up having a high turnover where everyone left at once due to management. Management also makes snark remarks. Get threatened if sick.


Can eat the scraps


Can get cut randomly, bad pay
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It's your typical waitressing job

It's your typical waitressing job, dealing with picky and difficult customers, running around, no breaks, but some of my best memories have been working there and making lifelong friends.
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Fun Workplace

Flexible work hours; I was able to work evenings and stay home with my children through the day hours. Great team leaders; initiated different prizes for best up sales, or selling most of specific item Fun atmosphere; everyone communicated well.
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Coworkers amazing, Boss meh

Worked here for 4-5 years, loved it. Got destroyed on line every Friday and Saturday but that is the nature of this industry. Coworkers are friendly and like a family. Only cons are hours are business determined so if you want full time be the designated opener or closer(nature of hospitality industry). Mid shifts like 4-6 hours. Overall great place to work and make friends.


Coworkers, management


Business determined hours
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Should only be a temporary job

I have worked at applebees for 3 years. The management has always been the biggest issue for all of me and my coworkers. The managers are men and they are the type to feel the need to display their manliness and dominance by being doing the literal opposite of what anyone else other than another manager suggests. They will make up fake rules out of no where. Example: A customer said the temperature it was too cold, so I turned the thermostat up a couple of degrees. After about two years of controlling the thermostat as I please, I was told by the manager that I must ask his permission to touch the thermostat very matter of factly. I never heard this rule in my existence prior before. This is a mild example but this is how things Would be. Two out of the three of them say really inappropriate things making everyone feel uncomfortable. Wish I could take to HR but if I Google a contact there is literally no information. Co-workers are pretty good and fun people, the are the few bad gals however. Favouritism plays a huge role in the shifts you get, so you better learn how to suck up hard and never slip up or you will have to work your way back up to the top. No breaks, unless you a smoker or vaper in which you can get a few mins to sit outside the back foot on the curb. Don’t get too involved in the drama, just be there to make some money, however little it is. A job at Applebees can only satisfy you if you do have a second or third job. Don’t expect to work here as a career bc you will be very poor


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No breaks, rude managers
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fun environment, not so great food

I loved working her, but be careful of the food. Especially the chicken. Fun people to work with, nice managers, who are easy to get along with, so long as you do your job.
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A great place to work for a first time job. Very good group of people. Exciting place to work. Great atmosphere. Interesting customer interactions. Overall good staff
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Good job and good work crew

Great employees with great ability to assist you with troubles and simple management with varied expectations with he work place being cramped and one of the only good parts was being the one to wash the floor to be able to get out of the cramped spaces


Great communication


Never guaranteed hours
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Alright expierince

Overall it was a decent job , fun and most people were very friendly but the management wasn't very good. On multiple occasions managers would schedule me for days and hours that i specified i couldn't work. i would not go back but it wasn't the worst job in the world.
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Productive workplace

Good working environment, good staff to work with. Applebee's has taught me to work well under stress and in a fast paced environment. Good company to work for, would recommend it to others.
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Good management and staff

The staff all works together to make it a great workplace environment. The management is really good and respectful. The food is good and customers are friendly.


fun workplace, fast paced


lack of hours, money
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Overall good learning experience.

Applebee's was my first job in a restaurant. The management was not very cooperative with staff issues and made it difficult to communicate with them.
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Hired through Hiring Fair along with 100 others. Lots of lay offs after 3 months.

Did all necessary prep, put orders away, cleaned, organized cooler. Wide diversity in the workplace.


Learned new recipes.


Too many people hired so not enough work to keep eveyone busy, therefore lay offs.
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3.3 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
2.8 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.0 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.2 out of 5 stars for Management
3.3 out of 5 stars for Culture

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