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In truth working here is not bad, This is dependant on who you work with though. Most cooks are good people that understand team work and will step up to help each other get through the rough times. There is a great deal of good memories with fellow cooks and servers and in truth the people are what makes it. Managers can be a flip of a coin though sadly. There are good ones there that care about their staff but sadly the head company seems to enjoy replacing them with bad ones. Pay is okay but it is very hard to get a raise. One time we where told the new tip out we where getting was going to be our raise. A system that takes a percentage automatically from the servers digital sales. They have on the ad that there is overtime pay. This is a half truth really because head office will ensure that no one gets to overtime if they can. In the 7 years i worked there I have only got overtime maybe twice. One thing to note as well is that you will never be allowed to know when your shift is done. They operate under your start time is this time and your done when we say your done. So often your best to just assume your closing even if you opened.


Good coworkers, Good hours in the summer


Expected to stay until told your allowed to go, Low pay, Only get half off food when working.
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Amazing place, Good atmosphere and staff are very nice and co-operative

I joined the Applebee's on Oct 2018 and still I am working there it is that place every day I learn new things and fun to work with co-workers. Applebee's provide tasty and healthy food to their customers and always try to provide better customer services.
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Safe place to work but be careful of managers

Applebee's was a safe place to work and was accommodating to the needs of their employees. They made sure that you are well trained before doing unsupervised shifts. They are more likely to promote people who are able to work more hours than others but they generally react in a positive manner if you offer to help with something that is out of your normal duties. The danger comes from the personal views of the managers. Most of the managers that I had were rather positive to who I was as a person and my struggles but I had one manager ruin the experience for me. He was rude, condescending, treated people with mental illnesses poorly, and he let people that bullied others get away with it. The work was easy enough once you got the rhythm of the day, but he made shifts more unbearable than they should have been. But I have heard that he left so it should be okay for people to work there without suffering from his negativity. Applebee's does have a problem with revolving managers so that is why I added that one should be careful about managers because a manager that is determined to make life difficult for you and other co-workers can cause trouble. A typical day at work for dishwashers change from day-to-day depending on what day it was and what specials and discounts were being offered. Many of the dishes include cheese that can easily melt all over the plate and will be near impossible to remove if not scraped and steel-wool scrubbed off. Egg yolks are a problem too. But there are tools to get everything done. The squeegee for cleaning the station afterwards can also - 


Half-priced meals. Good people to work with, free fountain drinks and coffee (Trust me, you'll need the coffee)


Revolving door of managers, some coworkers are mean, standing for long periods of time.
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Finding things out on your own. Working at a high speed environment and cleaning as you go, being well prepared everyday for work and learning new things all the time.
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Not a great place to work

The work environment is very toxic and hostile. There is a lot of favouritism within the workplace; Some people do not get in trouble for doing anything wrong (texting, being late, harassing others etc) but others will do one thing rarely and get in trouble every time. Management is nice but some are very unprofessional and should not be considered a manager. Just at one workplace there is multiple people whom should be fired for how they act towards other team members but will never get fired due to favouritism. I will never go back and I would NEVER recommend working here to anyone.


General manager is great


Everything else, especially co-workers
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Not a great environment to work in

I would work in the bar, serve tables and answer the phone, I learned great customer service skills and how to multitask. Management was okay, but they need work on handling certain situations better. The work place culture was toxic, very toxic. Hardest part was to work with my co-workers.Go in get your time, do your job and leave. The most enjoyable part was probably the regulars that came in.


hours, money


The staff
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Mediocre workplace held up by only a few shining stars

Whether working in the front or in the kitchen, I disdain heading to work. The actual duties aren't very demanding but a combination of low morale, crunch hours, and a lack of team chemistry among employees make for an unlovable workplace.


Free drinks


Stressful work, low morale, bare bones workforce
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best place I work for in Calgary,and south gate\ Michigan

looking for a place in Windsor, ON. just moved here in June last year looking to a place in apple bees family. great bosses. love our food and great service
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Bad as a dishwasher

One manager was very good and treated the employee's well. As a dishwasher you don't want to fall behind so you would work 8 hours straight (except for when the good manager was in, he would get someone to cover while you went on break). The hardest part was working 8 straight hours without a break which happened on most days. In my position there wasn't too much that was enjoyable about the job. A typical day involves showing up and having a lot of dishes already waiting for you from lunch. When you finally get caught up the dinner rush comes and then you just try to keep up. When you catch up again and closing time comes you get all the cooks equipment to clean which keeps you there even longer. At the old Applebee's they would have 2 people during dinner rushes and when the rush was over you would have time for a break, but it seems like they got cheap and now only use one at all times. As well a lot of the times (except for the one good manager) the managers would clock you out a early while still expecting you to finish cleaning all the cooks things, as well as the dishwasher area, therefore making you lose hours. The co-workers were great to work with. The only enjoyable part of the job was receiving the tip out money.


tip out money


no breaks, early clock out
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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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