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Not bad but not good either

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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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It's great.

If you want a part-time and only get minimum wage then this place is for you. Co-workers are amazing, management is lackluster. I learned a lot here. I've learned all the stations. If you show them you're willing to learn then they will train you on all stations. But don't expect any big raise.
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  • Supportive environment
  • Ability to learn new things
  • Time and location flexibility
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No team

Problem with deaf. They nothing learn it and give us raises wages , they never give me more learn become successful, I don’t like change managers I like stay old one manager , I am not happy with them. Let me go with communication with them and I have lots learn different work and new food


Free drink pop


3-4 hours
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They owe me two weeks severance

I worked my butt off and when i was let go no termination notice ir severance I called head office and they said we will look into it I was pooched for e i because i never got an roe and service canada asked for it Am still paying bills from that time...


Great menu


They dont pay what they owe when the store closes without notice
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Fun place to work

I did not specifically work at Applebee's, my sports team organized a pancake breakfast fundraiser there, but the time that we worked it was very fun and the kitchen staff and servers working alongside with us were very inviting and friendly.
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kitchen suypervisor

It was very stupendous and splendid time with that company. i recommend to all my friends. the working experience was very good. all the staff members were co-opertive.
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This place sucks

I got fired by a girl that didnt even work at my location for forgeting my pants in my rides vehicle and not being able to get ahold of him to drive the pants back.. She was jealous cause I was good looking.
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Racist/Sexist/The WORST Owners and Management

Management style is based on fear... fear of being fired, yelled at after a shift (or just in the middle of the restaurant during dinner service), or fear of being given a "bad section" of only 3 tables on your next few shifts because you made them upset.. Don't you dare book off time for a trip or mess up someones order because you will be met with the same aggressive and disrespectful reaction that has NO place in any workplace. Experience: Had random shifts deleted from my timecard? Had to ask to get the hours re entered. Forcing staff members to pay for tables who walkout? No respect or benefits (of any kind) for long term employees.. Yelling, swearing, blaming everyone else, smashing plates (or a vacuum?) The FOOD: all vegetables/potato are microwaved in plastic bags (duh, welcome to chain) but multiple times I watched a manager rinse off cooked chicken wings in the sink because someone put the wrong sauce on them, re-sauce them, and send them out to a table. Multiple times. Enjoy. Workplace culture? Run your butt off so they can't catch you and make you cry


Racist/sexist management
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great staff/fun environment

Great staff to work with. Hours of operation were condusive to a work/life balance. Overall a positive work environment. Everyone is focussed on providing a great guest experience with a value driven menu.
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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


50% discount


No breaks, rude managers
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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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Working for AppleBees

Good started job for serving and getting the experience one needs to move forward in another field. Co-workers can be very clicky and hard to make work friends.


50% off lunch


Lots of standing around waiting for tables.
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coworkers turned family

typical serving job, loved who I worked with and being able to make people smile. I learned a lot about the restaurant industry working here and that it does take a lot of work.
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kind, supportive environment

I did a Co-op placement here and it was great! they were so kind and supportive in the learning process. One great thing is that you get to eat your lunch for free during placement!
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Work place was good

The management was good. But the internal management is not up to the mark. It has to grow more professional attires with the growth of the industry. The services were satisfactory.
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Stopped scheduling

When I started working there, I used to get a good amount of hours. I was getting around 20 to 25 hours a week. Due to school in September I asked for less hours. I used to get Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. As time went by, I only get less and less hours. It was getting to the point where I only used to get one shift per week. As time went by even more, it got to the point where I didn't get a SINGLE shift for almost 4 weeks in a row. So the new method of dismissing employees is not even telling them that they are OFFICIALLY dismissed?


50% off food.


Less and less hours, and the dismissal process is totally broken.
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When I first started out working at Applebee's everyone was patient and helped me learn. I made many friends as well as gained valuable experience working for this company. The management was kind and understanding, giving workers more sifts if they asked. The salary was fair and so were the tips, which were a nice bonus at the end of the week.


Free meals


Fast Paced and pressure
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probably my worst job

my co-staff was awesome but the management was very demanding. staff got treated like they were expendable and constantly threatened to get fired. i was young and it was my first real job so i didn't realize that until later on in life.
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Fun but no advancement. Could be run better.

Fun place to work. Not many advancement opportunities. Seems to care about the company more then employees. Management and upper management don't care about the little guys.


Long hours
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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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Based on 18,490 reviews

Ratings by category

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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