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Shifts went fast with proper employees. Most customers came often because service was given well so customers were awesome also! Promotions come easy.




Fast pace
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Work Hard with no Reward

Owners of the downtown location falsely accuse you of stealing, even when you worked your butt off to make the place successful, welcoming to customers while trying to implement a great work culture. Stay away! They love to exploit.
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It can be a good place to work as long as management knows how to do their job if not it can be pretty brutal

It was very unorganized in the beginning management was excellent but then the majority of them left and it just went downhill people didn't do their backup and there was no accountability for it it was just left to the next server


Regular customers and some good people working with you


There's is no structure management is not properly trained
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Positive work environment

Great management team and very flexible schedule. Great staff friendly and helpful. Very understanding with work life balance from management. Great 8 hr shifts availability. Good place to work.
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Decent pay if you work hard

There was a lot to enjoy most of the time. The company owned stores seemed to be better places to work than many of the franchise units. Big problem has always been low employee morale. It is an image issue that is more a people problem that a company operations problem. I did work for Denny's 35 years and loved my job 90% of the time
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Bad management horrible coworkers

Horrible management and coworkers. The favouritism is really bad in this company. I really don’t suggest this place to work at they will take advantage of you.There isn’t proper safety training for the employees. Or equipment. Employees don’t follow standards. When temps are wrong (bacteria starts to grow in food) they don’t do nothing about it




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a good place to work at. everyone was nice, and kind, and helpful, it can be slow at times and you might get sent home early. If it gets busy they might ask you to stay and help.


free cofee, tea
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I had a good experience so far everything was smooth with the job and good i liked the job its good to learn customer service and providing customer support
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do not work here

this is not the type of company to work for due to low wages (with deductions such as E.I. and C.P.P, your pay cheque is actually less than the Ontario minimum wage), dishonest employees, and an unsupportive management. the work is physically demanding without adequate monetary compensation.
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Fun and energetic place to work

I’ve worked here for a few months now and made really good friends and money! The staff discount is also amazing which is a great bonus! You get a 30 minute break after the allotted hours which is great because most serving jobs you don’t have time to take a break
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I good place to work for, you have to ask other employees to help you, sometimes you work by yourself.You get a variety of shifts, some are short.and others are longer


Free pop and coffee


Sometimes long hours
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avoid at all cost

i worked in the kitchen as a cook and the amount of favoritism is unreal. The management look after their buddies in the resturaunt who can do what they please and do very little work while you are sent home do all the work while the favorites and buddies reap the rewards in regards to full time hours, promotions, etc. if anyone speaks up for themselves or anyone else being mistreated they are sent home early, wrote up ,etc or threatened to do so.regardless how many times people go to human resources about the problems the company does nothing about are also called in on your days off and are expected to come in while the favorites get whatever time off or days off, they want and whatever schedule they please and no communication in the kitchen especially towards those who speak English.the favorites are constantly on their cell phones and not doing their work.
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Really bad company to work for, you get paid bad wages and not steady work, tips are awful, waitresses complain over everything especially tips when they make more then you..Management sucks




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Awesome staff, stressful job

It's a very stressful work environment during mornings, as it gets incredibly busy and you are often serving large groups. Manager was not nice either
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Super toxic

When the restaurant finally opened it was great and I enjoyed the rush of every day!Once the FOH started to settle into their positions, it's as if the management switched. They stopped caring entirely. A few servers and 2 managers would sit in the back talking and laughing while the other servers would have to handle the rush. This is VERY unprofessional. There is not enough training and the way they now run the store is not okay. I'm very surprised they haven't gotten in trouble from the Labour Board yet. If you can avoid working here, I suggest you do.
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Fun work place to work at!

Very flexible & great work culture. Management was great & easy going with availability and support on the floor. Managers and other co workers were great at stepping in during rush time.
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Horrible management and hiring system. I dont mind working here but it is very stressful. I have done 2 positions but they put me in previous position because they have noone
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Great workplace!

Denny's on Lorne is a great place to work! My coworkers are awesome and helped me feel like I belonged the first day I worked there! I usually work in the evenings and depending on the day or if there's any events going on your day might be slow, to very busy. The management there is also really great! I find myself often having to work late after closing to finish my duties and the manager/supervisor on duty is always willing to give me a ride home. They also come help in the kitchen/server alley whenever it gets really busy. Overall Denny's on Lorne Ave. is a really awesome place to work! I recommend it to anyone that's just getting into the work force.
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A friendly and upbeat place

Denny's is a good family friendly job, my managers were always very good about schedule flexibility. Sunday mornings were always an excellent time to earn some serious cash too. Customers are in a better mood when they leave than when they came in; if you want to help make that happen this is the job for you.
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Fun work place

Denny's is a fun and exciting place to work. The colleagues and management is very friendly and helpful. The work is not stressful and the work life balance is very nice.
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Really good environment to work in.

I had one of the best experience at Denny’s very polite staff . Feels like a family . Highly recommend to work with Denny’s family. Training with patient, appreciate your hard work… time to time promotion.
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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
3.1 out of 5 stars for Management
3.3 out of 5 stars for Culture

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