Happiness rating is 57 out of 100
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About the company

  • CEO
    John Cywinski
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  • Founded
  • Company size
    more than 10,000
  • Revenue
    more than $10B (USD)
  • Industry
    Restaurants & Food Service
  • Link
    Applebee's website
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Employees at Applebee's have reported receiving these benefits. They will vary by role and location.

Flexible schedule
Health insurance
Retirement plan
Paid time off
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Life insurance
Employee discount
Disability insurance

Rating overview

Rating is calculated based on 17.2K reviews and is evolving.



Bartender in Sterling, VA/ Dumfries, VA
on October 13, 2015
It is a great place to learn to bartend and get up on your feet to progress on to other places. The way my experience was with this place/company was that I could work here and learn my basics on what to do and what not to do as a server and Bartender. Overall the guest at my area where very nice and down to earth people. I hear this isn't the case in every other applebee's since there are many bad experiences but in my location they are good people. Co-workers are nice and cool, Management was terrible and still is. They don't know anything and are lost all the time. Servers end up teaching them and so on. But take away management and its not a bad place to start of with and learn your basics.
Server in Layton, UT
on May 19, 2022
Poor management leads to all the good employees leaving and the worst kind of coworkers always stick around. Fraternization between management and employees is like a plague at this company. Good employees always suffer when bad one are fraternizing with management
Server in Branson, MO
on May 19, 2022
Fun coworkers stressful jobs pays well some days doesn’t pay at all others unreliable pay, but it was a fun place to work, brings a family vibe for better or for worse
Hostess in Rockwall, TX
on May 18, 2022
I enjoyed having some structure, and I loved bussing the tables. My coworkers were good company, but I only liked one manager that seemed to treat me like a person and not just a pair of hands. I asked to not work on Tuesdays, scheduled on Tuesdays. I asked for some morning shifts, got none. For a teenager's first job, I was stressed beyond belief with the inconsistent staff and overwhelming customer flow. I did learn to be more independent though.
Host/Busser in Monticello, MN
on May 18, 2022
It's been several years since I worked for Applebee's but I remember it as being an Alright experience. Coworkers were fine, the work itself was fine, but it was always stressful when it got busy, and I also did not make very much money. I had prior experience as a server at a different restaurant, but was given no opportunity to move up from working as a host, which was I quit.

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