Bartender (Former Employee) – Sterling, VA/ Dumfries, VA – 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 (Current Employee) – Grand Blanc, MI – August 16, 2018
Applebee's has been one of my favorite jobs to work at so far. The management help you out when they are able to. The staff is also very friendly. The management is willing to work around my schedule when needed
Line Cook (Former Employee) – Columbia, SC – August 16, 2018
I worked at many different locations so not all were the same as far as the environment. I did meet a lot of people who really enjoy working for the company. I was able to meet some wonderful managers that later help me to advance in the cooking world.
Cashier/Host (Former Employee) – Elk Grove, CA – August 14, 2018
I really loved this place , I was always busy , & I was very determined to get to work everyday , that's how much I enjoyed it . So I say if you love fun, busy fast paced working environments work here.
Hostess (Former Employee) – Somerdale, NJ – August 14, 2018
starting off the pay was only 5.50 and tips. I loved how much traffic was in and out. One of the worst things was the scheduling. They'd either schedule two hosts at a time or 6 at once which made the tips harder to gain. (SOME) waitress/es were very rude in not picking up the plates and cups they're required to so us hosts get the short end of the stick and clean tables slower which led to slower table assigning which led to waitress/es coming up to the host stand getting mad at us for not seating guests in their section. Pay just wasn't worth the job. We do more than convenient store workers and yet we get paid less.
food discounts, sometimes the cooks gave free food
Server (Former Employee) – Hastings, NE – August 14, 2018
Being a host is not too difficult, but at times during a rush. There's always a time where you get behind on things and you have to work at a fast pace in order to be ready for the next customer to come in.
Bartender (Current Employee) – Napa, CA – August 14, 2018
Depending on the time of day you get you might get a really slow shift or you might get a high pace shift. You work your buts off at night and you do mostly cleaning during the day. As far as the waiting on table part of the job location will determine what kind of guests you will have. If you have a good manager that you can communicate with it'll be just fine
Great place to work if ou enjoy cooking, preparing, and or serving
Chef Assistant (Former Employee) – Tallahassee, FL – August 14, 2018
my typical day would start off by preparing foods to be cooked and or steamed. I would start my day off buttering and salting the potatoes, and then putting them into steamer, buttering rolls then cooked. Then after that I would prepare the desserts, and follow the proportion size recommendations and how to scoop the mix in the order of process. Then I would saran wrap them and re put them back into refrigerator for later process.
I wasted too many years of my life here hoping to advance . I struggled so hard when I worked here. It cut throat to get hours. I was promised so many things and watched as people who didn’t deserve them get them before me.