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Applebee's Chairman & CEO Julia Stewart
Julia Stewart
227 Ratings
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    A fun atmosphere and fun people to work with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Server  in  Winnipeg, MB
    Former Employee - Server in Winnipeg, MB

    I worked at Applebee's part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Low tip out (compared to other large restaurants)
    -Plenty of opportunity for lots of shifts (if you'd like them)
    -Good team attitude
    -Respectful environment
    -Meal discounts
    -Everyone is treated equally, you move up with experience, not favoritism

    Cons

    -Minimum wage of course, but you'll double that number with tips

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Continue to be friendly with the staff, work is so much more enjoyable when your manager shows respect and appreciation for what each person does for their role
    -Continue to have pre-shift huddles, it's good to get everyone together and on the same page
    -Continue to have taster nights with the staff, it is fun to get together and try new foods and drinks and learn about them. It is much easier to upsell something once you've experienced it and have a story to tell about it. It also creates bonding for the employees, happy employees create a happy atmosphere for the guests.

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    No opinion of CEO

Applebee's Interviews

Updated 22 Sep, 2014
Updated 22 Sep, 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

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Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

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    Hostess Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Applebee's.

    Interview Details

    I went in with a resume and was asked to complete their standard fill in the blanks resume. A few days later I was called back to complete a test, which ended up being a personality test that took way too long. I got the job, but I don't know that they ever checked my personality test results.

    Interview Questions
    • None that I can remember. Pretty much a paper interview.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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Website www.applebees.com
Headquarters Kansas City, MO
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Restaurants, Bars & Food Services
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (CAD) per year

Applebee's Services makes sure that even far-flung suburbs can have a neighborhood bar. The company operates the largest casual-dining chain with about 2,000 of its signature Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar locations across the US and in almost 20 other countries. Its eateries are primarily freestanding units and sport interiors festooned with local memorabilia to give each location an indigenous feel. The menu features beef, chicken, and pork items, as well as burgers, pasta, and seafood. The chain is known for its selection of appetizers. About 400 locations are... More

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