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Applebee's Chairman & CEO Julia Stewart
Julia Stewart
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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 (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    -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.

Applebee's Interviews

Updated 14 Apr, 2015

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

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    Hostess Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Applebee's.

    Interview

    I applied in person after eating and turned it in to a manager who scheduled me for an interview a few days later. At that interview I got asked a few questions and filled out a personality test. At the end I was scheduled for a second interview with the general manager. The only bad thing was having to wait 50 minutes because they had something going on, but everyone was very nice, so it wasn't that big of a deal. At the end of the second Interview I was offered the job, and of course took it. Overall everyone was very nice to me and it wasn't a bad experience, during the interviews you just have to remember to be nice, smile, and be honest.

    Interview Questions

    • Why Applebee's?   Answer Question
    • What are 3 words to describe yourself? (Asked at both interviews) and 3 words your family/friends would use to describe you?   Answer Question
    • What are your goals for the next 6 months?   Answer Question
    • If you were to throw a party at Applebee's what would the theme be and who would you invite?   Answer Question
    • Describe your favorite meal in a way that would make me want it?
      Pretend I'm a customer coming in and greet me
       
      Answer Question

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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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