Perkins Restaurant and Bakery

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Perkins Restaurant and Bakery Reviews

Updated 25 August, 2014
Updated 25 August, 2014
86 Reviews
3.1
86 Reviews
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Joseph Trungale
10 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • There are always some great people in every company and Perkins has plenty of them (in 5 reviews)

  • Good tips,Fun and fast paced,certain managment excellent, (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • unstable upper management in the company (in 5 reviews)

  • Long hours to achieve yearly salary (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    very selfish Senior staff and managers

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    Former Employee - Dishwasher in Ottawa, ON
    Former Employee - Dishwasher in Ottawa, ON

    I worked at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    my christmas pay cheque was the only good thing but thats only because i worked all thru christmas

    Cons

    very rude managers and staff they are selfish and lazy they pawn their work off on people with less seniority they make u do work that has nothing to do with being a dishwasher

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get some new staff they are all rude and inconsiderate to staff

  2.  

    Out going people

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    Current Employee - Server in Duluth, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Server in Duluth, MN (US)

    I have been working at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Out going employees great environment

    Cons

    Some customers get really crabby

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great starter job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Server in Fort Collins, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Server in Fort Collins, CO (US)

    I have been working at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    As a server, you make great money and see lots of different kind of people. The staff that you work with varies as turnover in restaurants is typically high.

    Cons

    Long hours often with random breaks as you take them to match business flow. As with all customer service jobs, occasionally have to deal with people who think you are beneath them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of those who take care of your customers. It goes a long way towards keeping good staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Very busy so i was never bored which is something i preffer. There was always something for me to do

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    Former Employee - Waitress in Staten Island, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Waitress in Staten Island, NY (US)

    I worked at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The tips can be really good at times.

    Cons

    You have to be very fast paced.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Meh!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay with flexible scheduling.

    Cons

    Long hours to achieve yearly salary.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    A way to make a living throughout college

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The hours were very flexible and can make quite a considerable amount off of regulars and on the weekend mornings.

    Cons

    The customer is always right so no matter what you say or do, if the customer says you are wrong you ARE wrong and that is that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the employees sometimes they may know how to handle a certain situation because they have delt with a similar one like that before

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    So So

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery

    Pros

    Awesome coworkers and nice management

    Cons

    Terrible coordination of hours--not enough servers on the floor!

  9.  

    It's a decent job.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery

    Pros

    Great people, plenty of hours, great management.

    Cons

    Only cook for several hours at a time, long work hours, burned out too easily.

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Fun as a waiter

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    Current Employee - Host, Waiter, Cook in Milwaukee, WI (US)
    Current Employee - Host, Waiter, Cook in Milwaukee, WI (US)

    I have been working at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The food discounts. Flexible hours for a college kid. Pay was descent because of returning customers. I like the job. Not a career...but a good job to get a foundation in the service industry.

    Cons

    The owner would come in and mess with us trying to run things, but just became confused and it was more funny than anything. Some of the employees were a little questionable when it came to service. Sometimes not friendly and a gossip circle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More fun events or incentives to keep us motivated. I like the $$. Give better areas to better servers, not just based on tenure..

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    No answers for being unexpectedly let go

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    Former Employee - Associate Manager in Appleton, WI (US)
    Former Employee - Associate Manager in Appleton, WI (US)

    I worked at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The employees, quick advancement opportunities, benefits

    Cons

    Wage freezes, investors/ corporate is ran by suits behind a desk, bankrupt. Fired me after 11 years, on the phone, for an HR issue, which I made the claim on and took them 3 weeks to investigate. My only witness happened to be on vacation out of country that week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you make too much money for the dwindling guest counts, starting looking for employment elsewhere or they will fire you for any little thing to bring in someone else who won't drive up the labor percent.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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