Perkins Restaurant and Bakery

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Perkins Restaurant and Bakery Reviews

Updated 25 August 2014
Updated 25 August 2014
86 Reviews

3.0
86 Reviews
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Joseph Trungale
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There are always some great people in every company and Perkins has plenty of them (in 3 reviews)

  • Very fun and quick, lots of new people to meet and wonderful to start at (in 2 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours to achieve yearly salary (in 3 reviews)

  • Very high turnover rate makes it difficult to have a staff of competent servers (in 2 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Out going employees great environment

    Cons

    Some customers get really crabby

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great starter job

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    • 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 for 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
  3.  

    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 for 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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    A way to make a living throughout college

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery for 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
  7.  

    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 for 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
  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.  

    Challenge

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    Former Employee - Associate Manager  in  Middleburg, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Associate Manager in Middleburg, OH (US)

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

    Pros

    Meet and teach great people

    Cons

    Hours are so different everyday

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that noone can do it without a great team

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Bad management

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    Current Employee - Maintenance  in  Davenport, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Davenport, FL (US)

    I have been working at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Really not a good reason to work here to be honest poor team work in Davenport Florida unorganized

    Cons

    Well multitasking as in washing dishes and busing tables cleaning rest rooms at the same time unirrelevant for one person

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand employees more ask them are they alright and don't take advantage of them well that's what they did to me in Davenport and more sanitizing as cleaning the work place better..oh good food

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Antiquated, but good to work for

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    Former Employee - Associate Manager  in  West Covina, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Associate Manager in West Covina, CA (US)

    I worked at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Strong management. Low turnover. They really try to create a strong team at each store unit level. If you work hard, you can move up relatively fast.

    Cons

    They really need to remodel a number of the locations and update the brand. It's dated and past its prime. While it is a good company to move up in while you are young, it isn't a company you want to work for in the long term.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Update the image and concept of the brand.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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