Perkins Restaurant and Bakery

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Perkins Restaurant and Bakery Reviews

Updated 12 January 2015
Updated 12 January 2015
94 Reviews
3.5
94 Reviews
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Joseph Trungale
11 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.  

    It was about what you'd expect - and what you made of it.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Line Cook in Anoka, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Line Cook in Anoka, MN (US)

    I have been working at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Often fun crew. Worked with my schedule while in school.

    Cons

    It's hot in the kitchen. Can be overworked - especially in management.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    baker

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery

    Pros

    perkins is a fast friendly envirnment with great customer care and satisfaction it is the best job i have had i would like to work there again

    Cons

    none, i thought it was a great job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    love working for franchise!!!!!!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery

    Pros

    Love our general manager he is wonderful. This Perkins is well ran and is very friendly. I love working with all the customers and enjoy all aspects of what i do.

    Cons

    The only thing i have to complain about is this Perkins doesn't offer medical,dental, and vision. There is also no retirement benefits.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    I love working here.

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    Current Employee - Regional Manager in Cedar Rapids, IA (US)
    Current Employee - Regional Manager in Cedar Rapids, IA (US)

    I have been working at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery

    Pros

    Enlightened people oriented company that invests in their employees

    Cons

    Can't really think of any

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep recruiting talent

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Rewarding and flexible schedule, friendly staff and management. Feels like a family

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    Former Employee - Waitress in Youngstown, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Waitress in Youngstown, OH (US)

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

    Pros

    Decent money without much tax deduction. Easy to work around schedule.

    Cons

    Can easily make more money elsewhere as a waitress. Working with the public can always be challenging, especially when they are hungry on a busy day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strive for better benefits for staffing.

    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Satisfied Employee

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management in Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Management in Minneapolis, MN (US)

    I have been working at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great training , good advancement , clean well run stores .
    Great open door policy .
    low turnover both in management and staff.

    Cons

    Benefits and pay raises for management . And the fact that there is no one very proficient in explaining any of the reasoning to you .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper office management needs to be more accesable to store management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great high school/college job

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    Current Employee - Server in Orlando, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Server in Orlando, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    You can make just as much money on one Sunday morning here as a minimum wage employee makes in 20 hours elsewhere. It has provided me with the ability to work, go to school, and still have fun. Overall, my coworkers are friendly and welcoming. I've had about a 50/50 experience with store level management. Regular customers can be very friendly. Plenty of opportunity to take on multiple responsibilities (serve, host, bake, cook..) and move up (certified trainer, service lead, management...) if you desire.

    Cons

    Customers can be crazy, whether they're regulars or one time visitors. Side work can be gross and take a while if it isn't regularly taken care of. Many servers do know what they can get away with skipping and race to get out once they're cut. I'm sure that's standard for any restaurant though. Serving is a physical job that gets very tiring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure you check EVERYONE's side work, even the employees that have been there for years.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Marie Callanders

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    Current Employee - Server in San Jose, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Server in San Jose, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    A job is a job, right? Servers can make great money if they can put up with the under-qualified managers.

    Cons

    Horrible leadership, most the servers at my Marie Calenders are in college yet it is questionable if our management even has high school level education.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay managers more so they are more qualified than their workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Little Giant Company Struggles

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexible shifts, higher pay, The People, The Food, French Silk Pie, Chicken Tender Melt, Excuse to get out of holidays with relatives...

    Cons

    The pay, the hours, the people, holiday work, Christmas away from home, recent bankruptcy leaves the management unsteady.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let a bigger company with some assets purchase this "Once Great" restaurant company so there can once again be stability in the ranks. No body willing to take any bullets because everyone's job is at risk...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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