Perkins Restaurant and Bakery

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Perkins Restaurant and Bakery Reviews

Updated 19 November 2014
Updated 19 November 2014
89 Reviews
3.3
89 Reviews
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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.  

    Satisfied Employee

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  2.  

    Great high school/college job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an 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
  3.  

    Marie Callanders

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an 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
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    Little Giant Company Struggles

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    Out going people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

    Great starter job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  8.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    Meh!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10.  

    A way to make a living throughout college

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  11.  

    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!

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