Bob Evans
2.8 of 5 284 reviews
www.bobevans.com Columbus, OH 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jul 5, 2014

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Bob Evans Chairman and CEO Steve Davis

Steve Davis

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41% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Management is horrible

    Grill Cook (Former Employee)
    Richmond, KY

    ProsFlexible ,you can always count on the inconsistencies of management.

    ConsThey are a greedy company that only cares about profit

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive your good employees better hours and take care of the people that take care of you. Staff better and stop worrying about labor.Happy employees means better food and happier customers and less problems

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good starting or part time job

    Grill Cook (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible scheduling is a plus. You get a weekly paycheck. You get to meet a lot of interesting people with different backgrounds.

    ConsAlmost no benefits or any room for advancement. Management is too demanding on some employees than they are on others. Pay is low.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in your employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not was promised

    Assistant Manager (Current Employee)

    Prosits convenient and there are enough to transfer to another

    Consthe don't deliver on what was said in interview

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    YOU are not important

    Server (Current Employee)
    Cincinnati, OH

    ProsCash and fast-paced job. Majority of staff is alright.

    ConsAwful management. Favoritism played throughout shifts. Unrealistic goals set by unfit managers. Unrealistic outlooks on life and productivity. Employees treated like dirt and children. You hit a wall once you get a decent section, you stop advancing and become unproductive. Over-all terrible corporate operations that have their wallet's well-being in mind, not their employees. I started as a 17 y/o and would work at least 3-5 hours a week without pay due to the "Breaks" they give you. They'd force me to close the store and work past the "5-hour" rule for minors off the clock. Once I turned 18 I realized I wasn't getting paid what I should have been. A Specific manager had terrible cleanliness and I often had customers emphasize they would not be back due to her. The current AGM brings their own stressful life into the work place and makes it miserable for everyone while being bi-polar enough to never truly know if she ever meant what she was saying. The GM sets unrealistic goals and puts an unrealistic amount of responsibility onto the servers. Constant "busy-work" that made no sense or impact on any shift. I've witnessed this manager force a host to stay and work the register with a stomach flu, not okay. Management isn't corrected for their flaws and if they do somehow hear of their mistakes it is places on their shift's shoulders.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe company is going under, since Bob passed and before that when it was sold to corporate offices it's been a steady decline in sales and productivity. So, I say to managers where I have experienced, abandon ship while you still can. I plan on doing so promptly.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not great place to work

    Server (Former Employee)
    Medina, OH

    Prosit was an easy position to get fresh out of college. was not a very dirty restaurant and am still able to eat there today.

    Consterribly low hours, bad clientele, unable to pay student loans on such a small income. fellow employees were a very dissatisfied and distrustful group. very depressing experience

    Advice to Senior Managementwork on positive employee to employee interactions,

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    I had a very hard time getting the managers to keep their word about moving up and getting more hours

    Hostess (Current Employee)
    Dayton, OH

    Pros. It was fun too. I liked talking to the clientele.the staff was pretty close

    Consunreliable working hours. They would also cut me as soon as the numbers went down

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good job while in college.

    Grill Line Operator (Former Employee)

    ProsGood job if you are in college.
    Flexible hours

    ConsPay
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    No recognition for hard work.

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    it was awful

    Kitchen Prep (Former Employee)
    Melbourne, FL

    Prossome of the managers were very helpful

    Conssome of the managers need more training in food safety

    Advice to Senior Managementsend managers to refresher classes on food safety and the dangers of food born illnesses
    and when to toss out expired food

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    stressful

    Grill Cook (Current Employee)
    Westerville, OH

    ProsYou make a lot of good friends there based on your personality and how you relate with others. it builds character and teaches you about how well you do under pressure. you get to work with others and build confidence.

    Consthe managers don't care about you or your personal life, you are scheduled massive hours and when you try to cut back they give you crap. If you're applying to be a cook, don't. you will have no life and if you don't do well under pressure this isn't a job for you. The pay is okay, when you start off they claim to give you a raise every 3 months but that isn't always true.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't treat the workers like they don't contribute to the store, without them you wouldn't have a store. Let them know they are appreciated.

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    Downhill Quickly

    Assistant General Manager (Current Employee)
    Cleveland, OH

    ProsExtensive training. Great Benefits. Constant interaction with a guest base that rivals most companies.

    ConsLow compensation for the amount of work expected. Much high level direction given without proper procedures on how to execute.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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