Bob Evans Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
326 Reviews
2.7
326 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The few employee who actually do their job are great people (in 13 reviews)

  • They have a great training program (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • long hours, work every weekend, poor benefits (in 16 reviews)

  • Depends on upper management and store employees: could be a horrible experience or could be a great one (in 15 reviews)

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  1.  

    Bob Evans is a pretty nice place to work. Not amazing, but good.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hostess/Carryout
    Current Employee - Hostess/Carryout

    I have been working at Bob Evans part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The managers are great and I get great practice interacting with all kinds of people. Also, the managers are very flexible with time-off and availability. Employees also do get food at reduced prices.

    Cons

    Co-workers. Also, the managers always seem to be running around. They need to learn how to better manage their time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay on top of the staff to clean more and not have bad attitudes. I think that the employees need to work together better as a team, not individual people. Also, more people need to be scheduled each night. We always seem to be understaffed.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I love working there. I have grown with the company a lot since I have been there

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant General Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Assistant General Manager in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Bob Evans full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great opportunity to grow.. Business hours are good...

    Cons

    I do not have a lot of family time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great first job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Host in Lebanon, OH
    Former Employee - Host in Lebanon, OH

    I worked at Bob Evans part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Easy to get food in door. Good co-workers and culture

    Cons

    poor pay, but good starter job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep moving hard working employees up the ladder

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Hostess Carryout Specialist

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hostess in Jamestown, NY
    Current Employee - Hostess in Jamestown, NY

    I have been working at Bob Evans part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I believe that Bob Evans serves their guests well. It's good first time experience for working with customer service.

    Cons

    Individual locations struggle with being professional.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Decent company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bob Evans

    Pros

    Overall considerate to their employees. Very customer oriented. Strong push to care first, money second.

    Cons

    The company has been changing. Some are great positives utilizing current technology. Some negatives have been a cheapening of some of the food. Higher prices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I was a general manager. Going to manager meetings, getting to know other managers, a lot of you should be fired. Lazy inconsiderate incompetent people.

  7.  

    Bob Evans is a hard working, wholesome company based on solid values.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant General Manager in North Olmsted, OH
    Current Employee - Assistant General Manager in North Olmsted, OH

    I have been working at Bob Evans full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Standards are high and the restaurants are very clean. There is a strong tradition of promoting from within. Benefits are good, tenure is rewarded and management is organized and fair minded.

    Cons

    In some cases hard work and dedication are not rewarded in promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a lot of talent in your restaurant management staff that goes unrecognized. You are not making best use of your resources on staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    My experience at Bob Evans was a very good experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Busser/Dish Washer in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Busser/Dish Washer in Louisville, KY

    I worked at Bob Evans full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    My best reason for working there was everyone were friendly. The pay was good. The food there was awesome to eat.

    Cons

    Working with some employees with attitudes. Cleaning other people's area all the time. When management changed people changed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure everyone do what they need to before they leave they shift because that make others late on they duties they have.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Liked Being a GM

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Manager
    Former Employee - General Manager

    I worked at Bob Evans full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Management Teams
    Consistent Scheduling
    Ability to learn a lot of transferable skills

    Cons

    Hard to receive a good bonus'
    Compensation/Bonuses
    Too much focus on Guest Loyalty Scores/Small Sample

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not a bad company to get started in. I learned a lot of great things I can now apply in other places.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Server

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bob Evans part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good people to work with. Big plus.

    Cons

    Lower pay than industry average. Sometimes little disorganized.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to settle down!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Amherst, NY
    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Amherst, NY

    I have been working at Bob Evans full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people at my store. Customers are generally very friendly and loyal.

    Cons

    Pay is lower than other stores in the area. Due to customers age and frequency to the restaurant (many everyday!) they usually don't tip as well as some other restaurants ive worked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training, Training Training!!!! product knowledge is key as well as hiring with a sense of urgency - something desperately needed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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