Bob Evans

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Bob Evans Reviews

Updated December 6, 2014
Updated December 6, 2014
337 Reviews
2.8
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The few employee who actually do their job are great people (in 14 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.  

    Disorganized

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Server in Holland, OH
    Former Employee - Server in Holland, OH

    I worked at Bob Evans

    Pros

    MONEY is good if they let you work the hours

    Cons

    Management is a joke but, money is amazing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    gardening

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bob Evans

    Pros

    he does good customer service

    Cons

    hes doing a fine job.

  3.  

    good starting job, turns into career

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - MIT in Owosso, MI
    Current Employee - MIT in Owosso, MI

    I have been working at Bob Evans full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I've worked at Bob Evans for over eight years now.. I started out as a busser/dishtanker, then trained as a hostess, server, cook, KP, shift leader and I'm now a MIT. I've moved up the ladder pretty fast. I'd recommend this company to others looking for a job that could possibly turn into a career.

    Cons

    Health benefits are crappy. The fact that seasoned servers are only working weekdays and not weekend when they should be working is a bit dumb.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Awesome minus a miscommunication

    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Bob Evans

    Pros

    Great atmosphere,lovely people,easy work and good food

    Cons

    Unprofessional management, perverted shift manager,clearly poor communication between general manager and the shift managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Monitor that location

    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great people and managers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Server in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Server in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    Everyone works as a team, food is decent but could be better, menu is sometimes too complicated. Breakfast and Lunch are great, dinner is kinda slow.

    Cons

    Sometimes the customers aren't the nicest. Some of the managers are lazy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop cheapening the place by promoting so many cheap upsells and family meals. Why would anyone come eat if they can get a $20 takeout meal for 4? And the packaging for it probably costs nearly $5 so you are losing money.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    It was a great experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Waitress in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Waitress in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    Great Staff and environment all the time

    Cons

    A lot of people but it was great interaction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wonderful

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    First management opportunity,grew with the company. Gained a lot of knowledge about restaurant operations

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant General Manager in Pigeon Forge, TN
    Former Employee - Assistant General Manager in Pigeon Forge, TN

    I worked at Bob Evans full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and hours, friendly environment

    Cons

    Learning the menu ticket markings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to listen to employees questions and when someone is willing to learn take the time to help them

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Hostess in Mount Vernon, IL
    Former Employee - Hostess in Mount Vernon, IL

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

    Pros

    worked with great people, had some great customers, was easy and made alright money

    Cons

    didn't get enough hours, to far away from where i lived, and would have liked to be full time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    a great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Server in Independence, OH
    Current Employee - Server in Independence, OH

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

    Pros

    the staff is nice and the money that you make is great
    its easy to talk to the people that come in and you never really have to look to far for a great story especially among regulars

    Cons

    a little disfunctionallity but its nothing that cant be handled with a couple of words with a manager. but overall very good.
    but note that all credit tips are not paid out that day they are paid out with your paycheck

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make more of an effort to connect with the employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Bob Evans is a great opportunity for first time job seekers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Kitchen Prep/Grill Cook in Chambersburg, PA
    Former Employee - Kitchen Prep/Grill Cook in Chambersburg, PA

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

    Pros

    Great place to work for a high school student or college student is looking for a good part time starter job.

    Cons

    work life balance between life and work as well as, time off the company is very fair when it comes to this regard overall, not very many cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should be very helpful no matter the situation but they are not.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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