Steak n Shake Reviews

Updated March 31, 2015
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  1. Can be chaotic but have encountered many good hard working people. enjoyed the people and co workers. will come back to

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    Current Employee - General Manager in Elizabethtown, KY
    Current Employee - General Manager in Elizabethtown, KY

    I have been working at Steak n Shake full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    benefits, salary, vacation time for management. Pretty steady work and always busy. Friendly repeat customers who are a joy to take care of.

    Cons

    can be extremely chaotic at times. can feel alot of stress from ill ran shifts creating stressful enviroment. but overall not so bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    corporate management is extremely clueless when it comes to store level day to day business. fix what you already have before you continue to open other stores that will fall into the same cycle.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Productions worker

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Steak n Shake

    Pros

    Good coworkers, free food, and high wages if you're a waiter. Everybody always has something to do. Average restaurant job. If you learn everything in the kitchen and service, you'll have a high chance to become manager.

    Cons

    Gets too busy sometimes (like any restaurant), managers are inconsistent with their rules, ridiculous uniform that you have to buy with the exception of the bow and apron, really a slap in the face... Bad hours too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We're not slaves, at least show concern to us employees instead of constantly rushing us, and not even telling us to go to break, offering us food, or even approachable...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Good money, great local leadership, CEO is a crook.

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    Current Employee - General Manager in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - General Manager in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Steak n Shake full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great bonus program and base salary, great support from local leadership.

    Cons

    Corporate does not hire minors any longer, which makes recruiting very difficult in an area where there are middle-upper class families. We also do not offer full-time employment, so that hurts our ability to hire further. CEO could care less, he is only concerned about money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise prices slightly, pay people better, shut down unprofitable third shifts, recruit minors and treat your people better in general.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. This company is a awesome

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Steak n Shake

    Pros

    The money is okay during the day. The regulars tip good.

    Cons

    Third shifts are terrible with all the drunks that come in and don't tip.
    They keep workers who have attitude problems and want to be overbearing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire people who make the other employees miserable.

  6. 2 people found this helpful

    Server: Pros and Cons

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    Current Employee - Food Server in Portage, IN
    Current Employee - Food Server in Portage, IN

    I have been working at Steak n Shake

    Pros

    You leave with money in your pocket everyday and you don't have to split them with no one

    Cons

    Management is poor, the stress level is always above what it should be, you rely mainly on tips to pay bills

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. A great place to work and so fun

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    Current Employee - Server in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Server in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Steak n Shake full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome people to be around. I love all of my regular customers. The pay is good and so are the benefits. They work with me on my hours and I'm glad to work here

    Cons

    No cons for me I love my job here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. It's a paycheck

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    Current Employee - Server in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Server in Naperville, IL

    I have been working at Steak n Shake

    Pros

    Nice customers, pretty good Co workers, a lot of hours if your willing to sacrifice your personal life.

    Cons

    Management is never on the same page, promotions to people that don't deserve it.,?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get on the same thing age with other managers and employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. horrible.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lees Summit, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lees Summit, MO

    I have been working at Steak n Shake

    Pros

    open 24 hours- more shifts to cover

    Cons

    working for a cooperate company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to have better attitudes

    Doesn't Recommend
  10. Server

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    Current Employee - Server
    Current Employee - Server

    I have been working at Steak n Shake

    Pros

    Amazing money. Flexible hours. Big sections. Ability to customize your customers experience....You do not have to recite long annoying introductions. Quick table turnover. Ability to move up in the company....quickly. Extreme multitasking.

    Cons

    Takes over your life. Most stressful serving job ever. LARGE employee and manager turnover. Sidework can take forever. Shift usually lasts longer than scheduled. This place never closes...even for weather emergencies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect your good employees more.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. Drive Thru

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    Current Employee - Stake N Shake in Glendale Heights, IL
    Current Employee - Stake N Shake in Glendale Heights, IL

    I have been working at Steak n Shake part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    good people to work with

    Cons

    not paid enough and i dont like the enviornment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    very crazy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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