Steak n Shake
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Steak n Shake Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 16, 2014
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Restaurant Manager Interview

Restaurant Manager
Orlando, FL

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Steak n Shake in September 2013.

Interview Details – Went thru a series of interviews,

Interview Question – What I liked least about last job   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – yes

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Crew Member Interview

Crew Member
New York, NY

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Steak n Shake in December 2013.

Interview Details – They were holding open interviews from 8 to 10 on Dec 12 2013. I applied through Snag A job when I get to the store they told me to go sit in the back and the manager will come to me shortly. I waited about 5 minutes. She came and basically explain to me how the interview was going to go a few questions to get to know me. She handed me another application and told me to fill it out and when I was done to call her. I filled it out and called her over she came took the application from me and sat in front of me. She had a clipboard in her hand with a bunch of papers and I guess she had a copy of my snag a job application because she kept referring to it as she asked me the questions?. She asked me for my availability and if I have any commitment that can interfere with the job? can I work in a team? If I would rather build burgers or make shakes? Pretty basic questions. I went in really nervous thinking she was going to ask me hard ball busting questions but she didn't. Then she shook my hand and told me I'll get an email for a second interview in 2 weeks if they're interested. I was confident it went good because of her attitude. 2 weeks passed and I never got a second email.

Interview Question – Wasn't really one they were pretty easy.   Answer Question

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Server Interview

Server

I applied in-person and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Steak n Shake.

Interview Details – Walked in asked for application. Came back during weekday in was given a interview on the spot.

Negotiation Details – No negotitions

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Assistant Manager Interview

Assistant Manager
Oakwood, GA

I applied online - interviewed at Steak n Shake in January 2014.

Interview Details – after applying to position listed,received a phone call for an initial interview approximately one week later.Upon completion of said phone interview,was asked to come in for a face to face interview,to which I drove almost 50 miles to attend.The interview went very well(District Managers words-not mine),at which time he then asked if I would be available to meet or talk to one of the owners;which I gladly agreed to do(and which never happened)Why do people go thru the motions and string candidates along(and in my opinion-lie to them) with no intention of following thru.

Interview Question – None really-after all my years of experience-have basically heard them all.   Answer Question

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Manager Interview

Manager
Lexington-Fayette, KY

I applied in-person and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Steak n Shake in March 2011.

Interview Details – Walk in application... was hired instantly... had orientation few days later... began as a server and worked thru ranks of other lower management until I was offered a full salaried position.

Interview Question – How much do servers make?   View Answer

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General Manager Interview

General Manager

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Steak n Shake in October 2013.

Interview Details – Human resources called. Set up a phone interview. Be yourself...if you have been in the food business and are passionate and care about the company you work for....then you know you will be responsible for the entire restaurant....labor, food costs, guest satisfaction, food quality and safety...etc.

Interview Question – Never sure what we have to do to get bonus.....??   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I let them know what I wanted and was given what I asked for. This company needs AMAZING people. I should have asked for more. If you are a HARD worker that TAKES your JOB SERIOUS....then this is the company to work for....so much room for growth!

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Negative Experience

Easy Interview

Manager Interview

Manager

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Steak n Shake in March 2011.

Interview Details – Well, interview with DM, HR Manager. 8 week training program

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No Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Grill Cook Interview

Grill Cook
Pooler, GA

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Steak n Shake in January 2014.

Interview Details – Easy fast fun and I knew somebody who worked there and who was doing the hiring. So I got the job off top

Interview Question – Having t learn the vision and mission quote on the front and the back of the card. You have to memorize it   Answer Question

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Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Steak N Shake Interview

Steak N Shake

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Steak n Shake.

Interview Details – Short phone interview-to schedule the initial face to face interview. Big in Job Fair settings and Open House walk-ins. Interviewer looking for appearance standards, shaved, no gum, clean tie and shirt. Sleeves not rolled. Shoes clean, proper business attire-suit jacket optional. posture and demeanor-hand shake firm, and eye contact .Have questions of your own prepared, and if left waiting -BE PATIENT. Do not interrupt-calm cool collected demeanor. Be prepared to explain gaps in employment or jobs where you did not stay for long.

Interview Question – "Tell me about yourself" or "why steak n shake"
The Tell me about yourself is an HR question designed to gauge character and honesty, and your own opinion of your self.
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Reason for Declining – far too many inconsistencies in the training materials and the units who implemented the training

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General Manager Interview

General Manager

Interviewed at Steak n Shake

Interview Details – 8 hour Job preview. "GET TO WORK"

Interview Question – What standard do you set for yourself?   Answer Question

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