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Updated Jan 18, 2015
Updated Jan 18, 2015
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  1.  

    Waitress Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Murfreesboro, TN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Murfreesboro, TN
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Steak n Shake in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    I was called in for an interview for the following day. However, I can't really think of it as an interview seeing as all that was asked was: 'Where do you live', 'How available are you', and 'please fill out this background check'. After three days I was called to be told the check came back fineand I was to start training the following week.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I had a vacation planned for the first week of April, and that was perfectly fine with the manager.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Livonia, MI
    Anonymous Employee in Livonia, MI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Steak n Shake in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    I decided to apply to Steak n Shake despite all of the negative comments towards it on Glassdoor. I applied through SnagAJob.com and was called two days later for an interview. I was shocked as I had no restaurant experience, but had tons of teaching experience as a summer tutor and dance instructor. I arrived on time; I would have been early, but it was snowing. Once I got there, I had to wait 5 minutes because the manager who was going to interview me had just walked in the door himself. When he called me over, we sat at one of the booths, and he offered me a drink; I declined politely. He proceeded to ask me questions regarding my education, the distance of my drive from my house to the restaurant, and my past employment. He was very nice and personable; I didn't feel out of place. He then asked me questions on what does "hospitality" & the "Golden Rule" mean to me. He then asked me to fill out a background check form and then walked away from the table. He returned, asked if I was done writing, which I was, and said I had been hired, after talking to the owner, who happened to be there that day. He told me he was very impressed with my application, education, and past employment and think I would fit in well with everyone. I was honestly flattered.

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    Reasons for Declining

    That same day, I was offered another position at a different company. Since I go to school, I had to choose one or the other. I called Steak n Shake and politely declined the job offer.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Restaurant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Clarksville, TN
    Anonymous Employee in Clarksville, TN
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Steak n Shake in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview then meeting with the DM

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Manager In Training Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Steak n Shake in July 2011.

    Interview Details

    Initial contact via email to setup a phone interview a week later to an invitation to an "open house" 1:1 interview w/ DM. I did the basic research on the company to customize my responses to their core values. Now I wish I had found this website sooner. I wouldn't have emphasized on my beliefs of positive reenforcement and empowering employees so much and I would probably asked harder questions about manager turnover and why it's so high.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 4 daysinterviewed 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 Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Steak n Shake in March 2011.

    Interview Details

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

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Food Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at Steak n Shake in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    Turned in application in person, recieved call to come in for interview. Wore khakis and nice t-shirt. Asked a few questions about availability, why I would like to work at Steak N' Shake and if they thought I could handle the job. I did not have any other work experience at the time (I was 16)

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    • I do not beleive there was any outlandish questions, I think they were more evaluating my ability to communicate, smile, and show up to the interview dresses appropriately.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lewis Center, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lewis Center, OH
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Steak n Shake in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    Applied and hired as a busser within a Couple weeks. The interview was super laid back; real casual. It was my first job.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing too wild. Be sure to know how to talk about yourself and what your reason is for wanting the job.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orlando, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orlando, FL
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Steak n Shake in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    Basic Questions for a young person. Alot of minors and first time jobs.

    Interview Questions
    • You will just be asked what the most important part of hospitality is to you. what does it mean to you? be ready to answer that with focus on the guest.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Our ride or the highway.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Waitress Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Leesburg, FL
    Anonymous Employee in Leesburg, FL
    Application Details

    The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Steak n Shake in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    I applied online through snagajob and received a call a couple of days later for scheduling an interview. I went in about 7 minutes early, had to wait a couple of minutes because of an interview with another woman. Halfway through the interview the phone rang and no one would answer it, so the woman interviewing me had to leave to answer it, which took about 15 minutes.
    Some of the questions asked were regarding work experience I had put on my application and what my responsibilities were. If I was planning to go to college, what my career goal was, and if I was planning to go to college in the area. They asked me why they should hire me and why I chose Steak N Shake.
    There were quite a few interruptions and she seemed distracted and didn't work towards making the interview feel comfortable.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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 Current Manager in Chicago, IL

Pros: “They promote from within, and you can get up to management quickly due to their high turnover. The pay is just enough to keep you there.” Full Review

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