Bob Evans
2.9 of 5 258 reviews
www.bobevans.com Columbus, OH 5000+ Employees

Bob Evans Reviews in Columbus, OH

Updated Mar 23, 2014

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75% Approve of the CEO

Bob Evans Chairman and CEO Steve Davis

Steve Davis

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67% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Service Desk Representative (Current Employee)
Columbus, OH

I have been working at Bob Evans full-time for more than a year

ProsThis was a good company to learn and acquire skills from. It constantly a challenging environment and you have the opportunity to grow.

ConsCommunication throughout the company was lacking. From my understanding, the pay is below industry standard for corporate positions. There is a lack of trust in leadership.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good first time job

Hostess (Former Employee)
Marysville, OH

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

Proslots of experience, career advancement available

Conslong hours, work every weekend, poor benefits

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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stressful

Grill Cook (Current Employee)
Westerville, OH

I have been working at Bob Evans part-time for more than a year

ProsYou make a lot of good friends there based on your personality and how you relate with others. it builds character and teaches you about how well you do under pressure. you get to work with others and build confidence.

Consthe managers don't care about you or your personal life, you are scheduled massive hours and when you try to cut back they give you crap. If you're applying to be a cook, don't. you will have no life and if you don't do well under pressure this isn't a job for you. The pay is okay, when you start off they claim to give you a raise every 3 months but that isn't always true.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't treat the workers like they don't contribute to the store, without them you wouldn't have a store. Let them know they are appreciated.

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Server (Current Employee)
Newark, OH

I have been working at Bob Evans part-time for more than 5 years

ProsEverything ! workmates customers the job itself

ConsThe uniforms are boring and ugly

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what your doing!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Company culture changing and not for the better

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Columbus, OH

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

ProsGreat benefits and discounts
fun fund raising activities

Conschanging company culture-more focused on $$
outdated software & business processes

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Hard Work, Under Appreciated $$

Assistant General Manager (Current Employee)
Columbus, OH

I have been working at Bob Evans full-time for more than a year

Proseasy to get a management job
working with people

Conslong hours
low pay compared to other restaurants
impossible bonus structure
little schedule flexibility

Advice to Senior ManagementUse some sense when making budgets, If a restaurant, in a saturated mature market, does well one year and actually makes somewhat of a bonus do not punish their achievement by thinking a great year can be improved upon by the same percentage gain as the spectacular in the current year. more realistic goals

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Night shift was enjoyable, mornings are chaotic.

Waiter (Former Employee)
Gahanna, OH

I worked at Bob Evans part-time for less than a year

ProsAmazing group of regular customers

ConsManagement never knew how to staff the right amount of employees

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Pretty decent.

Server (Current Employee)
Columbus, OH

I have been working at Bob Evans part-time for more than 3 years

ProsIf you work at one, you can work at any. Easy to transfer.

ConsPoor management in most places.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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would rather work anywhere else

Kitchen Prep (Former Employee)
Columbus, OH

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

Prosflexible schedule, middle management tends to be friendly. staff most often give their all

Consno team work, or team to work with. no communication. low pay for expected output. upper management seems to care about employees least of all

Advice to Senior Managementcut upper management pay. hire more employees. pay your employees more. take a look at how finer dining restaurants balance employee pay with profit

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Too lean

Analyst (Current Employee)
Columbus, OH

I have been working at Bob Evans full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThe company is looking on strong growth opportunities and there is a lot of room for career advancement.

ConsToo lean for the amount of growth and change experienced for the last couple years. Many departments are vastly understaffed, and in my experience, employees are not compensated for the level of responsibility and amount of change they face on a daily basis. Work/Life balance is literally a joke between employees. In addition, a high percentage of company employees have been with the company for 15+ years and put in just enough effort to get by because they know the will not lose their job.

Advice to Senior ManagementPay for employees who will get the job done right the first time.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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