Bob Evans
2.9 of 5 261 reviews
www.bobevans.com Columbus, OH 5000+ Employees

Bob Evans Reviews

Updated Apr 21, 2014

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Bob Evans Chairman and CEO Steve Davis

Steve Davis

(135 ratings)

41% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "They have a great training program"
    in 12 reviews
  • "They provide good training in my experience, but as always, training is what you make of it"
    in 10 reviews
Cons:
  • "long hours, work every weekend, poor benefits"
    in 15 reviews
  • "Depends on upper management and store employees: could be a horrible experience or could be a great one"
    in 13 reviews
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The most horrid place to work, EVER!!!

Assistant General Manager (Former Employee)
Toledo, OH

I worked at Bob Evans full-time for more than 10 years

ProsDecent pay, Eat for free, Great people to work with and great guests

ConsLong Hours, They say its a family restaurant but if you have a family, your out of luck. Terrible low labor requirements means bad service for guests.

Advice to Senior ManagementShow some concern for your Store level employees. I understand this is a business and you are in business to make money, but if you cant get guests to come back because service is so terrible (only because labor needs to be sooo low) then you will be out of business very soon. If you want to grow the business you need to take care of guests. Using the new Labor Scheduler as an excuse for short staffing the restaurant is not a good business model. The idea of being a Slave to Steritch is one of the most stupid things you can do, the focus has been taken off of giving guests great food and service and put on to total fear that Steritech will come and you will fail the audit. The fact that the Steritech Audit passing grade is sooo high and we bonus off of it is another way to take away the bonus that we should get for all of the hard work we put in.

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

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Downhill Quickly

Assistant General Manager (Current Employee)
Cleveland, OH

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

ProsExtensive training. Great Benefits. Constant interaction with a guest base that rivals most companies.

ConsLow compensation for the amount of work expected. Much high level direction given without proper procedures on how to execute.

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

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Bob Evans was a great company to work for!

Prep Cook (Current Employee)
Mishawaka, IN

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

Pros- There are many different positions available
- Management is wonderful
- Pay and benefits are competitive for restaurant business
- Good company values

ConsI don't think that there are very many cons t working at Papa Vino's. You have to be able to work with people who have different personalities and there will always be someone who you clash with in that way.

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

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Understand what Restaurant you're getting into.

Assistant General Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at Bob Evans full-time

ProsThe company has good values. Pay is good the tools for success are there.

ConsMany policies and procedures are outdated, unrealistic, or inefficient.

Advice to Senior ManagementShorten the menu.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Horrible company to work for

General Manager (Former Employee)
Toledo, OH

I worked at Bob Evans full-time for more than 10 years

ProsThere are no Pros working for this company in my opinion. I can't recall any positive action that came from here

Conseverything is a con, what they do to you, what they stand for, and how they lie to you on a daily basis. I feel this is a very poor company to work for.

Advice to Senior Managementmanagement doesn't have a clue

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

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First job

Counter-carryout (Current Employee)

I have been working at Bob Evans part-time

ProsPromotion oppurtunities and get paid weekly

Consbad management, very little hours

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Not What I Expected

Assistant Manager (Former Employee)
Ypsilanti, MI

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

ProsThe training was very extensive

ConsEssentially was a filler for the hourly employees. Not much direction into actual day to day operations.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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I tried telling them.

Assistant Manager (Former Employee)
North Olmsted, OH

I worked at Bob Evans full-time for more than a year

ProsEasy job to get. Free coffee. I had a great GM and some wonderful staff.

ConsHours, pay, demands are ridiculous. No balance to life.

Advice to Senior ManagementWhen I quit in Feb 2012 I sent an email to every unit and the top brass from Kathy North on down. I never heard back. At 50 hours per week for mgmt , they work 13 MORE weeks per year than 40 hour per week employees. I recommended 45 hour work weeks and one day off on a weekend per month. Easily doable with staffing. Company doesn't care. They seem to think that their managers should just be happy they jobs. Sad.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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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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Not bad, depends on who is managing

Server (Current Employee)
Noblesville, IN

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

Pros- Some great managers
- easy money

Cons- Some awful managers
- a lot of work for little pay

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

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