Bob Evans
2.8 of 5 287 reviews
www.bobevans.com Columbus, OH 5000+ Employees

Bob Evans Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2014

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51% Approve of the CEO

Bob Evans Chairman and CEO Steve Davis

Steve Davis

(147 ratings)

41% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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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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    I had a very hard time getting the managers to keep their word about moving up and getting more hours

    Hostess (Current Employee)
    Dayton, OH

    Pros. It was fun too. I liked talking to the clientele.the staff was pretty close

    Consunreliable working hours. They would also cut me as soon as the numbers went down

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good job while in college.

    Grill Line Operator (Former Employee)

    ProsGood job if you are in college.
    Flexible hours

    ConsPay
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    No recognition for hard work.

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    stressful

    Grill Cook (Current Employee)
    Westerville, OH

    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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    nice place to work

    Prep Cook (Current Employee)
    Coldwater, MI

    Prosfreindly people, learned alot oabout food safety and properly making delicous meals

    Consmangement was not good but have been replaced

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep up on training

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good first time job

    Hostess (Former Employee)
    Marysville, OH

    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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    horrible job

    Grill Cook (Current Employee)
    Mentor, OH

    Proswe get 50% off on days we work and 20% off on our days off

    Conshighly stressful job horrible pay and horrible coworkers people are always quitting or just not showing up no actual schedule we have to show up on time but we never know when we are actually going to get to go home i can't plan to do things after work because i don't know what time i get off we do not get paid more for working holidays training was horrible they rush you through it and expect you to know how to make everything

    Advice to Senior Managementif you want employees to show up and stay at bob evans they should be making enough money to be able to afford a 1 bedroom apartment car insurance and internet seeing as if we don't have internet we have to go into work to find the paper schedule that gets printed out and can change without a phone call to the employee

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood company to work for. They are willing to help with working around things

    ConsUnder staff sometimes so its hard to run a smooth shift. Wish we have more labor to work with

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    Horrible, the only good thing they have is their training program, very effective.

    Assistant Manager (Current Employee)
    Pittsburgh, PA

    ProsFree food, as much as you want

    ConsMicro managed, no one cares, stagnate work place, bad insurance

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay employees for what they do, overtime, and keep your crappy unattainable bonuses. It's a sad establishment as a whole.

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

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    it was awful

    Kitchen Prep (Former Employee)
    Melbourne, FL

    Prossome of the managers were very helpful

    Conssome of the managers need more training in food safety

    Advice to Senior Managementsend managers to refresher classes on food safety and the dangers of food born illnesses
    and when to toss out expired food

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    The staff was very unorganized for the amount of business that was done there.

    Grill Cook (Former Employee)
    Alliance, OH

    ProsI am an experienced cook, they recognized it, and paid me a fair wage for the stress.

    ConsComplete disorder during times of real business. They hired some oddballs up there, to fill in gaps in the schedule due to other peoples incompetence, and that led to a greater overall struggle, but, hey, I guess everybody's a little odd, and nobody is perfect.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLeave your personal life at the entryway, please.

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

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