Bob Evans

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Bob Evans Reviews in Indianapolis, IN

Updated October 18, 2014
Updated October 18, 2014
340 Reviews
2.8
340 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The few employee who actually do their job are great people (in 14 reviews)

  • They have a great training program (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • long hours, work every weekend, poor benefits (in 16 reviews)

  • Depends on upper management and store employees: could be a horrible experience or could be a great one (in 15 reviews)

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  1.  

    I love working there. I have grown with the company a lot since I have been there

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant General Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Assistant General Manager in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Bob Evans full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great opportunity to grow.. Business hours are good...

    Cons

    I do not have a lot of family time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great regulars and employees and great training program

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Columbus, IN
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Columbus, IN

    I have been working at Bob Evans full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The regulars that you become family and so do some of you employees. That I really like.

    Cons

    time off policies and inflexibility for family functions. Bob Evans says it is a family oriented company but is open on Thanksgiving and doesn't have the flexibility for time off for family. especially managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everyone get on the same page. Too many chiefs not enough Indians. Change Time off policies for managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - General Manager in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Bob Evans full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great support from corporate folks; Marketing does good job with new menu and promotions to help build sales;

    Cons

    Long working hours; Need more flexibility for managers to run restaurants; more advancing opportunities for general managers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Not bad, depends on who is managing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Server in Noblesville, IN
    Current Employee - Server in Noblesville, IN

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

    Pros

    - Some great managers
    - easy money

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    I enjoy going to work every day I'm scheduled.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Server in Columbus, IN
    Current Employee - Server in Columbus, IN

    I have been working at Bob Evans

    Pros

    I work with a great group of people in all positions of the restaurant. Communication is good. My co-workers will help out if schedule times/days need to change due to outside activities. Management has been very accomidating & fair about my school'class schedule.

    Cons

    There's a good number of people who complain about silly, petty things, but you'll get that anywheere you work. Some lack of communication between the servers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve communication. ask people if they are aware of things or changes that have occurred.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Can you be perfect?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Bob Evans

    Pros

    Good benefits (if you can get them, good luck employees)
    Good training program
    Most employees and managers are great people

    Cons

    -You have to discipline servers if they can't sell extras in a poor economy
    -Lots of pressure on GM's to be perfect, as in " Yeah you have the highest profit percentage and lowest costs percentages in the area, but you suck because you can't sell lots of desserts or small OJ's" or "Bob can get a 22.5% BAD percentage, why' can't you?" BAD=Beverages, Appetizers, Desserts.
    -GM's make decent money but are usually miserable because they always feel like they are on the verge of being fired.
    -Upper management generally old-school, whereas they think their employees are lazy idiots when they are not.
    -Your manager wants you to micromanage and delegate at the same time.
    -Corporate constantly trying to get rid of employees with full benefits to reduce costs.
    -Generally stressful and threatening environment
    -It's hard to find high quality employees when the company only wants to pay minimum wage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Understand that minimum wage makes people very clear about the fact that you don't care about them, and they will continue to look for better work.
    -Stop looking at full-time benefits as a cost, and instead as an investment.
    -Stop trying to take away benefits if you don't want to give them out.
    -Stop expecting your people to be perfect if you don't want to give them the tools to do that.
    -Realize that this bad economy will soon get better, and your best people will leave as soon as they can if you can't give them genuine respect.
    -You need to respect everyone that you see fit to hire, not just the ones that can be absolutly perfect.
    -Assess General Managers by multiple metrics...look at the whole picture, not just how many OJs are sold or only Food Cost or only how high/low sales are versus last year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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