Bob Evans
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Updated Jun 30, 2014

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75% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great company to work for

    General Manager (Current Employee)
    Indianapolis, IN

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Not bad, depends on who is managing

    Server (Current Employee)
    Noblesville, IN

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

    Server (Current Employee)
    Columbus, IN

    ProsI 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.

    ConsThere'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 Senior ManagementImprove communication. ask people if they are aware of things or changes that have occurred.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Can you be perfect?

    Assistant Manager (Current Employee)
    Indianapolis, IN

    ProsGood 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 Senior Management-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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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