Bob Evans Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
312 Reviews

2.6
312 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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

  • You work with a lot of great people who really care about the place and its foundation (in 11 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 14 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great people and managers

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    Former Employee - Server  in  Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Server in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    Everyone works as a team, food is decent but could be better, menu is sometimes too complicated. Breakfast and Lunch are great, dinner is kinda slow.

    Cons

    Sometimes the customers aren't the nicest. Some of the managers are lazy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop cheapening the place by promoting so many cheap upsells and family meals. Why would anyone come eat if they can get a $20 takeout meal for 4? And the packaging for it probably costs nearly $5 so you are losing money.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    It was a great experience

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    Former Employee - Waitress  in  Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Waitress in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    Great Staff and environment all the time

    Cons

    A lot of people but it was great interaction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wonderful

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great

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    Former Employee - Hostess  in  Mount Vernon, IL
    Former Employee - Hostess in Mount Vernon, IL

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

    Pros

    worked with great people, had some great customers, was easy and made alright money

    Cons

    didn't get enough hours, to far away from where i lived, and would have liked to be full time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    First management opportunity,grew with the company. Gained a lot of knowledge about restaurant operations

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    Former Employee - Assistant General Manager  in  Pigeon Forge, TN
    Former Employee - Assistant General Manager in Pigeon Forge, TN

    I worked at Bob Evans full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great benefits and hours, friendly environment

    Cons

    Learning the menu ticket markings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to listen to employees questions and when someone is willing to learn take the time to help them

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    a great place to work

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    Current Employee - Server  in  Independence, OH
    Current Employee - Server in Independence, OH

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

    Pros

    the staff is nice and the money that you make is great
    its easy to talk to the people that come in and you never really have to look to far for a great story especially among regulars

    Cons

    a little disfunctionallity but its nothing that cant be handled with a couple of words with a manager. but overall very good.
    but note that all credit tips are not paid out that day they are paid out with your paycheck

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make more of an effort to connect with the employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Bob Evans is a great opportunity for first time job seekers

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    Former Employee - Kitchen Prep/Grill Cook  in  Chambersburg, PA
    Former Employee - Kitchen Prep/Grill Cook in Chambersburg, PA

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

    Pros

    Great place to work for a high school student or college student is looking for a good part time starter job.

    Cons

    work life balance between life and work as well as, time off the company is very fair when it comes to this regard overall, not very many cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should be very helpful no matter the situation but they are not.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Bob Evans was a great company to work for!

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    Current Employee - Prep Cook  in  Mishawaka, IN
    Current Employee - Prep Cook in 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

    Cons

    I 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Server

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    Current Employee - Server  in  Newark, OH
    Current Employee - Server in Newark, OH

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

    Pros

    Everything ! workmates customers the job itself

    Cons

    The uniforms are boring and ugly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what your doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    I had a great time learning to work as a team.

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    Former Employee - Grill Cook
    Former Employee - Grill Cook

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

    Pros

    Bob Evans treats people fairly. Here you'll learn the importance of teamwork. It's a great place to build relationships. Pay is competitive. Management is supportive. Learned multi-tasking. Great culture and core values.

    Cons

    Occasionally there are stressful moments. Depending on position it can get pretty hot in there. Some days/weeks require long hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management support at Bob Evans is fantastic. Keep it up. Please continue to provide your great support systems.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Bob's has been good to me!

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    Current Employee - General Manager  in  Lexington, KY
    Current Employee - General Manager in Lexington, KY

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

    Pros

    Corporate does an outstanding job of providing all the tools necessary for all employees to succeed.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, many Managers with Bob Evans lack professionalism. Many have been promoted from with-in without any additional outside experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise the bar in your expectations of how a Manager should present themselves and conduct business.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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