Bob Evans Reviews

Updated October 19, 2014
Updated October 19, 2014
322 Reviews
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322 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • worked with great people, had some great customers, was easy and made alright money (in 12 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.  

    Great regulars and employees and great training program

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    • 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
  2.  

    It was a great experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Waitress in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Waitress in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Bob Evans part-time (less than an 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.  

    okay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bob Evans

    Pros

    weekly pay, great food, everyday cash in pocket if your a server

    Cons

    computer scheduling makes it difficult to get days off , no tip out for credit tips at the end of the night, no paid vacations or holidays, open on holidays.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    show your lower level employees more appreciation like when Bob Evans was still alive. Been employed here since 2009 and I still have newer co-workers coming in making more money starting off than I do after 5 years of hard work and dedication to this company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It was cool

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Waitress in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Waitress in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Bob Evans part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It was easy to work there if you were a teen.

    Cons

    If there were no people there were no tips.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not sure if you have or not, but please upgrade the system for taking orders.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not bad, But getting worse.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bob Evans full-time

    Pros

    Good Restaurant. Fun Coworkers not much else

    Cons

    Bad management, too much on each employee.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Corporate attitudes create dissatisfied employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Server
    Current Employee - Server

    I have been working at Bob Evans part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Fast paced atmosphere, good base of regular customers, excellent employee meal discounts, thorough training for new employees.

    Cons

    Inability of mangers to create consistent, workable schedule for employees, therefore facilitating hostility between staff and management. Hard working, valuable employees are the adults whom also have family responsibilities. While the corporate attitudes may work with employees who are minors and inherently more able to be flexible, adult employees require respect and consideration of family life in order to feel job satisfaction. They also deserve that consideration, as they are likely to be the most effective employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work hard to find consistent schedules that your employees with families can stick to. Also, in general, positive reinforcement in the restaurant goes a long way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Server

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    Current Employee - Server in O'Fallon, MO
    Current Employee - Server in O'Fallon, MO

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

    Pros

    There are no pros to this job

    Cons

    Horrible hours, stubborn customers, horrible tips, horrible management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn what you are doing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 (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
  10.  

    Great

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Hostess in Mount Vernon, IL
    Former Employee - Hostess in Mount Vernon, IL

    I worked at Bob Evans part-time (less than an 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
  11.  

    Bob was an amazing employer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Server in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Server in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Bob Evans full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I enjoyed the motivational speeches and also the instructions given to complete tasks.

    Cons

    My only challenge was getting paid on time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would advise them to work on their salary payment program.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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