Bob Evans

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Bob Evans Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    after 17 years of dedicated work in Westlake Ohio I decided to quit.

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    Former Employee - Kitchen Prep in Westlake, OH
    Former Employee - Kitchen Prep in Westlake, OH

    I worked at Bob Evans part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    good company at beginning, horrible in the end.

    Cons

    Management do not care anymore about loyal and good workers.They treat everyone like crap. Constant negativ comments from General manager. I lost my medical insurance,my full time hours, my paid vacation, after 17 years of work for bob Evans and I am 60 years old. I wanted to work at least until 62 but I couldn't take it no more. Horrible!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Our latest general manager did not say even good morning to us, how the job is going,what problems you have. I worked with him for 3 years, he never said to you a nice word, a thank you or how you doing. Most of good and long time employee are gone. If will go like this in the future this company will collapse.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great coworkers, horrible bosses.

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    Current Employee - Hostess/Carryout in Gahanna, OH
    Current Employee - Hostess/Carryout in Gahanna, OH

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

    Pros

    Coworkers were always nice. Average pay, but that's to be expected at a place like this.

    Cons

    My managers were very demanding and very harsh. Asked to much of you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    realize your employees have it hard to.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Server

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with. Big plus.

    Cons

    Lower pay than industry average. Sometimes little disorganized.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    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 (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
  6.  

    Great place to settle down!

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    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Amherst, NY
    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Amherst, NY

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

    Pros

    Great people at my store. Customers are generally very friendly and loyal.

    Cons

    Pay is lower than other stores in the area. Due to customers age and frequency to the restaurant (many everyday!) they usually don't tip as well as some other restaurants ive worked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training, Training Training!!!! product knowledge is key as well as hiring with a sense of urgency - something desperately needed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great regulars and employees and great training program

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    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
  8.  

    Should've listened...

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Dayton, OH

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

    Pros

    Great place to start
    Flexible schedule when you're a regular employee
    Great opportunities for growth
    Decent Benefits

    Cons

    As a manager, you were expected to do too much for the low salary you recieved. I worked 60+ a week to only get paid for about 45. Upper management kept raising prices which pissed off guests, who stop coming in, and in return , upper management yells at you for not meeting sales goals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to appreciate your employees and managers..they're the reason why ya'll make money

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    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 (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
  10.  

    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
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not bad, But getting worse.

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    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

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