Bob Evans Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
326 Reviews
2.7
326 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The few employee who actually do their job are great people (in 13 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 company to work for

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    • 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
  2.  

    Horrible management and schedules

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Grill Cook in Deltona, FL
    Current Employee - Grill Cook in Deltona, FL

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

    Pros

    Basically make your own hours because they make such horrible schedules you can come in early and leave late or come in late and leave at your out time.

    Cons

    Terrible pay, no raises after your first, change schedules constantly with out letting anyone know, work you to the bone for hardly anything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get new managers

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

    Management is horrible

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Grill Cook in Richmond, KY
    Former Employee - Grill Cook in Richmond, KY

    I worked at Bob Evans full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible ,you can always count on the inconsistencies of management.

    Cons

    They are a greedy company that only cares about profit

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give your good employees better hours and take care of the people that take care of you. Staff better and stop worrying about labor.Happy employees means better food and happier customers and less problems

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good starting or part time job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Grill Cook
    Current Employee - Grill Cook

    I have been working at Bob Evans full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling is a plus. You get a weekly paycheck. You get to meet a lot of interesting people with different backgrounds.

    Cons

    Almost no benefits or any room for advancement. Management is too demanding on some employees than they are on others. Pay is low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    It's a good position for a high schooler.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Hostess in Westerville, OH
    Former Employee - Hostess in Westerville, OH

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

    Pros

    Flexible, fairly good starting pay, good atmosphere.

    Cons

    Hard work, they don't really listen to employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees more often.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Decent entry level job.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Dishwasher, Host in Saginaw, MI
    Former Employee - Dishwasher, Host in Saginaw, MI

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

    Pros

    Flexible, friendly staff, well organized business structure. Offer medical and retirement plans to all employees. Steady business.

    Cons

    Poor communication between management and staff, lack of advancement opportunities, NO reward or recognition for hard work. Worked there for 2 years without a single raise or advancement opportunity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize and reward those who do their jobs well or else nobody will want to work there.

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

    a great place to work

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

    I have been working at Bob Evans part-time (more than an 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
  9.  

    great training but no great company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bob Evans

    Pros

    management training is excellent and thorough

    Cons

    overworked, confusing/changing directives. the unproffessional culture was not to my liking

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    great experience for further employment

  10.  

    Good for part time job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Waitress in Upper Sandusky, OH
    Former Employee - Waitress in Upper Sandusky, OH

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

    Pros

    Nice clean place to work, very busy, decent tips

    Cons

    busy , high turn over in help and management is not very structured. On you feet all day, low pay if not a good night for tips. Cant live on wages if you don't have another job, no benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay help minimum wage plus tips

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    It's alright

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Host/Server in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Host/Server in Akron, OH

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

    Pros

    The starting pay is fine and the job isnt too difficult, it just depends on how busy the restaurant is and if the servers work with you.

    Cons

    The managers are very unhelpful until you learn how they tick and then you can manipulate them to get their interests to match yours. I know if sounds bad but they have been there longer and are very set in you bending to them. The train for the menu is poor so a lot of times you dont know the items for awhile. The hours are't really there in the summer but if you can work during the day in the school year you get some more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be so hectic, calm down and take a step back

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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