Bob Evans

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Bob Evans Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
357 Reviews
2.8
357 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.  

    Hostess Carryout Specialist

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    Current Employee - Hostess in Jamestown, NY
    Current Employee - Hostess in Jamestown, NY

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

    Pros

    I believe that Bob Evans serves their guests well. It's good first time experience for working with customer service.

    Cons

    Individual locations struggle with being professional.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Bob Evans is a hard working, wholesome company based on solid values.

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    Current Employee - Assistant General Manager in North Olmsted, OH
    Current Employee - Assistant General Manager in North Olmsted, OH

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

    Pros

    Standards are high and the restaurants are very clean. There is a strong tradition of promoting from within. Benefits are good, tenure is rewarded and management is organized and fair minded.

    Cons

    In some cases hard work and dedication are not rewarded in promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a lot of talent in your restaurant management staff that goes unrecognized. You are not making best use of your resources on staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    My experience at Bob Evans was a very good experience.

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    Former Employee - Busser/Dish Washer in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Busser/Dish Washer in Louisville, KY

    I worked at Bob Evans full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    My best reason for working there was everyone were friendly. The pay was good. The food there was awesome to eat.

    Cons

    Working with some employees with attitudes. Cleaning other people's area all the time. When management changed people changed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure everyone do what they need to before they leave they shift because that make others late on they duties they have.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    I was a waitress for about three months, waiting tables, working the carry out, and answering telephones.

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    Former Employee - Waitress in Westminster, MD
    Former Employee - Waitress in Westminster, MD

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

    Pros

    The experience and the money

    Cons

    the lack of team work and no breaks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make a better system for people to cover shifts and management help work with you

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Decent part time job

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    Current Employee - Server in Audubon, PA
    Current Employee - Server in Audubon, PA

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

    Pros

    Inconstancy can make you money. Short hours work with vacations and request for time off. If you have little experience as a server you can get hired and make some decent money. Bob Evans is a great summer or part time job. You cannot raise a family on the money you make as an hourly employee.

    Cons

    They have very few full time positions because they have to provide benefits. Many co workers are in experienced and you have to pick up their slack.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should be more thorough with who they hire. Make sure people have experience or train them properly.

    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Liked Being a GM

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    Former Employee - General Manager
    Former Employee - General Manager

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

    Pros

    Management Teams
    Consistent Scheduling
    Ability to learn a lot of transferable skills

    Cons

    Hard to receive a good bonus'
    Compensation/Bonuses
    Too much focus on Guest Loyalty Scores/Small Sample

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not a bad company to get started in. I learned a lot of great things I can now apply in other places.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people 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
  9.  

    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 a 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
  10.  

    Server

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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

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