Steak n Shake
2.3 of 5 258 reviews
www.steaknshake.com Indianapolis, IN 5000+ Employees

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Easy to get hired, but basically fast-food sit-down

Sever (Former Employee)
Columbus, OH

I worked at Steak n Shake part-time for less than a year

ProsIt's easy to get hired at the erstwhile Steak 'n Shake, but that being the case, some of your coworkers will be typical fast-food types. Most were cool, some were idiots.

ConsThe pay is low for what you do. Low prices (all those meals under $4) mean that often a table of four only yields $4-5 in tip, far below what would be offered at a more prestigious establishment.

Advice to Senior ManagementRaise prices and quality of food, Steak 'n Shake is a classic American brand and should be treated as such, instead of the Waffle House competitor is has become.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Horrible

Manager (Current Employee)
Saint Louis, MO

I have been working at Steak n Shake full-time for more than a year


Pros: The best thing about working for Steak n Shake are… Cons: Staff is overworked. Servers are expected to do the job of server, host, cashier, busser and food runner. … Advice to Senior Management: Push for an employee to cover each station instead of… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Select the Best, Pay them Minimally!

Steak N Shake (Former Employee)
Frankfort, IL

I worked at Steak n Shake full-time for more than 3 years


Pros: Fast-Paced work environment Hard work is noticed if you have decent upper management Free meals up to $12 per day pre-tax Decent Benefits Opportunity for moving up - company… Cons: Very Low pay considering the work/hours/responsibilities Minimal opportunity for pay raises unless you are promoted (even for very high performing managers) Extremely high associate turnover rate from… Advice to Senior Management: Stop demanding more and more while giving less and less! Forget your bottom line and maybe you'll see an increase in your stores' performance, and… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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