Steak n Shake

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A test of will power. Great place to hone many skills.

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Current Employee - General Manager in Indianapolis, IN
Current Employee - General Manager in Indianapolis, IN

I have been working at Steak n Shake full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

A great place to grow. Many independent decisions must be made in the heat of the moment. High paced and intense environment will prepare individuals for obstacles the rest of their careers. Leadership has a vision and provides numerous tools to accomplish lofty standards. Results based bonus plan allows for competitive individuals to strive towards greatness.

Cons

High turnover in a high paced environment makes for very stressful situations often. Lofty standards, when unmet, after long periods of time can become discouraging. However, greatness is not achieved through subpar standards. These are impressive standards but there must be a deep passion to achieve these goals. This makes for a challenge to find great mangers to work through. Finally the low wages for hourly associates magnifies the turnover. A well paid grill operator a Steak N Shake is paid less than a dishwasher at other chains.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be ready to work and set high expectations for yourself. Never stop hiring!!! When it's time to go, GO! Long weeks will burn the best of the best out quick.

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    Former Employee - Service Manager in Macon, GA
    Former Employee - Service Manager in Macon, GA

    I worked at Steak n Shake full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Room to move up in business, Plenty of hours

    Cons

    family owned and operated so if not family you wont make much

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Very high standards for you but expect nothing from them!

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    Current Employee - General Manager
    Current Employee - General Manager

    I have been working at Steak n Shake full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay check- employed- airconditioned- I dunno.....free meal as long as its under $6

    Cons

    Unrealistic metfics- horrible clientel that is invited in for discounts and freebies- they raise hell until they ruin your day. Threshold for customer complaints is set too low for a low class clientel for you to get a decent bonus. Corporate is not nice by any stretch of the imagination. Do not expect to be treated with respect its just not a priority culturewise

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    Keep looking!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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