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You're better off collecting unemployment

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Former Employee - Server in Port Charlotte, FL
Former Employee - Server in Port Charlotte, FL

I worked at Steak n Shake part-time (Less than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Most of your customers are nice.

Cons

The management is the absolute worst on this planet. Unbelievably unprofessional and disorganized. They will yell at you over nothing, call you names, and talk down to you.
Workers do drugs on the clock in the freezer. So much is expected out of you in such an awful environment. Tips do not correlate with how hard you work, considering the food is dirt cheap.

You end up taking on more jobs than your own. I had been told to do hostessing for a few hours during some shifts and dish washing other times. Those are both different and specific jobs. I'm still getting paid waitress wage (4.77) to do minimum wage (7.79) work!

Advice to Management

Mandate drug tests for employees and managers and get rid of some of the cracked out workers! Create better working conditions.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Steak n Shake

    Pros

    Can grow into management from all levels

    Cons

    work a lot of hours typical of restaurant business

    Advice to Management

    staff up management

  2. 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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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