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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
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

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.

Other Employee Reviews for Steak n Shake

  1. Only get this job if you are desperate

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    Former Employee - Server in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Server in Overland Park, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Food is amazing and delicious when it is made right.

    Cons

    Wont let you leave until you do your side work no matter how long it takes Managers sleeping with employees so employees get to the higher level Awful communication If you give excellent customer service, the tips will still suck most of the time and management will not notice Other employees or the host will not tell you during a busy hour that they seated someone in your section so, if you are a server, you need to watch your section During the night shift, it takes a lot longer than needed to make an order

    Advice to Management

    Dont sleep with your employees, communication needs to be so much better, actually do the schedule two weeks ahead of time instead of a day.


  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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 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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