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Helpful (1)

Awesome for hourly associates

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Server/Service Trainer/Manager in Columbus, OH
Former Employee - Server/Service Trainer/Manager in Columbus, OH

I worked at Steak n Shake full-time (More than 8 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Serving was fantastic. Server wage plus tips, you make much more tips than you'd expect if you're a good, fast server. Opportunity for advancement ONLY WITHIN THE RESTAURANT. Very flexible scheduling for hourly associates.

Cons

To move into corporate you have to be a general manager, even if you worked there for over 7 years with fantastic results as a server, trainer, and as a manager, and have a very qualifying college degree. Usually have to ask for promotions. 50+ hour weeks for salaried management with swing shifts required. Benefits only for full time, which is impossible to get unless you're in management. Benefits do suck.

Advice to Management

Let people who have a great reputation move up to corporate. They're more qualified than the outside hires for corporate positions and they understand the operations at the restaurant level. You don't need to be a general manager to be promoted outside the restaurant. Plain and simple. Everything went to crap when Sardar Biglari took over the company, from employee benefits to napkin quality.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Decent place to start

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server in Statesboro, GA
    Former Employee - Server in Statesboro, GA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    as a server your earning potential is uncapped.

    Cons

    Verry little room for professional growth.


  2. It was a good first job

    Former Employee - Cashier
    Former Employee - Cashier

    I worked at Steak n Shake part-time

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people were nice to talk to, because everyone was in the same boat. Discounts on food when you were off the clock.

    Cons

    The pay was low (min wage), training was rough because it was so fast paced.


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