Steak n Shake Reviews

Updated September 2, 2015
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Pros
  • It was a good first job: flexible schedule and mostly great co-workers (in 22 reviews)

  • Flexible schedule, nice employees, discounted food when on the clock, make good tips (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Long long hours No personal life what so ever (in 25 reviews)

  • The back of the house staff works very hard for not much more than minimum wage, the hourly workers max out at 9 (in 19 reviews)

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  1. They could be better

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They have very flexible schedules, they always try to accommodate your needs.

    Cons

    They don't take care of their own as well as they should.


  2. It's OK for what it is.

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    Current Employee - Production Associate in Carbondale, IL
    Current Employee - Production Associate in Carbondale, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Steak n Shake full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I enjoy most of my co-workers and SOME of the management team. The work is fast paced, but relaxed and usually fun at the same time. Really this depends on which shift you are working. Pay is tied to experience and work but you can max out pretty quickly. The food is good.

    Cons

    Restaurant regularly gets bad marks from health inspectors, terrible understaffing and inconsistent training practices. If you work late nights be advised this job can be dangerous and you are subject to violence from guests and sometimes co-workers. Is it worth it? That's up to you.

    Advice to Management

    Get a grip! Start enforcing policies and stop playing favorites with your smoke and F@&% buddies.


  3. Stressful

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    Current Employee - Server in Rosemont, IL
    Current Employee - Server in Rosemont, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Steak n Shake part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The best thing about it, is working and going home with cash in hand instead of waiting for the paycheck to go through.

    Cons

    The absolutely worst thing about working is that we are always understaffed and not just that only. We don't leave on time.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people


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  5. Steak n shake management

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    Former Employee - Manager in South Bend, IN
    Former Employee - Manager in South Bend, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay! Good hours it was a great place to work

    Cons

    No vacation time which sucked


  6. Great experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    Plenty of room to grow

    Cons

    Internal promotions lead to minimal salaries

    Advice to Management

    Continue to encourage growth


  7. Ugh.

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    Current Employee - Waiter in Coppell, TX
    Current Employee - Waiter in Coppell, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Steak n Shake part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The only real pro of working here is the money and the food. I guess it can be fun at times too. Stress and a lot of incompetent co-workers (may not apply).

    Cons

    Stress and a lot of incompetent co-workers (may not apply). The only real pro of working here is the money and the food. I guess it can be fun at times too.

    Advice to Management

    Be more selective on the people you hire. Stress and a lot of incompetent co-workers (may not apply).


  8. Good for a high school job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oviedo, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oviedo, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    It was my first job so I was earning my own money.

    Cons

    Dirty work place, dirty management, no one helped when first started.

    Advice to Management

    Clean! And hire better employees


  9. Oh that Bow tie

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    Current Employee - Service Trainer in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Service Trainer in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Steak n Shake (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Being open 24 hours means you can pretty much work whenever is convenient for you. As a server the fast pace of turning tables helps to make good money.

    Cons

    It no longer closes on Thanksgiving and Christmas since the CEO there is now took over. Turnover is awful. Employees are not appreciated or valued. It's all about big bucks for the top dogs.

    Advice to Management

    If there was a legitimate management staff that actually lasted in the stores, I would say to learn how to communicate properly with employees. Also be sure to make rules and what is considered acceptance behavior right from the beginning.


  10. Steak n Shizz

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    Former Employee - Production Associate in Centerville, OH
    Former Employee - Production Associate in Centerville, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Steak n Shake part-time

    Pros

    (1) Several coworkers were friendly and upbeat. (2) This is a great job for people that are still in high school or college. The managers were flexible when it came to scheduling. Although, don't ever expect to leave directly after your scheduled shift ends. (3) There is a 40% employee discount . (4) At this store, the production area is sanitary and cleaned regularly. (5) Fast-paced

    Cons

    (1) It's not uncommon to leave anywhere from 0.5 hours to 1.5 hours after your scheduled shift is supposed to end. You will never leave on time. (2) The wages paid are extremely low for all the duties SNS expects employees to perform. Production staff should be paid at least between $10.00 to $12.00 a hour when they start the job. (3) The store was usually understaffed. (4) There is potential for injury. A coworker spilled chili that was approximately 200 degrees Fahrenheit on their arm -- they are permanently scarred for life. This was mainly due to the poorly planned layout of the production area.

    Advice to Management

    I don't have time in my schedule to be leaving a hour after my shift is supposed to end. Expecting employees to stay after their scheduled shift is over shows that you do not respect your employees' time. The wages you pay your employees are insultingly low for the duties you expect them to perform.


  11. Fast food

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Quality taste cleanliness variety speed are the fine attributes of this corporation.

    Cons

    Busy tipped wages constant standing are likely unchangeable

    Advice to Management

    Correction of changeable factors. Introduce dietary menus with greater nutrition.



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