Steak n Shake

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Steak n Shake Reviews

Updated January 31, 2015
Updated January 31, 2015
366 Reviews
2.4
366 Reviews
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Steak n Shake Chairman and CEO Sardar Biglari
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210 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great co-workers, flexible schedule, nicely renovated offices (in 22 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Managers work long hours and are more likely than not working more hours than they will be paid (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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Server

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Steak n Shake

    Pros

    Nice management nice coworkers easy

    Cons

    Not enough money location of buissness

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing I like my managment team

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Disorganized & stressful, abusive coworkers&management does very little to accomodate schedule changes.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tallahassee, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tallahassee, FL

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

    Pros

    Discounted meals. That's about it.

    Cons

    Often forced to skip break (minor), abusive coworkers, doesn't accommodate schedule changes, no training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train better and get rid of coworkers deemed abusive! If you had customers leave due to the way that an associate spoke, THAT should tell you something!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible. Just terrible. Stay away.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Steak n Shake

    Pros

    none besides knowing not to ever eat there

    Cons

    too many to think or even begin to write

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire everyone. Again.

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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Management

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    Current Employee - District Manager in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - District Manager in Memphis, TN

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

    Pros

    Good salary with industry standard benefits

    Cons

    Hands on leadership styles are best and casual dinning managers have difficulty adjusting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be prepared to work hard

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    I love it.

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    Current Employee - Cashier/Server in Biloxi, MS
    Current Employee - Cashier/Server in Biloxi, MS

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

    Pros

    Very flexible schedule, close to home, paying for school, meeting new people, fair manager, customers are nice and friendly. Never a dull moment, Love the people I work with

    Cons

    With it being a new store the tips aren't that great right now, but im sure they will pick up soon. Sometimes we get the occasional drunk due to being in the Casino.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    I love Steak n Shake...

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Steak n Shake as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The Crew and the customers... very family oriented

    Cons

    Server attitudes; too much drama sometimes... all about the tips... not about the service... too busy fixing their hair... on the phone.. texting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't allow employees to treat each other rudely.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Grill Cook

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Steak n Shake

    Pros

    Easy,fast,job, location, good co workers

    Cons

    low pay, need advancements, need a raise

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    upgrade your pay from 7.25 for grill cook

  9.  

    Great atmosphere, flexible hours, perfect first job.

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    Current Employee - Server in Woodhaven, MI
    Current Employee - Server in Woodhaven, MI

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for, positive environment, proper training.
    Hours flexible around school scheudle.
    Open 24 hours
    Great opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Majority of income depends on tips. Pay could be very inconsistant from month to month. Menu and job procedures change frequently.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great first job for teenagers

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    Former Employee - Server in Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Employee - Server in Fort Wayne, IN

    I worked at Steak n Shake full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    $$$, flexible schedule, coworkers, food

    Cons

    Uniform, A lot of extra little jobs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Experience

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    Current Employee - Restaurant Manager in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Restaurant Manager in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Steak n Shake

    Pros

    Full benefits on day 1. I got the salary I asked for. I have a 5 day work week and If I pick up any extra shifts I get paid for those days on top of my salary. Bonus is easily achievable. Im very pleased to be working there!

    Cons

    Insurance is ok but could be better. I have great hourly employees who have poor benefits and absolutely no raises in pay regardless of tenure.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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