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Steak n Shake Reviews

Updated Jul 30, 2014
Steak n Shake – “Classic!”

Steak n Shake – “Classic!”
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.3 298 reviews

22% Approve of the CEO

Steak n Shake Chairman and CEO Sardar Biglari

Sardar Biglari

(179 ratings)

26% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • great career starter, lots of room to move up, and work around a flexible schedule (in 20 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 22 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)

More Highlights
298 Employee Reviews
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    I love it.

    Cashier/Server (Current Employee) Biloxi, MS

    ProsVery 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

    ConsWith 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I love Steak n Shake...

    Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsThe Crew and the customers... very family oriented

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't allow employees to treat each other rudely.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Grill Cook

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsEasy,fast,job, location, good co workers

    Conslow pay, need advancements, need a raise

    Advice to Senior Managementupgrade your pay from 7.25 for grill cook

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    Great atmosphere, flexible hours, perfect first job.

    Server (Current Employee) Woodhaven, MI

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great first job for teenagers

    Server (Former Employee) Fort Wayne, IN

    Pros$$$, flexible schedule, coworkers, food

    ConsUniform, A lot of extra little jobs

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Experience

    Restaurant Manager (Current Employee) Tampa, FL

    ProsFull 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!

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great advancement opportunity and a decently run company

    Service Trainer (Current Employee) Columbus, OH

    ProsEasy to advance to management.
    In the right stores you can make big bonuses and get strong recognition.
    Keeping your current stuff is important, turnover is relatively low compared to most places.
    Most employees have a strong relationship within the store.
    Management and employees work together well.
    Managers ACTUALLY work!
    They are VERY understanding when it comes to time off and medical issues.

    ConsSometimes you can be really slow and not make much money as a server at all.
    Certain managers that transfer can create problems when they try to change things.
    If you suck at what you do you get black booked instead of helped.
    On drive thru you truly don't make enough.
    Sometimes as a manager you work ungodly hours and make not nearly enough.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOffer Managers bigger salaries and keep the incentives you have for your employees. They have become great with the point system and bonus system for regular employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fast-paced and exact

    Food Preparation Worker (Former Employee)

    ProsValuable experience working in a team.
    Detail oriented

    ConsStress-filled environment
    Some workers cynical about others work ethics

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    New to the company. The management training program is excellent.

    Manager (Current Employee) Indianapolis, IN

    ProsThe environment everyday is positive and there is always something to do.

    ConsWhen understaffed it is very rough.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure to be aware of what is going on in every store.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company, great food. lack of concern for employees, low pay

    Grill Cook (Current Employee) Clearwater, FL

    ProsEasy food to cook, easy job that is it.

    Conspart time hours only, not enough pay for the hours.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn about the area you work in and care concern when needed for employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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