Steak n Shake Reviews

Updated March 17, 2015
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  1. 2 people found this helpful

    Server: Pros and Cons

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    Current Employee - Food Server in Portage, IN
    Current Employee - Food Server in Portage, IN

    I have been working at Steak n Shake

    Pros

    You leave with money in your pocket everyday and you don't have to split them with no one

    Cons

    Management is poor, the stress level is always above what it should be, you rely mainly on tips to pay bills

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. A great place to work and so fun

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    Current Employee - Server in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Server in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    Awesome people to be around. I love all of my regular customers. The pay is good and so are the benefits. They work with me on my hours and I'm glad to work here

    Cons

    No cons for me I love my job here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Easy going company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Steak n Shake

    Pros

    Laid back work environment, work-life balance

    Cons

    Lack of Communication, short deadlines

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  5. It's a paycheck

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    Current Employee - Server in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Server in Naperville, IL

    I have been working at Steak n Shake

    Pros

    Nice customers, pretty good Co workers, a lot of hours if your willing to sacrifice your personal life.

    Cons

    Management is never on the same page, promotions to people that don't deserve it.,?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get on the same thing age with other managers and employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. horrible.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lees Summit, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lees Summit, MO

    I have been working at Steak n Shake

    Pros

    open 24 hours- more shifts to cover

    Cons

    working for a cooperate company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to have better attitudes

    Doesn't Recommend
  7. Server

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    Current Employee - Server
    Current Employee - Server

    I have been working at Steak n Shake

    Pros

    Amazing money. Flexible hours. Big sections. Ability to customize your customers experience....You do not have to recite long annoying introductions. Quick table turnover. Ability to move up in the company....quickly. Extreme multitasking.

    Cons

    Takes over your life. Most stressful serving job ever. LARGE employee and manager turnover. Sidework can take forever. Shift usually lasts longer than scheduled. This place never closes...even for weather emergencies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect your good employees more.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 4 people found this helpful

    Worked for this company several times over 20 years, wont be going back.

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - General Manager in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Steak n Shake

    Pros

    The pros are all for the quests and shareholders. They have expanded the menu and the prices are lower now than ten years ago. Top line sales are way up, but whats bought down to the bottom line is on the decline.

    Cons

    How do you hold the line on pricing for ten years and stay a-float? Easy! You work the management and crews to death, you cut all the hourlys down to part-time and take away their benefits, and slash your maintenance repair budgets and let your units fall into a dirty state of dis-repair. Its sad to see the decline of their once clean and efficient units. But oh well as my DM told me" you don't have to be clean or perfectly maintained to sell a burger". Its that type of culture that led to my resignation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of using your mission statement as a decorative wall hanging actually strive to achieve its goals. It really says it all.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. Fun environment but fast food is unbearable.

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    Former Employee - Drive Thru Cashier in Valdosta, GA
    Former Employee - Drive Thru Cashier in Valdosta, GA

    I worked at Steak n Shake

    Pros

    The freedom in scheduling was clutch.

    Cons

    Working in fast food is as bad as it sounds.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 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
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Good first job for teens.

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    Former Employee - Food Service Worker in Kennesaw, GA
    Former Employee - Food Service Worker in Kennesaw, GA

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

    Pros

    To be honest there aren't many pros to working here, unless you have great coworkers which I was fortunate to have.

    Cons

    Benefits are for full time employees only, and good luck with getting 40 hours a week unless you are a manager on salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My managers were amazing,but they quit because the pay and benefits weren't great.

    Doesn't Recommend

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