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Bob Evans Overview

New Albany, OH
10000+ employees
1953
Company - Public (BOBE)
Restaurants, Bars & Food Services
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Bob Evans Farms, Inc. is a publicly traded restaurant and food products company. Through its Bob Evans Restaurants brand name, Bob Evans Farms, Inc. owns and operates over 500 full-service restaurants primarily in the Midwest, mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions of the United ... Read more

Mission: Bob Evans Farms' mission is to build brand loyalty by delighting guests with high-quality, delicious products, “at our place or yours,” while balancing the needs of our employees, guests and stockholders.

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  • Staying true to our founders belief in the importance of "Treating strangers like friends and friends like family." http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vI3A0

    Bob Evans employee gets surprise of a lifetime after his car was stolen

    BLUEFIELD, VA (WVVA) In the Bluefield, Virginia Bob Evans parking lot there's one less spot filled. Normally, an employee like James Strother would park his car there. But that's the problem. "I looked out the house just in time to see my vehicle going up the road," says Strother.

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    Bob Evans Brings Back Jingle, Revamps Menu

    Bob Evans Farms is bringing back its signature "Down on the farm" jingle last seen in its marketing in the mid-1990s as the beleagured restaurant chain revamps its menu and focuses on the lunch and dinner daypart to revive flagging sales.

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Bob Evans – Why Work For Us?


"At Bob Evans, we treat strangers like friends and friends like family."

Bob Evans Farms is a brand bornundefined and raised on the promise of farm-fresh goodness. For more than 60 years, we’ve been providing farm-fresh foods to our restaurant guests and grocery customers.

Today, Bob Evans Farms owns and operates more than 500 full-service Bob Evans restaurants in 18 states, primarily in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions of the United States,
featuring a wide variety of menu items for both on and off-premise dining. Through our BEF Foods segment, we are also a leading producer and distributor of sausage and bacon products, as well as complementary refrigerated and frozen convenience foods, selling under the Bob Evans, Owens and the Country Creek brand names.

Our success is built on the basics: high-quality food and heartfelt hospitality. In the words of our founder, “Quality is remembered long after price is forgotten.” This foundation, along with our product development and consumer research, is at the heart of our continued growth. Join us as we invite families to share a meal with us at our place or theirs.

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a rewarding career with you!

Our founder Bob Evans often said, “Everybody is somebody at Bob Evans.” Our team could not have learned from a better farmer, neighbor, or visionary. When you join the Bob Evans Farms family, you’re
joining 30,000 employees who embody the values of
hard work, honesty, and teamwork.

There’s a re-awakening that’s taking place at Bob Evans Farms, and we know that people make it all happen. Be it in one of our restaurants, at corporate headquarters, or in a production plant, you’ll have an opportunity to grow with the BEST. Join us as we revolutionize what should be the happiest time of the day – mealtime!


Bob Evans Farms has a culture of values.

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Bob Evans Farms is made up of passionate, dedicated, talented people; some who spend their entire careers with us and others who are here for a season. People are the cornerstone of our business, and we strive to create a positive, stimulating, and rewarding work experience. Our heritage is strong so we value tradition, but we also welcome innovation. Like family, we listen to each other to make our business better, and we hold ourselves and each other accountable for continued success.

Most importantly, Bob Evans Farms is a place where the spirits of collaboration, transparency and service thrive. Our values are perfectly symbolic of everything we stand for as a brand. They shape our cutlure and set the bar for the behaviors that every member of the Bob Evans Farms family should reflect.

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Restaurant Hourly Benefits  

At Bob Evans we're proud to offer everyday benefits like flexibility, room for advancement and a positive work environment. But when you join our family, you'll get so much more. All team members receive:

  • Competitive Wages
  • Weekly pay periods
  • Half price meals while working
  • Service Awards
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Education Leaves and Location Transfers
  • 401(k) and 401(a) Retirement Plans
  • Employee stock purchase program

In addition to all of the above benefits, full-time (Hospitality & Culinary Specialists) team members also receive:

  • Paid Holidays and Vacations
  • Medical & Dental Insurance

Corporate Benefits  

  • 401(k) Retirement benefits - company match up to 6%
  • Comprehensive medical and dental insurance with leading provider
  • Wellness benefits with pre-tax enrollment
  • Life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Prepaid educational assistance
  • Employee stock purchase program
  • Dining discounts at Bob Evans and Mimi's Cafe
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid vacations and Excused days where applicable
  • Yearly bonus opportunities

Restaurant Management Benefits  

Restaurant Management Benefits Growing with the best is an opportunity found only at Bob Evans Restaurants. With nearly 60 years in the family restaurant business, Bob Evans Restaurants has an excellent reputation for serving high quality food in a friendly atmosphere. We would welcome you as a part of our family to help us continue to build on this excellent foundation.

Work-Life, Personal Balance

Our five-day, 50-hour work week, is not the exception, it's typical. Work schedules are flexible to allow an occasional day off on weekends. Bob Evans Restaurants place a high priority on balance between work life and personal life.

Geographical Flexibility

With geographical locations throughout nearly half of the United States, we work with you to try to get you to the area where you would like to build your career! Some geographical areas require relocation, if moving is required, we pay your moving costs!

Industry-Renown Training

We offer paid 12-week training program: previous restaurant knowledge and management experience is not required, but is considered a plus.

All restaurant management is certified in the National Restaurant Association's ServSafe program and Applied Foodservice Sanitation Advanced training program throughout career.

Management Benefits:

  • Geographical flexibility
  • Leading industry work schedule
  • Paid 12-week training program
  • Advancement opportunities
  • 401(k) Retirement benefits - company match up to 6%
  • Comprehensive medical and dental insurance with leading provider
  • Wellness benefits with pre-tax enrollment
  • Broad choice of preferred physicians
  • Orthodontic coverage
  • Employee stock purchase program
  • Prescription drug card
  • Eye care savings options
  • Life insurance
  • Benefits grow as career advances
  • Double indemnity in case of accidental death
  • Additional term life insurance may be obtained
  • Voluntary life insurance

General Manager Benefits:

All Management Benefits listed, as well as:

  • Prepaid educational assistance-up to $3,000 per year
  • Long Term Incentive program
  • Increased bonus opportunities-6 different ways to earn additional money

Area Director Benefits:

All Management and General Manager Benefits listed, as well as:

  • An annual pay and benefits package exceeding $100,000
  • Company Car


Our employees are valued for their expertise, ideas and experiences.

At Bob Evans we believe it’s not just about great food, it’s about great people. And we are committed to fostering an environment where every employee can feel comfortable being themselves.

We know that diversity and inclusion make us a stronger company and that employees thrive when they can bring their entire selves to work. Whether you’re in a restaurant, in one of our production plants, or at corporate headquarters, we believe it’s everyone’s responsibility to create a culture that not only recognizes but also values the innovation that comes from diverse perspectives.

With this in mind, we are proud to support and sponsor our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). Bob Evans ERGs are open to any corporate employee who is connected to or interested in learning more about a common dimension of diversity.


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Bob Evans Spanish Opportunities (BESO) is dedicated to the personal and professional development of Latino employees. BESO serves as a resource to Bob Evans Farms by acting as a liaison to the Latino community and increasing awareness of the Hispanic/Latino culture both within the company and in the communities we serve.



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Bob’s MOB is dedicated to developing, connecting, empowering, and retaining young professionals through increased opportunities and resources. Our vision is to facilitate visibility and accessibility to corporate leadership to foster the sharing of ideas, opportunities and networking, furthering the recruitment and retention of talented millennial employees.



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Women of Bob Evans (WOBE) offers support to professional women by professional women. WOBE fosters the sharing of ideas and provides opportunities for leadership, personal and professional development, and networking, all to further the recruitment and retention of talented women employees and give back to the communities served by Bob Evans Farms.



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BE INSPIRED is dedicated to developing, connecting and empowering African-American professionals within Bob Evans Farms. Be INSPIRED also serves as a resource and a catalyst to educate employees, suppliers, guests, and customers about African Americans’ contributions within our business and community.



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The mission of be PROUD is to provide a supportive network and work environment through education, community involvement and peer-to-peer support for employees who are members or allies of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) community.



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BE HEROES is dedicated to providing support and camaraderie for veterans of the U.S. military and their families. BE HEROES fosters career and personal growth for veteran employees and their families as well as works to support active duty military. We continue the spirit of service by supporting each other.

To read more about Diversity and Inclusion at Bob Evans Farms, click here.

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    I worked at Bob Evans full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company cares about the employees to have a balance between work and home life style.

    Cons

    Company hours of operation should be 24 hours.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the hard work.

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Bob Evans Interviews

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    Application

    The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Bob Evans.

    Interview

    Had one interview, nothing available in my area then another interview a few months later when something opened up. Had to work the restaurant for 2 hours prior to job offer.

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Bob Evans Awards & Accolades

  • Favorite Breakfast Chain, Market Force, 2016

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