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Bob Evans Columbus Reviews

Updated February 16, 2017
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  • You'll always meet great people (in 28 reviews)

  • Great place to work with smart people who care about the business (in 25 reviews)

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  1. "Good Job"

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    Former Employee - Server in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Server in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly staff, friendly customers, good pay if you work hard

    Cons

    Bad management, biased promoting, not being prepared for predicted rushes, and not displaying enough team work.

    Advice to Management

    Plan ahead, prepare, and help your servers who are actually running the restaurant during rush.


  2. "General Manager"

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    Current Employee - General Manager in Grove City, OH
    Current Employee - General Manager in Grove City, OH
    Recommends

    I have been working at Bob Evans full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very consistent you have an upfront approach from upper management.

    Cons

    I don't have con's to share as I believe they've stood by all that they've said to me.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to lay the path for others to progress like you have

  3. "Brand Manager"

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    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The team was great, and the food industry is fun.

    Cons

    The now-departed CEO was overly involved in the day-to-day operations. Incentives were cut, and longer hours were unofficially demanded from workers.

    Advice to Management

    Managing during change is always difficult. My biggest piece of advice is to support employees who are loyal and dedicated but who maybe don't want to work 50+ hours a week for a job with limited upward mobility.


  4. "server"

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    Former Employee - Server/Trainer in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Server/Trainer in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Bob Evans full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    my customers is what made the best days

    Cons

    slow days are my cons


  5. "Information Systems"

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    Former Employee - Host Systems Support in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Host Systems Support in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Bob Evans full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    20% Employee discount, you can also order cases of BE food products (sold in stores).

    Cons

    Worst management I've ever worked for. They need to focus on supporting their people, instead they focus on themselves. Sad really, BE use to be an awesome company to work for prior to Steve Davis.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on your people at every level and watch sales soar again.


  6. "As with any job, there are ups and downs"

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    Former Employee - Server in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Server in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bob Evans (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You get to meet lots of people. You can be cross trained in different positions and can rise up in the ranks fairly quick. A good place for a first job or one who likes a routine.

    Cons

    Not a lot of extra employee benefits. Too much trying to compete with other companies when they should just stick with what Bob originally founded in the beginning. There is no thing as seniority.

    Advice to Management

    Work together and communicate with each other. Too much variances between managers shifty duties/responsibilities and what they prioritize and focus on.


  7. "OK"

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    Former Employee - Waitress in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Waitress in Columbus, OH

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, good managers, fun environment.

    Cons

    low pay, poor benefits, a lot of changeover

  8. "Would Recommend"

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    Former Employee - Server in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Server in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    good hours, ability to make good tips if you work the peak times, flexible schedule, fast paced, casual environment

    Cons

    you can get really horrible customers that are just there to get free food and won't tip you. also people will steal tips off of your tables if you are not careful

    Advice to Management

    stand up for your workers more. sometimes the customer is not always right...the servers are treated bad and management sticks up for the customer and gives them free food


  9. "Server"

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    Current Employee - Server/Waiter in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Server/Waiter in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bob Evans (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good job to have while in school. Flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Not much room for growth. Can be tiring running around. On your feet all day.

    Advice to Management

    Increase managers salary in order to attract more qualified managers.


  10. "Assistant Manager"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in New Albany, OH
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in New Albany, OH

    I have been working at Bob Evans (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You have the ability to transfer if needed

    Cons

    you have to work very long hours


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