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Bob Evans Reviews

Updated February 24, 2017
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Pros
  • waiting tables starting at age 16, make good money for age and qaulifications (in 14 reviews)

  • You'll always meet great people (in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • New upper management not fit bob culture (in 33 reviews)

  • Long hours, Not enough time off (in 29 reviews)

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  1. "Not bad"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Line Cook in Sykesville, MD
    Current Employee - Line Cook in Sykesville, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, 401k plans, dental insurance, friendly environment and friendly co-workers, clean and safe environment, not much else to say.

    Cons

    Dismantled management from district manager and up, don't follow up on pay raises, often cut store costs causing supply shortages.

    Advice to Management

    Don't cut costs, will boost employee morale and attendance, will also improve quality of work and food.


  2. "Boolin at Bobs"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Server in Clarksville, IN
    Former Employee - Server in Clarksville, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Serving was a fun job

    Cons

    cons were the policies are kind of dumb


  3. "Failed many long-time employees"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Winchester, VA
    Former Employee - Manager in Winchester, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked there for 12 years. I worked my way up, but hit a road block at assistant manager because I wouldn't play their game in politics. It was a great first job and a great job to learn the ins and outs of restaurant, they even paid for my ServSafe Certification. It was easy to transfer from store to store as a part-time/full-time employee when time came. I was able to work in 5 different stores across 3 states.

    Cons

    When they were closing down stores (the second wave, we called it) when it got to our store, they offered us little severance pay, NEVER got the vacation pay I was promised... The best part was that the full timers (me 12 years, a corporate trainer of 20+ years, and another full timer for about 10 years) were not offered a transfer to stay with the company (there were still many stores within driving distance), basically told us we'd have to reapply and start over.. no thanks.

    Advice to Management

    I guess it's a lot different now since the company has been sold and bought, but pay attention to your key players, the ones that have been there through literally all the messed up things corporate has done. Make sure you can recognize the ones who actually care about your customers as they are the ones giving you a paycheck.


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  5. "Assistant Restaurant Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Restaurant Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Restaurant Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good starting job to learn about restaurant management.

    Cons

    Long hours, Not enough time off.


  6. "Assistant General Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant General Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant General Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are willing to go above and beyond there is opportunity to advance. Weekly pay.

    Cons

    Lack of communication, extremely high manager turnover, 50 hour minimum work week (typically 55), sudden relocation to another store without choice

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with your managers, give them the tools they need so that they can meet your expectations. Encourage and reward the hard work that is being put in.


  7. "Kitchen Prep"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Kitchen Prep in Portage, MI
    Former Employee - Kitchen Prep in Portage, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy work, but prepared to always be doing work. Very easy job when lists are small. Training new people were always nice.

    Cons

    The manager never helped, lists that were long would never get finished, waitresses were always bugging you.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more experienced workers I'd say or have a separate training day for them. It was very hard to train and try and do my job at the same time.


  8. "Good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bob Evans full-time

    Pros

    The pay was good. Staff was great.

    Cons

    55+ hour work weeks. No advancement after GM position.


  9. "Bob evans"

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    Current Employee - Kitchen Prep in Hillsboro, OH
    Current Employee - Kitchen Prep in Hillsboro, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee discount on meals while not working.

    Cons

    Very stressful, management doesn't show professionalism.

    Advice to Management

    To not put down your employees.


  10. "Human Resources"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Bob Evans full-time

    Pros

    Lots of activity, Food Products has great potential

    Cons

    Lot of distraction due to shareholder intrigue, restaurant industry not strong

    Advice to Management

    Regain credibility


  11. "Assistant Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Brunswick, OH
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Brunswick, OH

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

    Pros

    Good opportunity to develop leadership skills; good job for beginner managers learning to manage people. Obsessed with quality of food, cleanliness, and safety.

    Cons

    Lots of hours, little flexibility with schedule, and pay is average for the hours worked. Also don't give many opportunities to move from stores to corporate positions.



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