Steak n Shake - A test of will power. Great place to hone many skills. | Glassdoor
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"A test of will power. Great place to hone many skills."

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - General Manager in Indianapolis, IN
Current Employee - General Manager in Indianapolis, IN
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Steak n Shake full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

A great place to grow. Many independent decisions must be made in the heat of the moment. High paced and intense environment will prepare individuals for obstacles the rest of their careers. Leadership has a vision and provides numerous tools to accomplish lofty standards. Results based bonus plan allows for competitive individuals to strive towards greatness.

Cons

High turnover in a high paced environment makes for very stressful situations often. Lofty standards, when unmet, after long periods of time can become discouraging. However, greatness is not achieved through subpar standards. These are impressive standards but there must be a deep passion to achieve these goals. This makes for a challenge to find great mangers to work through. Finally the low wages for hourly associates magnifies the turnover. A well paid grill operator a Steak N Shake is paid less than a dishwasher at other chains.

Advice to Management

Be ready to work and set high expectations for yourself. Never stop hiring!!! When it's time to go, GO! Long weeks will burn the best of the best out quick.

Other Employee Reviews for Steak n Shake

  1. "Exactly what you would expect."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Kitchen Staff in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Kitchen Staff in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is easy work and everyone there was fairly nice.

    Cons

    Nobody cares about the rules. They talked big in the interview but from the first day on no one cared what we did so long as the customers were getting the food in a timely manor. This seems good but it is not. One of the 4 mangers enforced the rules, so harshly that she yelled at people for no reason, the others did not care even a bit.

    Advice to Management

    Get on the same page and draw a uniform line. I don't think that every rule that some corporate stooge comes up with is right but decide where the line is and stick to it.


  2. "horrible place to work stay away"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    there are non to mention

    Cons

    lots, to many to list

    Advice to Management

    horrible place to work stay away

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