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"You're better off collecting unemployment"

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Former Employee - Server in Port Charlotte, FL
Former Employee - Server in Port Charlotte, FL
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Most of your customers are nice.

Cons

The management is the absolute worst on this planet. Unbelievably unprofessional and disorganized. They will yell at you over nothing, call you names, and talk down to you.
Workers do drugs on the clock in the freezer. So much is expected out of you in such an awful environment. Tips do not correlate with how hard you work, considering the food is dirt cheap.

You end up taking on more jobs than your own. I had been told to do hostessing for a few hours during some shifts and dish washing other times. Those are both different and specific jobs. I'm still getting paid waitress wage (4.77) to do minimum wage (7.79) work!

Advice to Management

Mandate drug tests for employees and managers and get rid of some of the cracked out workers! Create better working conditions.

Other Employee Reviews for Steak n Shake

  1. "Only get this job if you are desperate"

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    Former Employee - Server in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Server in Overland Park, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Food is amazing and delicious when it is made right.

    Cons

    Wont let you leave until you do your side work no matter how long it takes
    Managers sleeping with employees so employees get to the higher level
    Awful communication
    If you give excellent customer service, the tips will still suck most of the time and management will not notice
    Other employees or the host will not tell you during a busy hour that they seated someone in your section so, if you are a server, you need to watch your section
    During the night shift, it takes a lot longer than needed to make an order

    Advice to Management

    Dont sleep with your employees, communication needs to be so much better, actually do the schedule two weeks ahead of time instead of a day.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Very high standards for you but expect nothing from them!"

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    Current Employee - General Manager
    Current Employee - General Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Steak n Shake full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay check- employed- airconditioned- I dunno.....free meal as long as its under $6

    Cons

    Unrealistic metfics- horrible clientel that is invited in for discounts and freebies- they raise hell until they ruin your day. Threshold for customer complaints is set too low for a low class clientel for you to get a decent bonus. Corporate is not nice by any stretch of the imagination. Do not expect to be treated with respect its just not a priority culturewise

    Advice to Management

    Keep looking!

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