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Steak n Shake Reviews

Updated October 19, 2018
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Steak n Shake Chairman and CEO Sardar Biglari
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  • "rude guests, small tips, long hours" (in 65 reviews)

  • "Low pay, grueling work, sometimes long hours" (in 42 reviews)

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  1. "Working at Steak 'N Shake"

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    Former Employee - Paraprofessional in Mount Prospect, IL
    Former Employee - Paraprofessional in Mount Prospect, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great food, great staff that helps out, lots of hours in good season

    Cons

    Can be overwhelming at times, hours may drop off season

    Advice to Management

    Allow growth when opportunities arise. It would be wise to promote from within rather than hire a new manager. It saves time on training and improves the worker's mentality by showing promise in growth.


  2. "Waitress"

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    Former Employee - Waitress in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Waitress in Saint Louis, MO
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Steak n Shake part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fast paced, nice co-workers, fairly good tips.

    Cons

    Servers expected to do a lot of cleaning/maintenance work, They are getting a lot of hard labor for $2 an hour (once the customers are gone/no tips).

  3. "Not bad at all"

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    Former Employee - Drive-Thru Operator in Sanford, FL
    Former Employee - Drive-Thru Operator in Sanford, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible for students, opportunities for growth

    Cons

    Not a bad place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Participate and get employees more involved in the company.


  4. "Cashier"

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    Current Employee - Back Cashier in Decatur, IL
    Current Employee - Back Cashier in Decatur, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, good hours, friendly service and community

    Cons

    Busy, not much down time, not a lot of benefits

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  5. "Decent place."

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    Former Employee - Server
    Former Employee - Server

    Pros

    Was always busy made good money

    Cons

    Seemed like we could never keep a manager at my store.


  6. "Not to bad for first job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good enviorment all together with everyhring

    Cons

    A lot of hours while going to school


  7. "Operations Manager"

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Ashland, KY
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Ashland, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Steak n Shake (More than a year)

    Pros

    Plenty of hours given to you.

    Cons

    Bonus incentive is not good. Turn over rate high.

    Advice to Management

    Be ready to work hard. You will have to break employees or even work station when short handed.

  8. "Dine in Dress for the people ordering food to be ate in"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very fast pace good environment

    Cons

    Slow moving up process to move up in the company


  9. "Good Time"

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    Former Employee - Worker
    Former Employee - Worker
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Had a really good time, friendly work enviornment

    Cons

    I wish I could still be there, it was a good time

    Advice to Management

    Stay classy in times of need


  10. "It’s a great job and I love all the people I work with, but management and negative attitudes play a huge role"

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    Current Employee - Drive Thru Cashier in Cedar Hill, MO
    Current Employee - Drive Thru Cashier in Cedar Hill, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Steak n Shake (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great experience meeting and dealing with different people

    Cons

    Attitudes are always the best, kinda negative

    Advice to Management

    Get better attitudes


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