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Steak n Shake Reviews

Updated July 20, 2017
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Steak n Shake Chairman and CEO Sardar Biglari
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Pros
  • Flexible schedule for high school or college students (in 41 reviews)

  • Fast paced restaurant and I have enjoyed my time working there (in 30 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours, 3rd shift can be hard to fill (in 53 reviews)

  • Low Pay, benefits are not very good (in 34 reviews)

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  1. "A decent workplace."

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    Former Employee - Production Trainer in Mount Sterling, KY
    Former Employee - Production Trainer in Mount Sterling, KY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Getting to work with people you really enjoy and value as coworkers.

    Cons

    Management is split on certain things and some members of management should respectfully not be in this line of work.


  2. "Wasn't the best, wasn't the worst"

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    Former Employee - Server in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Server in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You gain a lot of experience and every store is operated differently so some are better to work for than others.

    Cons

    Management changes over hands frequently so you are constantly dealing with re-establishing yourself and changes in schedules. Most of the managers are lazy but there are a few who make working there worth while. For servers, the checks are low so the tips aren't high. I averaged about $60 a night.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being petty.

  3. "Overall easy job, bad management with respect issues."

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    Former Employee - Server/Waitress in Crawfordsville, IN
    Former Employee - Server/Waitress in Crawfordsville, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy job, easy to learn all the positions. Easy menu to learn. A great summer job for a high school teenager.

    Cons

    Bad management, bad scheduling.. will threaten to fire you if you call in. Will give you certain job tasks that weren't originally your job. I.e. Dishes, making milkshakes, cleaning bathroom.... as a waitress?

    Advice to Management

    They really need to at least pretend to care about their staff.


  4. "Great job"

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    Current Employee - Drive Thru Cashier in Rolla, MO
    Current Employee - Drive Thru Cashier in Rolla, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A very good place to work, with the managers I have down in Rolla, it was an amazing first job.

    Cons

    Not a lot of complaints , the big thing would be that the pricing is very weird and confuses the customers.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you stay dedicated to your team, it means a lot.


  5. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Drive Thru Operator in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Drive Thru Operator in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Steak n Shake part-time

    Pros

    I really like the fact that this job is very good for me.

    Cons

    Me having to do new things every single day. I feel that this puts me in a better place


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Server"

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    Former Employee - Server in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Server in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    made 300-400 every weekend

    Cons

    complete chaos all the time

    Advice to Management

    be better


  7. Helpful (1)

    "server/kitchen worker"

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    Former Employee - ABA Therapist in West Lafayette, IN
    Former Employee - ABA Therapist in West Lafayette, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    work as a team and get customer service experience

    Cons

    short staffed; constant overturn; unorganized

    Advice to Management

    good luck

  8. "worked as a cashier for steak n shake"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Fresno, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Fresno, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    it was a great experience an the people i worked with including the managers were like one big family.

    Cons

    we didn't get Good business because of the area and prices so a lot of the staff including me were laid off.

    Advice to Management

    choose a better area for the store.


  9. "Cashier service"

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    Former Employee - Unemployed in Apple Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Unemployed in Apple Valley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with public and polishing skills

    Cons

    Opened store location and they hired over a hundred to many


  10. "Steak n Shake"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bonner Springs, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bonner Springs, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Steak n Shake part-time

    Pros

    fun (sometimes)
    busy work environment, keeps you on your feet

    Cons

    management can be bad, but can also be phenomenal. Really just depends
    They sometimes make you stay very late (if closing) and get mad when you work too many extra hours

    Advice to Management

    be consistent and friendly, my favorite manager was the nicest guy ever and he made working there much more enjoyable than any other superior I've had


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