Steak n Shake Reviews

Updated Jul 14, 2020

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2.8
36%
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19%
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Steak n Shake Chairman and CEO Sardar Biglari
Sardar Biglari
600 Ratings
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  • "rude guests, small tips, long hours(in 76 reviews)

  • "Poor management, low pay, unorganized(in 47 reviews)

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  1. "Honestly not that bad"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Restaurant Manager in West Palm Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Steak n Shake for more than a year

    Pros

    Pay Work isn’t too hard compared to other restaurants Simple menu Higher than average labor allowance Upper manager (in my area) that truly cares and wants you so succeed All the training you could ask for, and plenty of other managers around who want to help

    Cons

    Overnight crew is hard to hire for and those that get hired barely show up, extended already long management shifts Maybe we might shut down with the net loss the company has taken Other stores have already shut down, but those were the worse performing stores for a very long time

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  2. "I enjoyed the fast pace."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server in Middletown, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Steak n Shake full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Friendly environment, made great money, fast paced

    Cons

    Not enough staff. Bad management

  3. "Experience as a server"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Steak n Shake part-time

    Pros

    money was good sometimes, coworkers were decent.

    Cons

    Managers were so rude. Customers are also rude because the kitchen can be slow.

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  4. "meh"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Server/Waiter 

    I worked at Steak n Shake part-time

    Pros

    get plenty of tables to wait on

    Cons

    didn't make much money there

  5. "Prep cook dishwashing"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Crew Member/Grill Cook 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Steak n Shake full-time

    Pros

    Just being around friends and other hardworking people.

    Cons

    Keeping up with biusness and my station

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  6. "Family oriented restaurant."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server/Waitress in Pensacola, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Steak n Shake part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very friendly environment and great place to work.

    Cons

    There isn't any cons to working there.

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  7. "Good company, bad experience"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fountain in Batavia, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Steak n Shake part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly and good co workers

    Cons

    Bad management and poor upkeep

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  8. "Hard work"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Division President 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Steak n Shake full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    opportunity for bonuses and paid for performance

    Cons

    lots of nights and weekends

  9. "Meh"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
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    Former Employee - Trainer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Steak n Shake full-time

    Pros

    Good job to start off at

    Cons

    Not a lot of money and the customers are a nightmare.

  10. "Great food"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Milk Shake Maker in Elgin, IL

    I have been working at Steak n Shake full-time

    Pros

    the food was delicious hands down

    Cons

    the pay was not as good as other jobs

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