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Steak n Shake Reviews

Updated February 16, 2017
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Pros
  • Flexible schedule for employees (in 39 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Short staff long hours the people run the place because of being short staff the benefit to the employees stink (in 50 reviews)

  • Low pay and not enough hours only good for a job for a teenager (in 32 reviews)

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  1. "Good Management Equals Good Work Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Trainer
    Current Employee - Production Trainer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    40% off the food and good tips if you know what you're doing.

    Cons

    One of the busiest places; constant flow of customers.


  2. "Great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hostess/Cashier
    Current Employee - Hostess/Cashier

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

    Pros

    Easy job
    Easy to meet new people

    Cons

    Managers are sometimes rude to employees


  3. "Server"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server
    Current Employee - Server
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good hours and tips

    Cons

    Cramped and busy, poor management

    Advice to Management

    Cut more slack on servers


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  5. "Shift leader"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Steak n Shake part-time

    Pros

    Easy kitchen work, decent tips out front, usually busy so time goes by quickly.

    Cons

    Difficult to move up, store management can be biased.


  6. "Not Great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Drive Thru Cashier
    Current Employee - Drive Thru Cashier
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Okay Pay
    - Reasonably easy tasks
    - Easy to get into

    Cons

    - Odd hours
    - Stressful
    - NOT ENOUGH EMPLOYEES
    - Not enough manager communication

    Advice to Management

    Hire more employees and have better communication between managers on scheduling etc.


  7. "Third Shift Leader"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The people you work with make it ten times better

    Cons

    The pay and the customer base is pathetic

    Advice to Management

    Pay people more


  8. "General Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in Bolingbrook, IL
    Current Employee - General Manager in Bolingbrook, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fast paced ever changing work place

    Cons

    Very streesful and always work longer that out time

    Advice to Management

    Hire more management


  9. "Restuarant Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Bloomington, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Bloomington, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, nothing much else

    Cons

    Stress, workload, expectations of position, work/home balance

    Advice to Management

    Reduce amount of workload on each manager. Increase management team to include specific positons (scheduling, inspection readiness, RTS, etc)


  10. "THE WORST PLACE"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Server/Waitress
    Current Employee - Server/Waitress

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

    Pros

    The hours are extremely flexible. As a teenager, i can still do extra curricular activities.

    Cons

    Um.. Where do I begin
    The atmosphere is extremely negative. I get cussed out and belittled by every server on a daily basis, often times when I'm not doing anything wrong. Their rotation system is not very smart. Sometimes when I go in I get put in a section with no booths and since no one wants to sit there I can work seven hours and get tipped only $15 because I had no tables. The side work is ridiculous and extensive, and often times I'm there for two or three hours after I'm supposed to be off. It's just poor and really taxing work.

    Advice to Management

    STAY IN CONTACT WITH EACH OTHER! Do something to those who are being negative.


  11. "Area Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Tyler, TX
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Tyler, TX

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

    Pros

    Family based values within the store

    Cons

    I have no benefits available

    Advice to Management

    Communication



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