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Steak n Shake Reviews

Updated April 27, 2017
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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
  • Short staff long hours the people run the place because of being short staff the benefit to the employees stink (in 51 reviews)

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

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  1. "stake n shake for life"

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    Former Employee - Drive-Thru/Team Member in Galesburg, IL
    Former Employee - Drive-Thru/Team Member in Galesburg, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of hour are available if that's what your looking for. Fast pace and a bit of a challenge. Night shift is a really good experience just 3 people in the store. one waitress , grill guy ,and drive thru. Most managers leave around midnight. This gives you an opportunity to try out different jobs & catch up on side work like dishes, restocking, Really good team work on this shift.

    Cons

    scheduling at the store I worked at was a nightmare. The manager who did the schedule was very unprofessional. Often I would find myself scheduled for 1st shift sat and sun 3rd shift Monday and Thursday, 2nd shift Tues and wed. If you are ever scheduled a day off don't count on it. You will most likely be called and asked to come in anyway. Employees who are qualified to train new employees are paid more but don't worry about that you will be expected to train employees without the raise in pay grade. Don't worry about a job title if you are working drive through you will need to be able to do every one else's job as well. But if you like to work hard and fast and never go home for minimum wage this is the job for you.😂


  2. "Fast hard work for minimum wage"

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    Former Employee - Part Time Cashier in Mobile, AL
    Former Employee - Part Time Cashier in Mobile, AL

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

    Pros

    Decent teenage job, lot of shakes

    Cons

    Drive thru time limit, long hours, busy


  3. "Server"

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    Current Employee - Server in Cookeville, TN
    Current Employee - Server in Cookeville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    All my coworkers are very nice and easy to get along with. It was a great starter serving job and now I make good money.

    Cons

    The managers are terrible. You never get off on time. People think that Steak n Shake is like McDonalds and don't have to tip. Production people get stressed out easily and freak out and get pissy.

    Advice to Management

    They need to do their job better and stop blaming servers for everything. They also need to handle customers better.


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  5. "GM"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Steak n Shake full-time

    Pros

    The co-workers that work for you

    Cons

    The upper management are not good management. They don't care about you as a person

    Advice to Management

    Respect your people


  6. "Terrible Management"

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    Former Employee - Waitress
    Former Employee - Waitress
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    flexible hours, good starting job, good for getting your feet wet in the working world

    Cons

    lack of training, management is terrible, always get out hours late, terrible pay

    Advice to Management

    Employees that work hard and do well get treated very poorly. Often they have to pick up the slack for many employees who don't do well. Employees who pick up that slack should be compensated or rewarded for doing well. Not punished with the hours no one else will show up to work, or kept for hours after their scheduled time.


  7. "Eh."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Steak n Shake full-time

    Pros

    Discount on food. Shakes are good.

    Cons

    God awful management, horrible coworkers

    Advice to Management

    Clean house and start over


  8. "Production Team Leader"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Myers, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Myers, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    .Good hours
    Offer raises every 6 months. If you put in the work and time to become a great asset for the business you can get up to a pretty decent pay.

    Cons

    Will use you as they please.
    The regular restaurant job issues( lazy co-workers, disrespectful customers and/or servers, messy customers


  9. "Disappointed"

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    Current Employee - Hostess in Murfreesboro, TN
    Current Employee - Hostess in Murfreesboro, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The staff is friendly and it's a pretty laid back environment.

    Cons

    Currently, the Steak n Shake I work at is without a GM, the management is terrible, and we're not allowed to have breaks. I have worked as long as 12 hours and I wasn't given a break!

    Advice to Management

    My advice would be to make sure that every employee is being treated fairly and properly. I witness a lot of favoritism at the Steak n Shake I work at.


  10. "Not right"

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

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

    Pros

    Good people but there's no organization

    Cons

    Hour are WAY TOO LONG


  11. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Steak n Shake full-time

    Pros

    Good environment to work at.

    Cons

    People not the best but overall good.


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