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Steak n Shake Reviews

Updated April 24, 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. "All back of house"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Back of House in Findlay, OH
    Current Employee - Back of House in Findlay, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Steak n Shake full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It can be a fun place to work very felx management lots of over time

    Cons

    Short staff long hours the people run the place because of being short staff the benefit to the employees stink

    Advice to Management

    For the most part you have great management but you need to work on employees and given into demand to them.


  2. "Most Stressful Part Time Job you can get"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fountain in Clarksville, IN
    Former Employee - Fountain in Clarksville, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The only pro that I can think of is eventually you get to go home.

    Cons

    All of the people that I worked with were rude college age kids that did not want to do their work and would just complain all day. The managers don't have any idea what they are doing. They had no method to what they did they obviously had no professional training in how to run a restaurant and I'm not saying that I would be a thousand time better than they were but Business Management is what my degree is in so I at least know what they were doing wrong.

    Advice to Management

    Hire some people who have an actual good personality and aren't fake. Then try to take some classes and learn how to actually manage a restaurant.


  3. "Great starting Job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun and great people to work with !

    Cons

    Rude people , really Busy .

    Advice to Management

    Stay observing more and have more patience


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  5. "Production Crew"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fountain Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Fountain Specialist in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Fast -paced, exciting, productive environment. High volume, top quality product.

    Cons

    Unnecessary conversation engagement between management and employees. Causing unproductive energy and incidents.

    Advice to Management

    Disengage yourself with extra, unnecessary, unprofessional drama.


  6. "General observation"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Indiana (IN) in Bloomington, IN
    Former Employee - Indiana (IN) in Bloomington, IN
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment, very challenging work. Balancing the needs of employees, customers and stockholders always kept us busy.

    Cons

    Above store management was not always as willing to listen to concerns and answer questions as I felt they should have been.

    Advice to Management

    Training is not a wasted expense!


  7. "Hit or Miss"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server in West Chester, OH
    Current Employee - Server in West Chester, OH
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, laid back working conditions

    Cons

    Managers can vary widely, from great to terrible. Coworkers are the same way, tips not great.

    Advice to Management

    Try to establish an identity for the company going forward. Trying to be a made to order burger place with a relatively large menu while still having a drive through is a recipe for long waits and frustrated customers/staff.


  8. "Good job a little to much stress"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Manager in Casselberry, FL
    Current Employee - Manager in Casselberry, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Steak n Shake full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You get really good benefits as a manager. It's a really good company to grow in because you can do it fast.

    Cons

    They are making it more and more stressful day by day. Customer isn't happy they automatically make you comp their meal. Then they scream at you for having comps.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your employees happy trust me


  9. "wings team"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Wings Team in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Wings Team in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great team to grow with,assisting with new restaurants, travel paid, hotel paid, per-diem,

    Cons

    Manager retaliation,fired for going to HR.

    Advice to Management

    no home stores


  10. "Operation shift manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Steak and shake offered flexible hours and great pay. They always allowed me to have time for school.

    Cons

    Because of the location labor was normally high which caused a cut in team workers, so you were sound short staffed most of the time.

    Advice to Management

    I advised of management would be higher more locals instead of college students, because they are found to have more free time.


  11. "Corporate Management should be investigage"

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

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

    Pros

    Do not work here. Do not let anyone you know work for them.

    Cons

    Corporate Management doesn't have a clue on how to run a business.

    Advice to Management

    Fire all Corporate Management and start over.


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