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Steak n Shake Reviews

Updated August 16, 2017
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Pros
  • Flexible schedule for high school or college students (in 42 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 54 reviews)

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

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  1. "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


  2. "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

  3. "Great Place For A Career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits effective day 1, meal discounts, fair pay, excellent training

    Cons

    Staffing in some locations is lacking

    Advice to Management

    If you are looking for a place with a future and you are willing to lead and work beside your people this is the place for you.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Work enviorment"

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    Current Employee - Server in Galesburg, IL
    Current Employee - Server in Galesburg, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work in a great enviorment that has respectful customers

    Cons

    Poor managment team that doesnt work together

    Advice to Management

    Shcedule people that work well together


  5. "Don't do it"

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    Former Employee - Service Trainer in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Service Trainer in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I can't think of one reason to.work here

    Cons

    Awful experience. No benefits, they work you when you tell them you're not available, poor pay, drama, most of the employees are on drugs and they do them in the refrigerator.

    Advice to Management

    Actually care about your restaurant.


  6. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Cook in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Cook in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, fun place to work

    Cons

    Pay, need more opportunities for growth

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up.


  7. "I hate my job"

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    Current Employee - Fountain Operator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Fountain Operator in New York, NY
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Food discounts, a good amount of days off not much to say maybe the southern restaurant is better the location in new York is atrocious

    Cons

    Management's lack of leadership and communication skills, constantly short staffed, greasy floors and stairs no matter what we do, rude customers, ignorant and lazy coworkers, rumors and unnecessary drama amongst workers

    Advice to Management

    Emphasize communication skills, workshops about discrimination and appropriate vs inappropriate conversations to have in the workplace

  8. "Great customer service"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Steak n Shake part-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, great pay and they have fast service.

    Cons

    They're isn't anything i could say bad about them.


  9. "Bad management,dirty place, to many people"

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    Current Employee - Crew Member in Florence, KY
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Florence, KY

    Pros

    Good pay and good hours and some good people. Won't be here much longer

    Cons

    Bad management, constantly working on certain days, duty environment. And pretty bad crew


  10. "Overnight server"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Steak n Shake full-time

    Pros

    Great tips when working during busy times, hired with no experience

    Cons

    Understaffed often and high turnover and non consistent hours

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent about how many hours your employees will get


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