Pros: free lunch as a manager, paid vacations, 401k
Cons: hours can be lengthy for salaried manager positions.
Typical day at Bob Evans as a manager involved a great amount of detail. Time management was key, and planning out everyday in an organized fashion made things run seemingly flawless. Throughout the day responsibilities included cash handling, customer relations, strict labor / food cost guidelines, employee documentation, vendor relations and many – more... other aspects of restaurant management.
I learned throughout my years in the restaurants to be very patient and collective in any situation, and to always strive for solutions to any problem and follow the solutions through to the finish line. I also learned a great deal on keeping morale high, and output high concurrently.
Co-workers at Bob Evans felt like a second family, we had our ups and downs but always wound up closer in the end and could rely on each other.
The hardest part of the job was experiencing more and more restrictions/policies/rules being placed on employees and seeing more and more benefits being extracted. We all still worked just as hard for the company, but it was just hard to see these things take place.
The most enjoyable part of the job would be the comraderie between the staff and being able to go home feeling like you were a part of something positive. Also, being able to lead a great group of employees while getting to know more people in the community led to a great deal of satisfaction with this job. – less