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fast paced
Shift Manager (Former Employee), Auburn, INSeptember 10, 2014
fast paced and wonderful to work for. Really taught me alot and gave me ample opportunity for advancement
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Horrible company to work for
Store Manager (Former Employee), St Louis MissouriSeptember 5, 2014
You life as manager at this restaurant is non existent, No time for family. Work on holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas.Rarely bonus. They try to compete with Mc Donalds through the drive thru( they want it out in 2minutes and 30 seconds. Mind you they cook to order) and a sit down restaurant in the dining room. You are are on roller skates – more... to manage both. Always under staffed. Zero family values. Do not kid yourself its all about keeping the money at the top. – less
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Productive and Fast : Great Quality
Crew Member (Former Employee), Fairview Heights, ILAugust 25, 2014
Love Working Here! People Friendly and everyone comes in with a smile. Coworkers were great!
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Great money, awful management, understaffed
Server (Former Employee), Spring Hill, FLAugust 16, 2014
Pros: good money in tips
Cons: stressful environment, impossible management
An extremely fast paced environment. The money you make from tips is fantastic, but the management is terrible, stubborn, and misunderstanding. Servers are required to do almost everything except cook the food, which can be very stressful on busy days, which is basically every day. Unrealistic expectations are set in place and are near impossible to – more... meet in regards to greeting, seating, and serving customers and cleaning afterwards. – less
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Team Work
Worker (Current Employee), Schererville, INJuly 22, 2014
Helping others is important cause we get busy everyday and every need help on something.
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fast food
Production worker (Former Employee), 10459 Page AveJuly 15, 2014
Pros: became part of a family, learned new things
Cons: short breaks, working in the heat
steak n shake is about the customers. satisfying the customers by giving them what they want.
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Steak 'n Shake Family
Server (Current Employee), Statesboro, GAJune 17, 2014
A typical day is usually steady business wise, a rush here and there and a slow period, but always someone in the store. Different customers require different attentions to keep them happy. Not everyone likes their server there, even to the minimum of what we are required (taking of order, bringing of the food and drinks, come back to make sure everything – more... is going well, refills, and a final check for dessert possibilities and bringing them), but some enjoy having a conversation with their server as they eat. Usually there is a mix of these guests throughout the store and we have to be careful of how much attention we pay each guest. The managers make sure we do our job well, if any guest is unhappy they make sure there is a solution for the guest. Some co workers get to be a little lazy in their side work as they are ready to go home, but normally we all get along and work very well together. A night where my co workers and all my guests are happy makes it all worth it. – less
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General Manager (Former Employee), FloridaJune 16, 2014
I worked here for 3 years. In that time I had over 8 different district managers.
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Too high a capacity without good compensation
Server (Current Employee), 1601 Bradley Park Dr, Columbus, GA 31904June 3, 2014
Pros: night management was really nice, they allow new waitress' make some mistakes, some customers are nice
Cons: you do the work of 6 people, pay is 2.13 an hour, they don't train you for more than 4-5 days at 2 hours apiece, tips aren't nearly enough to break even, day manager doesn't listen to his employees, all the employees seem to hate their job, customers tend to yell at you, not properly staffed where needed
A normal day at steak n shake, as a waitress, was quite stressful and tiresome. The pay isn't enough to compensate your responsibilities and even with tips, you're barely breaking even. The management is all right, so long as you're working at night. You work atleast 6 hours a day, as part time. Overall, I hated my experience at Steak n Shake.
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Very enjoyable place to work.
Associate (Former Employee), Hilliard, OHMay 31, 2014
While at Steak 'N Shake the coworkers became more like a family than coworkers. Everyone was great, and we all worked together fabulously. Management was excellent. They were firm but kind. The most enjoyable part of the day was when we had down time and everyone just talked while cleaning up.
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Fun Environment, But Dirty Restaurant
Line Cook/Cashier/Drive-thru Attendant/Hostess (Former Employee), Memphis, TNMay 29, 2014
Pros: great people
Cons: drugs, dirty restaurant
I enjoyed most everything except the facts that my general manager was on drugs, two of the assistant managers were on drugs, and most of my coworkers were on drugs. But I had a lot of room to defend myself against rude customers if need be. There was a familial feel between everyone, and that's something I miss.
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High energy, fun working place and the co-workers and managers are happy to lend a helping hand.
Server (Former Employee), Fairview Heights, ILMay 28, 2014
Working a Steak and Shake taught me all about great customer service. I made it my own personal business to make my guest feel appreciated.
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The job I was training with
Server (Former Employee), Hoover, ALMay 18, 2014
Pros: getting the messed up orders
Cons: not being a server
My typical day at work was to go in and sign in and then they told me that i needed to start rolling silverware and busting tables. So i didnt really want to work there because i was getting payed $7.25 and i was doing more work then a lot of the people. Then they had me shadowing people but i only did that 3 times and then back to busting tables and – more... rolling silverware. – less
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Associate (Former Employee), Elgin, ILMay 13, 2014
This was a part-time job i worked in COllege. It was alright.
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Fun and hectic
Shift Supervisor (Former Employee), Cleveland, OHMay 6, 2014
This is a good high school job. Do not recomend working here if you are 22 or older. It is stressful and requires much physical labor and picking up others slack
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Productive
Production/Cook (Former Employee), Elizabethtown, KYApril 25, 2014
Pros: free lunch
Cons: short breaks
I worked around friendly people my manager was nice and helpful it was a good work environment.
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Fun
Waitress (Former Employee), Kannapolis, NCApril 22, 2014
steak 'n shake was a very live establishment. i adored a lot of the workers. there were a great deal of busy days, and those busy really kept you on your feet; moving to and from almost non-stop. usually a lot of friendly and family oriented people stopped through.
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good
Production, server, hostess (Former Employee), Macon, GAApril 9, 2014
good people. it was long hours, couldn't do it in high school. management was alright but wasnt very understanding about school activities and requested days off.
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Work and Play hard
Shift Manager (Former Employee), Indianapolis, INApril 7, 2014
Pros: great learning center
Cons: 24 hour operation
Excellent training process and great focus on keeping management aware of laws and policies. Excellent support for manager/
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Fun workplace with fun coworkers
Service Trainer (Current Employee), Lansing, MIMarch 18, 2014
I start my day off getting things around for the lunch rush. I have learned a lot from working here. I have learned how to deal with people when they are upset. I have also learned how manage my time wisely like for instance cleaning to keep me motivated. The hardest part of the job is keeping everyone in their proper uniform because they don't want – more... to get the right parts to the uniform that fit them. If they don't have the correct parts to their uniform I get in trouble because I am a trainer and it's my job to do so. The most enjoyable parts of this job is having regulars that come in on a daily basis and making new friends in a fun workplace. – less

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About Steak 'n Shake

Beef and ice cream is an unbeatable combination for this restaurant company. Formerly The Steak n Shake Company, Biglari Holdings – Read more