Steak N Shake
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No complaints, good starter job

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I worked at an on-campus location so managers were understanding of work/life balance, and it was easy to be scheduled for hours. However could get extremely busy at times and we would often be understaffed

Pros

Free Lunch, Good pay and hours, 30 min break if working more than 6 hours

Cons

Short staffed especially when opening and closing, No tips
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The Roaches

This job had roaches bad. Employees would drop food on the floor and still serve it to customers. I quit from being grossed out. And management was aware of their mishaps. Too much favoritism.

Pros

Nothing

Cons

Nasty employees
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Worst place ever

Worst don’t do it the management was horrible and hours was very ugly. Not enough staff for 24hrs. It’s not safe people kept fighting coworkers and crew.
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very understaffed

very understaffed all managers including up management didn't have a clue there that's why they been closing up. I see now some of the management teams are at raising cains so it won't be long for them (raising cains) to start closing there doors

Pros

no pros

Cons

everything bad you can think of
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Loved the people I worked with.

Great environment and amazing people to work with. Mean customers. district management and above have no clue what they're doing. The highest you can get promoted is up to a General Manager of a store anything beyond that is not possible.

Pros

Great Environment, Some Great Customers

Cons

Bad Pay, No Benefits, No advancement past GM, Cruel District Management, Alot of Rude Customers, Lucky if you get a break, lucky if theres more then just you and the manager
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Bad Management

Bad management. Rude employees and a cliques, management made no change after several complaints and Incidents. Good pay but management needs to improve.
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Typical Fast food job

Was my first job, but they barely gave me any hours. Also, they got mad at me when I needed to call out for being sick (not often). Couldn’t really advance much in the company.
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Run. Just RUN. Seriously.

The pay will not be what they advertise. The locations are dirty, greasy and gross with no room for COVID distancing. Chronically understaffed due to pay and benefits being bad and the work environment at most of these locations make you feel like you are no more than a cog in the machine and a body on the floor. the manager/ franchisee and assistants may have the hours for benefits, but you'll be scheduled JUST UNDER full time hours to dodge that one. Goin up the chain to corporate is likely to have little to no effect as they will always side with the franchisee. There's a lot of other places to work without all the headaches, just saying.

Pros

none

Cons

everything about it
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My faborite job ive ever had and im a college graduate!

Fun busy and room to advance good pay (server/front of house) if you got a good store and good managers you will enjoy your work experience. Rewards for d ou ong well. Getting compliments sent it was like a competition

Pros

Half price food

Cons

None
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the general manager is difficult to deal with

the general manager is difficult to deal with and doesnt treat the staff well. not all managers are trained on the same things, people are expected to overwork themselves because people keep quitting due to all of the pressure from this job. it’s incredibly hard to call off, even if you’re sick. the scheduling is so bad that sometimes you don’t get a break due to the lack of people working.
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Rude and inattentive employees

The managers are unorganized, unorthodox, and just plain out rude. They talk bad about other employees behind their backs and act like they are better than other people.

Pros

1/2 price food when at work

Cons

Having to work with sh**** people.
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Stressful for what it’s worth

Very stressful place to work to not get much in return. The customers are very rude and its always busy so you’re running around a lot on top of trying to keep them happy.
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Low pay, high stress job

You apply for 1 position, but since they are so understaffed you end up working 2 and a half positions for the same meager pay, while being ridiculed that you can't do the job fast enough. Don't even get free lunches, but if you are a cook you can make your own anyway. Kitchen probably wouldn't pass a health inspection which may be a reason the location closed.

Pros

Friendly coworkers

Cons

Low pay barely above minimum wage, no lunches, overworked understaffed
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Different place

Management drove this place into the ground. It’s closed down now, they only gave employees 2 days notice the store was closing. It was pretty dirty most of the tome

Pros

Smoke breaks

Cons

Everything else
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Money

I liked working there time went by fast checks always looked good I didnt care about the dress code I work for money not looks my team was fun we all worked good together had a little hard time closing the place but it eventually got closed every night
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Clean location

Clean kitchen and dish area, friendly staff and managers, good job while in between careers. Two 15min breaks and 1 lunch that's free(ish) overall not bad

Pros

Free lunches

Cons

Poor pay
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They moved

I really miss this job I had bad days due to new staff members but overall the job was great and I really miss it...Wish you guys would come back to COLUMBIA,SC

Pros

Friendly and understanding

Cons

Slow because of the weather
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Needs better pay for workers

Needs to give workers raises for everything we do , and hire more. Everyone that’s working currently should get a 1-2 dollar raise. Needs to be a lot better

Pros

Flexibility

Cons

Short breaks, management, pay, care, food (still have to pay)
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Don't do it

It's an ok job, but a bad career choice, not much in the way od advancement. Constantly removing positions then expect others to pick up the slack. They are not loyal, seen alot of managers and crew get fired in 2020 that had been with the company for over 15 years.

Pros

Nothing

Cons

Everything
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Mentally and Physically draining environment

The management at SteaknShake is extremely atrocious. I worked with them for a year and it was the worst experience I ever had working with an employer. They are always understaffed which result in employees having to perform duties outside of what they are paid to do.

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Only work here if you have to

Definitely recommend this place if you absolutely have to work here. That’s about it. It’s nothing special and you aren’t uplifted by other coworkers unless you actually have good people on your shift that so happen to be in a good mood that day. YOU literally DO EVERYTHING and not get paid for it; just to give you the heads up. I was a Server there for quite some time and I made great tips, sure, but after awhile.. you get burned out. It seems like you’re wasting your life away the more you commit to staying.

Pros

Discounted Meals

Cons

Breaks? Only if it’s slow. Benefits? What benefits?
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