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On average, employees at Steak 'n Shake give their company a 3.6 rating out of 5.0 - which is 8% lower than the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. The happiest Steak 'n Shake employees are General Managers submitting an average rating of 3.4.

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3.6
Average Rating
(based on 12 Steak 'n Shake Review Ratings)

Ratings by Category

Company Culture
3.3
Growth Opportunities
3.0
People You Work With
4.3
Person You Work For
3.7
Rewards You Receive
3.0
Support You Get
3.6
Way You Work
4.2
Work Setting
3.9
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Crew Member

"I worked at Steak ‘n Shake since last month I left because they wouldn’t give me flexible hours they worked me 5 pm tell 2 am I couldn’t work tell that time I liked it there though I find Steak ‘n Shake to be a really good company"

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Steak 'n Shake Employee

"When i started with steak n shake the store i was assigned to was in trouble. The employees definitely had a moral problem and the P&L was in dire circumstances. I have always been a team builder and with a lot of coaching the core team turned around and became productive. The next step i did was implement a bi weekly inventory to find where the problems with P&L lie. after teaching the asst managers how to build pars and be proactive rather than reactive my store achieved being in the black for the first time. My franchisee is very happy with my performance but only having 2 stores the ability of moving up is not going to happen and I'm looking for a new venue that can use my talents."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5

Company-Industry Rating Comparison

3.6
Steak 'n Shake (15)

4.5 Highest Rated in this Industry is Fleming Foods (16)
3.0 Lowest Rated in this Industry is Wireless Advocates (20)
3.7 Average of All Companies in this Industry (6,889)
Server

"I've worked for Steak n' Shake for going on 9 years. They're reasonable and willing to work with school schedules and emergencies. They encourage their employees to take on more responsibilities."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
General Manager

"Vast and Diverse"

What do you like about working at Steak 'n Shake?

"The Guests, my associates and rewards that I see in the overall performance of our Restaurant"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"None at this time, it has to be a good fit for each individual"

What don't you like about working at Steak 'n Shake?

"Short Mgmt Staff and balance of lifestyle that I feel a person"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Utilize the ability to train and look at current needs and perhaps change recruiting criteria"

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Manager

"Manage a chain food restaurant"

What do you like about working at Steak 'n Shake?

"I was afforded a lot of freedom to make decisions."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"This is a great job with good pay and benifits. Work hard and this can be a great career."

What don't you like about working at Steak 'n Shake?

"I didnt like the meal rushes. They cinsisted of approximately 90 minutes of break neck speed to prepare the food and then it was slow for abotu 90 minutes."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Give the in store managers more decision making ability when it comes to scheduling and purchaseing."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Assistant General Manager

"all phases of management & all responsibilities"

What do you like about working at Steak 'n Shake?

"high volume store/alot of people to meet/alot to manage.love the challenge"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"be prepared to work hard & long crazy hours.policies that change quickly & using outdated equipment"

What don't you like about working at Steak 'n Shake?

"swing shifts/no support from upper mgmt./no room for advancement/turnover rate too high"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"let managers perform & coach & lead us . mentorship."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Production Manager

"I was always treated like a child despite being more qualified than my boss."

What do you like about working at Steak 'n Shake?

"I enjoyed working with my fellow co-workers. We were always on the same page and stuck together when management couldn't cut it."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Run! Find somewhere else to work. You will be abused and asked to sign a paper that says they waive the right to pay you overtime and alter your hours as they see fit."

What don't you like about working at Steak 'n Shake?

"The management team was utterly useless. Most of them time, they had no clue what they were doing and didn't have a problem throwing their weight around. My yearly pay was less than $20k."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would tell management to double check the qualifications of their employees and make sure training is available for everyone."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
General Manager

What do you like about working at Steak 'n Shake?

"there is no appreciation or respect for the employees. managers are punished by corporate for being soft (read:caring too much) about the people who bust their butts every day for them. you are expected to essentially be on call at all times, personal time in nonexistent. they use every tool to knock down bonus amounts. average work week is 60+ hours. forget the vacation time they promise, you are never approved for it. anyone can call in a fake complaint and you will be suspended/fired for it. miserable environment."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"do not take a salary position, they will own you."

What don't you like about working at Steak 'n Shake?

"get an anti-anxiety prescription first, 7 of 9 managers in my district took them to deal with the stress."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"invest in the people on the front lines (cooks, servers), they are the ones running the show."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
General Manager

What do you like about working at Steak 'n Shake?

"I liked that we used to be about our people, that we cared not only about our customers but about the people that worked for us. We were a family based company and helped each other through good and not so great times."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"They need to understand that the job is not in and out. You must spend time to make it work, you must wear a lot of hats, stay positive, don't let the stress get to you, don't forget who you are as a person."

What don't you like about working at Steak 'n Shake?

"The company has went through several changes over the last 3 years, I feel that we have last track of the importance of taken care of our people along with taking care of our guests, We have also lost track of training and the importance of training correctly and effectively."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Not to forget that we all go through tough times and we are all human, we must always respect one another and look out for one another even when it is hard to do. Not to forget where we came from."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Shift Supervisor

What do you like about working at Steak 'n Shake?

"This job has been good because it allowed me to work and go to school at the same time,"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be confident, and give honest answers to the questions you are asked."

What don't you like about working at Steak 'n Shake?

"I work third shift with one other person, and we a re expected to get everything done on top of taking care of customers."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Give third shift more help. this would lighten the stress on the people who work at that time."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Manager
People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5 Support You Get 4 / 5
Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5 Company Culture 3 / 5
Way You Work 3 / 5
General Manager
Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Grill Cook

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"orrientation is like 2 hours"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"be more quick"

Business Development Manager

"dont waste your time"

What do you like about working at Steak 'n Shake?

"nothing"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"this is not a job that you can grow with or would want. This is totally operationally motivated company and not sales"

What don't you like about working at Steak 'n Shake?

"There was no support by anyone in the entire company. The first 120 days on the job, I only talked to my boss one time. He would not return my calls or my emails and I was left out in the cold"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Learn how to communicate with your employees"

Waitress

"I wasn't at a place to take complete advantage of the opprotunities that they offered"

What do you like about working at Steak 'n Shake?

"They were good about making sure you still had some life outside of work"

What don't you like about working at Steak 'n Shake?

"Once I went into management, I was unable to spend time with family always working second or third shift"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Make sure employees are happy and things run smoother"

Steak 'n Shake Reviews FAQs

Is Steak 'n Shake a good company to work for?

Steak 'n Shake has an overall rating of 3.6 Average Rating out of 5, based on over 12 Steak 'n Shake Review Ratings left anonymously by Steak 'n Shake employees, which is 8% lower than the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. 83% of employees would recommend working at Steak 'n Shake.

Does Steak 'n Shake pay their employees well?

Steak 'n Shake employees earn $34,000 annually on average, or $16 per hour, which is 48% lower than the national salary average of $66,000 per year. 3 Steak 'n Shake employees have shared their salaries on CareerBliss. Find Steak 'n Shake Salaries by Job Title.

How satisfied are employees working at Steak 'n Shake?

83% of employees would recommend working at Steak 'n Shake with the overall rating of 3.6 out of 5. Employees also rated Steak 'n Shake 3.3 out of 5 for Company Culture, 3.0 for Rewards You Receive, 3.0 for Growth Opportunities and 3.6 for support you get.

What is the highest paying job at Steak 'n Shake?

According to our data, the highest paying job at Steak 'n Shake is a Director of Purchasing at $121,000 annually. Browse Steak 'n Shake Salaries by Job Profile.

What is the lowest paying job at Steak 'n Shake?

According to our data, the lowest paying job at Steak 'n Shake is a Production Lead at $14,000 annually. Browse Steak 'n Shake Salaries by Job Profile.

What are the pros and cons of working at Steak 'n Shake?

According to reviews on CareerBliss, employees commonly rated the pros of working at Steak 'n Shake to be Company Culture, Growth Opportunities, People You Work With and Person You Work For, and no cons.

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