food worker (Former Employee) – bedford, ma – May 20, 2015
I worked for Cafe Services for over 5 months and it was a decent experience. I had great coworkers and most of the customers were awesome. However, the management was pretty terrible. I've had all different bosses with different work ethics but my boss at CS didn't seem to care. The manager was rude at times and set a poor example. We were all written up in just one day for ridiculous reasons. My coworker was sporatically fired god knows why and I ended up quitting. The pay sucks and i was promised a different amount of money when I started. I was happy to leave.
fast-paced, good customers, learning opprotunities
Food Service Worker (Former Employee) – Meredith, NH – March 28, 2017
i would prep for the day. i learned that not every enviroment is freindly. the manager was not really that great. she never really cared about her people. work culture sucked. the hardest part of the job was going in every day. most enjoable part of the day was when i went home
Food Service Worker (Current Employee) – New Hampshire – February 1, 2017
I have worked for this company for three years in the school food service area. They promise better quality food, healthier choices for this kids but do not deliver. They push a la carte items on the kids which are totally unhealthy, this is how they make their biggest profit. Sad. Management pushes employees to the limit. Payroll was a nightmare, constant mistakes. No training so to speak of. Would not recommend this company to anyone.
Food Service Worker (Former Employee) – NH – August 24, 2016
The hours were ok...about the only positive thing I can say. Never dealt with upper management, but the Food Service Director who we reported to, left a very bad taste in my mouth....did not seem to take anyone's complaints seriously and just let re-occurring problems escalate, and never spoke with employees about pulling their own weight in the kitchen that made any difference. Always pushing employees to keep doing more with little or no recognition at all for their accomplishments.....had a few "pets" that could do no wrong. Minimal starting wage with no benefits.
Unit Leader (Current Employee) – Waltham, MA – February 1, 2016
After working for one of the "big boys" of the F&B world(Aramark), Cafe Services is a breath of fresh air! This company is focused on the food and customer service! How about that for a business dining environment?
With engaged ownership that encourages unit leaders to use their own experience and skill to create food that fits the demographic at each unit, this is a company sure to grow quickly.
The hours are insane! I work Mon-Fri with weekends off! Let that sink in....Weekends off! The company encourages a work-life balance that is unheard of in this business.
I came to this company not remembering why I even worked in this industry, and 2 months in I was reminded why I do what I do. Cafe Services is a fun, fast paced, well paying company with great leadership at all levels. Check it out! You won't regret it!
Great Leadership creates a culture that trickles down through the ranks, Free lunch, Great benefits.
Corporate (Current Employee) – Manchester, NH – December 18, 2015
I have been working for Cafe Services for half a year. So far I have thoroughly enjoyed myself. The work is fun and rewarding, I am proud of the product we serve, management is respectful and understanding. Compensation is good and benefits are sound. If you are looking for a 9-5 job in the food service industry that pays well and cares about you and values your position, this is the company to work for. I'd recommend it to pretty much anyone.
Great work life balance, flexible, fun, free food, good pay/benefits
Food Service Worker promoted to Sous Chef (Current Employee) – Massachusettes – December 3, 2015
Cafe Services has been a great place to work! Management was surprisingly focused on training and development of their staff. My manager always took the time to make sure that I had the tools and resources I needed to be successful in my position and makes sure to give credit where credit is due. As the company has grown quite a bit over the last few years, I still feel like a part of a real team and not just a number. Great team atmosphere and not to mention an incredible break from the typical restaurant hours that I have been working for years because the accounts are open Monday-Friday approximately 6am-3pm. Being able to make weekend plans and have holidays off has been amazing.
Training & developement, free lunch, Monday - Friday morning hours, paid time off
Sounds crazy but there is nothing I don't like about my job!
food service worker (Former Employee) – New Hampshire – August 20, 2015
It's a business that does not care about their employees. Very low starting salary with minimal raises, no benefits except being able to collect unemployment over the summer months. Always concerned about saving money and push their employees to keep doing more and more with no recognition at all
free school lunch
no healthcare offered, do not have their employee's backs
Deli Attendant (Former Employee) – Farmington, CT – December 20, 2013
I worked for cafe services for a year and a half I worked very hard. My day started off @ 6:15 with cleaning off the tables in the cafeteria, making lots of coffee, and setting up the cash register, then it was off to the kitchen to start slicing, cutting veg. And making salads such as egg salad, tuna and chicken salads and several pizzas all while taking care of customers and cooking on the grill as well.I loved my customers at American red cross they were awesome! But I hated the manager she was a b***h! NOTHING was ever good enough for her and b/c of her I had to leave the job. The Co. is a Good Company to work for I just could not work for someone who does'nt appreciate a good worker. Plus I was told by her that I could NOT go to the bathroom after being in work for just over an hour but she went within 15 mins. after just getting in.
Cook (Current Employee) – Burlington, MA – November 18, 2013
Set up breakfast bar, cut fruit, catering-making sandwiches and salads for groups up to 50 people, prep and set up salad bar, cash handeling and customer service, break down salad bar, clean up and washing dishes, good management, team work and working with the public.
I loved my job I'd still be there if there wasn't a conflict.
Deli Manager (Former Employee) – Londonderry, NH – August 6, 2012
I started my job at 6am. I would start with slicing all the meats and cheeses for the day. Then I would make all the salads (tuna, chicken, ect.). I was also responsible for the dessert table. For me the clients were the best part of the job, I got along with them really well. I liked knowing what my customers wanted as soon as I saw them.