Great experience, they taught me how your passion can die if you let it.
Cook/Server (Former Employee) – Stanley, ND – January 18, 2015
A typical day at Cenex was easy physically but mentally draining.
I already knew how to cook but they taught me a lot more than just preheating an oven and throwing food in for half an hour.
Management for the kitchen poor. It could have been ran better. A lot of favoritism, a lot of careless action going on. Too much hard talk not a lot of follow through. Unprepared, horrible communication skills, a lot of inconsideration. I can go on and on. Though I liked the manager, I didn't like what the environment i was working in was turning in to.
My co-workers were fun. Just like any other work place, you've got the ones you can't stand and the ones you vibe with. Luckily I got along with everyone for the most part.
There wasn't a hard part. I'd say the most frustrating part of my job was picking up a lot of everyone's slack, knowing that just because I'd do it, some people felt like they didn't have to. I'm a solo person, I'm fine working alone. But when it comes to having team players, I'm indeed a team player. I expect what I any regular person would expect from their co-workers; back me up as I would for you when I see you're getting slammed and overwhelmed.
Doing what I loved. Cooking and working.
the perks! the lovely bonuses, working with cool people.
being taken advantage of. not being appreciated for what i did..