Line Server (Former Employee) – Ada, OK – May 22, 2016
I worked for Chartwells in Ada, OK. The best I can say about this job is you are cross-trained, which is good experience to put on a resume. You also get a free meal and drinks. They pay minimum wage. Management is difficult to work with. Employees are responsible for training other employees. This company has few long tenured employees. If you are looking for full time work, try a different company if you live in Ada, OK because it is likely that you be laid off for the Summer. The company will allows you to receive unemployment, but its not enough to live on.
Second Cook (Former Employee) – Whitewater, WI – May 18, 2016
The Pros: - Having summers off to enjoy time with family. - Ability to move to different positions within the company. - Pay is great! - Part of a Union to have employees best interest. - Work with students (part-time) and employees (full-time) - Seniority helps to get more hours for overtime and new positions.
The Cons: - In the summer work is very slim for hours. Make sure to have a second income. - The ability to move to different positions within the company is great but its all based on seniority, so if your in the bottom of the poll expect to have the worse position, hours, overtime, and hard to move change positions. - Full-timers are usually grumpy and many of them want to be in charge even though they are not your boss. You will find this in every building you go. - Insurance is not the greatest. You are only covered for health not dental or anything else. They take a huge portion out of your check throughout the year to cover the summers you are not working. - Checks are never right when it comes to overtime and holiday hours. They also have some issue with having anyone's checks correctly done. - Management doesn't really care about the employee. I don't know if its because of the high turn over rate there, but they are the least professional and helpful. - Don't expect FMLA because you are not able to qualify due to you only work September till December and end of January to May. Make sure your family doesn't need you to take time off.
I really enjoyed working with the students more than the full-timers. Be prepared to work with college studentsmore... so you can't always rely on them. It was less stressful with them than it was with full-timers. Many of the full-time employees usually fight amongst themselves and management, even after reporting harassment to another employee, don't really step in to handle the situation appropriate. I also feel they are not able to handle emergency. I have seen one and management did not handle it as well as the full-time employee (that was a shame).
Dishwashier (Former Employee) – East Providence, RI – May 18, 2016
A typical day with Chartwells was rather quick paced, the communication with the co-works made work simpler. There were constant rush hours during student dining hours. It was nothing that i could not handle.
Associate (Current Employee) – UNM, NM – May 16, 2016
Overall this is a good place for kids to start,but should not plan for a carrier. I have worked for the University of New Mexico as a chartwells employee for about 8 years in that time we have gone through 3 directors. The director that this company started out with was amaizing and fair. Offered a heath work environment room for advancement and noticed everyone for there hard work. The last 2 have been FAR from that. There is no advancement for good work, no posted position for the employees offered to advance within the company,Extreme favoratisum and no noticability of work. Jobs are offered outside the company not posted, family and friends a hierd for employment in management and office work. Overall it's a horrible place to try and start a carrier.
FOOD WORKER (Former Employee) – River Falls, WI – May 7, 2016
High paced work environment with a high level of interaction with customers. I learned to multi-task and work independently and within a group. My co-workers were intelligent and hard working people who were sociable and extremely helpful.
Lead Cook (Current Employee) – Kennesaw, GA – April 7, 2016
I started with Chartwells (they took over my account) around a year ago, and I like them quite a bit. Very easy to talk to about issues, and open minded to different issues that arise. The big problem are the breaks(X-mas, Spring break, etc.) we currently have, as they are taking their toll income wise. These are not their fault, obviously, it's just that I can't work around the lack of income at those times anymore.
I got an amazing experience working for Chartwells as a HR assistant, for the HR manager at UNC Charlotte. I got the opportunity to discover what I am capable of, as I could learn new things by myself and implement the best possible solution whenever a new challenge was given to me.
line cook (Current Employee) – Sheridan, WY – April 5, 2016
Its never the same things everyday, I help with what needs to be done. I have learned how to prep different meals. Managment is decent, some co-workers are better then other. the hardest part of working at chartwells is dealing with the other students who dont like to listen or respect our policys, the most enjoyable part of my day is doing what I love and learning new things.
Cashier (Current Employee) – 2948 knights lane jacksonville fl 32216 – March 31, 2016
. A typical day at work: I'm a lunch lady I come in make the sides for my line ring up the kid Breakfast and then we clean up make pizza or whatever else we need for lunch. When lunch ends I clean my space. . What I learned: how to have patience with the children . management and my co-workers: management and co-workers are very friendly and help out hardest and most enjoyable: hardest part is really nothing its a pretty easy and enjoyable job.
Food Prep/Cashier (Current Employee) – Spring Arbor, MI – March 30, 2016
The people are friendly and fun to work with. Sometimes it can get hectic, but everything gets done. Management is good. The customers are rude sometimes. My boss is the best person; she makes work fun and enjoyable.