Food Service Director (Former Employee) – Maryland – June 17, 2016
Worked for the company a few weeks. I did not get a paycheck for starters, mgmt is very disorganized. Shady characters throughout the place. Very high expectations along with very low pay. Treat everyone the same as if everyone is a robot and can do things the same way everyday. Poor judgemental skills of individuals job skills, had alot of people in the wrong job categories when I started. Best cooks were diet aids, people who couldn't cook were cooks etc.I wouldn't recommended.
The job that I applied for was to be a dietary aide, it was on the job posting. It was so unprofessional from when I very first started, my boss wasn't there the first day for me to sign papers for fire. I was doing dietary/utility for 8.00hr and no raises. The Chef isn't familiar with the diets for the residents and give the them same thing everyday to eat, and what they aren't allowed to eat. Always understaffed because people was quitting and other day or week. I don't understand how this company passed inspection or even still running. It was the worst job I've ever had.
free lunch, friendly co-workers, and seniors.
short breaks, false advertisement, and very little pay
Director of Talent Acquisition (Former Employee) – Westminster, MD – February 5, 2016
I worked at Culinary Services Group for three years. I was able to not only watch the company grow, but aide in it's growth. CSG is an exciting place to work and management allows you to dabble in various areas/departments to gain more experience and find the right career fit for yourself. I would recommend working for Culinary Services Group. You won't feel like a number working here, you will be treated as a valued employee.
Advancement opportunities, great networking, delicious food
Food Service Director (Current Employee) – Leonardtown, MD – August 25, 2015
Culinary Services Group is the first company that has really given me a chance to show what I'm made of. They promoted me from Chef Manager to Food Service Director in April 2015. I have learned a lot about food cost, labor cost, employee management, HACCP procedures and so much more. One thing I like a lot about this organization are the fun company wide competitions. I think it is a smart way to get people excited about their jobs as well as show case just what separates our company from the competition. In my 13 months with this company I have had and lost 5 different mentors. The turn over rate forced me to hold my property together while maintaining positive customer relations. I believe that my ambition, will power, ability to learn "on the fly", customer service and self management skills are what made the owner of Culinary Services Group decided to offer me the Food Service Director title. No matter where I end up I will always be grateful to CSG for everything they taught me, everything they saw in me and most of all for believing in me.
Manager (Former Employee) – Maryland – February 16, 2015
A 14 hour day is not uncommon and days off are far and few between. A small company that is very unorganized and unethical. I have learned that people will sacrifice anything for money including ethics. Upper management is unethical and lacks common core values. The hardest part of the job was knowing after you made a great effort and promises to your team and client, upper management set you up to look like a liar and incompetent.
Co workers are great but management changes more than some change underwear
aide (Current Employee) – boonsboro, md – January 17, 2015
Management has changed so many times in one kitchen you really don't know who's your boss and who is not. You can request evert other weekend off like you are promised but end up working every single weekend anyways. You basically get over worked and under paid. Holidays forget it if you gave family because they don't care you will work all of them if you're really lucky.
you get a good learning experience from most, residents will love you
days off are few and far between, you're always short staffed
Cook Supervisor (Former Employee) – wilkesboro,nc – March 4, 2014
I have over 30 years cooking experience when I applied for the job.............this particular place had 2 different facilities I started as a cook at the lower one....after a year they decided I wasn't cooking up to their standards.....they in turn put me in the upper facility....after 2 years there....I was told I wasn't seasoning my food enough.....I was told I would be retrained personally by the food service director.....which we knew each other very well.....well that never happened.....I was then told I was going to be retrained by the new cook supervisor.....he started to retrain me... then after about 3 weeks I was brought into the office and was let go.........found out my letting go was due to the owner of the business.....she has never liked me from the beginning.....she wanted to have me fired 2 or 3 different times thru out the past 3 years.......it came to resign the yearly contract and she told them that I get fired or she doesn't sign........I cant believe this company would be so cold....at first they were great and cared about their employees.......now its about the money......I worked there for 3 years and I had good benefits......got 40 hours a week plus.....had 3 weeks paid vacation.......bad points from working there....I went in 1/2 hour early everyday and worked thru my lunch break and both paid 15 minute breaks.........had no choice .....WORK LOAD WAS WAY TO MUCH!!!!!.......I told that to one director and I was told if I couldn't do the job then he would find someone who could.........I think its pretty sad to work for a place for 3 years and was justmore... let go because my food quality wasn't good enough......after 3 years I thought I had great job security......talk about getting screwed over.....I did for sure......I had 36 hours vacation pay I had to roll over from the prior year......they don't pay you for all your earned vacation pay.......I asked them if I could get it and they said I lost it because I got terminated.....another screw job......STAY AWAY FROM THIS COMPANY!!!!!!less
free meals....vacation pay....40 plus hours
workload to much......treated like you dont know anything....constantly changing things daily
Managment (Former Employee) – Baltimore, MD – October 10, 2013
I have NEVER been in a workplace so hostile. The FSD is extremely cunning and deceitful. He smiles in your face and stabs you in the back!! If you want to be verbally abused on a daily basis..this is the place for you! If you try to go to your superiors for help you will be punished. Extremely unprofessional!! STAY AWAY!!!
Former Chef Manager (Former Employee) – Baltimore, MD – September 21, 2013
I came on to train under a Food Service Director who was touted as a solid professional that had great coaching and training skills. The plan was to learn this person's job quickly with the expectation to move into an FSD position. In reality, the person I trained under was working a well crafted angle that was built to keep clients smiling without actually managing the food service operation. As long as the house of cards didn't fall apart, nothing else really mannered. This "effective manager" would sell their training style to me while, in reality, not teach me anything. Weeks went by where I wasn't certain of an action plan or what kind of routine I should follow. Completely duplicitous and untrustworthy, this person would allow questionable food practices to occur and pass the blame to subordinates when the person needed a scapegoat.
My exit occured after a direct, professional conflict with this person. The food service director did not take appropriate action with HR, but instead, plotted my termination complete with falsified incidents to satisfy personal vengence.
the payscale and hours are satisfactory.
the corporate management favor poor leadership because of personal decision-making.
Server (Current Employee) – Baltimore, MD – September 12, 2013
With my experience in and assisted living community working with the residents and being of service to them has made me appreciate the senior population. and realize their still people and all the stereotypes are wrong that society puts on seniors. Once my work for the day is done I am pretty much done until the dining room opens up. However, at times it can be chaotic, but I am well adjusted to chaos and multi tasking so it comes natural to be in a fast paced environment at times. Which is ironic because seniors are usually slow movement and sloth like but when they expected to be waited on it has to be proficient. Finally, the hardest part of the job can be fellow employees not being team players and at the end of the day it is about the residents and their needs and some people cant get that but I do.
Foodservice Director (Current Employee) – North Carolina – August 8, 2013
I have it. A personal life again. Having spent a lot of time in various areas of the food (contract foodservice management, restaurants, fast food) business this company is the first to provide me with a chance to have a personal life again. I can balance my family and lifestyle with my profession. I love it. I love this company and the leadership it has from the top down. This company has great business values and works very hard to support its managers and facilities. I highly recommend checking this company out. It will change your life.
a chance to make a real difference in people's lives, personal balance, great hours, great salary, great support. managers can make a difference.
too few to mention when you know how bad things are at other companies.