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Pro and Cons about working here
Sous Chef (Current Employee), Tulsa, OKAugust 23, 2014
Pros good benefits job advancement is depending on what you know. Cons they tend to treat you like you haven't been there working for them more then 10 years and give you a late-off letter
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good money...
Food Preparation Cook (Former Employee), Chicago, ILJuly 27, 2014
Pros: benfits
Cons: they movie out of town
one of the best jobs I had working there was fun and a great and well plan out...
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small crew and everyone work together
Retail Manager (Current Employee), Memphis, TNJune 4, 2014
Pros: free lunch
Cons: 10 minutes break and very small crew
Set up the front of the house so that everyone is ready to work.
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Intense, High Volume, Never the same day... Loved it!!!
Regional Executive Relief Chef (Midwest) (Current Employee), Chicago, ILMay 28, 2014
Pros: the hours was always a plus, freedom to create food from scratch
Cons: my health insurace coverage was really expensive and plans changed often.
It was Great to work for a High Octane company with serious demand and have the freedom to create and cook from the heart.
Impulse decision making an everyday high which drove me to be a better Chef, Manager and employee. Able to lead teams of staff through all sorts of various kitchens large and small cooking the best food from scratch everyday and – more... succeeding under prestigious pressure from the client, employer and self dignity. I loved Working for Guckenheimer.... – less
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Fast Paced Restaurant
Pantry Chef (Current Employee), Oklahoma City, OKMay 19, 2014
Pros: free lunch, set schedule mon-fri
Cons: low pay for some workers.
I prepare food for the Deli Station. I've learned ways to cook food from scratch instead of cooking from a bag of food or Box. Management is ok. there are good co workers easy to get along with. the hardest part of the job is sometimes we have work added on last minute if there is a catering last minute. I enjoy working for a good company with great – more... benefits. – less
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Quality of life working am shifts, no weekends
Chef, Manager (Current Employee), Pittsburgh PaJanuary 27, 2014
Pros: am shift mon thru fri, no weekends
Cons: i travel alot in which do not care for
A 5 30 am start time and off to the races we go, checking and receiving orders, making sure all staff is here, checking emails for catering. check with all action stations to see if they are ok or need supplies, help. etc

Always learning new ideas with the trends these days.

Some management and co workers difficult to work with. {click}

Making sure – more... all has sense of urgency to have food ready for service

Love the fast pace while working with freshest ingredients and cooking fro scratch – less
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Lacks basic kitchen Standards
cook; exhibition (Former Employee), Pasadena, CAJanuary 17, 2014
Pros: 13 an hour to start, good hours, benefits etc.
Cons: no communication, meal period is shorten do to peak hour lunch schedule. excluded 10 min breaks.
I had a horrible experience with this company (location, Pasadena)
Executive Chef is a joke. He has no authority in the kitchen and works with no concept or vision. He relays his commands through a Kitchen manager; which is a total joke to the company. She has no kitchen knowledge, and is morally weak. She harasses the employees by constantly reminding – more... them that they get paid well enough to undergo any strenuous measures to get the job done. There is no empowerment amongst staff, as everyone works individually for their own sake, respectively. First day on the job I was never introduced to the company, nor when my probation was done, I was not once welcomed to guckenheimer, There is no opportunity for growth which I find quite odd considering the "executive chef" not only did not attend culinary school, but has no kitchen knowledge whatsoever & has a weak grasp on his poorly developed menu. Overall, The quality of the food is poor. Relationships amongst staff is shockingly dreadful. The Manager has no business in the kitchen which in terms is causing the inevitable collapse of the contract with western asset. Good luck! – less
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Great place to work if you like food
Cashier (Former Employee), Omaha, NEJanuary 16, 2014
Clock in, make fresh water, get to the register. Co-workers were very nice and welcoming. The hardest part was the sani-water on my hands. Enjoyable part of the job was the pay and the hours.
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Great Customers
Executive Chef (Former Employee), Chicago, ILDecember 6, 2013
Pros: great food
Cons: no room for growth
Hours are great, not much room to grow. 11 hour work day. Not much more to say, good luck!
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A fantastic place to begin your career
Grill Cook (Former Employee), Naperville, ILOctober 18, 2013
Pros: learned a lot, hours, open to creativity
Cons: management
Guckenheimer taught me so much coming straight out of college. I learned a lot and honed the skills that I was taught in culinary school. There was a lot of freedom to be creative and show off ones skills. The products we worked with were great quality. I really enjoyed my time with the company.
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challenging workplace
Vice President Operations (Former Employee), Dallas, TXOctober 5, 2013
Overall good place to work with great achievements made during my tenure both in Operations and sales.
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Some lack of management more staff needed but overall a caring company
Lead Cashier (Former Employee), Beaverton, OregonOctober 2, 2013
I worked for Guckenheimer for almost 7 years. I enjoyed it for the most part though a lot of the times there was frustrations with under staffing and lack of communication.
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Overworked in a non teamwork environment !!!!!
Sous chef (Former Employee), HoustonSeptember 5, 2013
Pros: mon-fri
Cons: manegement
My experience with this company is very disappointing because I helped to build the very first account in Houston and was not backed up from management as far as the cooking part, they like to be called chefs but hate to cook and dont come out of the office!
Very quick to critique but can't cook asparagus! If you are getting paid as a sous chef that – more... does not include you got to do 3 people job . you are a general manager please don't forget you was a chef first!
So the next person you get help him , karma
Does not discriminate !
Thank you and I wish you the best! – less
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Excellent work life balance
Food Service Manager (Current Employee), Beaverton, ORFebruary 19, 2013
Pros: work / life balance, great crew, great customers
Cons: no growth in the region
A chef-driven, strong local culinary team company that offers excellent work life balance in the B&I segment. Unfortunately the company's founder passed away a couple years ago. I thoroughly enjoy working in my current location as they make us feel a part of their team and have an excellent crew to work with on a daily basis, but feel there are few – more... opportunities for growth in this particular geographical region. Coupled with the fact that we have lost our local contract recently, I feel it's time to look for other growing companies to further my career. – less
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Very productive and family feelin
Processing Clerk (Former Employee), Redwood City, CAJanuary 16, 2013
Pros: free snacks
Cons: short breaks
A typical day at work is a slow one. I learned a lot, doing different things such as working a new upload program . Management was ok but some times I think they were a little unfair. My co-workers were very friendly and easy to work with. The hardest part of the job was when someone called in sick and they had to find someone to help me in my department. – more... The most enjoyable part of the job was Fridays. – less
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If you have no passion for food work here
Cook (Former Employee), Portland, OROctober 11, 2012
Pros: benefits
Cons: management
Management does not know how to communicate effectively between front of the house and back of the house. this goes straight to the top. corporate chef's saying one thing GM's saying another, managers saying another, and still yet head chefs saying something else. Benefits are great and pay is reasonable here if you can learn to shut your mouth and – more... follow imbecilic reasoning. Good luck if you want to move up. – less

February 18, 2013

I worked for this company for over 6 years as a grill cook for 2 different accounts. Most of the chefs were lazy and arrogant and most of the corporate people were arrogant and unfriendly. The area mngr would tell you one thing, the corporate chefs, another and the corporate " decorators" still another. The " money" people, and the culinary people are usually somewhat at odds with each other. The reason why this company is failing is because no one is on the same page. They also have too much dead weight at the corpoate level.

April 27, 2013

I am a former employee from a midwest location, and I have to say you hit this right on the head. The entire company is lacking in its "service" to the customer, as well as the companies who contract them. Not only is there no communication whatsoever, from the President down to the dishwasher, the entire system is a joke. The mission statement of the company needs to be re-written. You'll get what they give you, on the budget they set forth, and nothing more. I can guarantee it will NOT be nutritious, or the highest quality. Especially when Chef managers are pressing employees to use bad, questionable, or spoiled ingredients in the prodution of every day menus. I do not regret the experience I obtained from working for this company, but I absolutely regret all the time I wasted thinking the company was actually "for the customer".

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Great learing expierence
Supervisor/Lead Cashier (Current Employee), IllinoisApril 6, 2012
Pros: excellent benefits, great clients
Cons: many times i have to work during my break
Guckenheimer is known for creating healthy dishes with fresh ingredients. Guckenheimer holds its employees to high; sanitation, customer service and food knowledge standards so that all guests can have an enjoyable experience. I have learned all the skills needed to do all the prep work in the kitchen and the learned how to balance the orders to keep – more... our unit under budget. I have been entrusted with handling the managerial and accounting duties for my unit. The most enjoyable part of my job is interacting with all the clients and getting to know them on a first name basis. – less
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Nice place to work great Head Chef
Pantry Production (Former Employee), Chandler, AZJanuary 31, 2012
Pros: free lunch
It was a pleasure working under the head chef. He was very understanding.