Fun, professional kitchen with a great group of people
Runner (Current Employee) – Knoxville, TN – January 12, 2017
Bosses are very helpful and willing to work with whatever situation you are in. Kitchen work provides a lot of opportunities for branching out skills. Hours are flexible. Unfortunately, most shifts are fairly short.
Free food during shifts, Flexible hours, Fun people, Opportunities for experience
The managers we have here are some of the best people you could ask to work with. They won't hound you but they will show authority when needed but that is not very often. They will work with you and even help out doing your work with you if you need the help. My co-workers are extremely fun to work with. They make the work day seem short no matter how long you work that day. We can all joke around and have fun and still get our work done at the same time. Being at a college we hire student workers so we get to meet new people all the time and those kids that decide to work with us are great workers, some of them need help with their jobs if they haven't done that job before but at least one or two of us will jump over there and help even if they didn't ask for it. Working here is kind of like one big family.
my day started at 5:00 am til 5 pm I learned a lot over the years Management is just ok a lot of employee pets and favorites co workers some work harder then others that's where the employee pets come in the hardest part of the job is working 6 days enjoyable part of my job was cooking and keeping the client happy .I enjoyed my job I was dedicated never late missed a total of 4 days in my 12 years of service but in the end it didn't matter to this company .I still lost my job .they said it didn't have anything to do about how good I cooked or how dedicated I was !!! They just didn't need me anymore
Supervisor (Current Employee) – Marion, IN – July 5, 2016
Everyday is an easy enough day to handle. I learn about my co-workers and how to do different jobs. The management is friendly, but need to care more about their employees. The hardest part of the job is having to multi-task all day. The most enjoyable part is talking with the fellow co-workers.
Cook/Server (Former Employee) – Powell, TN – June 22, 2016
I was a server, dish washer, cleaner, ran the register on sunday nights. I loved the management until they switched managers, he and I clashed a small amount. great co workers. I enjoyed working with the food and getting to know the college kids
Member (Current Employee) – Laurinburg, NC – April 24, 2016
A typical day at work is filled with a friendly and lively atmosphere from the pioneer management. when work starts, they are strictly straightforward that their employees perform at a high level when doing their jobs. The supervisors are always present to see that every-day activities are well done. The most enjoyable part of my job is that I have learnt how to work with a team to produce a better satisfaction for our customers. The co-workers ensure a lively atmosphere that supports communication to be the key to solving conflicts or confusion in the workplace.
Friendly people and consistent, but no future for me there.
Kitchen Staff (Current Employee) – Wilmore, KY – November 19, 2015
Pioneer has been a consistent employer since I first started with them. I know exactly what to expect from the company, the management, and my coworkers. The people at the Asbury cafeteria, where I've worked, are friendly and caring. It has been my pleasure to meet and work with each of them. Unfortunately there is no possibility of advancement within the company for me or any other part time workers and there is no guarantee of work the next semester ether. The cafeteria is only open for 6 months or less out of the year so I am "employed without hours" for a good half the year.
Free lunches, Friendly environment
No benefits, no possibility for advancement or raises
Very fun work place and worked very well with my school schedule.
Utilities (Former Employee) – New Ulm, MN – September 16, 2015
I worked in the College cafeteria at Martin Luther College in Minnesota. This work schedule worked very well with my class schedule, plus it was right on campus so it was easy to get to work and pick up different shifts or get shifts covered if needed. I loved my co-workers. They were mostly students also that were in my classes. It was really fun getting to train new students coming into the college and the cafeteria to work. I also really loved my supervisors. They were very personable and easy to relate to.
Cashier/Customer Service/ Cleaning/Stocking (Former Employee) – Moore, OK – February 18, 2015
Loved working and being around the energy of the student and facility, all were so lively and interesting. Enjoyed the hugs and being a substitute grandmother. I had 3 different Directors while I worked there. Each one was worse than the last. My Day Manager, was very nice to work with. She was nice in training me plus, she did try to be nice to everyone. I worked the 7-3:30 shift and it was a rush from the time I walked in the door til I walked out. For a while before the second director everyone was working 12-14 hours a day. That was very hard on me and everyone else. I mainly worked with the Day Manager, when something needed doing, even the dishes for a while I would volunteer. I don't mind working nights, but the pressure during my last days was just too much. The students were never trained good enough to be left on there own to do a job. Some were very good workers.
The Day Cook, Day Manager all the students, teachers, District Manager
Faith based Senior Management Staff wear Colored glasses ..hires hourly then leave Management to deal
Manager (Former Employee) – Southeast – January 28, 2015
PCC lends hand to the Under Funded Typical Schools have NO Money to fix their Own equipment; Pizza Oven broken for weeks needed a $4.00 Switch, outdated Dish machine , equipment not operational or calibrated . Learned that the Students/ Staff are furloughed to keep expenses low SAT scores reflect Charcter
Not a bad company to work for. However, Senior Leadership is lacking.
District Manager (Former Employee) – Nashville, TN – December 3, 2014
Pioneer is like most contract food service companies in that "boots on the ground" dictate success at each unit or district.
The most surprising about Pioneer is their lack of leadership at the "Senior" level. President and most of the VP's are older and focused on their retirement. When you attend a meeting and the President states over and over again he can't wait until he retires; this isn't good for the younger managers who are focused on growing the company and making room for more leaders and profits. Also, when he states that he can't lead his team, that is a serious problem and very concerning. My guess is that Pioneer will implode one day as they have forced a lot of good managers to leave for a better culture.