Busy 300 seat restaurant serving all meals 7 days a week
Line Cook (Former Employee) – Mount Pleasant, SC – December 9, 2016
Busy from start to finish. Lots of prep work and execution. 10 hours shifts without a break. I learned how to cook many types of eggs, and improved my skills in pantry, saute and grill. The management was terrible. The Executive Chef was very difficult to get along with and was inconsistent in what he wanted and how he treated employees. He had a very bad temper and would throw tantrums, scream at people, rip papers down, slam his fists on the counter etc. A wide variety of people, all life long workers in the Food and Beverage industry. The most enjoyable parts of the job were interaction with coworkers, and exposure to a variety of different foods and cooking techniques.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Richmond, VA – September 4, 2016
a typical day at work would be slow. business was really slow so there wasn't a lot to be done while at work. I learned a lot about promoting. promoting your business so that people would know about the business and so you could bring in more business. The management was really thrown together. They didn't like handling situations, theyd rather just give you a gift card and send you on your way. the coworkers were ok. hardest part of the job was getting people to come in and shop. the most enjoyable part of the job was getting to shop at southern season wit the employee discount
Bakery Manager (Former Employee) – Mount Pleasant, SC – January 23, 2017
- Job atmosphere was good. - Management worked with your schedule - I had creative latitude improve the Bakery's bread program - Cross trained to understand and appreciate the other jobs in the department.
I enjoyed the relationships I made with the customers.
Bakery Lead (Former Employee) – Chapel Hill, NC – December 1, 2015
This gourmet retail store is a Chapel Hill landmark. New ownership has changed many iconic parts of the company. My manager was supportive, and I felt like I could speak with her about anything. My co-workers were always there with a smile!
Ice Cream Parlor Associate (Former Employee) – Chapel Hill, NC – July 30, 2015
This place is jut like any other bigger business. You work with a lot of different kinds of people, learn a lot about your department, and days are pretty average if you are doing your job correctly. The customers can be a little snooty but that is to be expected in high-end foods. Management was a bit sketch but I was there during a transitional period.
A typical day of work consist of working the docks receiving in bounds merchandise. Management on site supervising and watching over operations. Everyone working as a team to get all merchandiser is accounted for and aren't any wrong items or damage products. The most enjoyable part of then day is punch out time; when I can look back and reflect on the days accomplishments.
Advancements from with in the company, Good work environment
Long hours during peak seasons 50 to 60 hours a week
Great place to work for anyone with a love of "food".
Vice President & General Manager (Former Employee) – Chapel Hill, NC – May 12, 2015
A dream job that matched my skill set and my passion. I woke every morning eager to get to work to see what challenges the day would bring. I was never disappointed. My co-workers were a great group whom I learned a great deal from. You could not ask for a better customer base for a store like Southern Season than the people of Chapel Hill.
I was able to connect with many people in the gourmet retail world through attendance at trade shows. I also hosted a weekly radio show on our local FM station WCHL-97.9 called Side Dish that gave me the opportunity to speak with interesting people from all over the country that were involved in the food/wine industry.
The customers, my co-workers, the shopping experience.
Gourmet food and homewares retail store under new ownership expanding from single store to multiple locations
Lead Retail Associate Coffee/Tea, Barista (Current Employee) – Chapel Hill, NC – March 29, 2013
I have most enjoyed learning about and sharing my love of coffee and tea with customers and other staff. The day is fast paced as I provide customer service, manage flow of inventory from warehouse to retail store, direct co-workers in task priorities and respond to operational directives of management.
customers enjoy breadth of inventory, destination shopping for many.
rapid expansion under new management has eroded work environment at original store.
Visual Merchandising Manager (Former Employee) – RIchmond, VA – September 13, 2015
Not certain that the right people are in place for this company to survive. Great tradition at the original store, but failed to captured at the other locations. If you visited all the stores, you would see how different the truly are, they seem to continue to continue to try and different directions with no follow through.
Seasonal Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Hillsborough, NC – December 4, 2013
This seasonal position use to be a good way to end my year, but now that the company is under new everything it sucks!! Nothing goes right and instead of making changes the wheel keeps turning. This WAS a great place to work now it out of whack, major mistakes happening, and blame being placed everywhere except where it needs to be. Promoting people who don't deserve it and trying to drive seasoned permanent employees out of the door. The experience this year was miserable and I will NOT work there EVER again!!!
Chef (Current Employee) – Henrico, VA – January 8, 2015
Seeking different employment , this company does not treat their employees with respect . co-workers are afraid to ask for a break. management is not very good at keeping the schedule up to date. employees have to ask, or make an excuse in order to get a break or 10 minutes of away time .
Housekeeping (Current Employee) – Richmond, VA – May 5, 2015
Friendly staff and managers Flexible work schedules Lots of opportunities to move up in company Lots of events held Tons of food to sample I love my job, staff, and customers The most enjoyable part of my job is moving around and engaging with the customers