Pros: motivated me to update my resume
Cons: poor management skills, unaffordable health insurance, poor communication, no opportunity for advancement, frequent sick calls by management
I took this job because the hours allowed for me to carry a full time position while being able to attend college at night. The woman who held the position previously also trained me. I should have realized something was wrong with this place when she told me that she was taking a lower paying and more hazardous job manufacturing car batteries. The Sous Chef never wanted to do any work and would pawn off anything she could onto myself and the other cook. Both the Kitchen Manager and Sous Chef would constantly call out sick or leave work early. I don't think I ever worked an entire week without someone missing a significant amount of work. The Sous Chef would constantly bicker about being under paid to our customers, which I found to be extremely embarrassing. Also, if you asked her for help with something she would just start an argument with you in front of our customers, which was also very embarrassing and unprofessional. There was no real concept of "team work" with these people, with the exception of one other cook and myself. After three years of working here, I began to look for other jobs. After months of no luck, I soon found out that I was getting bad references from the manager while I was still employed there. I found this to be odd as I always received excellent performance reviews (even though I never received any significant pay increase) and always got positive feedback from our customers. The only positive thing I have to say about this job is that the people we served daily were awesome. This was a business dining operation and the people who worked for our client were absolutely amazing. However, I still would not recommend this company to anyone unless they were absolutely desperate for a job. On the other hand, if you can nail a management position here, I say take it because apparently you make around 35-40K per year for sitting on your butt all day.