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Terrible leadership under head manager
Catering Assistant (Former Employee) –  Tempe, AZSeptember 4, 2018
Negative work environment, supervisors talking about employees to other employees. No training, supervisors walk around doing much of nothing. Poor environment and pay.
Pros
Free drinks
Cons
Managers talk about employees with employees
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Good Company for food Service
Front House Staff/ Cashier (Current Employee) –  San Mateo, CASeptember 4, 2018
Start 6am
Break 10 min paid
lunch 30min not paid
to busy for pm 10 minute break have never took one
punch out on average 3:3pm

6am rush to set up and breakfast service begins 7am-10am
Break Down Set Up Lunch
Lunch 11:30 am to 2:30PM
Break down Clean
Set up for next day
Do It All Over Again REPEAT REPEAT REPEAT

Average Temp in Kitchen this summer 88 degrees
Front House 75

Must lift 25 lbs, Heavy, Hard Work on Feet 9.5 hours
Manadatory OT but OT rate is only is not paid if holiday, sick, personal day.

I want to work at a desk administrative not in food service
Pros
free lunch
Cons
Hard, Hard on Feet, Very Physical
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Not a good place to work
Chef Manager (Former Employee) –  Tulsa, OKSeptember 3, 2018
Not a good place to work I would not recommend to anyone. Please consider anything else than Guckenheimer. Consider getting out of the service industry if this is the only job open
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Unhealthy, racism , agesim,
Dishwasher (Current Employee) –  VeniceAugust 20, 2018
Poor Management, the fact that the company overlooks hardworking dishwashers. Thats the main reason that the compnay loose them. You are promised advancement in positions , if you show you like to work. That's what i did. They kept me at dishwasher for a year and hiring new staff for cook/porter/Day shift positions. Also, the pay was unfair especially when catering and morning shifts work fall on you
Pros
Lunch
Cons
Racism, Politics, harrasment
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Boring
Driver (Current Employee) –  South San Francisco, CAAugust 19, 2018
Management only cares about certain groups. If you only speak english they talk about you in Spanish. The quality in food isn't good. Menus are horrible.
Pros
Free breakfast and lunch
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N/a
Cash Lead (Former Employee) –  Baltimore, MDJuly 19, 2018
It's an ok place to work, very fast paced. Dealing with alot of hungry workers some super nice, others very rude,pay is ok ............................
Pros
Free lunch
Cons
Low pay
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Good place to work at
Grill Cook/Prep Cook (Current Employee) –  Santa Clara, CAJuly 9, 2018
There’s a lot to do when it comes to the company a lot of room to grow so if you plan on growing I recommend working here especially if you love cooking.
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Dead-end Job
Sous Chef (Current Employee) –  Baltimore, MDJuly 7, 2018
The line employees are great as well as the customers. There is not room for advancement in this company. Whatever you are hired as with whatever the pay you agreed when hires is what you will be while you are working there period. They will constantly talk about it is a good time to be with the company since they are growing and there are opportunities but it is lie. There is also a huge politics game that upper management plays that adversely affects their accounts. I have seen them let an account fail to try to drive a manager out.
Pros
Work life balance
Cons
Bad Corporate Culture
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Fast paced, somewhat friendly depending on location
Customer Service Associate (Current Employee) –  Burbank, CAJuly 4, 2018
The location I work at is pretty nice. Customers are mostly pleasant. It most of the time can get pretty hectic but it makes the day fly by. Sometimes it is so busy that you don't have enough time to finish what needs to be done. Management doesn't seem to like to hire more people and would rather over work their employees. When everyone gets along it can be a pretty fun work environment. Free food which is definitely a plus.
Pros
Free lunch, get to meet a lot of great people
Cons
Over worked employees with not enough pay.
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A bunch of confusion
Cook (Current Employee) –  Boston, MAJuly 2, 2018
I was hired initially for a 40hr per week job that then got turned into 37.5hrs per week due to "the needs of the business." Management is unprofessional and will talk about you, your work performance, and your personal life behind your back. They also try to put staff against each other. The revolving door of staff members means that they are never fully staffed so you're often expected to do the work of others including supervisor type work without a pay raise or compensation. Asking for help is useless because it's never provided and they try to shift the blame onto you for not getting your work done. The only good thing is that its Monday through Friday with weekends off. However if you're expecting to grow within the company or build up your skills try aramark.
Pros
Mon-fri work schedule
Cons
Back bitting, no support, overworking
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Great kitchens.
Executive Chef (Former Employee) –  ArizonaMay 30, 2018
Wished the GM would listen to the employees or at least the chef. Great company and great Area Managers. Hope they're able to expand into the Arizona Market. Please stop bringing people from California to run Arizona kitchens, they have no idea about current trends in the region... Avocado doesn't go on everything.
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Bad management poor training
Chef Manager (Former Employee) –  Belfast, MEMay 17, 2018
Over worked under trained no support from corporate. Client is entitled and difficult. They say 45 hrs more like 60. Staff turns over constantly because outside of management they pay very poorly.
Pros
Decent pay
Cons
Robert Schmitz
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Guckenheimer
Executive Chef (Former Employee) –  Newark, CAApril 25, 2018
I LOVE GUCKENHEIMER - a fair and honest company.

I LEARNED so much to be a well rounded chef

Work place culture is great

most enjoyable part of the job is sharing your talent and knowledge for the customers
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Great if you're a second tier hourly
Chef Manager (Current Employee) –  Columbus, OhioApril 19, 2018
I started out as an hourly employee and was quickly promoted to management after sponging off of several chefs and i am blessed to get the opportunity to be salaried with this company. However the new cbord system is not a fit for what this company represents, its crammed down our throats. When clients want a lower subsidy the chef manager has to be under the microscope constantly. Overall i would say this job has taken 10 years off my life. Stand clear unless you are fortunate enough to have a client that understands and appreciates what guckenheimer stands forand is willing to pay that loss for the services.
Pros
Compensation, benefits, hours, hands off management
Cons
Stress, mental health, expectations, work load
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Fun place to work.
Sous Chef (Former Employee) –  Pataskala, OHApril 11, 2018
The skills I have learned here could be used at any job, and even your day to day life. The staff is easy to work with, everyone is friendly and can make your day better.
Pros
Free lunch, paid time off, and no weekend
Cons
Nothing that i can think of
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Face paced placed to work but no room for advancement
Catering Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Orlando, FLApril 5, 2018
Overall a fun place to work. The clients as well as staff make it a fun environment to work in. The lack of advancement is slim unless you are willing to relocate.
Pros
Free lunch and good benefits
Cons
No room for advancement
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Horrible chef!
Job (Former Employee) –  Canonsburg, PAMarch 28, 2018
The chef at the location I worked at was degrading. He was a jerk! Thought he was better than everyone else. Everyday was stressful because there was always way too much work for one person on each station. It was a horrible work environment everyone so miserable because it was so streasful. Company itself is great.
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Good hourly pay with good tips.
Lead Staff (Former Employee) –  Omaha, NEMarch 25, 2018
Quality clientele, tips well on top of high hourly pay. No benefits even when worked overtime for a long period of time, due to company policy loop-hole of PT food service employee. Stringent corporate rules, makes for a quality product. Room for advancement and then benefits when hired as FT non-serving emp.
Pros
High hourly pay.
Cons
No benefits for certain employee.
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Reported to a Non Guckenheimer manager. Stressful enviroment
Food Service Director, Business Service (Former Employee) –  Phoenix, AZMarch 14, 2018
I went to work at 6am to open up the food court kitchen for the employees. We had a group review with all the employees to review the menu for the day and see if there was catering for that day. I set daily goals and weekly goals. This group meeting also gave each employee to ask questions. A positive, relaxed, work environment.
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great place to work
Area Manager (Former Employee) –  Redwood Shores, CAMarch 8, 2018
I truly enjoyed this position. Fast paced breakfast and lunch and also catering in a corporate setting. Wonderful, hard working employees and chefs. Company was outstanding to its employees.
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