Decent but not a place I would make a career out of.
Food Prep/ Grill/ Cashier (Former Employee) – Rochester, NY – January 11, 2019
Easy job. Early hours, just not something I saw myself doing for the rest of my life. You started at 5 -6 in the morning depending on which location your at, finished around 1:30-2 in the afternoon. Prep food as well as cook meals for customers. Once lunch is over you prep for the next day and clean up for the day and go home.
Concession Worker (Current Employee) – Kings Park, NY – November 17, 2018
A typical day is nice and calm. One of the hardest parts about the job is the heat in the summer. There would be a lot of people during events and it would be really hot. I really enjoyed the job because of the people there we were all friends and it was really fun being with everyone.
Food Service Worker (Former Employee) – Dobbs Ferry, NY – November 12, 2018
Relaxed job if you don't care. The managers don't bother with lazy workers they just let them do what they want. Low pay, workers have been there for years and get minimum wage, regardless of any advancement. Funky clock in system 30 minute breaks. Checks are inconsistent among the majority of workers. Management will do anything to save money. It's a school so you will not get a FULL year of pay due to school holidays, breaks and inclement weather. Overall not worth the time.
Terrible place to work with no help and no upper management
Employee (Current Employee) – Rhode Island – September 11, 2018
Stay far away from this shady company that uses and abuses all it's employees from manager to hourly employee..there is no help and when you call and ask for help you are told sorry there is no one because the company is to cheap and is always trying to cut corners and cost.there is no such thing as training so you have people cooking and handling food that never change gloves, wash hands and have no idea what food safety is.breaks are not allowed upper management wants you to falsely document that breaks are being taken you are told that the needs of the business come before a break it's a joke.the office in new York has no idea what is really going on and does not care about the people doing the work they can't even offer affordable health insurance
Cook ,Prep Food (Former Employee) – Springfield, MA – August 6, 2018
I will have a daily routine in organizing and stocking food deliveries. I would season and cook food to expectation. I learn different variety of recipes and procedure in cooking. Manager was very friendly. Meeting new people and getting to know what or how they like their food.
worker (former employee) (Former Employee) – New Haven, CT – August 3, 2018
still hiring new employees but not good for other workers because it is either overstaffed or understaffed. Manager barely helps instruct you and puts it off on manager leads who barely instruct you unless YOU take the lead and ask to be trained in other areas. All management does things differently, some do certain things different that others wouldn't want being done when under their watch. Need to get their team together.
Poor management & staffing, underappreciated employees, no room for advancement.
Grill Cook/Prep Cook (Former Employee) – Quincy, MA – June 30, 2018
Dont be fooled, this is just a job NOT a career. The location I worked at was an eye opener for me on companys such as lessings. The management here is one of the worst ive ever dealt with. They promise you lots of things in the beginning such as raises and vacation time & so on. I worked there for almost a year and we were always understaffed which led to me doing manager work as a regular paid employee. Lessings doesn't acknowledge hard workers they simply just use you up until your sick of the unfulfilled promises. I wouldn't in a hundred years suggest anyone to work for lessings atleast not the ones in MA. Do yourself a favor and DO NOT get yourself involved with this company!
Barista Starbucks (Former Employee) – Dobbs Ferry, NY – June 2, 2018
It was a fun place to work at. But there were some draw backs. Low pay wages, and no sick pay. Some times long hours because everyone called out. Low morale, stressful at times. The plus side is that the manager was very nice, always worked with me to make the place better, and worked with my class schedule.
Bus Boy (Former Employee) – North Haven, CT – May 27, 2018
Working for Lessing’s was a great experience that I would recommend to anyone who enjoys working with new faces and diverse food culture in the kitchen. A typical day is started with a breakfast served at 12 then after it ends it goes to lunch then dinner. The food served is cooked frozen and fresh which makes for a healthy balance of nutrition. I believe I learned a lot about how a kitchen is supposed to be run and a lot about the Jewish culture. I was very intrigued about their religion and culture and was taught very well before I dove into work so that I felt comfortable serving food to customers. It’s a great place overall and I would recommend working there
Food Server (Former Employee) – Long Island, NY – February 14, 2018
I guess it depends what manager you get to work for? I signed on with no food service experience and was more like yell at then being shown how to do things? The last manager was the worst.I've never been talked down to like I was a dumb 10 year old child.They really need to get audio and video so they can hear the things that were said to me or other workers. Worst place I ever worked. Very short to know breaks which is by law wrong!! Luck I got to use restroom. Good Luck!!!
HEAD COOK (Former Employee) – Springfield, MA – February 9, 2018
It was a private business so I only worked for the workers there. I would prep cook and work the register stock and clean. The bosses we went through alot but some of them tried . The hardest part of the job was staying awake I worked overnights. My favorite part was my customers. I learned alot I was the only worker for nights I learned to make time go by faster by always constantly cleaning or preping or stocking.
Kitchen Associate (Current Employee) – New York State – January 29, 2018
I honestly don't think it would be a bad job if it was better staffed and had a more competent/professional manager. I have learned a lot yet don't have anything to show for it. No room for advancement or willingness to train the staff properly. Very high demands but very little pay.
Waitress (Current Employee) – Babylon, NY – January 29, 2018
In my experience for working for the Lessing’s I have learned how to work well under pressure, how to communicate with the public and be a leader. The company has made me want to continue on with helping others and working with the public.