Whitsons Culinary Group Employee Reviews

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Teamwork
Lead Cook/Cashier (Current Employee) –  Islandia, NYMay 19, 2018
This company doesn’t pay that well but the atmosphere is great. If you need help they are there. If there’s a tragedy in your family they are there. They are team member friendly company . If they would pay better they’d be the best overall!
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VEry interesteing place to work
Dishwasher (Former Employee) –  Islandia, NYApril 12, 2018
Fun with the kids, prep, cook, wash dishes, working independent or a team, parties, needed more communication skills, stressful place, mainly a good job for those who can work as a team
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Lots of freedom
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  New JerseyApril 9, 2018
Management don't have management skills. Under staff most of the time. Stressful at times and management don't provide efficient training. Company had poor strategic planning and would roll many programs out at the last minute. They paid lower level workers minimum which made it hard to attract adequate staffing. District Manager managed in a fear based style and was always paranoid about what the client was thinking. Never given adequate staffing (No kitchen lead) to achieve both company and school's objectives.
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Worst place to work!
Cook (Former Employee) –  East Islip, NYApril 5, 2018
They hired me knowing I had no experience. Said that they would train me and be patient. I was trained for literally 2 days. Then I was left on my own to figure things out. I passed inspection with 0 violations! They still got annoyed over the littlest of things. The woman I worked with was horrible! They have gone through four Cook's including myself since October!
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None
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Everything.
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Food Service Worker (Former Employee) –  Longmeadow, MAMarch 19, 2018
The hardest part of this job is dealing with the kids there. They would just throw their lunch trays at you and walk off like you are nothing. the routine is not bad through. You prep food for the kids and stick it in the oven and then serve to the middle school
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Family first
FOOD SERVICE DIRECTOR (Current Employee) –  Syosset, NYFebruary 22, 2018
With Whitsons they understand that you have a family. That is very nice. they say family comes first. Whitsons is a great company to work for. what else can I say?
Pros
Nice work enviorment
Cons
non that I can think of.
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Food Service Worker (Current Employee) –  New Britain, CTFebruary 19, 2018
Whitsons group is a good job for a working mother, most of there hours match your kids school schedule. Being whitsons is part of the school system. The pay is reasonable for part time work .
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Be ready to engage
Manager (Former Employee) –  New JerseyDecember 10, 2017
Everyday brought a new challenge. You have to be ready to engage the day with a new mindset. Union benefits as a team member (non manager position) free lunch.
Pros
Free lunch
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Horrible managment
Food Service Worker/Cashier (Former Employee) –  Irvington, NJNovember 21, 2017
Managers are very rude and unprofessional. NASTY attitudes from management and supervisors. Using profanity in work areas around children. Should be investigated soon. I wouldn't recommend anyone to work for this company.
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None
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Everything
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4.0
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Pretty-Good
Food Service Worker (Former Employee) –  Groton, CTOctober 29, 2017
Schedules are great if you have children. working alone can be great but also can be crazy. No one to help unless you ask early in day for help. The best was the children.
Pros
free lunch short shifts
Cons
no breaks can be stressful
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Nice people. Good company
I.T. Customer Service Desk Manger (Former Employee) –  Islandia, NYOctober 9, 2017
Growing pains have proven costly to some. Job was great, but with small businesses, the loss of one big contract can have a major impact. Causing budget cuts.
Pros
Free lunch. Flexible hours.
Cons
Pricey healthcare
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great place to work / summers off
Server (Former Employee) –  Islandia, NYOctober 9, 2017
great place to work in Hamden school system. summers off is a killer on the wallet / fast pace at lunch. this is a great job for someone who has school aged children you will be out before they get home from school
Pros
fun place
Cons
summer w/o pay
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School attendant
Cafeteria Assistant (Former Employee) –  New Britain, CTSeptember 27, 2017
working with the school children was one of the best things I enjoyed to do. I enjoy cooking so that made the job worth getting up in the morning for.
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fast pace moving job
Kitchen Staff (Current Employee) –  Islandia, NYSeptember 26, 2017
your co workers are great its a fast pace invironment keeps you active. you get free breakfast and lunch. you do work for a union. It's a cold and hot working environment.
Pros
free lunch and breakfast
Cons
short breaks
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great place to work
Lead Manager Food Services (Current Employee) –  Sudbury, MAAugust 24, 2017
great place to work, friendly environment, is a place that is very responsible and is also very oriented.. its a fun place to work and the manager is great person
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Un trabajo bueno que se hace en equipo
Warehouse (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAAugust 22, 2017
Fue un buen trabajo y tenia buenos compañeros de trabajo
Cons
Descanso para desayuno
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growth
Procurement Specialist/Buyer (Current Employee) –  Boston, MAAugust 15, 2017
very unorganized, high paced group with very little leadership from the corporate office. Management is replaced and new faces are coming and going very quickly/
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It nice work place
Cook/Cashier (Former Employee) –  Irvington, NJJuly 31, 2017
can you get me different personalities different attitude you also learn from one another at this job do you know what the meaning team work for what it really is,you learn how to cook different foodThe hardest part of work is delivery day that the tiring part off the day
Pros
Free lunch
Cons
Short break
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Long hours, very low pay
Warehouse Worker (Former Employee) –  Islandia, NYJuly 28, 2017
The hours are long and the pay is very low. Only upside is the free lunch. I would not recommend this job to anyone who is looking to advance in the company. Only family members get promotions and raises or if you've been working there for many years.
Pros
Free lunch
Cons
Low pay
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Fun place to work
Food Service Worker (Current Employee) –  Schenectady, NYJuly 24, 2017
Not enough money needs new equipment not getting enough hours they short you out of your hours by trying to get you to leave early in the job description they say you work from 6:30 to 2:00 when they want you to leave at 1:00 to much favoritism at the work place needs new management
Pros
Discounts on snacks
Cons
Not enough money short hours
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