AVI Foodsystems Inc.
2.3 of 5 43 reviews
www.avifoodsystems.com Warren, OH 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Feb 24, 2014

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AVI Foodsystems Inc. President & CEO Anthony J. Payiavlas

Anthony J. Payiavlas

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30% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Reasonable first experience with a good manager. As time progressed poor management became issue and problem.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at AVI Foodsystems Inc. full-time for more than 5 years

ProsSome chances for personal Growth within organization usually with the need to move to another location. Reasonable pay structure for mid-level employees.

ConsIn my experience a high turnover of mid-level / mid-high level management was a frequent aspect of the location where I worked. This brought about knee jerk hiring with far from ideal candidates brought on board. Company needed to listen to long standing employees more.

Advice to Senior ManagementCompany success founded on grass roots employees and people on the work floor. Pay close attention to upper level management and their interaction with employes. Supervise their ethic and heed the word of the regular employee.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Don't Do It!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at AVI Foodsystems Inc.

ProsIndependent work
room for growth
good co-workers (usually)

Consexpect TOO much
not enough training
to many hours (over time/no compensation)

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run away runa way especially if you are in health care!

Executive Chef/Trainer/Account Training/Openeing Team (Former Employee)
Cleveland, OH

I worked at AVI Foodsystems Inc. full-time for more than 5 years

ProsI avanced quickly and learned a ton because I was a yo yo in the company and filled many postions

Cons- do not pay equailly male vs female
-once you show you have abillity they ask more of you and mask it as opportunity if you say no you are labled a " potential problem"
 -ask you to "take one for the team" when there is a problem then hold you accountable for the mistake or issue that was not your issue or mistae. in the first place,
-when you voice your thoughts or are assertive it is considerend "not being a team player"
but if you have a good idea some one above you takes the credit.
-move people up too quickly that do not have the knowledge or exerience to be in the postition
- no accountability for hourly's , managers the just ove the problem to another unit or location for someone else to deal with.
you can not take care of yourlf or your family eventhough the company says that family is first. If you take time off you are "not dedicated to the cause"
-you have to Live AVI to be sucessful
Way behind the times with technology, management, still use time clocks, everyone is stressed

Advice to Senior Managementif you are young, single, can take manipulation, and want to move up fast and learn a lot in a short amount of time it is a great step to a better comanly

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Hated it

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Slippery Rock, PA

I worked at AVI Foodsystems Inc.

ProsSome income while taking classes

ConsVery difficult to balance school work with the work with the company

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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The management is unfair in job promotions and raises.

Cook (Current Employee)
Canton, OH

I have been working at AVI Foodsystems Inc.

ProsLearning new food venues and ideas.

ConsYou work your butt off to get new accounts for AVI and you get no bonus nothing for your hard work to put more money in their pocket.

Advice to Senior ManagementThere should be posted job positions in a work place instead of promoting people behind employees backs that don't know a position is open to fill.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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A lot of work for basically no pay

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Warren, OH

I worked at AVI Foodsystems Inc.

ProsGreat learning experience and a chance to build up your resume

ConsExtremely low salary! Also, annual raises are well below the cost of living increase

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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GET ORGANIZED!

Route Driver (Former Employee)
Buffalo, NY

I worked at AVI Foodsystems Inc.

ProsStarting pay was OK for the area. Esp. when other similar jobs are only paying $9.00 - $10.00 Per hour. Schedule is early morning 5:00 AM until about 1:00 or 2:00 PM, Mon- Fri. Worked with some nice people.

ConsCommunication within AVI was very poor. Management was always emphasizing how important it is for the Drivers to communicate with Management and vise versa. Neither side does a very good job. Management to Management was very poor. Warehouse Manager was never told about new accounts or issues until a driver mentioned it or new Machines started showing up for new installs. This branch has grown considerably in the past year and has out grown current warehouse. Drivers have a tough time getting product to fill orders by mid week due to lack of room for storage. Needs 2 Operations Manager's not 1. Current system is working and makes it difficult to equipment repaired for vehicles. Took me 5 months to get tires for my Company vehicle. Pay for Vending Attendants is very low usually around $8.00. Raises are very small.

Advice to Senior ManagementGET ORGANIZED!!!!!! You have 5 Manager's. All 5 will give you a different answer to the same question. Communicate better with employees and let them know what is going on with accounts and when new accounts are being added to their route. Need more than 1 FT office person. Office is dis-organized and no one seemed to know about interviews when a candidate would show up. Interviews are very unprofessional and should be conducted in a office not in the open where every one is walking around. Do a better of listening to your employees' including Vending Attendants.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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unfair pay

Dining Worker (Former Employee)
East Butler, PA

I worked at AVI Foodsystems Inc.

Prosexperience so you can get a better paying job

Consnew hires are paid more then employees that have been there for 2 + yrs and have more experience.a v i is not fair with wages

Advice to Senior Managementtreat all your employees the same

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Management needs to work on their people skills

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at AVI Foodsystems Inc. full-time for more than 8 years

ProsJob stability with this company.

ConsOver worked.......too much micro managing......the people who show dedication are taken advantage of......Upper management preaches the core values but they obviously don't pertain to them. Too many conflicts of interest in many departments which makes it difficult to trust anyone with confidentiality issues....extremely under staffed for the size of this company.

Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease staffing at headquarters if you want to continue to be successful......hire more employees so that your employees who are there until 11pm every night and on weekends can be with their families.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at AVI Foodsystems Inc.

Prospay was excellent for a management position.

Conshours were way too long,no work life balance

Advice to Senior Managementdo a better job of training new management hires and rid the company of horrible managers.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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