AVI Foodsystems Inc.

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AVI Foodsystems Inc. Reviews

Updated July 13, 2014
Updated July 13, 2014
54 Reviews
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AVI Foodsystems Inc. President & CEO Anthony J. Payiavlas
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  1.  

    Good first job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Goshen, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Goshen, IN

    I worked at AVI Foodsystems Inc. part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Co-workers were fun. There were some really odd folks though as well.
    My bosses were really good. They intentionally taught/mentors me.
    Free meals
    Typically, schedules were pretty Flexible
    Environmental Stewardship

    Cons

    Poor Pay ($8.00 for an assistant. $14.00 for a main cook)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I was a young cook with lots of potential and the chefs took me under their wing. Some other folks without my social privileges (college degree, white) did not seem to be treated with as much respect.

  2.  

    Route Driver

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    Current Employee - Route Driver  in  Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Route Driver in Dayton, OH

    I have been working at AVI Foodsystems Inc. full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Self directed, same schedule and route, early start, day finished when work for day done. Benefits and vacation package is very good.

    Cons

    Everyone at AVI works hard for their money. No easy jobs here. Slackers are exposed very quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would not hurt to modernize the company a litle bit. Too much business is transacted with pen and paper that could be done on-line like other companies do here in the 21st century.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Student worker at AVI

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    Former Employee - Student Crew  in  California, PA
    Former Employee - Student Crew in California, PA

    I worked at AVI Foodsystems Inc. part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    As many hours as you can handle and they will work around your class schedule

    Cons

    The management has been going down hill.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to keep your better workers happy.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Compensation was well above average.

    Cons

    Work / Life Balance can be difficult at times.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    They call work .. work.. for some reason something so many don't understand

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Csa Supervisor
    Current Employee - Csa Supervisor

    I have been working at AVI Foodsystems Inc. full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    You meet so many good people and the hours are flexible. Some days you may be busy as all get out then you have days that you can't find much to do , it all balances out . I've met the CEO a couple times and I find him to be very upfront and listens to others concerns .

    Cons

    Weather. I drive a large area and the driving can be a bit scary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    upper management just wants what's best for their customers if it weren't for them we would be out of work fast.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company to work for

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AVI Foodsystems Inc.

    Pros

    Pay is good, opportunity for advancement is there and work less during the summer time which is great

    Cons

    Company is technologically behind everyone else, they pay everything in cash and do not use purchase cards for managment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Be Thankful

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Warren, OH
    Current Employee - Manager in Warren, OH

    I have been working at AVI Foodsystems Inc. full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Strong Company that offers good job security and growth, if you just do your job. HQ is very helpful and supportive. Benefits are commendable. Many long term employees, so they must be doing something right.

    Cons

    Pay is not very competitive in some of their positions when compared to local averages.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some of the field Higher Mgmt could use some improvement in basic people skills.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Leader in Vending

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    Current Employee - Vending Attendant  in  Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Vending Attendant in Dayton, OH

    I have been working at AVI Foodsystems Inc. part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Paid vacation, supervisors are great people and really do care about you
    You get what you put into your work

    Cons

    If you do not make inventory goals you get threatened during reviews with firing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring back the Christmas bonus!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Better Food Service Job

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    Former Employee - General Manager  in  Greenville, PA
    Former Employee - General Manager in Greenville, PA

    I worked at AVI Foodsystems Inc.

    Pros

    -Worked in college environment
    -For the most part, co-workers were very friendly.
    -Easy Summers
    -Pays well for non-managers

    Cons

    While the summers were laid back, you more than made up for it during the school year (fall & spring semesters). Management salary was decent, but when you look at the amount of hours that you worked many of your employees made almost as much as you.

    During the school year salary employees will work 50+ hour weeks. Summer hours are "short days" working about 40.

    They preferred that you took vacation during the summer months, not during fall and winter.

    Much of your experience is based up your "dining services director."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall I think that AVI Foodsystems was a good company to work for. The hours and pay are similar to other food service jobs. If you are lucky to have a nice dining services director and you enjoy the food service industry you might really enjoy this company.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to be, but a tough place to gain info.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sous Chef  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Sous Chef in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at AVI Foodsystems Inc.

    Pros

    The hours!! The hours are all Monday thru Friday and short shifts! You work in contracted cafeterias for schools, colleges, hospitals, business, and other events. Food is prepared with fresh ingredients by qualified and skilled people.

    There is also the vending machine side of the company. They have thousands of machines. Al stocked daily with fresh beverages, and snacks. The food (sandwiches, salads and more) in the machines are prepared fresh in local facilities and stocked by AVI people and rotated out frequently!

    Cons

    The pay could be a bit higher. The management is a little disorganized. Finding info out about the company is tough. Gotta ask and pursue it vigorously.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get organized! Communicate employee benefits and company info directly and immediately to employees.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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