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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Hyde Park, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Hyde Park, NY

    I worked at Culinary Institute full-time (More than 5 years)

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    Great working environment, Passion for work, interacting and working with the students


    constantly short staffed, high volume, can be very demanding

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    Communication was always good within our small family, however as a whole communication lacked between departments. Hard to advance within company. Overall great job!

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    I applied online. The process took 5+ monthsinterviewed at Culinary Institute (Saint Helena, CA) in July 2013.


    I was called by the HR Director after the initial application while I was on vacation (mid-July). She conducted a brief telephone interview. They claimed to be highly motivated and looking to fill the position by August 1st. They requested an in person interview that required me to leave the vacation a day early. The interview was at their main campus located in the former Christian Bros. winery. I sat through three interviews, first the HR director, then the college president and then the chief chef (equivalent to the provost in most colleges). All were very enthusiastic and reiterated their commitment to fill the position by August 1. After that interview there was nothing but silence. No rejection letter, no phone calls, no emails... nothing. I made several inquiries as to the status as August 1 approached and received no response. None of the above parties answered their phones or returned messages. I continued on with my job search and was eventually hired at the end of September by another academic institution. In mid-November..... approximately 4 and a half months after the interview I received an email advising the position was filled.

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Headquarters Hyde Park, NY
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 1946
Type College / University
Industry Education
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
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At this CIA they work on countertops, not counterterrorism. The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) offers bachelor's and associate degrees in Culinary Arts Management and Baking and Pastry Arts Management, as well as continuing education, conferences, travel programs, and e-learning. The independent, not-for-profit educational organization enrolls some 2,700 students and employs more than 125 chef-instructors and other faculty members representing 16 countries. The CIA operates campuses in Hyde Park, New York; St. Helena, California; and San Antonio, Texas. Notable... More

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