A'Viands Reviews

Updated July 12, 2015
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  1. Overall good Culture

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at A'Viands full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Overall good culture and good pay if you are in management

    Cons

    Undergoing Changes in terms of a merger with another company

    Advice to Management

    Keep communication honest by encouraging true feedback


  2. Cook supervisor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cook Supervisor in Anoka, MN
    Former Employee - Cook Supervisor in Anoka, MN

    I worked at A'Viands

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People I worked with were nice for the most part. The pay wasn't to bad. They work with you when you need a day off.

    Cons

    PTO only credits twice a year and not by paycheck. insurace is high preium Very very very early hours. Manger sits in office most of time. If you drive truck half the time it needs gas and manger doesn't have a gas card for it.

    Advice to Management

    don't make people work two 13 hour shifts in a row.


  3. Supervisor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at A'Viands

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Get to work with a lot of different people

    Cons

    Management doesn't know what's going on most of the time

    Advice to Management

    Pay Attention


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  5. Upper management harassment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Office Coordinator in Roseville, MN
    Former Employee - Office Coordinator in Roseville, MN

    I worked at A'Viands full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are no pros at this place. Everyone is nice to you when you start and then they get comfortable and start trying to walk all over you. VP's want respect and to have their butts kissed all day but treat others like crap.

    Cons

    If a VP decides they don't like you, they will harass and bully you until you leave. This was the most unprofessional place I have ever worked.

    Advice to Management

    Find new VP's


  6. It was great until the one's in management wouldn't even truly investigate reports.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Dietary Aide in Osawatomie, KS
    Former Employee - Dietary Aide in Osawatomie, KS

    I worked at A'Viands

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    It was fun, always something to do, always growing as an individual and as a team, family like atmosphere.

    Cons

    Insurance sucked, the "management" never really did anything to actually manage unless someone important was in the area(like the hospital supervisor), the black mold that was in the walk in that I offered to clean any time even not get paid for it, if you weren't their favorite person you were getting blamed for everything, I was reported and fired for leaving my area a mess, not completing my job duties but even though I disproved all of it I still got fired, management never took care of bullying in which we lost a great worker, management cussing out and calling workers and clients inappropriate names, favoritism, most issues could be taken care of if REAL management was in place.

    Advice to Management

    Fire the one's who really didn't work, who called in all the time, the one's actually lack professionalism, who made the company look like bad, like your supposed management.


  7. Great company!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Food Service Director
    Current Employee - Food Service Director

    I have been working at A'Viands full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This company appreciates employees and encourages personal growth. Pay is good for good hard working individuals.

    Cons

    Company is growing quickly and starting to lose personal edge.

    Advice to Management

    Need more field support staff.


  8. terrible

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Chef in Lake Zurich, IL
    Former Employee - Chef in Lake Zurich, IL

    I worked at A'Viands full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    In business dining great hours, non taxed insurance plans

    Cons

    you dont even want to get me started

    Advice to Management

    learn to manage, look into your foodservice directors before u hire, (Kemper lakes), watch for people that really want to advance and try not to put them down.


  9. alot of good things about company but broken promises seems to ring the loudest

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at A'Viands

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good people, good atmosphere, good clients

    Cons

    Broken PROMISES, even from Senior managers


  10. Great Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at A'Viands full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Corporate Office is very helpful in resolving employee questions/issues.

    Cons

    Vendor on-site means that most employees don't understand they are employed by A'viands and not the actual facility in which they work.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employee suggestions.


  11. Stable work hours, strict path for career advancement

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at A'Viands full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Consistent amount of work hours

    Cons

    You can only advance into being a Chef/Manager. Unless you go back to school, you probably won't get a corporate job.



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