AVI Foodsystems Inc.

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AVI Foodsystems Inc. Reviews

Updated September 23, 2014
Updated September 23, 2014
56 Reviews
2.3
56 Reviews
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AVI Foodsystems Inc. President & CEO Anthony J. Payiavlas
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22 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Solid company with great growth, friendly support staff and really awesome food made with FRESH and I mean really fresh ingredients (in 2 reviews)

  • You meet so many good people and the hours are flexible (in 2 reviews)


Cons
  • Work / Life Balance can be difficult at times (in 3 reviews)

  • Upper management preaches the core values but they obviously don't pertain to them (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    DRiver

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Route Driver  in  Warren, OH
    Current Employee - Route Driver in Warren, OH

    I have been working at AVI Foodsystems Inc. full-time

    Pros

    job security, delivery to branch plants

    Cons

    old equipment, small raises, expensive benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    to many chiefs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Not bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General/Chef Manager  in  Jeffersonville, IN
    Former Employee - General/Chef Manager in Jeffersonville, IN

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

    Pros

    work life, paid holiday's,

    Cons

    not a whole of support or on-going training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Route driver akron oh

    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at AVI Foodsystems Inc.

    Pros

    Nothing is good there at all

    Cons

    They will lie to your face... They lose personal information of your... Not good at training people at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Yall need to do better all around

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  5.  

    The AVI folks preach a philosophy on their web page that does not match reality.

    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AVI Foodsystems Inc.

    Pros

    Great web site talking about how great they are. they don't match up with what they profess to be.

    Cons

    Reality is that the purchasing group treats vendors with disrespect and they are not open to any new product.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your people are arrogant and you will fail if that attitude does not change

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    I worked at AVI FOODSYSTEMS

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Route Driver  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Route Driver in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    Free food and drinks. The head of management was a good boss. Steady daylight work. no layoffs and overtime available.

    Cons

    When you called off or was on vacation they had 2 guys called floaters that covered your route. They robbed money from your machines. They had access to all your machines with the keys. Come inventory sure enough you were short if you called of that month. They also had a machine mechanic that was a thief too. Bunch of no good thieves. But the drivers were blamed for it.The guy that ran my building was a good guy and did his job. My direct supervisor didn't deserve to be a boss. He didn't know what he was doing. They never told you good job. They was always trying to make you kill yourself for no money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire some private investigators and keep an eye on the guys that float and cover routes and the mechanics because some of them are robbing your company blind.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Good first job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

  8.  

    The supervisor in my area is terrible, she finds weak people and tears them down.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CSA  in  Canton, OH
    Current Employee - CSA in Canton, OH

    I have been working at AVI Foodsystems Inc. part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I really don't have anything nice to say, oh yay you get free drinks and a meal ohhhh so what!

    Cons

    Where do I begin? They treat you like a child, when they screw up it's your fault, I do no deal I was trained properly, I was made to feel stupid and like they couldn't wait to replace me. The whole company contradicts it's self. They tell you on thing then turn around and change the way things are done, and blame you when you don't know it was changed. When you do make a mistake and have to call the office again they make you feel like an idiot!!!! Can't wait to find a new job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more interactions with the CSAs the hiring manager needs to hear what is being done and needs to make herself available to the workers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    I have learned a lot about this fast paced industry and the specific challenges it faces.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AVI Foodsystems Inc.

    Pros

    Satisfying teamwork, great products and service.

    Cons

    High turnover in lower level positions and no succession plans for middle and upper management has stagnated profit growth. Our approach and outlook toward the future has gone from long term to the very short term. Retention of unprofitable business for cash flow is worrisome.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Uphold and support our Core Values.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Worst place you could possibly end up

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Manager  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    Co-Workers, Salary adequate for Manager's positions

    Cons

    Technology (or lack of), Work-Life Balance, Company treatment of employees, Demands placed on part time help,
    pay of non management employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more to what your people in the accounts have to say, you may learn more than you care to know. Update book keeping from pen and paper to computers, will save millions in lost inventory/cash. This company used to obsess over postings on Job Vent, so I am sure it continues to this site. I know as a fact they placed reviews just to get their ratings up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Very dishonest company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Greencastle, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greencastle, IN

    I have been working at AVI Foodsystems Inc. part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I have been here a little less than a month. and quite honestly I do not see any Pros for working here.

    Cons

    I am asked to sell outdated food, All of the shifts set their own prices on food to appease the union factory workers. So that causes some problems when the workers come in on overtime. When I complained I was told to just go with it. Cooking contests between second and third shifts all the time which creates a hostile environment, when you are told that your shifts cooking is bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit raising the prices and skimping on everything.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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