AVI Foodsystems Inc.

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AVI Foodsystems Inc. Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
67 Reviews
2.2
67 Reviews
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AVI Foodsystems Inc. President & CEO Anthony J. Payiavlas
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The hours are all Monday thru Friday and short shifts (in 3 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Upper Management was very questionable, no support for middle management & too many hours for the pay (in 5 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Just a job.

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    Former Employee - Food Service Worker in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Food Service Worker in Cleveland, OH

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

    Pros

    Good hours. Most locations are closed in the evening and weekends so its nice to get off work early in the day.

    Cons

    Lack of diversity within management, unfulfilled promised promotions, low pay for sometimes double or even triple the work load.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within the company instead of always hiring outside managers. This is very frustrating to employees who have been with the company for a number of years, especially when they have to train the new manager. Also, upon arriving to a new account don't feel you have to make drastic changes if the location is already running smoothly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Nice work corporate work environment, Awful company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Youngstown, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Youngstown, OH

    I have been working at AVI Foodsystems Inc.

    Pros

    The corporate headquarters is a nice facility.

    Cons

    The company has no idea what fair pay and work means. It's fine to be a company that has high expectations for its employees, but it it another thing to think it is alright to pay their employees exceptionally lower than the average base pay of any particular position. Their time off and vacations are deplorable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get with the times as far as delegating authority to individual departments and managers. For having 8000 employees across the country, its beyond inefficient to expect all the decision making to be done by one person at headquarters. And stop operating the company as if there is no money to go around.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Disturbed

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AVI Foodsystems Inc. full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Not many pros to this company at slippery rock. I worked many years there and the only thing that made it worthwhile was the workers union, and they only just.

    Cons

    Managers constantly micro managing you even if you have been working twenty years on the same job and have never received a complaint.
    Abysmal sanitation isues I.e. enough roaches that I had to change shoes at work so as not to take them home with me.
    Refusal to maintain basic supplies, lots of stress not being able to wash floors because the only cleaner you have is windex. Oh and I should mention that the company headquarters would regularly block basic ingredients like butter from the orders.
    Also, the only reason Boozel dining hall at Slippery rock is operating is because the state (pa) won't shut down state operated facilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit, and let someone with half a spine and brain actually listen to employees and customers and cease the lip service and lying to your contract holders

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    It was the worst company I ever worked for in my life and I have worked in this business for 50 years!!!

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    Former Employee - Cook in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Cook in Rochester, NY

    I worked at AVI Foodsystems Inc. full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Nonewhatsoever I find there are no pros at all. They treat you horrible. YOU ARE NOT their family!!!

    Cons

    Everything . This company discriminates against women.Also they do everything to take away any kind of benefits . They also won't pay benefits and find a way and lie about you so they don't have to pay unemployment benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start treating woman employees as good as the men.Also your managers need training on how to treat the help they have.Don't let the one's with boss egos work there.Spend money on better food and make sure the unit doesn't run out all the time.Also make sure there is enough staff to work there and not add more work to an already stretched out staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great opportunity for a starting managerial applicant

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    Current Employee - General Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - General Manager in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at AVI Foodsystems Inc. full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good starting salary and they are very family oriented so there is no doubt that they care. Their mission &vision statement is one that aligns their core values to what all employers want to see from their employees. Extremely rewarding experiences through empowerment of their employees and managerial staff.

    Cons

    The pay for hourly personnel is a bit low but they're treated really well with paid holidays off, and other company incentives. General Managers are treated well also but there are few if any company perks that are offered to them to help in the lower salary pay scales they're on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know what you want and do research on the account client that you would be working for. It's a great stepping stone that loves to promote from within but you need to be on the right side of the line for any considerations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Going Back in Time

    Former Employee - Branch Manager
    Former Employee - Branch Manager

    I worked at AVI Foodsystems Inc. full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good learning for Customer Service Accounts. Good fresh food.

    Cons

    Company refuses to modernize and still is a pencil and paper organization. I haven't done things in the Vending business for the last 20 years and trucks and equipment antiquated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To much nepotism. Quit hiring losers from other companies and have a training program for new managers and support the local branch to staff the vacant positions, turnover is horrendous.

  8.  

    It is a great learning experience to advance knowledge in the culinary industry

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    Current Employee - Catering Personal in Plainfield, IN
    Current Employee - Catering Personal in Plainfield, IN

    I have been working at AVI Foodsystems Inc. part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Monday through Friday work week off before 2 pm

    Cons

    Hours are not that great to avoid insurance purposes company works it's employees under 30 hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more interest in the welfare of your hourly employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Resident Director

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    Former Employee - Resident Director in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Resident Director in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    Supportive atmosphere and family focused company

    Cons

    Pay sometimes does not match position or experience level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good company but be prepared to work hard.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AVI Foodsystems Inc.

    Pros

    there were non. poor in every area

    Cons

    was lied to about what the job was to entail, left after 3 months.

  11.  

    DRiver

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    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

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