AVI Foodsystems Inc. Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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AVI Foodsystems Inc. President & CEO Anthony J. Payiavlas
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35 Ratings

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. Top Heavy in Management. Out of touch. Pass the buck philosophy.

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    Current Employee - CSA in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - CSA in Louisville, KY

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

    Pros

    decent pay relaxed and casual environment

    Cons

    inexperienced and inefficient management. Poor office staffing. Food appearance and taste has diminished. Clients mislead about storage space needed putting CSA in hazardous working conditions. Warehouse unreliable in providing stock, sends outdated and numerous weekly stock shortages so tell CSA to "just fill in" . Miss-counts on stock by warehouse so have to count every single item can't trust delivery sheets as you are held accountable they are not. They do not want full time CSA's to avoid benefits. They make sure you work just up to the top limit for part time hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CSA 's are they face and communication with your clients understand the frustrations of no accurate deliveries, pass the buck excuses, to many "OUT" on dry stock orders done 2 deliveries in advance. Food preparation has declined in appearance and labeling.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. Felt worthless for the amount of work I did

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    Former Employee - Route Driver in Zanesville, OH
    Former Employee - Route Driver in Zanesville, OH

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

    Pros

    get to work with customers

    Cons

    Management does not want to work with drivers on schedules and you work more than your worth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3. Has the potential to be an excellent company. Huge gaps in current structure

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AVI Foodsystems Inc.

    Pros

    Excellent vending and food program. Good client list. Hard working associates. Networking opportunities. Decent benefits.

    Cons

    Zero training. Very little support from corporate. Employees are spread very thin, and are overworked and underpaid. Pay increases are minimal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop operating like a start-up venture, and conduct business like a mature company. Invest in training, invest in technology, and invest in seasoned executives (VPs) who can develop a vision and sell it from the top down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. very disorganized

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    health benefits are very inexpensive

    Cons

    disorganized, fly by night structure, too many opinions, everyone is in charge but no one runs anything

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. It's a job

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    Current Employee - Utility in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Utility in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at AVI Foodsystems Inc.

    Pros

    Paid time off and holidays
    Free lunch

    Cons

    No room for growth
    Pay isn't any better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To treat all employees with more respect and let hard work reflect in their paychecks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. Decent wages and benefits

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Fellow employees
    Independent working conditions
    Decent pay
    Overtime available and paid

    Cons

    Too many supervisors
    Vehicle fleet needs upgrading
    Overcrowded branch facility

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut back on the management overhead

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. One of the most outdated companies in corporate dining.

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    Current Employee - General Manager in Toledo, OH
    Current Employee - General Manager in Toledo, OH

    I have been working at AVI Foodsystems Inc. full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Decent work hours M-F
    -Upper Management leaves you alone for the most part

    Cons

    -Terrible pay
    -Hiring is a nightmare. Extremely low wages, High demands for low wage workers
    -NO RESOURCES from Warren, OH< The people at HSQC are clueless< General Managers are the people who make the money for the company, not someone processing (by hand) invoices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing. There is no turnaround for this company. Just sell the company already.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. Management sucks

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    Current Employee - CSA in Erie, PA
    Current Employee - CSA in Erie, PA

    I have been working at AVI Foodsystems Inc.

    Pros

    Working with lots of people, different shops. Flexible time.

    Cons

    Never right, management sucks. No incentives

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow up!!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. Love working for this company except for reasons to follow

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Spartanburg, SC
    Current Employee - Cashier in Spartanburg, SC

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

    Pros

    I have been with the company for 2 years and 4 years at same facility. I love the company and what it offers you for benefits and hours.

    Cons

    hourly wages are not very high though and I must worked 20 hrs a pay period to make enough to pay my bills. I would make 14.40 an hour if they paid me straight time. They wont offer salary to me but I work 50+ hrs a week and 6 days a week. I do multiple jobs for one pay and got a 1% raise this year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promote from within and respect your veteran staff with merit raises in line with inflation and surrounding accounts of competitors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 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

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