AVI Foodsystems Inc. Reviews

Updated July 22, 2015
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AVI Foodsystems Inc. President & CEO Anthony J. Payiavlas
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Pros
  • You meet so many good people and the hours are flexible (in 2 reviews)

  • job security, delivery to branch plants (in 2 reviews)

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

  • Technology (or lack of), Work-Life Balance, Company treatment of employees, Demands placed on part time help, (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Good place for second job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vending Attendant in Charleston, WV
    Current Employee - Vending Attendant in Charleston, WV

    I have been working at AVI Foodsystems Inc. part-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You get free meals while working ($7 per day limit). Flexible hours (so you can go to appointments, etc.) Mon thru Friday work week. No weekends , paid holidays, and vacation time. If you work hard you do get noticed and have a chance for advancement.

    Cons

    Not enough hours, pay, and they play favorites. The hard worker gets jumped for taking it easy for a day, yet the lazy employee that abuses the flexible hours, let's machines run empty, leaves out of date food/snacks/pop in machines gets away with it all.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the low man on the totem poll they are the ones making the money for the company. Raise pay for sure and make sure the lazy ones don't stick around long, replace them!!


  2. Utility Worker

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Utility in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Utility in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at AVI Foodsystems Inc.

    Pros

    $5 daily food benefits for lunch. No night shifts and weekends off.

    Cons

    Not enough hours No room for advancement. Worked here for 2 years and I personally don't suggest people to work at this company unless your desperate for money.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees before taking sides with managers. Our voices aren't being heard. And the favoritism should stop. Suggest training and support that WANTS to move up in the company.


  3. Its ok

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    getting off at 1 or 2 in the afternoon

    Cons

    don't expect much of a raise. and start time is around 330am


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  5. Branch Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Wayne, IN

    I worked at AVI Foodsystems Inc. full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Lots of perks like company car.

    Cons

    They were not professional in training you to succeed. Upper Management gave no support and always threw you under the bus.

    Advice to Management

    Work together as a team to solve the problems for the right solutions.


  6. Employed at Subway that they owned

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Food Service Worker in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Food Service Worker in Detroit, MI

    I worked at AVI Foodsystems Inc. part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Under a union so you can't be discriminated or fired for unjust reason During period of employment raises are given 50 cents every year Start pay was $8, when minimum wage was 7.40

    Cons

    Expectations in productivity exceed limits (they did not hire enough people for how much work was needed) union fees with no union benefits (no healthcare, sick days, ect)

    Advice to Management

    Hire enough people and give them enough hours.


  7. AVI is a great family oriented company, but it has some work to do.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Marysville, OH
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Marysville, OH

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

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

    Pros

    My favorite part of this job is I rarely work weekends and I'm first shift so I'm always home at night. It's hard to find that in the food industry.

    Cons

    It's hard working here sometimes because many people who work for the company either love food service or it is just a job for them. As a result you have mixed standards and expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Stay true to your word. Stop hiding things. Everything doesn't have to be a big secret. 99% of the time everyone already has it figured out. Honesty and trust are very important attributes for an employee/boss relationship.


  8. AVI is great !

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Columbus, OH

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Moving up is easy, if you're qualified.

    Cons

    Starting pay is usually slow, but they'll negotiate if they really want you

    Advice to Management

    Incentives for employees.


  9. Cook

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Head Cook in Russells Point, OH
    Current Employee - Head Cook in Russells Point, OH

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

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

    Pros

    Love working with my customers.

    Cons

    No opportunity for advancement. Never fully staffed.


  10. Vending Attendant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vending Attendant in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Vending Attendant in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at AVI Foodsystems Inc. part-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Free food if working at the right account that has a cafeteria.

    Cons

    Low pay and they push you to do more and more while staying under less than 40 hours.


  11. good work for starting in workforce not for family

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

    I have been working at AVI Foodsystems Inc. full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Free food Working night shift not a lot of office peronnal around

    Cons

    Long hours Tight schedules Always on call Higher pay for hourly

    Advice to Management

    Higher wages for hourly



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