AVI Foodsystems Inc. Reviews

Updated June 27, 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. Employed at Subway that they owned

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    • 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.


  2. 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.


  3. 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.


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  5. Cook

    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  6. Ok company to get some experience.

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work/life balance.
    Mostly M-F
    Few Holidays.
    Daily meal allowance.

    Cons

    Pays below market rate.
    No incentive programs at any level.
    Annual raises 2% universally.

    Advice to Management

    Implement systems that motivate managers to perform.
    Allow managers more freedom and flexibility in rewarding team members.


  7. 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


  8. Helpful (1)

    Ruined my life and literally gave me nervous breakdown.

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

    I worked at AVI Foodsystems Inc. part-time (More than 10 years)

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I was in union shop so they had to give me benefits. Not too many weekends worked.

    Cons

    Didn't even have a manager on our shift. General motors employees talked to us like garbage. Even swore at me and grabbed me in inappropriate places and when I finally told gm union and avi upper management made a plan to get rid of me. No one listens to management they may as well not be there. Lots of mice and cockroaches in our location. No communication. District manager are clueless to daily operations. They only care about their accounts when they are in trouble. All management is sneaky and no one can be trusted there. Employees who are usually women are caddy and immature.

    Advice to Management

    Get your heads out of your tuckus. Listen to your employees more seeing as they are the ones who deal with horrible customers not you. Do they allow, literally allow them to be touched in an unwelcome gesture and then get rid of them like they are the problem. Stop drug testing, honestly anyone who can pass a drug test is too good for your company.


  9. slav

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

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

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

    Pros

    None. They pay poorly, treat you poorly, micromanage everything. Boring and monotonous. So glad to no longer work there.

    Cons

    See above reasons. The only good thing I can think of is it was close to home, regular hours, my own office.....

    Advice to Management

    ............. nothing.........


  10. Helpful (1)

    General Manager

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

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

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

    Pros

    Weekends off, Promoted within rapidly, competitive wages, fantastic human resources department, family owned

    Cons

    The expectations were higher than the amount of resources provided at times to execute processes, the company policies seemed to be modified frequently based on the people, outdated methods of financial tracking, outdated methods of operations on several levels, company failed on so many levels to follow their own ethics let alone the general business world of ethics, this company does not follow their own core values consistently

    Advice to Management

    Update your forms, utilize what others bring to the table from the field


  11. Great job

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

    I worked at AVI Foodsystems Inc. full-time

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

    Pros

    Wonderful management. My training was top rate. The hours were very good. The salary was good. Friendly working place.

    Cons

    I really don't have any cons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up what you are doing. Your a very progressive company!



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