AVI Foodsystems Inc.

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AVI Foodsystems Inc. Reviews

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
61 Reviews
2.2
61 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

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

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    Current Employee - CSA in Canton, OH
    Current Employee - CSA in Canton, OH

    I have been working at AVI Foodsystems Inc. part-time (less than an 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
  2.  

    Good first job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Goshen, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Goshen, IN

    I worked at AVI Foodsystems Inc. part-time (less than an 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.

  3.  

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

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    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
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  5.  

    Route Driver

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Route Driver in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Route Driver in Dayton, OH

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

    Pros

    Self directed, same schedule and route, early start, day finished when work for day done. Benefits and vacation package is very good.

    Cons

    Everyone at AVI works hard for their money. No easy jobs here. Slackers are exposed very quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would not hurt to modernize the company a litle bit. Too much business is transacted with pen and paper that could be done on-line like other companies do here in the 21st century.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Worst place you could possibly end up

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at AVI Foodsystems Inc. full-time (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
  7.  

    Very dishonest company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greencastle, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greencastle, IN

    I have been working at AVI Foodsystems Inc. part-time (less than an 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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    Run!! This is the worst job, there are better jobs than this even Mcdonalds would be better

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    Former Employee - Food Service Worker in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Food Service Worker in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at AVI Foodsystems Inc. part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    None really. Run Run Run.

    Cons

    They get mad if you want to take a break, Working your behind off for such little pay. Food is gross, they never change it every 15 minutes from the warmer, leave it in there the whole shift. Bugs everywhere. Manager is too lazy to do anything. They let the factory workers take advantage of the workers, we are there whipping boys. They never have the ingredients in stock. Prices are horrible, no one wants to spend that much money on food.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Emotionally Draining

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - General Manager in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    You work mostly days in most of the roles

    Cons

    Everything else, pay grade compared to other companies is laughable and management is a joke! There is no moving up, the people that move up end up getting fired for no reason. HR is also the worst, they are rude and condescending. I was happy when I was no longer there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give up!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Student worker at AVI

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    Former Employee - Student Crew in California, PA
    Former Employee - Student Crew in California, PA

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

    Pros

    As many hours as you can handle and they will work around your class schedule

    Cons

    The management has been going down hill.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to keep your better workers happy.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good part-time job, easy, and paid well.

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    Current Employee - Vending Attendant in Napoleon, OH
    Current Employee - Vending Attendant in Napoleon, OH

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

    Pros

    Paid well (because I worked in a factory that had a union which also took a lot of money because of union dues and initiation fees) , flexible hours (because of manager not company)

    Cons

    Factory workers were picky and displeased with the function of the machines and they expected me to be able to fix it but I was not trained for that. Most of my cons are for the factory I worked at, not AVI.

    No opinion of CEO

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