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Chartwells Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
Chartwells – Houston – “Wedding event”

Chartwells – Houston – “Wedding event”
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.1 69 reviews

83% Approve of the CEO

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Steve Sweeney

(23 ratings)

58% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible hours, it was located on campus, we got a free meal if we worked for longer than 5 hours (in 4 reviews)

  • Free food, good pay, great people, nice cycle due to working on campus (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Hot kitchen, very low pay with average (in 5 reviews)

  • Upper management changed often, causing changes in routine, requirements and expectations (in 5 reviews)

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    excellent

    Head Baker (Former Employee) Bronx, NY

    Prosgreat company to work for ,wish I started working for them early in life

    Constried to do too much in the product line with limited help

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Aggressive and change is continual to keep up with demands

    Food Service Director (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsGood systems and support for turn key programs and lots of freedom to try new trends

    ConsTend to want to write up all those staff not following the program. no time for developing habits

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake all the idea's you have and share them with the ones doing the work, so they may support the changes, rather than jamming it down their throat! The corporate way at times.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    unorganized

    General Utility (Former Employee) Dayton, OH

    ProsThe account I worked for was unionized, so the pay was very good. Management, as people, were awesome. Some of the management team simply did not know what they were doing.

    ConsNo management-to-employee communication, since our account was unionized, very lazy workers which couldn't be fired unless they were thieves, or were always late, etc. Chartwells claims to care about health, but the food was far from being healthy.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Convenient for a college student, but wouldn't choose Chartwells for a career position

    Food Service Worker (Former Employee) Cookeville, TN

    ProsSince they work at a college campus, they work around class schedules. Raises are given every year. The hourly compensation is more than I would find anywhere else. There are many different places to work on campus.

    ConsSchedules revolve around the semester, so most employees are laid off for a month for Christmas break and 3 months for summer break; you get unemployment, but it's not steady pay. Lack of communication makes the place run very ineffectively.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunication needs to be improved! None of the managers communicate which means none of the employees have any idea what's going on until the very last minute.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It's A Job

    Student Worker (Current Employee) Edinboro, PA

    ProsLots of people so there is always someone to get along with
    Free food!
    Flexible work hours for students
    Independent company, so doesn't interfere with work-study

    ConsStudent workers often treated badly by union workers
    Management doesn't communicate well
    Rules constantly changing
    Management tends to play favorites
    Corporate is very greedy - concerned more with turning a profit than offering reasonable services

    Advice to Senior ManagementTeam up and make up your minds

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Cashier (Former Employee) Clarksville, TN

    Prosnice supervisor and bosses
    really nice co-workers

    Consno bonuses and raises
    ignored from awards

    Advice to Senior Managementinclude cashiers from the c-stores

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    One of the best

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCo-workers are very friendly and very professinal

    Const he company has given me more oppornuities

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Worked really hard for nothing

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsEasy job, almost too easy

    ConsUnprofessional bosses who get to coast because their assistance do their work

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of the managers that suck at their jobs instead of letting them coast. It makes it harder for others to enjoy their easy jobs.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company to work for

    Food Service Worker Cashier (Current Employee) River Forest, IL

    Prosthe hours and the pay

    Constoo much down time I only work 8 1/2 months a year.

    Advice to Senior Managementno promotions,

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It's a great company to work for . I enjoyed working for them, I just think my boss thought I was after her job.

    Kitchen Manager (Former Employee) Gresham, OR

    ProsIf you have a chance work for Chartwell's there's a lot of promotions

    ConsThere needs to be more people in the right places.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop worrying about if someone is after your job and run the business.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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