Chef Works Reviews

Updated March 21, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    The wonderful world of Chef Works

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

    I have been working at Chef Works full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    It is an amazing, dynamic, fast growing company. A real success story and most employees feel very proud to play a part in such success. Lots of great colleagues with an admirable corporate culture.

    Cons

    Working hours are long and there is no room to hide – mediocrity isn't accepted and everybody is expected to play a significant role and make a real contribution. For some, such an environment wouldn't be an ideal choice.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to improve processes and communication across all departments. Best practice benefits all.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Private Chef

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Private Chef in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Private Chef in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Chef Works full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good Money, But you have to be loyal and great to your employer

    Cons

    Sometimes the money they pay you. You will have to be at their every need!

    Advice to Management

    Find the right employer


  3. Helpful (4)

    client service II

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

    I have been working at Chef Works

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

    Pros

    good hours not to bad of benifits

    Cons

    bad pay, to much drama


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Not a bad place

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

    I worked at Chef Works full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Great people working there Vacation/sick time is good Decent activities

    Cons

    Pay is only ok HR is NOT there for you Very political/misogynistic Open opportunities for men, friends, those of the same religious beliefs only

    Advice to Management

    Allow all your employees to flourish, don't play favorites or allow your management "team" to play. Promote those with experience and education, not just family or friends


  6. Helpful (5)

    Trying to survive in a midst of chaos

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Chef Works full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    There are a few hard working caring employees that really want to help the company grow and do well.

    Cons

    Senior managment brothers are a nightmare.....

    Advice to Management

    Your employees know more than you think about the chaos that goes on in the company and your personal lives.


  7. Helpful (6)

    It's a family business, folks.

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

    I have been working at Chef Works full-time

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

    Pros

    It's a family business, and nepotism rules the day. If you're good at ingratiating yourself to family owners, you might do well here. Better yet, be part of the family, or their religion, or share their country of origin and you could do even better.

    Cons

    Don't expect it to run like a normal company. It doesn't. It runs on the whims of the 4 brothers who own it. Forget what you've learned at any of your other jobs, because they don't want to hear it - in fact, they'll be offended if you bring it up. You've been hired to do what they say and that's it - no matter how ass backwards it seems. Shut up and do it, as the saying goes.

    Advice to Management

    Try not to be offended when experienced employees you've hired give you advice. It might feel like a criticism to you, but really, they're just sharing good knowledge.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Choose a Different Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Poway, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Poway, CA

    I have been working at Chef Works full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Clock in and Clock out (8 hour days) 10 days vacation 1 day Birthday Vacation Quarterly Lunch Air Conditioned Offices Good Product Healthcare No accountability for screwing up

    Cons

    No direction from management Systems are very complex, and mistakes are easily hidden Horrible Culture, look busy and you'll be left alone Sales reps aren't held accountable Issues are ignored No communication Order entry is tedious and speed is the only metric

    Advice to Management

    Involve your employees in getting feedback Upgrade systems Pay your employees competitive salaries Too much busy work We are left to pick up all the pieces and system errors in order to get orders processed. "Fake it till you make it"


  9. Helpful (1)

    Sales Rep

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

    I worked at Chef Works

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

    Pros

    Love the relationships we built with clients.

    Cons

    If you're not South African, don't expect any advancements. Once you start making money, they find a way to take it away by saying your account is now corporate, etc. everyone there thinks they're the owner.


  10. Helpful (3)

    They do the opposite of what you'd think in most situations

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

    I worked at Chef Works full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and decent benefits

    Cons

    They don't treat people equally. If you are on the 'friends & family plan', you'll be fine. They don't enforce policies. They grow 20-30% most years, but don't hire staff to accomodate the growth, so it's a big disorganized, insanely busy place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Start enforcing policies on the people who don't follow them. Be honest and do what's RIGHT, not what will make you look good to other people.


  11. Helpful (3)

    A company the glorifies stress and condemns initiative.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at Chef Works full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good for someone right out of university with little to no work experience. The management will hold your hand and will control every project you work on.

    Cons

    This is not a good company for someone who can self manage and is forward thinking. The job is sold as customer service, but it is primarily data processing and answering phone calls. The management speaks inappropriately about employees to other staff members when that employee is not present. There is little to no communication from management to staff members through anything but email unless the employee initiates it. Disapproval is handled by ignoring the employee rather than addressing the problem to resolve any issues. A very unpleasant working environment.

    Advice to Management

    Create a management plan that encourages creativity and taking initiative rather than condemning employees who implement organization and new revenue streams.



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