Chefs’ Warehouse

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Chefs’ Warehouse Reviews

Updated October 13, 2014
Updated October 13, 2014
8 Reviews
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8 Reviews
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  1.  

    A great company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Transportation Supervisor in Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Transportation Supervisor in Bronx, NY

    I worked at Chefs’ Warehouse full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Family atmosphere feeling makes it ok to work,.

    Cons

    Everyone wants to be the boss, even if its not their department

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage your department first before involving your self in someone else's.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Assertive fast paced sales focused culture with high expectations

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at Chefs’ Warehouse full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Chef's Warehouse is a good fit for people that are independant and resourceful. Leadership is Metric driven and sticks to published key performance indicators. Leadership is hands off unless you ask for help proactively...they will respond and help if needed.

    Cons

    Some growing pains due to rapid expansion. The organizational chart and software systems were usually changing to accomodate increased revenue or acquisitions. This environment can be challenging to people who are technoligically challenged or resitant to change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share a clear vision of the companies direction more clearly

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Really awesome company if you don't mind working with incompetent people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Industry, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Industry, PA

    I have been working at Chefs’ Warehouse full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of great food, you will learn a lot about the food business, pay is above average.

    Cons

    Managers here don't know what they're doing, most of them are not here half the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please hire selectively when it comes to upper management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A Little Messed Up...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Chefs’ Warehouse full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fun place, fun people, great products

    Cons

    Management was a little messed up on corporate decision making.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company to grow at!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bronx, NY

    I worked at Chefs’ Warehouse full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Embraces technology, made move to become a national player.

    Cons

    Growing pains becoming a publicly traded company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees...management will get a pulse of how the employees are coping.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    It has potential because of great products

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Driver/Trainer in Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Driver/Trainer in Bronx, NY

    I worked at Chefs’ Warehouse full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Home every night; amazing product line, meet interesting clients who are passionate about what they are doing

    Cons

    Work environment was unrefined, but there were efforts to turn it into a pro outfit; the job is less about driving trucks and more about getting boxes off the truck, hence difficult to provide real customer service or enjoy driving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See drivers as a valued part of the team by better recruitment and pay. You get what you hire and pay for. Figure better routing. Hold clients accountable without throwing driver under the bus so they don't feel sold-out.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    A Terrible Soul Sucking Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Bronx, NY
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Bronx, NY

    I have been working at Chefs’ Warehouse full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It's a job and a paycheck, a sad one at that. There used to be a work from home or in the field option however that has given way to mandatory office hours. For outside sales...

    Cons

    How much time do you have? Awful management, they just slashed everyone's pay and acted like they were doing us a favor by giving us a job. So many useless high paid execs, no inside support, totally rude and ignorant people heading every dept,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If trying to bully, intimidate and incite fear into your subordinates is part of your job duties, you're all doing a wonderful job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    Sales

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY

    I worked at Chefs’ Warehouse full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to expand your knowledge of products. Decent salary for as long as they keep you around-see notes below.

    Cons

    Great company if you like to "party" with one of the brothers that owns the business. I said "party" but I think you get my drift right? If you are professional and you do your job with care, you will be sent away. They don't like anybody that speaks the truth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in some real Executives to run the company and send the "fraternity boys" away to do what they do which is basically spend money and name drop at fancy hotels.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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