Culinary Institute
3.9 of 5 14 reviews
www.ciachef.edu Hyde Park, NY 500 to 999 Employees

Culinary Institute Reviews

Updated May 30, 2014
Culinary Institute – “Hyde Park Campus”

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3.9 14 reviews

                             

75% Approve of the CEO

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L. Timothy Ryan

(8 ratings)

90% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great place to work!

    Admissions Officer (Current Employee)
    Hyde Park, NY

    ProsGreat perk of free food for breakfast, lunch and even dinner if you want to stay late. Admissions Team cares about each other..

    ConsLack of encouragement for professional development. Growth opportunities within the college are very very limited.

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

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    Awesome School

    Student Hire (Current Employee)
    Hyde Park, NY

    ProsGreat place to learn, awesome faculity

    ConsPolitics, way too much going on

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop wasting money on nonsense and lower tuition

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

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    Wonderful environment to work in!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsAmazing co-workers and great networking environment

    ConsPay rate was on the low end. I moved from a position with little responsibilities to a position that almost tripled my responsibilities and had the same pay rate. In fact, the only reason why I made the pay rate that I did was because I had been there for seven years. A new person in my position would have made significantly less.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTo attract more or keep more, skilled and educated workers the pay should be competitive

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fun working environment.

    Kitchen Teaching Assistant (Former Employee)
    Saint Helena, CA

    ProsGood when I was a student because hours were varied and I worked when I could work depending on the school work load.

    ConsThere was no room for advancement. The next level up was the kitchen manager.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI don't really have any advice. I really liked my kitchen manager. He listened and was more of a mentor to the students.

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

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    Service Tech (Former Employee)
    Hyde Park, NY

    ProsInstall and serivce phone equipment and cable television

    ConsOnly and temp poistion to install Cable Boxes

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Culinary School creating a traditional university setting for culinary students.

    SRC Athletics Intern (Former Employee)
    Hyde Park, NY

    ProsVery engaging, caring people. Everyone was passionate about their department, regardless of which they belonged to. Upstate NY is beautiful in the fall.

    ConsSmall, conservative school lends itself to thinking and processes that can't keep up with the modern times. Sometimes management was constrained in ways that could easily be circumvented.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep listening to younger employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    incredible programs, dedicated faculty, enthusiastic and focused students!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAt the CIA, you can do work that matters in an environment that focuses on providing opportunities to create personal, professional, industry, and community excellence on every level.

    ConsThe schedule can be an adjustment for people who are coming from other areas within higher ed. The programs are intense and not for those who aren't prepared to work very hard!

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhy not consider a mid-west campus? Something in or near Chicago would be a great addition to the current national and international development plan.

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

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    Best cooking school

    Student (Current Employee)
    Hyde Park, NY

    ProsPrestigious name and networking
    competitive
    many opportunities
    best education

    Consexpensive
    must deal with unrealistic student body
    overly critical student body
    impossibly inept administration

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very Political, loosing its edge

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat people, outstanding students, world class facilities

    ConsThe college is loosing its edge. Becoming too big and hard to react. HR has tripled in size since I started working here. They have shifted their focus away from protecting the employee

    Advice to Senior ManagementCIA FAmily? I hope this is not the way you treat your real families

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The CIA

    Student Manager (Current Employee)
    Hyde Park, NY

    ProsVery productive program that helps students well into the professional world. World-Class chefs as well. Best culinary school in America.

    ConsNo food science program. This is an up and coming program that should be accounted for. Nothing much else to complain about.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommence with a food science program for the bachelors degree. Also, offer more one on one time with chefs to students.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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