Culinary Institute

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Culinary Institute Reviews

Updated May 30, 2014
Updated May 30, 2014
14 Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Admissions Officer  in  Hyde Park, NY
    Current Employee - Admissions Officer in Hyde Park, NY

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Awesome School

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    Current Employee - Student Hire  in  Hyde Park, NY
    Current Employee - Student Hire in Hyde Park, NY

    Pros

    Great place to learn, awesome faculity

    Cons

    Politics, way too much going on

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop wasting money on nonsense and lower tuition

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  3.  

    Wonderful environment to work in!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Amazing co-workers and great networking environment

    Cons

    Pay 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 ManagementAdvice

    To attract more or keep more, skilled and educated workers the pay should be competitive

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Fun working environment.

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    Former Employee - Kitchen Teaching Assistant  in  Saint Helena, CA
    Former Employee - Kitchen Teaching Assistant in Saint Helena, CA

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Service Contractor

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    Former Employee - Service Tech  in  Hyde Park, NY
    Former Employee - Service Tech in Hyde Park, NY

    Pros

    Install and serivce phone equipment and cable television

    Cons

    Only and temp poistion to install Cable Boxes

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Culinary School creating a traditional university setting for culinary students.

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    Former Employee - SRC Athletics Intern  in  Hyde Park, NY
    Former Employee - SRC Athletics Intern in Hyde Park, NY

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Small, 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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep listening to younger employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    incredible programs, dedicated faculty, enthusiastic and focused students!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    At 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  9.  

    Best cooking school

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    Current Employee - Student  in  Hyde Park, NY
    Current Employee - Student in Hyde Park, NY

    Pros

    Prestigious name and networking
    competitive
    many opportunities
    best education

    Cons

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

    Recommends
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    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Very Political, loosing its edge

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people, outstanding students, world class facilities

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    CIA FAmily? I hope this is not the way you treat your real families

    Recommends
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  11.  

    The CIA

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    Current Employee - Student Manager  in  Hyde Park, NY
    Current Employee - Student Manager in Hyde Park, NY

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No food science program. This is an up and coming program that should be accounted for. Nothing much else to complain about.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

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