Pros – Value their employees. One weekend day off.
Cons – The hours were too long
Advice to Senior Management – More support
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company
Pros – You won't be down-sized. If you have a pulse you are qualified.
Cons – Long hours, low pay, lack of recognition. This company puts your health in danger by failing to properly maintain refrigeration equipment. Please believe me, I spent six years at this company. If refrigeration goes down and you throw the food out (against the advice of some executives) you will not bonus for the entire year. Computer system crashed OFTEN! Turn-over is so high I literally saw teenagers running stores. Management is asked to do everything including landscaping, painting and building repairs. Company does not train managers to properly clean and care for equipment like soda fountains and ice machines which grow mold. They also have dramatically reduced the quality of the ingredients over the years while increasing prices and decreasing wages.
Advice to Senior Management – First look at DMs. My DM was a complete jerk. He managed to change a 75% female management staff to 33% in less than two years without raising red flags. I never had really thought about gender mix in the workplace before this company. Next- maintain your facilities. Saving a few hundred bucks isn't worth risking people getting sick...ever. I walked into stores that could have made Kitchen Nightmares. The six years I worked there I was expected to schedule using Excel. I was also expected to monitor guest surveys daily online. I was expected to do monthly reports and communicate through email. Guess what? NO COMPUTERS!!! This company does not even give managers a word processor. That came out of our pockets. No reimbursement, no joke. My DM used intimidation to make sure we all complied with this. Yup work 50-60hrs a week for less than 38K and pay for your own laptop or work at home, or you don't have a place on the team. Oh well, I don't think anything I say can do more damage to this company than it is going to do to itself! lol
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company
Pros – Great staff, good product. Flexible schedules.
Cons – Competition is fierce in the sandwich industrey
Advice to Senior Management – More open lines of communication
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend
Pros – The products are of good quality, the stores are clean, and for the most part, the company will not tolerate unethical practices.
Cons – There is little, if any, opportunity for advancement. Because D'Angelo's will hire just about anyone, they treat their employees as if they are a dime-a-dozen: the pay is poor, the hours are long, but the expectations remain unrealistically high.
Advice to Senior Management – In my ten years with the company, I have worked under the supervision of 19 GMs. Do the math and that averages out to the leader lasting no more than six months. The high turnover rate in staff is a reflection on the poor working conditions and low morale.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend