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Pros – -Extremely flexible schedule. Can literally take days off with no advance notice and/or possibly no show without any consequences. They always lack drivers because of the high turnover rate so you never feel threatened or have your job jeopardized. Unless you do something REALLY over the top.
-Good money during the busy seasons. As long as you know what you are doing and the dispatchers have faith in you.
-Low level of commitment.
-Very laid-back since you are out on the road with noone watching over your shoulder.
-Stepping into fine-dining restaurants to pick up orders and deliver to high-end clients (Big four accounting firms, law firms, corporate companies, etc.) There are some prestige associated with this job depending on how you look at it. Since its NOT cheap to order through DiningIn. Not all customers can afford $5.99-9.99 delivery charge+tip+SIGNIFICANT food markups.
Cons – -No reimbursement of any kind whatsoever. Back in my days all drivers are considered 'independent contractors' and are paid via 1099-MISC.
-No benefits, paid vacations or medical insurance even for guys that works 7 days a week because of our classification.
-Incompetent management team. Its so obvious nobody up in the office (front line or back office) gives a damn about anything. Perhaps the paid was too low to extract any passion or dedication from the staff.
-Don't even think about personal growth at this company. There is none. Upside is you do get to see different people everyday out there. If you have a future mindset of entering the food industry, it doesn't hurt to swing by different restaurants daily to get an idea of what's going on in there.
I believed towards the end of my era, there was an overhaul to switch over from 1099 to W-2. Rumors suggested the state court were investigating on us for tax evasion.
Advice to Senior Management – Know your drivers. They appeared to be at the bottom of the hierarchy scale. But admit it or not they are your most valuable assets in the company. There are whom your clients sees face to face. CEO Mr. Hackel recognizes me since I have been at this company long enough. Even after I have left the company for several years and stills recalls who I am when we bump into each other at the red light.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company
Pros – We had a lot of free food and some of the people were great to work with.
Cons – One of the people that WAS NOT great to work with was the CEO Michael Hackel. He has a bit of a Jekyll & Hyde thing going on. After firing my boss and promoting me to her position, he decided I made too much money and promptly fired me in favor of a kid right out of college that he didn't have to pay as much. This was a regular occurrence at the company and the turnover was constant. Everyone feared for their job and it created a very non-conducive workplace.
Advice to Senior Management – I'd say take some leadership classes but the CEO attended a Harvard Business School certificate program that obviously taught him nothing. He rules with emotion and an iron fist that could only come from a false sense of power brought on by founding a company with money that his rich relatives lent him.
Pros – It is fair work. You get out of it what you put in
Cons – Some of the restaurants are don't have top notch communications with drivers on orders.
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend
Pros – The drivers have a lot of flexibility in scheduling.
Food is on time (evenings are a bit hectic).
The entire staff is polite, respectful, and respond accordingly.
Cons – Only the Drivers get paid in tips and commission off each delivery (which is not much), there is no salary wage, and most make under minimum, if you calculate the tips and commission (please be polite to your drivers).
Advice to Senior Management – Give your Drivers the respect they deserve, they are what makes your company run, if you keep treating them badly, don't expect this company to go far.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company
Pros – Good ideal, it makes sense that in some circumstances you have meals delivered to your home, like mini-catering
Cons – Dispatch staff thinks it's all fun and games, I raised my insurance, brought a smart phone...and thought this would be a nice lil job in my retirement...dispatch tried to have me drive 5 miles to bring them one burrito for a $3 tip...
Advice to Senior Management – You need to manage and have respect for your delivery people
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Pros – Office managers are very accommodating and kind.
Cons – Long hours, low pay, corporate is clueless, little to no training, employee morale VERY low.
Advice to Senior Management – Instead of just throwing something at the wall and seeing what sticks, try to at least think about ways to better your company.
Pros – Very young and vibrant environment with continuous growth, promotions, and expansion.
Cons – Server and IT issues. Ambiguous compensation plan.
Advice to Senior Management – Invest in the server and website
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company
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Pros – Little supervision when CEO travels
Free food most weeks
Cons – Micro-managing CEO
Health care plan and benefits are awful
Advice to Senior Management – Sell the company for a few million and start taking the meds
Pros – Flexible schedules, laid back office staff
Cons – Some times can be very hectic with limited resources.
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Pros – Other then the occasional free food that restaurant partners get scammed out of by being told they are coming in to pitch their food to the sales staff (which usually was not present) there really aren't any pros to mention
Cons – The irrational behavior exhibited by CEO make it one of the most stressful work environments I have ever experienced. People are constantly fired which is disruptive to the company, the CEO makes business decisions based on emotion and not clear rational thought, and many things are promised that never materialize in reality.
Advice to Senior Management – Learn how to trust those that you hire. Hire smart people and let them do their work. It does not help the staff when employees are publicly berated. The way to get good work from a team is to praise them and support their efforts, not to call them stupid in front of other employees and create situations where people can be fired on a moments notice because completely unrealistic expectations are put upon them.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
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