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Lack of professionalism and moral

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Whitsons Culinary Group full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Free Food Free food Free food Free food nothing else than free food

Cons

The lack of professionalism at whitsons can be noticed across the company (with very few exceptions). The nepotism and favoritism is at its best, if you are a Whitcomb, married or somehow related to them is for sure that you would be managing a department or be promoted in no time. As the previous review mentioned management is very uneducated, that you end up wondering how come they get to their positions....once again the answer is nepotism. And the uneducated management is the cause of that the smart, professional personnel leaves or get forced to leave. Most of the management that stays in whitsons is because they know wouldn't be able to retain a job in any other company. Whitsons Is the place that you can get fire because you came late one day due to an emergency but they won't fire someone that steals from a manager (even when caught on camera). PS. Human resources they are just clueless

Advice to Management

Get educated, street smart won't take anyone a long in a professional career environment

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Place where you lose your morals, and denial is at best

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Whitsons Culinary Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Coworkers are alright. Free lunch.

    Cons

    There is such lack of support and appreciation from upper management. The employees are always the scapegoat. The managers and directors are very uneducated. If you are trying to be the better person and hoping to get promoted in the future, don't bother, unless you're there forever with your cane, then you will get promoted.


  2. Good for building your skills/resume, bad for long-term happiness/stress

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Department (Unspecified) in Islandia, NY
    Former Employee - IT Department (Unspecified) in Islandia, NY

    I worked at Whitsons Culinary Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The Director of IT Operations is fair-minded and does his best to give his people opportunities to grow. The owners do make a valiant attempt to make you feel appreciated most of the time.

    Cons

    The company doesn't believe in spending money on IT Infrastructure until it's already an emergency leading to a high-stress environment for the employees. Plan-behind is the SOP. Work/Life balance is a joke. Be prepared to receive phone calls/texts/e-mails at all hours of the day or night. Also while on vacation. They have one person for each job so you can't take a proper holiday as you are indispensable even for a few days. If you ask to take more than 5 days of your vacation time in a row, be prepared to be confronted as if you are a crazy person for asking. After 5 years, I was in my early 30s and feeling burnt out constantly. Many employees in the corporate office report that they have an absurd amount of accrued vacation time that they'll never be able to spend. The corporate office staff are overworked and understaffed. Many salaried employees work 60-70 hours a week to make sure all the work gets done. This just leads to the company not hiring enough people to get all the work done in a reasonable work week. Vicious cycle.

    Advice to Management

    Examine your salaries compared to industry standards for mid-wester Suffolk County. Work/life balance needs to be addressed. An employee who is burning the candle at both ends but then is not allowed to take proper vacation is a burnt-out employee who will not be able to be the productive employee you need when they are in the office.


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