Eurest Dining Services

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Eurest Dining Services Reviews

Updated September 7, 2014
Updated September 7, 2014
24 Reviews
2.3
24 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great Company, Management needs improvement

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    Former Employee - Chef Manager  in  Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Chef Manager in Miami, FL

    I worked at Eurest Dining Services full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great experiences, time off and perks, growth opportunities are available

    Cons

    Horrible upper management, when someone doesn't like your personality regardless of how well you preform, they find a way to get rid of you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider investigating the upper management for discrimination instead of the hard working individual that make the accounts successful

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Line cook

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Eurest Dining Services

    Pros

    The company provides stable positions with reasonable pay. It is a large company with advancement opportunities for young professionals. The size of the company also can provide ample networking opportunities. Area managers are generally very good and hardworking.

    Cons

    The upper management for this company could not possibly be more disconnected with what actually goes on in the field. Major decisions are blindly made in corporate offices states away. Many times these decisions badly hurt day to day operations. While the area managers are good, they soon are driven from the company because of the bureaucratic nature of the decision making. It took about 6 months for me to figure out that even if I was offered advancement, I had no interest in making a career with this company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Crazy corporation!

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    Former Employee - Lead Cook  in  Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Lead Cook in Louisville, KY

    I worked at Eurest Dining Services full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good schedule and comprehensive benefits. Health, dental, life, short and long term disability, vision insurance. Some marketplace perks are available.

    Cons

    Unethical managers, standardized recipes that don't make sense. Lack of training even though the programs are in place. Bottom line seems to more important than anyone else. Pay not based on experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to your staff to find out their concerns.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Cashier

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    Current Employee - Cashier  in  Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Des Moines, IA

    I have been working at Eurest Dining Services full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Monday thru Friday and the people are friendly

    Cons

    No one cares about anything

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about ur emplyees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Not good overall

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    Former Employee - Food Service Worker  in  Bloomington, IL
    Former Employee - Food Service Worker in Bloomington, IL

    I worked at Eurest Dining Services part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Hours are good most of the time: Monday thru Friday- anywhere from 5:30 am to 2:30 or 3 or 3:30 pm for full-time employees and managers. Part-time employees may work anywhere from 8 am to 12:30 or 1 pm. Depending on the boss and building, they may tell you when to clock out and go home. Until you get your building photo ID badge, you will have to wait at security and be escorted plus wear a visitor badge.
    Benefits may be better for some than for others depending on full-time or part-time status and seniority.

    Cons

    Management is often difficult to please and just flat out rude and disrespectful. They often have an air of arrogance about them and get upset over the smallest things. They may cut your hours in a heartbeat without even telling you why and then look for you to do something wrong so they can write you up and then maybe even have an excuse to fire you. They often wait until after the fact to tell you what you have done wrong instead of telling you how to do it correctly the first time. They assume you know how to do something when in fact you may need to be trained. They may say you are not doing your job and are too slow, but the fact of the matter may be that they just don't like you for whatever reason no matter good an employee you may be. On the flip side, they may like you even if you are terrible. It all depends on the boss and building plus the boss over your immediate boss.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your part-time hourly employees with the same respect you may treat your full-time hourly and salaried people. Train them on everything from the start. Accommodate and work with them to the extent possible if they are having trouble. Don't be so quick to doubt, belittle, and in some cases de-merit them and let them go! Offer to get them a coach to come in and help them if they need one and qualify.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    all in all it is a good company

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    Current Employee - Unit Manager  in  Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Unit Manager in Fort Collins, CO

    I have been working at Eurest Dining Services full-time

    Pros

    good benefits, great training, promotes within

    Cons

    heavy, heavy workload for small accounts

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible! People are quitting left and right!

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    Current Employee - Hourly Food Service Worker  in  Bloomington, IL
    Current Employee - Hourly Food Service Worker in Bloomington, IL

    I have been working at Eurest Dining Services full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent benefits if you can put up with the slave labor practices of managers.

    Cons

    People quit constantly because of poor management, they refuse to hire new people when people quit and prefer to just pile on more work to the employees who are still there. Very little in-house promotions, they pay women less when hiring. Absolutely NO appreciation for good workers, when customers send the company great emails about your work, it is completely ignored, absolutely no appreciation!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please appreciate your GOOD employees and use some COMMON sense! I have witnessed the most ridiculous decisions in how to run a business and I come from a management background! The managers seem to be only out for themselves and how they can get their bonuses without any regard for employees. I have seen people go to the emergency room for minor strokes and passing out due to their slave labor practices!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    The hours at Eurest are good.Mon - Fri 530-2:30

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Eurest Dining Services full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The hours are great and diversity throughout the day.

    Cons

    The pay and disrespect shown to the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat associates with respect and in a professional manor.

    Recommends
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company for people early in their food service management career

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    Former Employee - Food Service Director  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Food Service Director in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Eurest Dining Services full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great co-workers, lots of outside training concerning HR skills and development, allows for you to manage business as if it were your own

    Cons

    Poor unit support structure, low pay compared to similar companies, lack of job related ongoing training, poor communication from senior management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your managers competitively and show an interest in them. You should definitely be performing exit interviews as in my area there has been a great deal of director turnover.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Eurest Dining Services full-time

    Pros

    Hourly staff and customers always make you smile.

    Cons

    must be able to do process all steps of weekly business without much support from any anyone above you in the chain of command.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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