Flik International

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Flik International Reviews

Updated October 28, 2014
Updated October 28, 2014
14 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Director in New York, NY

    I worked at Flik International full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    very good pay, good schedual and great people to work with i had a very good experience with them while i was there

    Cons

    cons maybe sometimes the getting noticed for promotions but overall very good experience

    Recommends
  2.  

    its okay

    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Flik International

    Pros

    The benefits are pretty good

    Cons

    Managers are constantly on top of you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    dont look over someone's shoulder every 5 mins

  3.  

    Chef Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Chef Manager
    Current Employee - Chef Manager

    I have been working at Flik International full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    My work-life is great although I do work 50 hour work weeks I do find the time to be my family.
    Perks well we are a globe company so find work or extra hours is great.

    Cons

    Much of our paperwork used to be done by our DM's or GM but now has fallen on our laps.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be quick to dismiss our talents.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Disappointed...Could have been better

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Flik International full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities if you are in the hospitality and foodservice profession and great benefits. Because they are a huge company you can work just about anywhere in the country or the world.

    Cons

    Culture is a little dated, people have been there too long. In a world where people are changing jobs every 2-5 years it is strange that most of the people have been here for 20+ years. Like to say they are pro work-life balance, but actually are horrible at it, which makes for a rough culture. Management is taxed and it all rolls down hill, everybody suffers for it. If you have issues, even though the HR door is "always open" be wary of walking in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should get better policies in place and make people mandatorily unplug. Also training needs to be improved for all levels and all personnel. People in HQ don't have many training opportunities. Would have been nice if they offered tuition reimbursement for schools other than culinary school.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Conference Coordiantor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Flik International full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free food and great co-workers

    Cons

    No room for advancement, poor pay, poor management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a program to promote young talent from within

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    You Preach Platinum Service BUT Don't Live It!!!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Conference Services Coordinator in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Conference Services Coordinator in Washington, DC

    I worked at Flik International full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It was my first time on the operations side of things and I learned tons!!

    Cons

    Read my title! My direct boss would preach Platinum Service which should have been for both clients and colleagues. Apparently she did not understand this at the Fairmont where we used to work which is probably why she was fired. In hindsight, she only hired me so that she could go run a marathon at Disney during the most important time of the month at the firm! I was left to run Partner Luncheon 2 weeks into my time. During a managers meeting about a month later, my regional manager embarassed me in front of about 75 other people about how green I was with the experience. However she was one of the nastiest people I have ever worked for and I have the foot print marks on my back from how diabolical she was to get ahead. Our Executive Chef quit because of her. I was always the one working the 50 to 60 hour work weeks instead of her. Anytime I wanted to do training, I was told there was no money in the budget for it yet she was constantly going away for it. Most friggin' dishonest person I have ever met!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more quality people in Management!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Good company, great potential career advancement

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Dining Room Manager in Jamaica, NY
    Former Employee - Dining Room Manager in Jamaica, NY

    I worked at Flik International full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Co-workers, Good benefits, company advancement. The possibilities are there if you want them. Many opportunities across the globe. Great learning experience! Learned a great deal on so many levels.

    Cons

    On site advancement limited, no room to grow after a couple of promotions (on site). For additional opportunities you must look outside your unit.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Working sous chef

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Flik International

    Pros

    Weekends off and home at night

    Cons

    Early hours, long days and no support from upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more mindful of whats going on in your own company. Just because the numbers are right..theres always more to the story.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    FLIK Culture

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Flik International full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    This company made me realize my potential in customer services. "We are Ladies and Gentlemen Serving Ladies and Gentlemen".

    Cons

    It has a well organized training and awareness every year around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would like them to maintain and improve on all developmental tools designed staff growth. These tools help a lot in shaping everyones future career gold.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    I had a good time at Flik International.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Flik International full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flik International is clear about company policies.

    Cons

    To solve a problem there are many steps before a solution is implemented

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To actually work together and stop the "back of the house" and "front of the house" rhetoric.

    Recommends

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