Guckenheimer

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Guckenheimer Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
23 Reviews
3.1
23 Reviews
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  1.  

    Guckenheimer has opened a lot of doors for me as well as taught me a lot about the workplace.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Meridian, ID
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Meridian, ID

    I have been working at Guckenheimer full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    First things first: they provide full time employees with breakfast and lunch. That's a huge bonus to not worry about your two meals for your work days. They have decent dental insurance and they have a lot of locations across the US.

    Cons

    Their medical insurance as well as their vision isn't all that great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some kitchens need discipline to be tightened up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Nice people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Guckenheimer full-time

    Pros

    Good food and wellness programs

    Cons

    No systems or training; top-down organization

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    A stressful lack of organization and team building.

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    Former Employee - Supervisor  in  Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Orange, CA

    I worked at Guckenheimer full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Most accounts are monday Thru Friday.

    Cons

    There's no presence of the so called nutrition scratch based business model that guckenhiemer projects to its customers. Also there are far too many accounts for the corporate staff and area managers to have any effect on the quality control or corporate standards that they no longer exist. Very disappointing. Most of the gms and chefs are under qualified, have very little to no experience at thier position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop opening more accounts and focus on building up and perfecting the ones you already have. The benefits could be a lot more competitive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    not to cool

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Guckenheimer full-time

    Pros

    decent benefits, large company, able to be creative, team oriented to a degree, focused on quality, focused on guest satisfaction

    Cons

    many hours, antiquated management style, inadequate training on managerial items, no work/life balance at all, no resources for hr issues, upper management not into setting you up to succeed, poor communication, travel expected on short notice

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the culture needs to be better explained, the expectations need to be clear, the antiquated management style needs to be updated, the favoritism and harassment need to handled by hr not upper management, micro management needs to stop its counter productive, fair avenues need to be placed to report upper managerial issues, line level should unionize

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Please deal with upper management.

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    Former Employee - Barista  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Barista in Boston, MA

    I worked at Guckenheimer full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I like the whole healthy living thing, really I do. The food was actually great, and getting to eat it for lunch was nice. My co-workers (not management) were also lovely.

    Cons

    Upper management needs an attitude adjustment. Like, hovering while I clean won't make me go faster. Maybe if you hired more than one person to close up shop, it could be done faster.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See above.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Poor pay, middle management "disconnected".

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Guckenheimer full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Working in a creative environment with local, organic all natural ingredients. Relationships that are developed with other staff members and clients.

    Cons

    Over three years employed with no raise. Reviews were over 6 months late or simply non existent. Horribly understaffed! Upper management only cares about bottom lines and bonuses and does not listen to the staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please take the time to listen to your staff with suggestions, concerns or comments. Better team building and recognition for jobs well done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company is focused on providing quality food using exceptional ingredients. Not very people minded.

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    Former Employee - Area Manager
    Former Employee - Area Manager

    I worked at Guckenheimer full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    It is great to use the best ingredients possible and to work for a company that does not accept mediocrity. The budgets are written in such a way that allows you to use the high quality ingredients in order to deliver a superior product.

    Cons

    Company does not promote an atmosphere of work/life balance. Managers are expected to live solely for their jobs and PTO can be very difficult to come by. Corporate managers tend to be fairly condensending especially the corporate chef but the training folks are actually very nice.

    Recommends
  9.  

    very educational

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    Current Employee - Cashier  in  Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Cashier in Colorado Springs, CO

    I have been working at Guckenheimer full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I have learned so much from working here. More ideas on how to cook at home, my customer service skills and grown

    Cons

    there is a lot to get done and not a lot of time. some things have to be done right then and there and there could be 5 things on that list.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A great Company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Line Cook  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Line Cook in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Guckenheimer full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great Benefits, good management

    Cons

    They don't promote within as much as they could

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote within

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    it's a good company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Guckenheimer full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great benefits. great schedule no weekends in the food industry is hard to find but they promise no weekends.

    Cons

    there are good days and bad days when catering orders are high and the management expects you to finish the big catering order and everything on your station right on time with just one person or two it's very tiring

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat all of your employees fairly and some managers should stop showing so much favoritism

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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