LSG Sky Chefs

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LSG Sky Chefs Reviews

Updated January 6, 2015
Updated January 6, 2015
65 Reviews
2.8
65 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good people trying their best to make things work (in 4 reviews)

  • Decent pay and benefits and plenty hours of overtime available (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • The company performance is largely influenced by the airline industry which continues to face cost concerns (in 5 reviews)

  • Hard work and long hours is rarely appreciated (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Exciting and always changing, yet chaotic and lack of structure

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LSG Sky Chefs

    Pros

    Good people, always changing, opportunity to move up quickly if able to move locations,

    Cons

    Total lack of structure. The upper mgmt changes about every 18 months which means there is no sustainable vision or direction. Years of mistrust in the RMT has lead to silos.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick a direction and support the field to get there.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Okay for a starter job

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LSG Sky Chefs

    Pros

    Overtime often, co workers are nice.

    Cons

    Utility department is very unsanitary. Some carts sit for a week before they're cleaned. Breaks are very short

  3.  

    Okay

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LSG Sky Chefs full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    None that I could imagine to name.

    Cons

    No work balance, not employee considerate.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    Great job for people with little to no work experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Food Prep in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Food Prep in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at LSG Sky Chefs part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Plenty of work no experience nessary

    Cons

    Not a life long carrer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Its easy work join in on it

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

    Airline catering business poorly managed.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LSG Sky Chefs full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    No promotions and basically no salary adjustments. Good people trying their best to make things work. Unfortunatelly people in this case can fix what the culture of the company imposes.

    Cons

    No communication exist between corporate and the units across the USA, other than to review budget. Disconection between sales and the units capacity is a mahor contributor to the debacle they are experiencing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on a plan. review capacities at the sites and work on culture. it is post 9/11 and things have changed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Work Life Balance Off

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

    I have been working at LSG Sky Chefs full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent salary, good benefits, free food at lunch

    Cons

    Very demanding workplace. You may have to exchange your personal life to work here. Not a good environment if you have a family.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    They want you to work 7 days a week and then yell at you in conference calls.

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    Former Employee - Transportation Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Transportation Manager in Seattle, WA

    I worked at LSG Sky Chefs full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Free lunches are provided, but they are not always edible. The employee base is good to work with and very diverse.

    Cons

    They do not allow you to staff up to the level that will make you productive and then blame you for the failures. They have a culture of pointing fingers to blame other departments to the point of making up excuses for failures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't do it. It pays good, and the benefits are ok, but you will have no time for family or anything else and will live at work trying to fix other peoples departments to make yours run better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    it's ok

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    Former Employee - Dispatch in Jamaica, NY
    Former Employee - Dispatch in Jamaica, NY

    I worked at LSG Sky Chefs full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    free food, sometimes a laid back place to work at, environment could be fun when the big wigs aren't walking the floor. getting to work around planes after passing the classes to get your AOA badge.

    Cons

    they overwork you. They will put you in one position but have you doing different position for low pay. you can easily be blamed for the smallest things and people are out to lookout for themselves. They'll be quick to throw you to the wolves so they won't get in trouble or fired for their mistake.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    show value to your workers. don't overlook their potential because they don't fit into your budget plans or because you show favoritism to other co-workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Supervisor

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Dallas, TX

    I worked at LSG Sky Chefs full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay if you are at or above Supervisor level. Excellent benefits package and a nice yearly bonus if your department does well. People are great....you see them so much they are like your second family. Free lunch everyday. I would come in early and have a free breakfast as well. Great exposure to other cultures.

    Cons

    Not so good work life balance. You are paid a decent salary but you are at work 60 hours a week including weekends and holidays. Employees below you are paid an awful hourly wage and expected to perform miracles. You cannot help them because it against union rules. Upper management views only numbers, and wants you to do the same. The operation is always going wrong and you are being blamed for it. When you try to make changes, no one listens.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your front of line workers. They have been with company for 20+ years and have seen it all. Also, they need to be paid a decent wage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    A good place for international experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX

    I worked at LSG Sky Chefs full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good colleagues
    Opportunity for travel if you want it
    Generally good facilities

    Cons

    Politics can be difficult
    Policies often rigid

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lots of turnover in senior ranks makes a consistent direction difficult to maintain. Need to listen more to regions outside of EMEA. Need to diversify outside of flag carrier airlines and flight services in general.

    Disapproves of CEO

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