Le Cordon Bleu Cooking School

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Le Cordon Bleu Cooking School Reviews

Updated July 21, 2015
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Le Cordon Bleu Cooking School Vice President & Master Chef Edward G. Leonard
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  1. Receiving Clerk

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Le Cordon Bleu Cooking School (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun environment. Working around food all day which is a plus--never have to buy lunch. Friendly staff and students. Always around people.

    Cons

    Constantly receiving shipments and pulling class orders. Non-stop physical work.


  2. Great Place To Work!

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    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Lakeland, FL
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Lakeland, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Le Cordon Bleu Cooking School (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Helping Students, Great Food, culture friendly exciting

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing


  3. Reception Coordinator

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    Former Employee - Reception Coordinator
    Former Employee - Reception Coordinator
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Le Cordon Bleu Cooking School full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I enjoyed getting to meet our students and seeing their passions open up and their excitement to start working in the kitchen. I also enjoyed getting to taste some of the amazing work the students created. I also made some great friendships among some of the admissions staff. That is something I took away from my time - I got to meet a few wonderful people.

    Cons

    Besides the pro's I did not entirely enjoy my position at LCB. The administrative management is strictly business and nothing else. The turnover rate is way too high for such a large corporation and the management team currently in place is misguided, unreliable, and micromanaging to the extreme. Forget about getting certain time off approved, most of the time they make you feel bad about taking time off or using your sick time. I always felt like I was walking on egg shells. Everyone just up and quits because they don't know what else to do or they get fired.. the stress level is more than anyone should have to deal with.. Stay away.

    Advice to Management

    Find a better management team.


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  5. Enrollment Representative

    Current Employee - Enrollment Representative in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Enrollment Representative in Scottsdale, AZ

    I have been working at Le Cordon Bleu Cooking School full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits. The benefits are really helpful. I enjoy the people that I work with and the ability to help others with getting information about furthering their education. I enjoy speaking with students about their passion.

    Cons

    There are not many cons other than flexibility with the schedule. I don't enjoy working so many Saturdays.


  6. Dazzling and exciting to be precise

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    Former Employee - Instructor in Pitts, PA
    Former Employee - Instructor in Pitts, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    One of the most great experience's of a life time!

    Cons

    Keeping up with the pace of learning.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to educate and strive to educate.


  7. Great Students, Culture is Corrupt

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work with students from a wide range of backgrounds. Freedom to tailor your class content as you wish.

    Cons

    The amount of work required to perform well in this deprived environment--speaking as someone who taught academics and not cooking classes--is dramatically out of sync with the pay. The usual problems of for-profit education very much apply.

    Advice to Management

    Thinking of students strictly as customers is a big problem that yields an unsustainable education model.


  8. Demands loyalty, but gives none

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    Former Employee - Faculty in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Faculty in Scottsdale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Le Cordon Bleu Cooking School full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Diverse , focused [for the most part] students. Great colleagues

    Cons

    No loyalty to Faculty or Admin. staff. I realize there's is a business to run but faculty and staff are what give soul and substance to ANY educational facility. Uncerimoniously layed off after 13+ award winning years at this institution. Now, more than 1/2 of the faculty at this location are graduates of the school. Le Cordon inbred-hillbilly' Bleu

    Advice to Management

    recognize that the faculty are your strongest asset.


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    Admissions Representative

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    Current Employee - Admission Representative in Pasadena, CA
    Current Employee - Admission Representative in Pasadena, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Le Cordon Bleu Cooking School full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun, beautiful school. Culinary program and school sells itself. Pay is competitive.

    Cons

    Way too much pressure and micro managed

    Advice to Management

    so much pressure and micro managing only scared the good reps away and keeps reps that need to be babysat


  10. Shaky

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Le Cordon Bleu Cooking School full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Curriculum is sound, as are dedicated instructors and well equipped professional kitchens and classrooms.

    Cons

    Corporate structure in flux, business model in question. Competition shutting down because of mismanagement.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Lots of work, no incentive, up and down rollercoaster of stress

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    Former Employee - Admissions Recruiter in Tukwila, WA
    Former Employee - Admissions Recruiter in Tukwila, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Le Cordon Bleu Cooking School full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It's a job for anyone in admissions recruiting field

    Cons

    No incentive, ridiculous expectations of employees

    Advice to Management

    Provide some sort of incentive other than keeping your job



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