Unidine Reviews

Updated July 2, 2015
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Unidine President & CEO Richard Schenkel
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  1. Above average, bad ending from HR department trust

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Unidine full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    fresh food concept is great for seniors

    Cons

    expanding faster than the ability to immplement changes needed in their accounts--HR needs to be more trusting of managers

    Advice to Management

    more support in change over of new accounts


  2. If you need a job it is ok

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Dietary Aid
    Former Employee - Dietary Aid

    I worked at Unidine

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

    Pros

    There are lots of hours available

    Cons

    High turnover
    Seems more about the business and less about the client
    If you are at the bottom of the barrel you will likely stay there
    Hourly wage is not that great

    Advice to Management

    Show some appreciation for your hard working hourly workers.


  3. Executive Chef

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Chef
    Former Employee - Executive Chef

    I worked at Unidine full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There really aren't any good reasons to work here?

    Cons

    This company does not have training or support or good communication from upper management. They expect you to get the work done without the right amount of staff, you put in your time, and It means nothing to them. They are not trustworthy. Do not work for this company, or if you do just beware that you will regret it,
    They will take all they can from you, no work/life balance that they always talk about. Benefits are horrible, heath insurance is so expensive that you will need to make an extra $ 10,000 just to cover it. They have a fresh food concept that they do not follow, standards posted that they do not follow, and company beliefs that are a bunch of crap. They don't follow their own standards. Why do they waste so much time, talking about these company standards

    Advice to Management

    Fire yourselves, start over or get out of the business. You are chewing people up, ruining some peoples lives, just so you can make another million bucks.


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  5. senior living

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager/Chef in Farmington, MI
    Former Employee - Manager/Chef in Farmington, MI

    I worked at Unidine (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    District manager never was there

    Cons

    No appreciation by management, corporate is hypocritical

    Advice to Management

    Get a real inventory program, practice what you preach


  6. Bad company culture

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Unidine

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with who have a strong passion for what they do.

    Cons

    Very inconsistent upper management directly from the top (CEO). Micromanaging their employees and there is a 'culture' that is only writing on the wall and not actually followed or adhered to; only when it benefits the company.

    Advice to Management

    Read 'The Unidine Way' and actually follow what you promise to your team members.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Gsr

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Food Server in New Milford, CT
    Current Employee - Food Server in New Milford, CT

    I have been working at Unidine part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nothing positive to write about this location

    Cons

    Everything dealing with the director is negative. Liar, inappropriate relationship with subordinate.

    Advice to Management

    Need to change director or send to training for better management


  8. Helpful (1)

    Director

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Unidine full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent vision for providing an interesting and nutritious experience for individuals in hospitals and nursing homes. Lot's of people working hard to provide this experience.

    Cons

    Executive management, the CEO in particular, can not be trusted. Success is measured by time put in as opposed to results achieved, and time commitment expected is completely unrealistic (unless we are still in the 1030's). Promises are not kept, and the financial success of the organization is at the expense of taking care of the people.

    Advice to Management

    The company will never progress and reach it's full potential with the current CEO. Until employees are valued as people and their contributions recognized, the company will continue to falter and fall short if their stated goals.


  9. Constant Paranoia

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - General Manager in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at Unidine full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of room for creativity with individualized account approaching to meeting client needs.

    Cons

    Poor systems set up, high executive level and district level turnover, poor communication to directors regarding performance and improvements.

    Advice to Management

    Manage team more effectively by communicating, training and orienting before starting the job, and review budgets to meet needs of food service operations.


  10. Always room for improvement

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Unidine full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Fresh food concept room for growth. Your experience really depends on the account and the people you work with, same as all other companies. Also, you do have to front the charges for the orientation and get reimbursed later. It is a bit odd that you have to share a room with another person (to save on cost) unless you're a DM.

    Cons

    Lack of training and support, everything seems to drag on until some serious issue with the client arises.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to work on company structure and training programs.


  11. Somewhat poor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chef in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Chef in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Unidine

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Free food while at work

    Cons

    Major staff turnover. Very high insurance rates.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more to all employees



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