Unidine Reviews

Updated July 26, 2015
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  1. dining service director

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

    I have been working at Unidine

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

    Pros

    Great company great culture passionate people and best in the industry

    Cons

    None that i can think of

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the culture growth and focus


  2. Dining Service Director

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Illinois in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Illinois in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Unidine full-time

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

    Pros

    They Promote cooking from scratch

    Cons

    Their recipes are not very good, they take advantage of staff and the client, 50 to 70 hour work weeks with very low pay

    Advice to Management

    Get out of the service industry


  3. Chef

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Trenton, NJ
    Former Employee - Manager in Trenton, NJ

    I worked at Unidine

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

    Pros

    They let the chefs be creative sometimes.

    Cons

    Their health insurance cost is double of what other companies are, so when you think your salary might be higher, it actually works out to be lower. Senior management does not practice the company standards. They encourage you to memorize the beliefs and give you 50 bucks if you do, but they don't even follow, they say that they empower people to grow, not true, they burn people out, expect them to work way to many hours, sometimes 7 days a week, with no appreciation, always look at negative things. They have one main focus, bottom line, even if they hurt people to get there. Stab people in the back.

    Advice to Management

    Quit.


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  5. DON'T WORK FOR THEM

    • Work/Life Balance
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Was very good at my job. Liked by the staff. Learned how to multi task.

    Cons

    Long hours then turning around a cutting hours when promised a set amount. Not enough help when needed. Low morale making changes to make changes without explaining reason. Not listening to staff when they know the location and clients. Expecting hourly wage employees to be at 6 places at once while being either on conference calls or meets all day. Pay not anywhere close to what's deserved for amount off work.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees especially the hourly ones. Pay what employees deserve. Just because something works at one location doesn't mean it will work at another.


  6. Chef

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cream Ridge, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cream Ridge, NJ

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good food philosophy and service expectations delivered to client. Good pay for Managers and Chefs.

    Cons

    Low wages for the hourly staff. Hard to motivate and keep good people. Upper management micro manage you. Long hours. Corporate not much support in all departments.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people with respect and pay what they deserve.


  7. 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.


  8. senior living

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    • Culture & Values
    • 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


  9. Bad company culture

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    • 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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Gsr

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • 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


  11. 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



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