Unidine Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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  1. HR

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cant speak for others, but our team was perfect, working toward the same goal.

    Cons

    no flexible hours unfortunately.


  2. Just another job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Its pretty easy going for my location

    Cons

    Too many management changes in short time i've been there

    Advice to Management

    Can't really say. Haven't been there long enough


  3. Great Opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Unidine full-time

    Pros

    Never boring, small team means opportunities to get involved in varied projects. It's like working for a start-up in many ways. Great South End location - close to everything (including Whole Foods across the street for errands), affordable parking, Friday summer hours.

    Cons

    Like working for a start-up ....

    Advice to Management

    You've got an amazing concept and a great framework....be the cheerleaders!


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  5. Accounting/Finance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Company is growing really fast. it could be a good thing if it is managed properly and employees feel satisfied.

    Cons

    work-load is high, not enough people to get the work done. and you are always expected to have a smiling face even if you don't feel like it. Always have a positive attitude and do not even talk to your co-workers about our frustration unless you completely trust them...

    Advice to Management

    Culture is something that people accept when they feel appreciated and have a feeling of belonging.


  6. dining service director

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    Current Employee - District Manager
    Current Employee - District Manager
    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


  7. Atrocious work/life balance and culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Discount for the cafeteria food which was superb.

    Cons

    There are several, but they include the following: CEO only cared for himself, poor training and mentoring, lack of communication within and outside prospective department, inconsistency of departmental policies and procedures, a high cost for subpar benefits, no room for growth, very little work/life balance, and the lack of ability for management to allow team members to think for themselves and promote ideas/suggestions (their way is the only way!).

    Advice to Management

    Communicate and work as a team instead of for your own benefit.


  8. Dining Service Director

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    Former Employee - Illinois in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Illinois in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Unidine full-time

    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


  9. Chef

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    Former Employee - Manager in Trenton, NJ
    Former Employee - Manager in Trenton, NJ
    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.


  10. DON'T WORK FOR THEM

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    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.


  11. Chef

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good food philosophy and service expectations delivered to client. Good pay for Managers and Chefs. Good clients to work for that support you and supply you with the tools that you need.

    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.



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