Wolfgang Puck Catering

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Updated January 16, 2015
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  1. Way too Routinue

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    Current Employee - Butler in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Butler in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Wolfgang Puck Catering part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Well organized events. Excellent food. Dedicated staff.

    Cons

    The work is often tediious, most of the events take place at night and the work is "On Call" so yo don't always know if there will be any week available.

    Advice to Management

    There need to be staff evaluations led by the managers on company time, with advanced training. The comapny needs to promote more butlers to management while doing a better job of promoting from wiithin. There needs to be more positive reinforcement, and mentoring opportunities.


  2. Favoritism

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    Former Employee - Server in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Server in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Wolfgang Puck Catering part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Learned much about catering; decent pay; upscale working environments. Part-time hours offered flexibility in raising a family.

    Cons

    Not a full-time job; hours varied so you never had a set schedule or income to depend on. Some people worked extremely hard, while others slacked off and supervisors wouldn't say anything because they were afraid the slackers would quit.


  3. I mostly enjoyed working for Wolfgang Puck Catering.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wolfgang Puck Catering

    Pros

    I feel that overall Wolfgang Puck Catering is a good company to work for. Good people, Good environment, decent support.

    Cons

    I felt that they paid fairly poorly and way below the average comapred to other similar companies. Lack of training, I was just throw in and expected to do everything the way they wanted it....but I think some of that was related just to my specific manager.


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  5. Very nice and elegant work environment.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wolfgang Puck Catering

    Pros

    The pay was decent, hours were nice, food was great.

    Cons

    Some pressure from the higher ups, intense orders sometimes

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!


  6. Wolfgang Puck Catering

    Current Employee - Butler in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Butler in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Wolfgang Puck Catering part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Able to make own schedule through staffing website.

    Cons

    Hours and pay rates are unevenly offered to certain employees.


  7. used and abused

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    Former Employee - Butler in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Butler in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Wolfgang Puck Catering part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    making 20 per hr is nice

    Cons

    managers who don't care about the brutal working conditions. some shifts include taking heavy platters of food up and down 5 flights of stairs for 7 hours straight. they will literally work you to the bone and often times are too busy to give breaks to the employees.

    Advice to Management

    grow some respect for other human beings.


  8. Helpful (1)

    I love working for this company but its very hard to make a living

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    Current Employee - Cook in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Cook in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Wolfgang Puck Catering full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits through its parent company Compass group, free lunch, and most of the people in management are great to work with. For those moving up in the culinary field, this is a good opportunity to get a good name on your resume, and after a year, you can move laterally within the parent company (Compass Group) for a better opportunity.

    Cons

    They hire a lot of kids out of culinary school, and foreign workers. Its a pass through for many of the culinary students, so they are able to keep labor pretty low. Hours can be very inconsistent, its the nature of the business. They hire a lot of people in the fall, and everyone gets a ton of hours, and then after New Years, boom, you go from 70 hours a week to 15 hours. Something they fail to mention in their interview. As business improves late in the year, they are quick to hire cheap labor, and slow to increase the hours of those who have been waiting for the business to come back.

    Advice to Management

    Treat those in the ranks who show up day to day with a little more respect, and be more aware of their needs.


  9. Good and Bad

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Wolfgang Puck Catering full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Large company with room to grow.

    Cons

    Growing to quickly to keep up with. Poor upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Team Building needs to become a priority.


  10. Horrible company to work for. Works you to death and it is always busy, so you can't get the training you need.

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    Current Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Wolfgang Puck Catering full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    No work life balance is horrible. They would love you to work your life to death.

    Cons

    Upper management likes to cast blame and not into problem solving

    Advice to Management

    Create a work life balance and bonus for management


  11. Difficult Culture to Work In

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    Former Employee - Catering Sales Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Catering Sales Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Wolfgang Puck Catering full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Fun and exciting environment to work in; always working on different projects which makes work interesting

    Cons

    Extremely difficult culture to work in; departments would constantly blame each other for mistakes and there was not room for professional growth

    Advice to Management

    Should care more about the personal growth of each employee and foster more of a teamwork-oriented culture so that all departments and employees are working together.



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