Wolfgang Puck Catering

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Wolfgang Puck Catering Reviews

Updated August 23, 2014
Updated August 23, 2014
11 Reviews
3.1
11 Reviews
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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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Large company with room to grow.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Team Building needs to become a priority.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    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 for more than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Create a work life balance and bonus for management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    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 for more than 3 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great foot in the door

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    Current Employee - Lead Cook  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Cook in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Wolfgang Puck Catering full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Learn a lot, food is great, and get to cater to high-end clients

    Cons

    no set schedule, could get lost in the crowd if you don't work hard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The compass Annual Raise isn't enough for hard working employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Great chefs, great food, lousy training and support

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    Former Employee - Director of Operations  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Director of Operations in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Wolfgang Puck Catering full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The culinary department was very well run.
    Operations was decent.
    Opportunity for growth in the right positions.
    Food quality was very good.

    Cons

    Training a was almost non existent for operations.
    Sink or swim approach to new managers.
    Managers were not supported by HR.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a real open door environment where managers can ask for help.
    Foster. Creative thinking in solving problems.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    High staff turnover

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    Current Employee - Butler  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Butler in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Wolfgang Puck Catering for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great for it's flexible hours

    Cons

    The staff changes a lot, including management- sometimes it was difficult to take direction from new managers who had little experience with the space, staff, etc.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place wish there were more hours

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wolfgang Puck Catering part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great management, very nice employees

    Cons

    low pay, not many hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Book more events.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Only concerned with the bottom line, not with employees' professional development

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

    I worked at Wolfgang Puck Catering full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Amazing benefits!!!! Considerable compensation. High profile clients.

    Cons

    A very poor corporate culture. High stress environment. Tons of politics. Little room for growth. The corporate nature of the company stifles any and all creativity. A dying business that's hard to sell.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace your less experienced employees and the different strengths they can bring to the table. Help them grow and develop to bring long term change to the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    nice kitchen to work in but hectic at times, not enough space. fast paced and exiting at times.

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    Former Employee - First Cook  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - First Cook in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Wolfgang Puck Catering full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great place for newcomer that want to learn catering banquets style cooking.
    and for those that are in that specific field a good chance to learn more of the catering trade part of it
    -menus and recipes are geared to simplify cooking in different situations with great results.
    -quality is good and consistent,

    Cons

    -Management only cares on meeting the dateline[rather than the quality] and delivering the goods in time sometimes the other 50% depends on the F.O.house service. for the overall impact of the name WP.
    -Stewarding department doesn't really helps that much in delivering the product and setting up the events.- [cooks grow discouraged in time when delivering carts back & for from events].
    -No parking - No decent employee meals and awful restrooms Locker room.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ..[Please put the money in upgrading the employees restrooms, and more healthy food choices for the employees meal, .re-orginize stewarding in order to take full charge in delivering food carts to all events,.cook are there to cook NOT TO DELIVER FOOD CARTS.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Amazing experiences and people but unreliable paycheck.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wolfgang Puck Catering part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Get to be a "fly on the wall" at events for the rich and famous and see things I never would otherwise in my life.

    Cons

    The work is unreliable. It is impossible to budget when you don't know how much work you are going to get from week to week. There is little room for advancement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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