I have been working at Chef Works full-time (More than a year)
Have been working at Chef Works for a couple years now in the Inside Sales department. For the most part I’ve had a very positive experience. The people that work in the department are usually enthusiastic and optimistic which creates a pleasant work environment! The manager genuinely cares for the people that work for her and does a whole lot to support the sales team. Other managers “claim” to have an open door policy but in our managers case It’s quite literal and everyone on the team feels comfortable speaking with her. In the world of sales we constantly go through our ups and downs which is the nature of the game. Our manager sincerely celebrates our victories and encourages us in our losses. The product we sell carries integrity which in my opinion is important when choosing a company to sell for. The customers we call on need the product whether it’s through Chef Works or a different vendor. Really it’s just up to you how many people you’d like to reach out to.
The company is growing quickly and because of that we do experience growing pains. Just like with everything it’s not all rainbows and butterfly’s. There are challenges we face as sales people. Other companies are typically structured to support their sales people as the sales people bring revenue into the company which allow the company to cut checks to it’s employees. The sales force typically has challenges getting support from other departments.
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Chef Works.
I had a 15 min phone interview about my background. After, I was called into the corporate office for a three step interview. I first took a personality test on their computer, and then waited for the group interview. While the questions were standard, I think the group interview was more of a test for personality than skill/experience. After the group, they do 2 fake calls to test your customer service - one call is nice and one is mean. If you know basic customer service the calls are easy. After that, they give your a tour of the company and tell you next steps. I waited a week and was offered a position.