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AVI Foodsystems Inc. Reviews

Updated February 15, 2017
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AVI Foodsystems Inc. President & CEO Anthony J. Payiavlas
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  • No rewards from upper management (in 13 reviews)

  • Low pay vs market for hourly employees (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Chef"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AVI Foodsystems Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Work schedule, teammates, 401k, leadership

    Cons

    No bonus program, lack of comparable benefits


  2. "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Warren, OH
    Current Employee - Manager in Warren, OH

    I have been working at AVI Foodsystems Inc. full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Well compensated, most weekends free.

    Cons

    Not much support from above.


  3. "Works For Me"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CSA - Customer Service Associate in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - CSA - Customer Service Associate in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AVI Foodsystems Inc. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    In my experience the hours are very flexible. I can usually adjust my schedule for any appointments I might have, and the work itself really isn't that bad. You work alone without any real supervision (except for an occasional drop in by your supervisor), and as long as you do a good job you have a job for life! I'm 56 years old and I would recommend this kind of work to anyone.

    Cons

    Sometimes it's like pulling teeth trying to get a question answered because your immediate supervisor doesn't know the answer, and they are so busy most of the time it may take a while to get the answer from them.

    Advice to Management

    Consider opening atleast 1 regional office. To have only 1 corporate office to cover the entire US is insane! Everything, including payroll issues (and you're messing with our money here) takes FOREVER to reconcile! Spend some of the mountain of money you are making and MAKE YOUR OPERATION MORE STREAMLINE. The work itself is not hard or difficult. The reason you lose so many employees is, you either hire any warm body to fill an opening, or you don't put in the time and /or effort to keep the good ones you might have. WAKE UP!


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  5. "Route Driver"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AVI Foodsystems Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Off work early and decent benefits.

    Cons

    Become buddies with your manager and you can get away with anything. Working hard but not playing ball will land your micromanaged and scrutinized.

    Advice to Management

    Pick respectful and professional management.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Former Branch Manager - Watch out!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Branch Manager
    Former Employee - Branch Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AVI Foodsystems Inc. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free food and company car

    Cons

    they do not care about integrity, honesty, or doing what is right. AP only cares about himself and his cash. This is a cash business and they do not share actual financial numbers so they can hide money from the government. Look up the ownership they are in top 10 richest Greeks in the US. Use mafia type of management style with intimidation and lack of caring about employees. Watch out if you join here. They will promise you the world, just beware

    Advice to Management

    show your team you care and value them. They are why you are rich. Follow your top 10 values don't just talk the talk but walk the walk.


  7. "Commissary worker"

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    Former Employee - Commissary Worker in Warren, OH
    Former Employee - Commissary Worker in Warren, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AVI Foodsystems Inc. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free food and drinks with most weekends off. Good Co workers. Major holidays off with pay. 401k is available to employees

    Cons

    Awful hours, large work load for small pay. Management stinks, won't listen to employees suggestions. Most of the employees call it hell on earth afraid to say anything for fear of being fired. If u complain u have to worry about being fired. Not sufficiently trained for the position.

    Advice to Management

    Fire the crappy management and hire new ones.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Low pay for my experience in my feild."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Prep Cook, Cook in Youngwood, PA
    Current Employee - Prep Cook, Cook in Youngwood, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It's @ a collage n get time off

    Cons

    Low pay for my experience in this feild.

    Advice to Management

    Adjust pay for experienced persons


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AVI Foodsystems Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Easy work, great customers, enjoyable projects. Customers are appreciative of all that is done for them.

    Cons

    Horrible structure. Very slow moving. Too many meetings without results. Unpredictable schedule resulting in frustrated employees.

    Advice to Management

    Do not make promises you do not intend on keeping whether it's with the customers or employees. It's very important for everyone to have a plan.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "This company really sucks about hiring and maintaining employees"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Sous Chef in Fort Wayne, IN
    Current Employee - Sous Chef in Fort Wayne, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Free food, tons of overtime because almost always short handed. 2% raise yearly so if you keep your head down and don't care about anyone but yourself then you'll do fine here

    Cons

    I moved up very quickly because my chef left and I was thrust into the role of sous chef without training or support. I held out for a new chef and when he came on board he was extremely disrespectful and degrading to all the current staff and has become friends with the director. Both lie to new employees and are just looking to have people put food on plates with no accountability for foods safety.
    Being shut down for 17 weeks out of the year really sucks too.

    Advice to Management

    Hire better directors and then check on your accounts more then just 2 times a year. Corners are cut and people are very lazy when management doesn't come around at all


  11. "Assistant General Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Highland Heights, Cuyahoga, OH
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Highland Heights, Cuyahoga, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AVI Foodsystems Inc. (More than a year)

    Pros

    Always able to grow your career.

    Cons

    Due to nature of the business hours can be long.



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