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Cal Dining Reviews

Updated December 11, 2018
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  1. "great place if you don't work on the line"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Cal Dining part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    was not working as a line cook or student server, more so worked behind the scenes in the office. really loved it! staff was nice, great place to work as a student with flexible hours.

    Cons

    none I can think of


  2. "Cashier"

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

    I worked at Cal Dining part-time

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers, available and flexible hours

    Cons

    Lots of customers daily, large crowds during peak hours, clean up shifts at the end of each night.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more for the expectations set for workers.

  3. "tiring"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Cal Dining part-time

    Pros

    free meal during shift, convinient for student

    Cons

    low pay, tiring. boring, unorganized


  4. "Admin"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cal Dining part-time

    Pros

    minimum wage pay, food perks

    Cons

    disorganized, unpredictable, inconsistent with several things


  5. "Server"

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

    I worked at Cal Dining part-time

    Pros

    Nice people, nice environment, not much workload

    Cons

    Boring, no time to study


  6. "Great Place to Learn"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Working as a chef or cook , you will learn much about food service on a large scale. We served around 800 brunch and 800 dinner meals. Not like a restaurant. More like catering a large event every day. Benefits are nice. Job is pretty secure, if you like a contract assignment

    Cons

    The kitchen tends to be a revolving door, where staff workers come and go often. As an educational institution, long breaks of a few weeks, without pay, are mandated by the school calendar, i.e., Winter Break & Spring Break.


  7. "alright"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cal Dining part-time

    Pros

    free meal for every shift, nice co workers

    Cons

    work can be exhausting when the crowd come in

  8. "Overall cool place to work when you're a student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cal Dining part-time

    Pros

    - 25 cent raise each semester you stay
    -extremely flexible hours with student schedule
    - no weekends

    Cons

    - they don't tell you when the restaurant is closed for a random day or if it closes early


  9. "Solid Place for a First Job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cal Dining part-time

    Pros

    Cal Dining offers an easy to learn job for student workers especially if it is their first job.

    Cons

    Some facilities do not treat their workers well nor do they have the best food safety practices.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Student workers beware"

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    Current Employee - Student
    Current Employee - Student
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Cal Dining part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Working with other students who understand the struggle of working to pay for rent and rising living costs while in school
    -Free meal per shift

    Cons

    -No training
    -Heavily underpaid
    -No paid sick days
    -Only one meal per shift
    -No formal procedure to file grievances
    -Students quitting left and right, leaving huge gaps during shifts --> remaining students who can't quit have to work harder to compensate during busy hours

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your student workers. The UC works because we do. We need a living wage. The work conditions are NOT safe. We also eat the food that is being prepared, and we know that the way food is being made do not follow health standards.