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Campus Cooks CEO Bill Reeder
Bill Reeder
13 Ratings
  1. Great Company to work for

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    Former Employee - Payroll Benefits Specialist in Wheeling, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Campus Cooks full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Strong leadership team, great company culture , schedule flexibility, supportive coworkers and a collaborative environment that works hard to grow and develop each of it's employees and the company as a whole.

    Cons

    Expensive Medical Insurance and no 401k offered at the time, but they looking into plan options.

  2. It’s a corporate lie of an organization.

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

    I worked at Campus Cooks full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Excellent Work schedule Energy from the house members

    Cons

    Very little support with horribly equipped kitchens (not even a phone) grumpy know it all about food service House Directors and supervisors who assume but aren’t around. When you bring up an issue to your supervisor, it is not properly or professionally handled.

    Advice to Management

    Show real support and stop faking it.

  3. Best company I've ever worked for

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    Current Employee - Regional Chef in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Campus Cooks full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    All the tools and training to do the job, great support from company, excellent advancement opportunities, normal work hours, lots of paid time off (Christmas, thanksgiving, spring break etc)

    Cons

    The summer break ( a little over 3 months) can be a bit tough if you don't plan ahead, but can be a blast if you do! unemployment isn't much but it is manageable

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work that you do!

  4. Helpful (2)

    No support

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Campus Cooks

      Pros

      Free food and Christmas break. Summer break sucks because you don’t get paid.

      Cons

      The whole work life balance thing is a lie, 6 days a week 60+ hours a week. Complete disconnect from home office and stuff. Regionals are a joke. Must say on the application to become a regional supervisor that you must be lazy and not know anything about the position. No room for growth, they say they hire from within but they don’t. You have a good budget that’s close to prison Food budgets for as many people as you’re...

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      Advice to Management

      Get it together and hire better supervisors

    • Helpful (1)

      Unit Manager

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

      I worked at Campus Cooks full-time

      Pros

      My regional supervisor was a very nice person. Able to directly order products

      Cons

      Company claims to promote care for Greek System. They are ripping off the students. Budget next to nothing to provide food. Dishonest Directors. Don’t actually run background checks. Only interested in the higher ups getting rich

      Advice to Management

      No growth opportunities when you make budget cuts for the chapter. People deserve better. Live up to your values. Stop lying to people.

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      Terrible Small Company with poor leadership

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      Former Employee - Corporate Employee in Wheeling, IL
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Campus Cooks full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      The only pro is that they regularly have free food items to consume. No other pros worth justifying working here.

      Cons

      The office structure is a hoax. They sell themselves to potential employees by staying they have a "relaxed" environment but nothing can be further from the truth. Management is uptight and watches you closely and criticizes your every move like going for a 5-minute walk. Then if they don't like you, they create a pretty excuse to get rid of you. There's no bounds here.

      Advice to Management

      You will constantly miss out on some of your best potential employees if you keep getting hung up on pettiness.

    • Keep Away

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      Former Employee - Chef in Seattle, WA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Campus Cooks full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Summers and holidays off, nice

      Cons

      You work as servants to residents. Area manager and corporate have little respect for staff, only interested in profit, not an ethical company.

    • Great Company and Fun Environment

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      Current Employee - Regional Supervisor 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Campus Cooks full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Work/Life Balance, great team, appreciative clients, non-punitive culture, opportunities to learn about food and management, work is a source of pride

      Cons

      People who are not self-motivated typically do not do well. Most positions in the company do not consistently work with their supervisor looking over their shoulder. This is a ‘pro’ for me though!!

      Advice to Management

      Continue to focus on streamlining technology

    • Great Opportunity

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      Current Employee - Unit Manager/Chef in Worcester, MA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Campus Cooks full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Work/Life balance. Independence. A lot of paid time off. Support from upper management and HR. Unique experience. Insurance is offered.

      Cons

      Insurance is expensive (no fault of Campus Cooks), but at least it is offered.

      Advice to Management

      Maintain regular communication with UM’s, even if just a quick check-in by phone or email.

    • Great place for a student

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Campus Cooks part-time

      Pros

      Easy going and well rounded management that is always quick to respond with the most appropriate answers.

      Cons

      I can't really say anything bad about them, especially as my co-workers and I have been treated so well.

      Advice to Management

      Keep doing a great job, as y'all do amazing work in a rather tough line; also, thank you to their great opportunity in a time of need!

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