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Chartwells Higher Education Dining Services Reviews

Updated October 15, 2018
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Chartwells Higher Education Dining Services CEO Lisa McEuen
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Pros
  • "Flexible Hours, good people to work with" (in 17 reviews)

  • "Good friendly staff and nice work environment" (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay rate for a position that required an abundance of experience" (in 26 reviews)

  • "Upper management is very degrading and disrespectful to all lower level employees" (in 21 reviews)

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  1. "Kitchen helper"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rye Brook, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rye Brook, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chartwells Higher Education Dining Services full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Got to work with large quantities of food, and also getting to be around the children, they are all so sweet.

    Cons

    Too much gossip and drama going on between staff members. Everyone is in everyone's business and aren't shy about it. I think it just makes for an intolerable workplace; especially for the one who is getting singled out.

    Advice to Management

    Keep professional , professional, and private, private.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Career Growth"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chartwells Higher Education Dining Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great personal development and training opportunities. Management provided me with the tools to learn and grow within the company. I started as a part-time associate while in school and it quickly evolved into a full-time career.

    Cons

    Summers can be a little slow.

  3. "Chartwells"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Chef in Gillette, WY
    Current Employee - Executive Chef in Gillette, WY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chartwells Higher Education Dining Services full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    Not the best communication at times

    Advice to Management

    Focus on your hourly associates


  4. "Foodservice Director"

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    Current Employee - Foodservice Director in San Marcos, TX
    Current Employee - Foodservice Director in San Marcos, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chartwells Higher Education Dining Services full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Organization that embrace inclusion and diversity. Dedication and hard work will be recognized. Never short of challenging tasks. Great opportunity to choose career path and plenty of guidances from senior leadership, seasoned directors or even mentors. It’s an organization that is hungry for growth.

    Cons

    Prepared for changes and be challenged


  5. "The growth opportunities are amazing"

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    Current Employee - Resident District Manager in Fayetteville, AR
    Current Employee - Resident District Manager in Fayetteville, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chartwells Higher Education Dining Services full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    In my 14+ years with Chartwells I've been treated with great respect and provided challenging opportunities every step of my career. The emphasis on great food, sustainability and developing people is unparalleled in the industry.

    Cons

    Only con is that I did not discover Chartwells/Compass Group sooner in my career.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the focus on leveraging technology.


  6. "Food and Beverage Manager"

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    Current Employee - Food and Beverage Manager in Purchase, NY
    Current Employee - Food and Beverage Manager in Purchase, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chartwells Higher Education Dining Services full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It is a very friendly work environment with plenty of training. They are safety above all else, and the company treats its employees well.

    Cons

    There is a very specific way things have to get done, and order from the exact vendors. There's not a ton of wiggle room for free movement.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know your employees, know what they like and don't like to do and what they are truly looking for from the company


  7. "Nothing Special"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chartwells Higher Education Dining Services part-time

    Pros

    Free food! Cool People. Made friends

    Cons

    Management is hectic and crazy

    Advice to Management

    be less hectic

  8. "Food Service Worker"

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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 Chartwells Higher Education Dining Services part-time

    Pros

    You get a lunch pass, good for 8 dollars.

    Cons

    Horrible management. Bad food. Hostile work environment.


  9. "Management does not communicate"

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    Current Employee - Prep in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Prep in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Chartwells Higher Education Dining Services part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits here

    Cons

    No one knows anything so you'll need to call corporate for any HR questions


  10. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chartwells Higher Education Dining Services full-time

    Pros

    Plenty of time off during school holidays.

    Cons

    unrealistic budgets labour budgets from DM.


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