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Chef Works Reviews

Updated January 26, 2017
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  1. "A good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chef Works full-time

    Pros

    Chef Works has a good reputation of promoting within for career advancement.

    Cons

    Public Transportation is a challenge since the bus stop is about a mile away but does not have a reflection on Chef Works..


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Growing Environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chef Works (More than a year)

    Pros

    Growing environment with lots of challenges, perfect for personal and professional growth.
    Communication is open, no matter who initiates it.
    Potential to growth internally
    When an employee can be relocated to a more suited available position, they will move the person.
    Great health benefit options

    Cons

    So far so good. No negative comments or cons to submit at this moment. The company is growing fast so anything could happen.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "A great place!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Poway, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Poway, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Chef Works full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule
    Great people / Passionate Employees
    Lots of "extra-curriculars"
    Fair pay
    Advancement opportunities
    Caring Culture that encourages its employees to be well and to get involved with their peers as well as their community.

    Cons

    Large Workload - our busy season is year-round!

    Advice to Management

    Keep promoting from within! It would be great if CW was able to over (even) more learning opportunities (i.e. Microsoft, health/wellness lunch & learns).


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  5. "Great place to work and grow professionally"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Trusted to work independently and rewarded with bonus for producing sales results

    Cons

    Opportunities for advancement not made official after verbally discussed for long periods of time, made for slower growth than could have experienced there


  6. "Decent place to be"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Services
    Current Employee - Client Services
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Chef Works full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Great people
    - Pay and benefits are decent
    - Opportunity for advancement is present

    Cons

    - CS is at the bottom and everyone knows it
    - O/E systems are tedious and not intuitive
    - Culture is not the best

    Advice to Management

    Hold other departments accountable for their errors.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Rep"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Love the relationships we built with clients.

    Cons

    If you're not South African, don't expect any advancements. Once you start making money, they find a way to take it away by saying your account is now corporate, etc. everyone there thinks they're the owner.


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    "Private Chef"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Private Chef in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Private Chef in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Chef Works full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Money, But you have to be loyal and great to your employer

    Cons

    Sometimes the money they pay you. You will have to be at their every need!

    Advice to Management

    Find the right employer


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Not a bad place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Chef Works full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people working there
    Vacation/sick time is good
    Decent activities

    Cons

    Pay is only ok
    HR is NOT there for you
    Very political/misogynistic
    Open opportunities for men, friends, those of the same religious beliefs only

    Advice to Management

    Allow all your employees to flourish, don't play favorites or allow your management "team" to play.
    Promote those with experience and education, not just family or friends


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Choose a Different Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Poway, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Poway, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Chef Works full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Clock in and Clock out (8 hour days)
    10 days vacation
    1 day Birthday Vacation
    Quarterly Lunch
    Air Conditioned Offices
    Good Product
    Healthcare
    No accountability for screwing up

    Cons

    No direction from management
    Systems are very complex, and mistakes are easily hidden
    Horrible Culture, look busy and you'll be left alone
    Sales reps aren't held accountable
    Issues are ignored
    No communication
    Order entry is tedious and speed is the only metric

    Advice to Management

    Involve your employees in getting feedback
    Upgrade systems
    Pay your employees competitive salaries
    Too much busy work
    We are left to pick up all the pieces and system errors in order to get orders processed. "Fake it till you make it"


  11. Helpful (1)

    "The wonderful world of Chef Works"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chef Works full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It is an amazing, dynamic, fast growing company. A real success story and most employees feel very proud to play a part in such success. Lots of great colleagues with an admirable corporate culture.

    Cons

    Working hours are long and there is no room to hide – mediocrity isn't accepted and everybody is expected to play a significant role and make a real contribution. For some, such an environment wouldn't be an ideal choice.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to improve processes and communication across all departments. Best practice benefits all.



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