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Updated May 2, 2022

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3.1
58%
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Great!

    May 2, 2022 - Account Associate in Arlington, VA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great company to work for, very reputable. great working staff at events. Has it's own equipment company to order from and show room!

    Cons

    Some drama within teams, depending on which team you are.

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  2. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Good part time

    Mar 17, 2021 - Caterer in Washington, DC
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Flexibility, free lunch/dinner available during shifts

    Cons

    Sometimes there were long nights

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  3. 5.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Loved working here

    Sep 14, 2020 - Sales Associate in Arlington, VA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    great training, pay, schedule, office

    Cons

    There weren’t any down sides working here

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  4. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Good Work

    Jun 11, 2020 - Server/Bartender 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    There are several events and will keep you busy

    Cons

    Starting salary is low compared to others

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  5. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Sales Associate - Event Designer

    Jan 9, 2019 - Sales Associate/Assistant 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great learning opportunity if you are hungry and want to learn, but only if you are on the right team. Not every team works the same, and isn't treated or valued the same. Again, if on the right team, you get the opportunity to work at amazing venues in the DC Metro Area, and you learn a lot about the venues and rules associated with each venue. You build connections with local industry contacts. Design is a good stepping stone and learning tool.

    Cons

    Upper Management has no direction and doesnt know how to run the Sales Force at the company. Everyone is treated differently, with a lot of preferential treatment from CEO. Lack of marketing (sales tools), direction, and continuous pricing increased makes it difficult for sales, therefore, lack of sales. Which only means less money for the sales person, as it is a commission based position. Many senior staff have left the company which has also caused on-site event execution.

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  6. 2.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Good place to work for, but could improve.

    May 8, 2016 - Anonymous in Arlington, VA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - Variety of tasks, eliminates downtime and boredom. - Great food provided to those who work in events. - Can be very fun to work with the staff at times. - Flexibility in choosing hours for work (great for college students).

    Cons

    - Certain managers/sales people condescending to waiters and be extremely nice to guests, fake personalities. - Will not provide for parking tickets, parking spaces, and/or advise staff where parking spots are. - Some supervisors/leaders not trained well; Lack of integrity and only work hard when needed, do not lead by example.

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  7. 3.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Great internship, glad to not get an offer out of it

    Apr 11, 2016 - Event Coordination Intern in Arlington, VA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - Great high end catering company to work for - Got to work for prominent politicians and other figures of Washington, DC Metro Area - Great food - free lunch, free dinner (if working at an event) - Friendly work environment - Incredible learning experience

    Cons

    - Supervisor played favorites - we had 3 interns and one had known the CEO for some time - she got all of the opportunities - No pay - only paid $15 an hour for events which are few and far between in the summer - No stipend to live in the area and park you car - no nearby metro so a car was necessary - Supervisor ruined my GPA by giving me a B+ because I would occasionally mumble

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  8. 4.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Fun!!

    Dec 16, 2017 - Server/Waiter in Arlington, VA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    It’s fast paced so time goes by quickly. There’s growth opportunities if you’re a hard worker. If you’re only temporary you can get part time if the scheduling manger is pleased with your work. It’s a very fun job.

    Cons

    After an event you’re usually too tired to walk. Gossip is usually a problem so just keep everything to yourself.

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  9. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Great Experience

    Mar 26, 2014 -  
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    I was able to work many types of events and gain great experience

    Cons

    It was sometimes hard to get people to listen to ideas since I was only an intern, but I wasn't always treated like I had any idea what was going on

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  10. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Good part time, good pay

    Jan 7, 2015 - Part Time, On Call, Good Extra Money in Washington, DC
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Fast paced, fun filled, good people

    Cons

    Stressing when things don't go according to schedule

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Design Cuisine Reviews FAQs

Design Cuisine has an overall rating of 3.1 out of 5, based on over 31 reviews left anonymously by employees. 58% of employees would recommend working at Design Cuisine to a friend and 50% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 3% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Design Cuisine employees rate their compensation and benefits as 2.8 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Design Cuisine. This rating has improved by 4% over the last 12 months.

58% of Design Cuisine employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Design Cuisine 2.7 out of 5 for work life balance, 2.9 for culture and values and 2.9 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Design Cuisine to be benefits, coworkers, career development and the cons to be senior leadership, culture, management.

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