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  1. "Was good at one point"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Silver Chef full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    When I first started, it was amazing. Welcome card and morning tea, monthly massage, team lunches. Two out of five Team Leaders I had in the time were Fantastic & Supportive (the others not so much). Some fantastic people across different locations that will remain in contact post Silver Chef

    Cons

    *Poor business decisions from management regarding allowing savoury deals to go ahead and having a reactive rather than proactive approach. *No chance of promotion due to "it's not what you know, but who you know" or who you're close with DG. Also for HR to close applications for a role off early and hire for it before letting others apply. *The systems used were horrible. A system put in place was not meant for... its purpose. Management were praising the use of Salesforce but not a lot of collaboration with people on the front line, meaning it was designed for everyone except the ones using it day to day. *Management and some team leaders letting the power of the role throw their authority around and lower the morale in the office. This also includes allowing bad behaviours of staff to reoccur and no measures in place of performance management. *The way management handled the exit of the GoGetta brand was poorly managed. Also the closure of the Melbourne office was pretty bad. Stringing staff along (from December and took place just before Easter) where the time could have been spent ensuring the staff members in that office can transition into other roles elsewhere to avoid any downtime.

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    Advice to Management

    *Listen to your staff when they prompt you of dodgy deals or ideas to bring good deals in. *Be more transparent in your decisions rather than making decisions without consultation

    Silver Chef2019-06-20

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "work in progress"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Silver Chef full-time

    Pros

    benefits are good environment is nice

    Cons

    no communication no room for improvement

    Silver Chef2017-10-23
  2. "Good for someone who doesn't want to move up"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Saint Kilda, Victoria
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Silver Chef full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Easy work, good pay, generous kitchen

    Cons

    Lack of good management, hard to move up, toxic work environment

    Silver Chef2019-07-09

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