- 5.0Jun 2, 2023
Pay was okCookFormer EmployeePhiladelphia, PA
Alway had a schedule Good benefits and Union
And time requested off, would be denied even with seniority
- 3.0Aug 25, 2023Dietary AideCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearTorrance, CA
- Teamwork: We often work as part of a team that includes dietitians, chefs, nurses, and other healthcare professionals. - Varied Tasks: Your duties might include preparing meals, setting up trays, maintaining cleanliness in the kitchen, and managing inventory. This variety can keep the job interesting. - Entry-Level: Many positions don't require extensive education or experience, making it a viable option for those seeking an entry-level position in the healthcare or culinary fields.
- Physical Demands: The job can be physically demanding, requiring long periods of standing, lifting heavy objects, and moving around the kitchen or hospital facility. - Emotional Challenges: Depending on the setting, you might work with individuals who have specific health conditions, dietary restrictions, or mobility issues. It can be emotionally challenging to witness their struggles. - Fast-Paced Environment: We often work in fast-paced environments, especially during mealtimes. This pace might be stressful for some individuals. - Irregular Hours: We operate 24/7, which means you might be required to work evenings, weekends, or even holidays. - Limited Advancement: While the role offers valuable experience, there might be limited opportunities for upward mobility within the same position. Advancement might require further education or certification. - Low Pay: The pay for dietary aides can vary, but it's often on the lower end of the pay scale for healthcare and culinary positions. - Repetitive Tasks: Some aspects of the job, such as food preparation and tray setup, can be repetitive over time.1