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Grecian Delight Foods Reviews

Updated June 21, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great potential with an opportunity to really contribute. A few growing pains."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elk Grove Village, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elk Grove Village, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Grecian Delight Foods full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Ability to impact change, ideas are heard, fun environment good people wanting to do good things. Great on trend products with a ton of growth potential. Ownership continues to invest in the company and push for growth.

    Cons

    Growing pains as they shift from small company to a larger one. Challenges shifting to some of the necessary practices and disciplines that come with the growth: time
    Ines, documentation, accountability, follow through, higher professional skill levels needed, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Don't settle for poor performance from department leaders or those not willing or able to bring better and more efficient practices to their departments. Hire higher caliber of new employees. Enforce follow through. Racing through activities and initiatives leaves them half done and a mess. Need to take a bit more time and do things right.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Wouldn't Recommend"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Grecian Delight Foods full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Fair bonus program
    Nice office

    Cons

    Revolving door! Either people quit or they are fired!
    Management doesn't act on employee concerns.
    A lot of gossiping.
    Not a pleasant place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest to potential new employees.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "False Sense of Security"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Grecian Delight Foods full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Pay is acceptable
    -Benefits are average
    -Food Samples are great

    Cons

    -Minimal training with high expectations.
    -Unbalanced in the amounts of people working in each department.
    -Management is incompetent.

    Advice to Management

    Have less meetings about change, goal setting and growth and make more time to execute plans of change, goals and growth.


  4. "Lots of positive change"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fresh, new and clean working environment in the offices and in all of the production areas. The company is investing a lot of money in the facilities, systems and in equipment to profit from new growth categories. Working with people who like to have fun and who are good at what they do. Lots of great food and other benefits.

    Cons

    Many new employees who are still learning their job.

    Advice to Management

    Keep channels of communication open. Follow up on the feedback employees share to make the company better.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Fast-paced, fun and exciting environment"

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

    Pros

    Forward thinking company experiencing rapid growth by launching new products and expanding into new sales channels. Lots of GREAT food and GREAT people.

    Cons

    Growing pains makes it a challenge to keep focused on any one project. Many competing interests.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to find ways to recognize the contributions of all employees.


  6. "Growth and Leadership Team"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Elk Grove Village, IL
    Current Employee - Sales in Elk Grove Village, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Grecian Delight Foods full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Grecian is a strong, solid standing company in regards to financials. The company is is seeing a large amount of growth outside of the Mediterranean segment in the bakery and sauce category. The senior leadership is highly involved in day to day activities and striving to move the company forward with a good solid team.

    Cons

    At times, slow to react but improving daily, In the past, Grecian has had some employee turnover but a lot of new positions have also been created.

    Advice to Management

    Management should continue to focus on manufacturing quality products and develop new products to take to the marketplace. Grecian should work toward being the gold standard of companies in the Food business not just the Mediterranean category.


  7. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Grecian Delight Foods full-time

    Pros

    Really making improvements to the culture of the Company, with an approachable leadership team and great work/life balance.

    Cons

    Not convenient to public transportation

  8. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Elk Grove Village, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Elk Grove Village, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Grecian Delight Foods full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A mid-sized, privately held, financially sound company with a growth strategy that provides competitive cores, personal development and quality work life balance and unusual perks (wkly massage, regular group outings and always has something to eat).

    Cons

    The location is currently under heavy construction with limited number of access point that are not currently impacted.

    Advice to Management

    Continue investing in core competencies of employees and address structural issues related to growth constraints.

    Grecian Delight Foods Response

    Sep 23, 2016 – Director, Human Resources

    Our focus remains on strategic growth of our business by being able to competitively introduce new products in new sales channels for our expanding customer base. We are committed to continued... More


  9. "Toxic Work Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Grecian Delight Foods (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Grecian Delight Foods offers great retirement benefits with a favorable vesting schedule, flexible hours, and can't think of much else unless you're interested in eating free food.

    Cons

    In office politics makes for a difficult work environment. People heavily invested in CYA and looking out for themselves. No room to grow and all directors when I was there were brought in from the outside, making it difficult for employees to move up the ladder. Upper Management is all talk. Employees keep hearing about great things on the horizon that never happen, or are abandoned. Raises are inflationary (if that) with no bonus payouts.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people, promote rewards for doers not talkers, and value your office employees just as favorably as your sales team.

    Grecian Delight Foods Response

    Sep 23, 2016 – Director, Human Resources

    Thank you for your open and honest feedback. We are saddened to hear of your personal experience. As our company continues to grow, we have worked hard to define and build a culture which is... More


  10. "Amazing Food!!!!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Food Server in Middletown, OH
    Current Employee - Food Server in Middletown, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Grecian Delight Foods part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazingly authentic food, great service, very friendly people, family owned, calm and nice environment.

    Cons

    Small space, old building, strange area outside.

    Grecian Delight Foods Response

    Sep 23, 2016 – Director, Human Resources

    Yes, the food we prepare is authentic, is of the highest quality and oh so good!
    Over the last two years we have significantly invested in our facilities, our equipment and our people to continue... More


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