Restaurant Opportunities Center United Reviews
25% would recommend to a friend
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Updated Aug 26, 2023
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- 5.0Aug 23, 2021Community OrganizerCurrent EmployeeChicago, IL
Paid sick leave, paid maternity leave, helps restaurant workers attain better working conditions and wages!
It would be great to have cheaper insurance policy plans.1
- 4.0Aug 26, 2023Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, less than 1 year
Inspiring mission, diversity, awesome colleagues and members, mostly remote work, consistent support from management
The organization has been through a lot and seems these days to be committed to internal change and sustainability. But there is some "baggage" from past leadership pre pandemic that is like a ball and chain on moving forward.
- 1.0Dec 16, 2022OrganizerFormer Employee
Some flexibility working alone, no one breathing down your neck I suppose.
Unorganized non-profit with little to no support for building and maintaining programs. ROC United has a terrible reputation for a reason... Low pay, this might not even be a good place to get some organizer training because I can assure you no one reads here. You will be asked to perform on the fly for everything, you may even be asked to expense your entire program and you may not even get paid for hard work you had to figure out all alone.
- 2.0Aug 22, 2022OrganizerCurrent Employee, more than 3 years
It's a union job and the benefits package is decent.
Upper management love to punch down on staff. If anyone raises an issue they become the issue. Being sued by a group of former female staff for discrimination. Very top down and while they may sound and look good, if you peek behind the curtain they do not walk their talk at all. In fact much of what management does is the opposite of what they say publicly. The board is in upper management's pocket so there is no accountability (except for those at the bottom). Very high turn over rate.1
- 4.0Jan 6, 2022Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
- Great benefits, competitive pay - Great mission and coworkers - Leadership serious about improving culture
-Inconsistent treatment of staff -Chaotic/non-existent processes (how do I do my job?) -high turnover and staff are asked to do "a lot with a little"1
- 1.0Apr 13, 2022Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearNew York, NY
benefits are decent, ability to work remotely
disorganized, everything is a mess. the leadership team is incompetent
- 2.0Aug 25, 2021Project ManagerFormer Employee, more than 1 year
Fulfilling work, great co-workers, get to help people, active in creating change.
Management out of touch, often not given the tools or resources to do the job being asked of you, dont feel valued as a worker, dont understand cultural shifts happening2
- 1.0Jun 5, 2018Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
Can work from home. Some extremely talented people on staff.
This organization has an extremely toxic and unprofessional environment. The management even revealed personal medical information of other employees to staff. As soon as I joined, I felt a the tension and anger of my colleagues. People were looking to get angry and blame long-term organization wide issues on whoever they could. In my first days I was yelled at over the phone by the leader of the organization, and received angry/aggressive text messages from colleagues who I had just met. It's interesting that the organization externally speaks so much about the plight of workers (restaurant workers), but internally has no consideration for its own workers. The leaders of the organization seem disconnected from the community they are supposed to represent and from the rights of workers overall. I'm not sure how an organization that is so internally disorganized, disconnected and treats it's employees so poorly could ever achieve it's mission to enhance the rights of workers in a completely different sector. The leader of the organization often speaks about how poor treatment of restaurant workers first poor experiences set the tone for their careers, especially since people often enter restaurant work quite young. Perhaps she should reflect on how this is also true within her own organization, for the careers of all the campaigners, organizers, admins etc. who work for her.4
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Restaurant Opportunities Center United has an overall rating of 2.4 out of 5, based on over 20 reviews left anonymously by employees. 25% of employees would recommend working at Restaurant Opportunities Center United to a friend and 28% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 6% over the last 12 months.
25% of Restaurant Opportunities Center United employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Restaurant Opportunities Center United 2.6 out of 5 for work life balance, 2.4 for culture and values and 2.8 for career opportunities.