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SAGE Dining Services Reviews

Updated May 12, 2017
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Paco Rodriguez
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Pros
  • The best part of this job was the work-life balance (in 3 reviews)

  • everybody is very friendly, and the work environment is great (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • Poor management and no communication (in 4 reviews)

  • When I work more than 8 hours a day it's not considered overtime only when I work more than 40 hours a week (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Prep cook"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Prep Cook in Timonium, MD
    Current Employee - Prep Cook in Timonium, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at SAGE Dining Services full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great teamwork atmosphere
    Exceptionally co-operative and friendly coworkers
    Multitask workday, which adds variety to the day
    Personable clientele who appreciate our services

    Cons

    I currently have no cons to share.

    SAGE Dining Services Response

    May 9, 2017 – Communications Manager

    Great to hear! Thank you for your review!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Miserable"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cook in No BrenTownshipood, MD
    Current Employee - Cook in No BrenTownshipood, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at SAGE Dining Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    None none none none none none none none none none none none none none none none none none none none none none

    Cons

    Poor management, depressing, under appreciated, big egos, too many chiefs, not enough Indians, laziness, overworked, taken advantage of, no help, don't punish yourself. It's not worth it.

    Advice to Management

    Do your job. Learn how to talk to people.

    SAGE Dining Services Response

    May 9, 2017 – Communications Manager

    Thank you. Your comments have been heard. We're sorry you had a bad experience. SAGE prides itself on building a creative, supportive work environment where our people can thrive, not feel some of ... More


  3. "Decent Job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Blairstown, NJ
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Blairstown, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SAGE Dining Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I like the job, get to eat a lot of food!

    Cons

    A bit degrading at times.

    Advice to Management

    Please rethink the uniforms. Definitely should come up with a college plan for aspiring young employees.


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  5. "Head chef,supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Head Cook Supervisor in Suffolk, VA
    Former Employee - Head Cook Supervisor in Suffolk, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SAGE Dining Services part-time

    Pros

    I thought the company was great. Every year raise. Like all company's they want good employee s. It can be long hard hours at times. But I loved it. Maybe because I am a work alcoholic. And a perfectionist. I miss it. And now that my health is good and doctors have released me to work. I am ready.

    Cons

    Some temps had to help.hard to find good temps

    Advice to Management

    Stay on top of the menues and support your employee's some did and some didn't.


  6. "Cook"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cook in Marion, AL
    Current Employee - Cook in Marion, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SAGE Dining Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A nice place to work and to learn

    Cons

    Not organize enough but do good in keeping down cost

    Advice to Management

    Good work team work good communication make sure everything is here that the cooks need


  7. Helpful (3)

    "I work all station like cashier , deli, food prep, fryer, pizza station , utility,and customer service plus catering ."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Food Prep, Cook, Server, Cashier in Glen Burnie, MD
    Current Employee - Food Prep, Cook, Server, Cashier in Glen Burnie, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SAGE Dining Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    My daily schedule works good with my family life and love the no weekend work as well. Works very well if you have school age children.

    Cons

    When I work more than 8 hours a day it's not considered overtime only when I work more than 40 hours a week. Then my holiday and vacation hours are base on my average hours accumulated during the school year which comes up to 6 hours. I feel that I should get higher pay base on performance knowledge and ability attitude towards the job on hand. When schools out I can apply for unemployment but get denied or deduction if I apply for a part time job.

    Advice to Management

    Compensation should be given to hard working employees doing more than they are suppose to. Bonus will be a great benefit to make us more productive and happy


  8. "Lead Cook"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Cook in North Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Lead Cook in North Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SAGE Dining Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Readable hours even if you have kids. The pay is good and some places it depends on where your work you have weekends off.

    Cons

    The only issues i have is the your off for the summer with no job the you got to look for Intel they start back school. So that's 3 months

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  9. "great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Cook in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Lead Cook in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SAGE Dining Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent hours, good pay, quality of life is very good for this industry. Management is fair to their staff.

    Cons

    Since many jobs follow the school year it's not year round employment.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Lack of lead by example"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cook in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Cook in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SAGE Dining Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Paid weekly, holidays off, 401k, offered insurance

    Cons

    Overworked and not appreciated. Manager spent most of her time in the office on her phone or Facebook. Used words like "get out" if you were in the office, move and heard her tell the dish washer to shut up

    Advice to Management

    Lead by example. Be kind and respect your employees. Be fair and not show favoritism.


  11. Helpful (8)

    "I couldn't stay more than 7 weeks!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Prep Cook in Front Royal, VA
    Former Employee - Prep Cook in Front Royal, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SAGE Dining Services part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I don`t know to be honest, the only benefit was I worked in my passion, kitchen environment!

    Cons

    I've worked there for about 2 months and my experience with the management staff has been most unpleasant, to say the least. I have never experienced such a complete lack of leadership and disrespectful behavior from management in my life.

    First time I met the manager, she was very nice and I felt enthusiastic about working in a place with such a nice manager. The first week on the job was ok, up until the last day of the first week. I could tell the manager was getting very angry and red-faced over minor things. I was new on the job and didn't know the rules regarding clocking in and out exactly, and she told me, "We don't want you to hang around if you're not working, so just clock out and leave." She was very angry and said it in a very rude way, which was uncalled for. Isn't there a nicer way to say this? This was only the beginning.

    Other awful experiences have occurred. The most terrible thing that I recall was her commenting on my English skills. English is not my first language, but I am fluent in it and speak three languages. She commented in a rude behaviour on some word that she [thought] I didn't understand, but I dealt with the situation in a polite way, Though, that didn't prevent her from continue her rude and unacceptable behaviour every day!

    They all bark orders in a weird way, like they talking to slaves or something, it`s very toxic workplace if you can deal with toxic manager and staff then you will be fine there!

    Advice to Management

    The behavior of the manager sets the example for the behavior of the employees. I believe that because the manager was very hard on the employees, the senior staff feels it's their right to act that way and look down toward the other coworkers.


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