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Silver Chef Reviews

Updated Jul 12, 2019

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Silver Chef CEO Damien Guivarra
Damien Guivarra
8 Ratings
  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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    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
  3. "A company with true purpose"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Silver Chef full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - so many genuinely good people - a company that works hard to hold profit and purpose equally - an awesome product that really benefits the hospitality industry

    Cons

    - significant change over the last 18 months - a few people with too much of a sense of entitlement but they have slowly moved on

    Advice to Management

    - continue to work hard and over-communicate as the business transforms - ensure poor performance is quickly and effectively managed

    Silver Chef2019-06-10
  4. "Used to be great! Could be great again with a new executive team!"

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    Current Employee - Accountant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Silver Chef full-time

    Pros

    Some people there genuinely do care about the business wanting to succeed and the old morals of do what’s right for the customer still exists within some departments.

    Cons

    The current executive team have run the company down. The CEO is out of his depth and has surrounded himself with a team who do not know what they are doing and are out for themselves. No amount of investment will help the failing company with the executive team as it stands. Silverchef needs professionals who know what they’re doing. Customers and staff are no longer put first. The morale is the worst it has ever...

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    Advice to Management

    Get new management.

    Silver Chef2019-07-12
  5. "Was good at one point"

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    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...

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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
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Was once a great place, could still be great again if there was a change in the executive space"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Silver Chef full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people and some leaders are great to work with taking a genuine interest in your development and learning. Again, this is only for some leaders.

    Cons

    To get further in the company, it’s become clear that it’s who you know and not what you know. The core values are out the window which is sad because these are supposed to be driven from the top down. How are employees supposed to live the values of the company if the executive team aren’t?

    Advice to Management

    More focus is required on rebuilding the culture that was once great but now lost. I understand the business needs to make money but you’re forgetting that it’s the people that you employ who help to achieve that goal of making money. Management need to stop telling the people that everything is ok when in reality, the looks on people’s faces and the enthusiasm that used to exist in the office is diminished.

    Silver Chef2019-05-23
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Sinking Ship"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Silver Chef full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A few remaining people who still care about Silver Chef

    Cons

    Silver Chef use to be a place that cared about their people and purpose. Unfortunately due to some unskilled and unqualified people running the business, they have driven the company to make poor choices and ruin every aspect Allan built. Silver Chef is all about who you know and if your friends with the exec team and senior leaders. The culture that once was has been burnt to the ground and I don’t see Silver Chef...

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    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting or giving pay rises to people that don’t have the skills to do that job Actually recognise the hard workers and not the lazy ones who don’t even do a full week of work.

    Silver Chef2019-06-12
  8. "BUYER BEWARE - Start again with experienced management."

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    Current Employee - Customer Service in Brisbane
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Silver Chef full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There are NO Pro's working for this company. Everything is smoke & mirrors.

    Cons

    - Silver Chef have a nasty habit of making irrelevant people feel very relevant, this leads to pedestals & power trips. Not to mention uneducated decisions. - Very little relevant experience in the the Management and Executive teams. - Important company decisions are made on who you know and NOT your experience. In fact experience counts for very little in this place. - Have made over 100 ppl redundant in...

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    Advice to Management

    My advice is for the potential new owners of this company-: - Read every review on this page carefully, i think you will find a pattern, rather than a bunch of disgruntled employees. - Get rid of the entire Executive Management team and start again. Not one them are qualified to be in their current roles and some MAY have lied on their Resume'. - Take an in depth look at SC's lending practices, they are irresponsible...

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    Silver Chef2019-06-06
  9. "Current Employee Review of Silver Chef"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Silver Chef full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I have worked at Silver Chef for just over 7-months in a full-time position. As my first office job, Silver Chef continues provide opportunities to learn and expand my skills. The staff are treated very well and there is an amazing office atmosphere. I was recently offered an opportunity that requires me to travel for multiple months over the summer. I was planning on putting in my two-weeks notice and would re-apply...

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    Cons

    As a fairly new company some procedures are still be adjusted and altered to find the most efficient method.

    Silver Chef2019-04-12
  10. "What more can be said"

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

    I worked at Silver Chef full-time

    Pros

    Good people, high ideals, good perks

    Cons

    Inexperienced management believed their own marketing, lost shareholders a bunch of money and needed to fire a lot of loyal staff. Happens in business but was inconsistent with internal messaging. A real shame.

    Advice to Management

    Pack it in

    Silver Chef2019-04-17
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