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Unidine Reviews

Updated February 23, 2017
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Unidine President & CEO Richard Schenkel
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Pros
  • Working for a company with a fresh food approach, room for growth, great staff morale (in 12 reviews)

  • Great company to work for and to be apart of (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Extremely high turnover in upper management (in 7 reviews)

  • Long hours which are offset by unlimited room for growth (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (5)

    "After 22 years as a Chef, Unidine is the BEST place I have ever worked!!!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Exe
    Current Employee - Exe
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Unidine full-time

    Pros

    After working in hotels and catering for 22 years as a chef, I never had a opportunity to enjoy my life. Since joining Unidine In Jan. 2016, I have been able to enjoy my life and family. I am now able to still be completely fulfilled in my Executive Chef role, and enjoy my weekends off to spend with my loved ones. Unidine has empowered me with the ability to OWN my operation and run it very successfully. Also, the enormous of amount of operational support from the entire company has been very welcomed!!! No other company I have ever worked for prior to Unidine made me feel this welcomed and able to share in daily successes that all of us are able to achieve.

    Cons

    After four months of employment, I honestly have yet to find a downside to report.


  2. "Dietitian"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Unidine full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work, independence and good pay

    Cons

    leadership was a bit ineffective


  3. "Wouldn't Recommend"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sous Chef
    Former Employee - Sous Chef
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Unidine full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The hours are good, I had a very nice work/life balance while I worked for this company.

    Cons

    The starting wages are laughable, as are the yearly increases. The only hope of being able to sustain any kind of lifestyle is to work your way into management. Despite the constant preaching, the corporate heads at Unidine do not seem to actually believe in their own values.

    Advice to Management

    Stop signing contracts with specific companies and focus more on sourcing local products. Unidine has a tendency to go against the very values that it claims to stand for in regards to "fresh food".


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  5. "Just Don't..."

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

    Pros

    There are none that I can think of.

    Cons

    If you want to work for a company that doesn't appreciate you, here it is!

    Advice to Management

    It isn't just management, it starts at the very top. Schenkel only cares about himself and the bottom line. He fails to realize that when you take care of your employees rather than burning them out, they'll be more productive.


  6. "NA"

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

    I have been working at Unidine full-time

    Pros

    Great people and culture. Very promising outlook; strong growth. Culture of innovation.

    Cons

    NA NA NA NA NA


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Corporate in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Unidine full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It has be a pleasure to work for Unidine for over 2 years now. The company has given me the opportunity to grow in my position and empowers all of their team members. I have learned more and have been given more opportunities in the past 2 years than with my previous employer. I would highly recommend this company!

    Cons

    I have no nothing negative to say about Unidine.

    Advice to Management

    None


  8. "You make your own choices"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Unidine full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I have autonomy to make decisions, my boss is there when needed. My team is not perfect but neither am I but we are all driven to serve the clients whomever they may be. I enjoy the freedom to manage my business and am generally satisfied with the company and my job.

    Cons

    This business is not for everyone due to high number of hours we work, every day of the year. If it isn't for you, then you have to decide what industry suits your personal and professional needs.

    Advice to Management

    Consistent Accountability. Management across all levels need to be aware of what is happening up and down the ladder and act (not react) upon feedback in a timely fashion.


  9. "Exc.Chef"

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

    Pros

    good company great learning experience flexiable hours great pay great to cook and prepare every thing from scratch enjoyed the time

    Cons

    the benefits where not that good plus there was no union,budget was kind of low could have gave a little more money toward food and supplies


  10. "Catering Manager"

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    Current Employee - Catering Manager in Charlestown, MA
    Current Employee - Catering Manager in Charlestown, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Unidine full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working for a company with a fresh food approach, room for growth, great staff morale

    Cons

    Expected responsibilities for role should be more clearly defined

    Advice to Management

    More detailed job descriptions


  11. "Great Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Corporate in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Unidine full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The work is rewarding and there is a strong focus on culture. Orientation, held at the corporate office, is helpful and enlightening and a great way to get to know the company. Fresh food approach.

    Cons

    There is turnover, which is expected at any company. It can also be very fast paced, which isn't for everyone.



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