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Whitsons Culinary Group Reviews

Updated February 27, 2017
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  1. "Whitsons Culinary Group"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Whitsons Culinary Group full-time

    Pros

    Family-oriented, close-knit working environment. Flexible management.

    Cons

    Lacking enough resources; many overworked employees.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the necessary resources; increase salaries to match industry standards.


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    "Food service manager/cashier"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Food in Plainview, NY
    Current Employee - Food in Plainview, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Whitsons Culinary Group full-time

    Pros

    School schedule days and hours

    Cons

    Salary is way too low.

    Advice to Management

    Better benefits and salary and training


  3. "Warehouse a Complete Disaster"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse in Islandia, NY
    Current Employee - Warehouse in Islandia, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None. That's how horrible it is to work there.

    Cons

    Low pay. Poor working conditions. High turnover. Warehouse totally unclean and unorganized.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees a living wage and clean up the work environment.


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    "Whitsons"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Hauppauge, NY
    Current Employee - Director in Hauppauge, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Whitsons Culinary Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A great place to work for, Management and people are very friendly and there is a lot of food if you like to eat. The company is family owned and it is a middle of an expansion, so they have new challenges and opportunities ahead of then.

    Cons

    The company is located in the Middle of Long Island which is difficult to get to. Compensation not up to standards in the area and there is no bonus. Career Advancement is very slow.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your Employees and get them engaged. Lately there is a culture of closeness, secrecy and close doors and company morale is not what it is supposed to be.


  6. "Lead cook"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Lead Cook in Oxford, CT
    Former Employee - Lead Cook in Oxford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Whitsons Culinary Group (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Loved working with children and I love to cook and I loved working with the people that I worked for the hours were great I had holidays off every school day that the kids had off I had off

    Cons

    They expected so much out of you for very little pay worked me to the Bone I never got any help when I was doing certain things because they just let the other employees do whatever they want they figured because I was the lead cook I could do it all


  7. "Building Block"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Commercial Truck Driver in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Commercial Truck Driver in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Whitsons Culinary Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    One will learn valuable transferable skills unknowingly from the interactions with the clients we services and even more from the clients they serve. For those who see outside of the box, the ability to understand Analytical Thinking and Reasoning will come along with mastering the Art of Customer Service.

    Cons

    The lack of advancement for those who have the ability to succeed is overwhelmingly apparent. Those who show that they are capable of being an asset are not promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Realize the potential of those who seek to move up to mid-management and beyond.


  8. "Short Internship"

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

    I have been working at Whitsons Culinary Group (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I was able to secure a short internship that fit my college undergrad schedule.

    Cons

    I did not spend enough time there to get a true feel for the company culture.


  9. "Management"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good culture and environment, Not your typical corporation. free lunch and a lot of flexibility

    Cons

    can be stressful at times. communication can be difficult as its a complex operation


  10. "whitsons culinary group"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Food Service Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Food Service Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Whitsons Culinary Group (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    1. Family owned company that made you feel part of the big picture as well
    goals became simpler to achieve.
    2. Growth rate in the company if you worked hard was very quick.

    Cons

    Its was very difficult for different departments to communicate in order for the field to get the support they needed.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "No Job Security"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Management in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They are really good at telling you that we are a family company and we treat you like family. I got my bills paid and now I'm moving on!

    Cons

    No support, leadership, turn over at the corporate office is incredible, cheap, always looking for scap goats, it's he said she said, HR is a joke!

    Advice to Management

    Hire real management, owners shouldn't be hands on workers.



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