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Whitsons Culinary Group Reviews

Updated September 17, 2017
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Robert E. Whitcomb, FMP
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  1. "Operation manager"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Manager in Syosset, NY
    Current Employee - Warehouse Manager in Syosset, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Whitsons Culinary Group full-time

    Pros

    Good company, good salary , good benefits , good place to work,great team work,good profit sharing , bonus structure is good

    Cons

    Managers are not aware of operation, no one wants to take the time to evaluate job detail no manageable days , not enough personal time , they don't evaluate the driving program and no gas cards

    Advice to Management

    Run the day to day operation , manager a territory with 14 drivers


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Food Service Director"

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    Former Employee - Food Service Director
    Former Employee - Food Service Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Whitsons Culinary Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of time off working in a school and schedule was great with no weekends or late nights.

    Cons

    Company had poor strategic planning and would roll many programs out at the last minute. They paid lower level workers minimum which made it hard to attract adequate staffing. District Manager managed in a fear based style and was always paranoid about what the client was thinking. Never given adequate staffing (No kitchen lead) to achieve both company and school's objectives.

    Advice to Management

    Better initial training and better long term planning and support of the people who work in the accounts.

  3. "Food Service Director"

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

    I worked at Whitsons Culinary Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Support from industry professionals and networking with colleagues. Support for continuing education.

    Cons

    Limitations for product availability from being in a management company.


  4. "good luck"

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

    I worked at Whitsons Culinary Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    When all is going well you are the one.

    Cons

    when it is not, you are the scape goat.


  5. "I enjoy my job due to my boss and fellow employees, but the Whitsons company as a whole has a lot of work to do."

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Brookhaven, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Brookhaven, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility and a great boss. It's also a great feeling knowing you are helping feed children along making them smile!

    Cons

    Company needs to figure out how programs work before implementing them. Whitsons creates programs they want everyone to use but the programs don't work. This creates more headache and stress and many disgruntled employees.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees a more competitive wage in line with the amount of work they do.


  6. "They Stab each other in the back"

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

    Pros

    they provide lunch and higher management sit in office flirting with workers

    Cons

    The management takes credit for your hard work. Have you do they work and stabs and blames you for there mistakes that you are not even involved in. In e-mail the upper management and owners complain about mistakes made and throw anyone under the bus to save their Job even lie

    Advice to Management

    Grow Up


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Could Have Been a Great Company But Poor Management Decisions"

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

    I worked at Whitsons Culinary Group full-time

    Pros

    Executive management talks the talk. The lip service is beautiful. Colleagues are to be admired for their dedication against all logic. You can carve out a nice little niche for yourself if you nod your head and keep your mouth shut.

    Cons

    Nepotism is rampant and family members are given positions above their expertise and overcompensated. Owners have very little exposure to industry best practices and ignore basic business principles. Experts are brought in, paid well and their advice is ignored. Everyone is overworked and underpaid. There is a closed door policy that leads to mistrust and fear at all levels. The culture needs work.

    Advice to Management

    Trust the people you hire. Invest in your team. Be more open about business goals and issues.

  8. "Whitsons Culinary Group"

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    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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Food service manager/cashier"

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    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


  10. "Warehouse a Complete Disaster"

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    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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