State Employee leftovers working with under-paid corporate staff, each doing the same job...yuck.
Support from management
Unit managers did the best with what they had.
Employees often pulled together for the good.
Freedom to work independently
It was a top-down organization
Again, top-down agenda fed to the staff in daily meetings.
More than half of the management positions were filled by women, or minorities.
Attitude towards older colleagues
State employees were treated with respect.
Corporate-wide positions were available to those who could relocate.
Overall compensation for your work
Pay was modest, and uneven due to the academic calendar.
Office / Work Environment
It was a great facility.!
It was REALLY "green" we collected our own rainwater for the toilets.
Most staff worked weekends because the State Employees did not. Also, staff was laid off 4-5 months a year because of the academic schedule.
Chartwells worked hard to create a positive image.
Employees can expect to be laid off at Christmas, Spring break, and summer term. About 18 weeks.
It is completely accessible.
Chartwells excels at safety programs.
Feeding hungry, grateful students everyday, certainly often, had it's feel-good moments
Inclusive / Diverse
It was a very diverse crew.
Suggestions for improvement
- I left them with eight pages of suggestions with my exit interview.
What I like about the company
Often the people I worked with were committed to serving a quality meal to hungry students. They strive everyday to make sure those students enjoy their dining experience.
What I dislike about the company
The two-tiered pay system between State employees and Chartwells staff was discouraging. Working every weekend, and enduring long long-offs made planning a career very difficult.