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  • 2 employees say

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    Good (1)
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    Satisfactory (0)
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    Subpar (1)
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    2.00
  • 0 applicants say

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Reviews - What employees say

2.00 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say
  • 22.Jul 2017
  • Employee

Company Culture

While management claimed there was a "team" atmosphere, there was not. No such thing as "company culture" except for a culture lacking communication and understanding

Support from management

Expectations were never clear. Communication was lacking. Unless you were a full time employee, you were looked down upon. Any suggestions or ideas fell on deaf ears. Ideas to improve business were scoffed at.

Teamwork

There was little team work. One dept. head would say something different from another dept. head. No one seemed to agree on policies and procedures which leads to difficulty working as a team.

Internal Communication

I was regularly asking for information to do my job, and often was ignored. Basic communication was rare and hard to come by.

Gender Equality

There were women in upper management, but were family or friends of owner.

Career Development

They did not encourage any further training, let alone training period! No such thing as personal development.

Overall compensation for your work

Those who were Facility Managers had increased responsibilities over the years I was there. When I started they had to open the buildings, turn on lights, heating/cooling, unlock doors, set up for sporting events. By the time I left, they also had to be custodians and clean the facilities top to bottom as well as security...with no increase in pay to compensate the extra work. Not good!

Environmental Friendliness

We had "recycling bins" but everyone just threw trash in instead. Also lots of food waste in the cafeteria.

Work-Life Balance

My work life balance was okay. But for full time, they were expected to work over 40 hours every week!

Company Image

No, I was not proud. From the beginning, it seemed like a wonderful place, but soon you discover problems in the physical buildings and in the management/ownership.

Job Security

My job was stable, but they were known to fire people at will. There were many staff emails that we were told "So & so is no longer working at Spire. Please direct any questions to management."

Handicapped Accessibility

Not really! They had handicap doors that only worked part of the time. Elevators that only worked part of the time. Gravel parking lots that made wheelchairs and walkers difficult to navigate.

Workplace Safety

At a glance..yes. But after years of working there, you see cracks in the walls, dangling wires from the cielings, worn down stair treads, leaks from the ceilings and many more issues that were never addressed.

Challenging Work

It was challenging at first, but then at the end it was very dull and I had no regular work to keep me busy. I almost felt bad for getting paid to be there.

Inclusive / Diverse

There was a mix of men and women, but that was about it.

Suggestions for improvement

  • I have wasted my breath long enough with ideas, suggestions and solutions. None were ever considered or listened to. Hence the reason I quit.

What I like about the company

My paycheck

What I dislike about the company

I don't have enough room. It was a good job at first, but they really do not value their employees. Also, surprisingly, they do not value their guests who are paying their salaries. Guest issues were dismissed and employees were fired in public. Lack of communication, lack of understanding. They put up a good face online and during big events, but when the wifi doesn't work, toilets are broken, vending machines are empty, programs are regularly cancelled, management scrambling to have coverage for events, hours of operation constantly changing, promises of a "completed facilities" and yet operating in unfinished (most likely illegal and unsafe) buildings, well...you get the idea. It is not managed well at all. Sad, it has such potential to be a wonderful asset.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00
  • Company
    Spire Institute
  • City
    Geneva
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2016
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Administration

The following perks were offered to me

is offered
  • 22.Dec 2015
  • Employee

Company Culture

Life isn't fair so this question is loaded to me. N/A

Support from management

Just like any other job there's some good managers and some bad. I happened to be caught between one of each. One being kind of laid back and able to handle the stresses of food service and the other, not having true food knowledge and would break down crying if things got a little dicey (ie. under staffed, missing ingredients, and 100s of demanding guests).

Teamwork

The supporting staff was great most of the time. Some days are harder than others.

Freedom to work independently

Once again dependent on which manager was on would determine automatically how your day would go. Some days are better than others just like everywhere else.

Internal Communication

Information is gladly shared when the right questions are asked. Outside of that its kind of nonexistent.

Gender Equality

See above.

Attitude towards older colleagues

N/A

Career Development

N/A

Overall compensation for your work

Wage would be ok if you get 40+ hrs.

Office / Work Environment

Beautiful facility, modern work spaces.

Environmental Friendliness

No kitchen recycling program but bottled beverage containers were recycled.

Work-Life Balance

Most employees are part time or just under full so this isn't really an issue there. Especially b/c most business outside of catering is done during the winter months.

Company Image

The facility is certainly a come up for Geneva,OH.

Job Security

Mostly seasonal work so you're secure for a few months at a time.

Handicapped Accessibility

The place is definitely compliant with having parking, elevators, and ramps making pretty much every corner of the place handi capable accessible.

Workplace Safety

MSDS sheets are available where you find chemicals stored. Kitchen personnel are required slip resistant foot wear.

Challenging Work

It's only a challenge for the food service dept during large events.

Inclusive / Diverse

Not many people of color work there but I believe that is due to location.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

is offered is offered is offered
  • Company
    Spire Institute
  • City
    Geneva
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2013
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Others

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is offered is offered is offered is offered

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    Excellent (0)
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    Good (1)
    50%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (1)
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    2.00
  • 0 applicants say

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    Good (0)
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    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
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    0.00

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