Olive Catering Services Ltd
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One off the best companys to work for

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When I worked for olive catering it was one off the best companys I had worked for, if you worked a backside or nightshift you would get a shift allowance plus you got a free meal as well.

Pros

Free meals

Cons

None
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The worst

Horrible place to work! I worked at the one in nuneanton the manger was vile and unprofessional and most of the staff were no better. It was the worst job I have ever had because of the manger and the staff. Never work with so many tossers at one time best thing I ever did was leave if cancer was a job this would be it stay clear

Pros

When i gave my notice

Cons

Management, staff, the felling of hanging yourself you feel before a shift
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Some nice people to work with others not so

Management will try to get you to do training in your own time and unpaid. They may ask you to do other tasks and not compensate you for them .Pay rises have to be asked for more than once overtime is not paid at a higher rate. No bonus or incentive schemes. No appreciation for staff .

Pros

There are no pros

Cons

Not much of a proper break but break is deducted from wages
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Great environment

Loved every minute of working here and would of been there for ever but due to COVID the business went quite because most of the customers are now working from home indefinitely so our customers are down to hardly any such a shame I’m so sad I loved this job

Pros

Free dinner and selected drinks

Cons

None
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Ok to work for. Communication could bebetter

Olive catering are a small independent catering company who are based in the Midlands.I worked for them for 13 years before being made redundant. Not a bad company to work for Each day would be different time always went quickly there was always pressure to hit budget which became more difficult each year I worked there

Pros

Let meget on with jobwithout much interference

Cons

Lack of communication sometimes
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Good Times.

A Company that doesn't pressure you, and allows you to have freedom to work within your capable skills.Good working teams are vital to a good working environment, and I was fortunate enough to work with a great fun team, also with a company goal. Shame covid ended the prospect of moving forward with the team and company.

Pros

Hours, parking, allowed to be yourself

Cons

Sometimes lacking with support when necessary
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Great people

I work the night shift, as and when required on a casual basis. I love the people I work with, we work hard but manage to find time for a laugh, great customers too, the time flies by. Fast paced environment, sometimes it's hard to finish all the jobs on time at the end of the shift, but you get paid for the extra time. My manager phones every week for a chat on how things are going because we don't see each other, which is good. I think Olive are a good company to work for with regular online training, I feel valued.
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It’s all about the money

Just a number and all you mean to them is money money money ! Lied too all the time just to save money, then dropped when times are hard very very poor loyalty
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Friendly company to work for who actually cared about you.

The job in itself was an absolute doddle, as I could have finished my work in 3-4 hours (for a 10 hour shift). This was really ideal as I was completing a diploma at the time and management were happy for this. Management/Senior management were fantastic with regards to sorting out issues with staff. The head chef at my unit was an absolute nightmare. They didn't care about hygiene, rules and legislation and would actively lie about others to try and enhance their ''reputation''. Management eradicated this and were proactive with it to. I've worked at other places where they would turn a blind eye and rather have an awful working atmosphere. The only negative was working nights, which meant that I didn't see my family mon-thur, although I had every weekend off - which is unheard of in catering. I happily recommend Olive to anyone, especially in the North East.
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Good job

Job requires someone with good time management skills to be able to complete all tasks in the allotted time however this should be mentioned before you turn up on your first day and full training should be given which I feel was not the case
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Uningspiring company

Nothing special and behind in times. This company does not care about you, you are a number. You will work hard but get no thanks or reward Managers stick together and gossip about everyone, really bad vibe until they want something. The worst company I have ever worked for, lack of communication, unwilling to help when you need it and moan about pointless things.
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Not brilliant

Terrible company to work for. Advancement in career was not helped with as promised. Staff were terrible manager couldn't stand most of the staff. Area manager was awful turned up when felt like it.
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You work hard and don't get paid all your hours

We worked hard hours and don't get paid for all of those hours you have to fight your them and they make it so difficult for you to give up. In my case after paying me SOME of the hours they owed me then two weeks later they wanted money back claiming that they had over paid my holidays
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Excellent Manager

Loved working for this company lovely management. Started off as a G/a then progressed to become a breakfast chef ... Always learning new things . Got my Nvq Qualification through this company . Always made to feel part of the team .
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Good job

Enjoyed working with the company the staff was very helpful and friendly shame it was a temporary position i would of been happy to be employed by this company if i was asked to work with this company again i would be happy to if I'm not working with another job
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Avoid aviod

Worked here for 2 weeks giving no training left to cope with no backup agency workers do as they please would strongly advise aviod aviod aviod aviod aviod
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Very poor

I was seeking a career in catering and wanted to learn new skill and work hard to achieve them. Didnt feel like their was no career options. And the work environment was poor very regarding to staff benefits and treatment.
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Enjoy my job

My manager is brilliant and I love the job and people I work with. It’s a very relaxed and friendly environment to work in. I can just get on with my job without being pestered and don’t feel stressed out
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Night shift at staff canteen

A typical day at work includes serving food, till and cash payments, Costa coffee making on order. I like to work here, the managers are supportive. Being a busy mom of two primary school children, this job offered me the opportunity to be able to work more than school hours.
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N/a

Good company to work for good work life balance General contact catering duties Good training programmes Catering (breakfast/lunch service) for office and warehouse staff Providing buffets for meetings etc
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Was a good company but very poor now, stay away

When olive catering was formed I worked for this friendly professional company who looked after their team member, from directors to area managers they were great. I was recently TUPE over to them after 7 years of working for other companies and what a change, area manager is a poor excuse for one no care for the teams pressure on chefs and managers. Money and profits more important. Total change from whom they were. Wouldnt recommend this company to anyone.

Pros

Pay ok

Cons

Poor area manager, life balance, no respect for employees
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