Customer Development Specialist (Former Employee) – Springfield, IL – August 16, 2018
Gordon Food Service was an amazing place to work. The Gordon Family certainly knows how to treat their employees! Work hard, play hard, and make a difference. If you get the opportunity, in any capacity to work for GFS, DO IT!!!
A day at Gfs was very regimented. The company is very focused on checklists.
Upper management turned over quite a bit during my tenor. This made priorites and checklists do a 180 within a few months.
My basic focus was to do make sure every item possible was in-stock. Our goal was 99%+. We carried 5000+ items. There were several tools we used to control this.
We began every morning with a spot inventory assigned from the home office. We then would walk all the aisles spot checking items that seemed to have either very high or low inventory levels. I would then adjust accordingly.
290-Shipping Packer (Current Employee) – Kenosha, WI – August 4, 2018
This is a great place to work. I have truly loved working here. The company truly cares and looks out for all of its employees. Their idea is if their employees are happy then so will their customers. Proves to be true every day.
Gordon Food service was a great company but unfortunately there was not a way for me to move up in the company. I am a college student who moves city’s seasonally so it was difficult for them to find a position for me.
Transportation Driver (Current Employee) – Taunton, MA – July 31, 2018
The company is great to work for the dispatchers are good some better than the others somedays you can work 12/15 hours a day no matter how long it takes you everything needs to be off the truck before the end of your shift. The 2 guys that run the transportation department suck they are 2 good friends that forgot that they were drivers at one point and act like they don't know what goes on out on the road no matter if you break down everything still needs to be delivered they don't want to help the driver if anything happens. I still don't know how Gordon's still has these guys running there company. There losing drivers that has been there for years and the guys that are leaving has been with the company from the beginning to me that is bad for the company. The two friends that are running the company in management are going to close the company's doors and that is sad for a current employee. Like I said it's a good company money is ok. The two MANAGERS SUCK big time.
Cashier/Stocker (Former Employee) – Heath, OH – July 30, 2018
Worked there for two years and loved it. Learned a lot about customer service and how to handle money transactions. I only left because I kept asking for a set schedule and I never received it. My schedule was all over the place due to the new automatic scheduling. I also had younger people starting out making more than I did
Sales and Service Manager (Former Employee) – Elkhart, IN – July 30, 2018
New upper management and front line manager made the job much more difficult than was it was before. Favoritism was show by manager. After termination I was told that the vacation time and sick time was not going to be paid out. That was over 140 hours earned. After giving the company three years of service this is how they end the employment. The true colors are now shining which is really sad because the company and core values of the company are great.
sale service (Former Employee) – Michigan – July 27, 2018
They think that they know everything about the routes. Most of them haven't pulled routes in years. All u will hear is how they could get it done faster. They preach safety but really want u to work at you limit and just keep pushing you to run harder. If u decide to work here make sure to work safe and don't let them force u to break DOT rules.
good pay, nice equipment
health care is like not having any. they give you time off but it is almost impossible to take it.
Cashier/Customer Service (Current Employee) – Fairfield, OH – July 26, 2018
Never a set amount of hours. Hardly pay any attention to associates availability. Associates and most of the regular customers are nice to be around. Management doesn't seem to know what they are doing most of the time.
I was only given around 16-19 hours a week. I only got one raise throughout the 3 1/2 years I was there. I wouldn't work there again. One of the managers I worked with was bipolar and it was annoying to deal with.
Assistant Grocery Manager (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – July 18, 2018
Corporate partakes in micromanagement which makes it difficult to meet daily business needs, increase sales, and commit to customer engagement. Depending on position the schedule is flexible however there is a high turnover rate due to not being able to advance in positions. Advancement into management is very not accessible, promised but not attainable.