Gordon Food Service Employee Reviews

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Poor Work/life balance
Warehouse Worker (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXApril 18, 2018
If you enjoy working in -30 degree freezer with pallet jacks and RF scanners that work half the time then this is the job for you. You get paid to work out constantly lifting 1-80lbs from 12-18 hours a day overtime is mandatory and you work up to 6 days a week. Only upside is the pay which really isn’t that great it only seems that way because of all the hours worked.
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Compensation
Cons
Mandatory freezer work. Shoddy equipment. Management.
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Okay
Sale Associate (Current Employee) –  Benton Harbor, MI 49022April 13, 2018
The work hours compare to good workers versus bad ones is kind of puzzling. It's an okay and not as much stressful but the privileges that management give people sometimes can be kind of annoying. Overall their is favoritism and also bad apple employees.
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physical and exhausting, stressful ,demanding, sometimes fun , most times you can't wait to be done with your day
Sales service driver (Former Employee) –  Springfield, OHApril 13, 2018
if you are looking for a quick money grab for a few years its worth it, otherwise the job is not sustainable for an aging person. young mans job all the way
Pros
benefits, pay
Cons
physicality, lack of movement, management
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Losing its Values
Store Manager (Former Employee) –  MIchiganApril 12, 2018
Values have completely disappeared from the store. Sales associates are not rewarded. People put in a lot of extra work and are not compensated for it.
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Company tries to put customers first and encourages employees to be involved with community
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXApril 12, 2018
The culture of the company was one of caring for customers and employee's. They are trying to become more recognized in the industry in this area.
They are going through growing pains and that has made of a unstable workplace but I feel sure they will find their footing and regain the momentum that has been lost.
Overall fair and just company
Pros
able to try new foods, and encouraged to participate in helping the community
Cons
local leadership is transition.
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Fast paced
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Clarksville, IN 47129April 10, 2018
A lot to do and a lot to learn. Regular customers are amazing and fun. Great to place work maybe part time or as a teenager but there is little opportunity for advancement and the salary is poor.
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fast paced
Laborer (Former Employee) –  Taunton, MAApril 10, 2018
fast paced, work orders weren`t orgininzed. sometimes the trucks weren`t on time so you would have to wait. very clean work place and flexible with personal life.
Pros
great benifits
Cons
poor leadership
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Gordon Food Service
Packer & Selector (Former Employee) –  Springfield, OHApril 9, 2018
Overall a good place to work. I liked working for the boss i had on day shift he was very open, real, helpful, caring, and just a great boss. Management was good except on night shift. The people there where fun to work with and shared great laughs.
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Great people to work with.
Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  Toledo, OHApril 9, 2018
A typical sales and shelf stocking job. Great people! Enjoy working with the customers, and helping them make their decisions. Real busy around certain holiday periods.
Pros
People, Interaction with customers
Cons
Working the freezer.
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Cult like
Customer Development Specialist (Former Employee) –  Taunton, MAApril 7, 2018
Company determines cost of living according to Michigan standards not New England. Complaining about their low pay in relation to the higher cost of living in New England gets you threatened with disciplinary action. Management is more concerned with their brand name than taking care of customers. Managers read from corporate approved script rather than face customers. Customers and staff are treated condescendingly because "we need to teach you how to run your business." High pad on popular items means company makes money and sales staff suffer.
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Management sucks HR sticks with management not employees
Selector (Former Employee) –  Miami, FLApril 4, 2018
Spent 10 years at GFS and I got fired because I went to HR on my manager for discriminating against a month later I got fired.
No regard for ones lively hood or family.
Hypocrites
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Management sucks
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Physical
ASSISTANT STORE MANAGER (Current Employee) –  Battle Creek, MI 49014April 4, 2018
Very fast paced work environment that changes from day to day. Heavy work load placed on management both physically and mentally about the drive is overall rewarding
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Good Place to work
Supply Chain (Current Employee) –  Wyoming, MIApril 4, 2018
Liked working here. Good culture, face paced, workload is heavy and pay is below industry. Family owned, beautiful home office and accommodations for employees
Cons
Low pay. Doesn't keep up with cost of living
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Great Company
Customer Development Specialist, (Salesman) (Current Employee) –  Southeastern Hills, KYApril 4, 2018
Great Company Family owned. Greatest tools in their tools box to work with. What matters to the customer matters to Gordon Food Service. As far as food, they have the best food compared to Sysco, PFG, or US Food Service. If I ever owned a restaurant, Gordon Food Service would be my main supplier.
Pros
Profit Share
Cons
Management sometime holds you back
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quick paced and enjoyable place to work
Warehouse Selector (Former Employee) –  Plant City, FLApril 3, 2018
a typical day at gfs included having a meeting and then reporting to your zone to begin selecting. the management there was probably the best part of it, it was a hard job very physical but well paid to compensate for that. The hardest part there was dealing with the extreme temperature in the freezer.
Pros
the salary
Cons
the hours worked
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Management
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Peoria, ILMarch 31, 2018
Peoria store had poor store management until that person stepped down donto they high amount of stress. Wouldn’t recommend working here if your looking for something easy or slow paced.
Pros
Coworkers
Cons
Management
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Great place to work
Accounts Payable Processor (Current Employee) –  Wyoming, MIMarch 27, 2018
The culture is very friendly and welcoming. Supervisors give you room to work and provide constructive help. Plenty of team building including company sponsored lunches and activities.
Pros
Benefits, culture, management, flexibility
Cons
Lower pay than industry averages
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They play favorites there
Selector (Former Employee) –  Kenosha, WIMarch 26, 2018
It's a VERY physical job. I was a selector there and I would say at least half of the guys in my department were put on some kind of light duty, due to the day to day toll the job puts on your body. And that's with guys who are in the age range from 18 to mid 20's.

The job environment was like you were back in high school, the job attracts immature individuals. The management plays favorites, if you just want to show up on time every day and work hard, you probably won't get far there.

You only get off for Christmas and New year's eve for holidays. Your personal life will be nonexistent if you work for GFS. The pay is decent, but not enough to make up for the fact that you feel like you're always at work.

They had a high turn over rate because most people realize the job will wreck your body, your coworkers are terrible, and management is sub par.
Pros
decent pay
Cons
not enough personal time off, no holidays off, poor management
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Okay place to work, just not as a van driver
Van Delivery Driver (Former Employee) –  Shepherdsville, KYMarch 26, 2018
I would recommend anyone to work at GFS, just not as a van driver. Drastically underpaid for expected work load, expected to make up others work load (mostly truck drivers who make more than you), but other than that it is a good place to work. The culture seems like they generally care about their employees and want the best for them.
Pros
Occasinal cookouts, Christmas Party, flexible hours
Cons
Work load, pay
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Great place to work but the upper management sucked.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  West Palm Beach, FLMarch 25, 2018
The start of a work day was usually very fast paced and it slowed down as the day went on. The store manager was an idiot and did not know what he was doing at all. There were times when the job sucked but most of the time it was very enjoyable and there were not any problems. The culture of the job was very friendly and the customers for the most part were amazing and very nice people.
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