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.
Sale Associate (Current Employee) – Benton Harbor, MI 49022 – April 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.
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
able to try new foods, and encouraged to participate in helping the community
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.
Customer Development Specialist (Former Employee) – Taunton, MA – April 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.
Customer Development Specialist, (Salesman) (Current Employee) – Southeastern Hills, KY – April 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.
Warehouse Selector (Former Employee) – Plant City, FL – April 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.
Selector (Former Employee) – Kenosha, WI – March 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.
not enough personal time off, no holidays off, poor management
Van Delivery Driver (Former Employee) – Shepherdsville, KY – March 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.
Great place to work but the upper management sucked.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – West Palm Beach, FL – March 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.