Gate Gourmet

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2 people found this helpful  

Challenging, interesting work with a lot of sacrifice.

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Former Employee - Management Team in Reston, VA
Former Employee - Management Team in Reston, VA

I worked at Gate Gourmet

Pros

Always being put to the test. Great opportunity to prove yourself and tackle unexpected challenges. You will never get bored. Go home proud of what you achieve each and every day.

Cons

Very long hours and unreasonably high expectations! No work-life balance. Poor benefits package. Promotion and job security not necessarily based on performance.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop the political finger pointing and take responsibility for your own actions. Hire competent managers for the operating units and provide them the necessary tools to get the job done. Reach out to employees at all levels of the organization as opposed to isolating yourself and believing everything your immediate reports tell you. Definitely work on improving work conditions!

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Gate Gourmet is a good place to know how bad things can get

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    Former Employee - IT Consultant in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - IT Consultant in Reston, VA

    I worked at Gate Gourmet

    Pros

    Always something changing, never boring since the airline industry drives Gate Gourmet's main business lines

    Cons

    International travel was expected but rarely happened. People often quit due to the unfair pressures and management's KITA methodology (Kick In The Ass) which resulted in people being frustrated, working long hours and being told to always have their phone on and their email up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more honest and upfront with teams, be strategic and make long term internal investments rather than short-sighted quick cost cutting measures. Management often skewed the results of procurement contracts in order to facilitate deals

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not enough balance to make this place worth working at.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA

    I worked at Gate Gourmet

    Pros

    Most of the old company was fired so there was a lot of moving and shifting and reorgs. We did a lot of hiring and some worked out and some didn't. A lot of people were learning together and that made things pretty interesting. The main offices were nice and there isn't a lot of traffic there. Plenty to do and see in the area. Most of the backstabbing and politics were at the senior management level, not the lower levels so we were pretty insulated. Big vision for the company and the spinoffs are all very interesting because they could save the company.

    Cons

    Employees are pawns and shuffled around like little chess people. No one cares how many hours you work, and you end up with a lot of repetitive things. The customer service was pretty bad because we didn't know what to say to customers. There were also a lot of of big computer installation problems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people fairly and honestly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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