Gordon Food Service

  www.gfs.com
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A great company to work for if you are looking to start a career out of high school

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Sales Associate
Current Employee - Sales Associate

I have been working at Gordon Food Service part-time (less than an year)

Pros

401K, Profit sharing, bonus program, medical insurance for PT and FT

Cons

Company wants to start you at the bottom and work you through the position regardless of you degrees or work experience. It is hard to get full time. You have to learn the company on your own by researching the internet, Homeplate or ask a lot of questions.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Better new employee training program instead of the mile high view. The company has so many divisions its hard to connect how they all function together.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    It's a good place to start a work history.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier
    Current Employee - Cashier

    I have been working at Gordon Food Service part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The employees in my store are great to work with. That's a big plus in any job. The stores are smaller than major food store chains, so you can get your work done, it's not a never-ending task.
    Many of the customers are restaurant owners and organizations that shop regularly. You get to know them, and for someone looking for another job, these could be contacts.

    Cons

    GFS is like all other "modern retail" stores. They schedule erratic shifts and pay minimum wage.
    Cashiers have to mop, collect the garbage and clean the bathrooms at the end of the day.
    You're on your feet your entire shift. The store is mystery shopped every two weeks. There are contests for increasing the average number of items purchased and signing up new businesses.
    Raises given are miniscule. Bonuses are based on the store's performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you truly do value your employees, pay them what they're worth. This is very hard work. There should be merit raises based on an employee's achievements in a certain period of time, including their mystery shop scores. This would ensure the best employees stay with the store,
     developing relationships with customers, resulting in long-lasting benefits to the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  2. 8 people found this helpful  

    Best move ever was quiting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Key Holder
    Current Employee - Key Holder

    I have been working at Gordon Food Service full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Not much to say here that isnt offered else where... huge 10% off employee purchases, Medical for full timers. Some things you dont get elsewhere is; you get to work with bags of meat leaking blood and spoilded greens. Also Fun videos to train you.

    Cons

    Required District activites people really dont want to do, ask them to be honest and they may even tell you. Required out of store get togethers at Christmas time. Full Timers have to work a scheduled 50 hours a week. GM smoked out front of the store and in backroom door area, not fun for non smokers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You sure talk allot about GFS culture but it ends there. I never got a sense they cared about the employees personal lives or work life balance at all. Also If they cared about customer service they should test applicants english skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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