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deliver food to chain and independently owned restaurants.

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Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Saint Louis, MO
Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Saint Louis, MO

I have been working at Gordon Food Service full-time (More than 5 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

great pay and benefits. good equipment to work with.

Cons

allot of hours. physically and mentally challenging at times.

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    Not worth your time or effort. Costs outweigh the benefits.

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    Current Employee - Warehousing in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Warehousing in Grand Rapids, MI

    I have been working at Gordon Food Service full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Currently strong and growing (for now)
    - Profit sharing
    - They contribute $1 for every $2 dollars employees put in their 401k up to 6% of your earnings.

    Cons

    - Human resources is awful. This department is unhelpful, unprofessional, dishonest, and do a very poor job. A major weak link in the chain.
    - Obtaining " leadership" positions, as well as most upper level positions, is purely a popularity contest and in many cases depends solely on being related to the right people. A major downfall of a "family company".
    - There is a major division between the warehouse, marketplace, and offices. Getting these areas of the company to work together and stop being childish and petty is nearly impossible. Moving from one area to another is almost impossible despite your experience or education.
    - IT and IS is another major weak link in that chain. The software developed for company specific applications is very buggy if it even works. When you contact them for support no one ever seems to know anything about any of the technology in company.
    - The cornerstone values, which initially attracted me to this company, are nothing more than something to hang on a wall or a marketing tool used to make customers and employees feel better about doing business with GFS.
    - Many of the people in junior and middle management don't seem to care and have the "good is good enough" attitude. The only time you see them actually make an effort is when senior management gets on their back.

    Advice to Management

    Be careful about who you put in "leadership" roles. These people are the face of your company and their actions and attitudes determine how employees view your company. Just because someone's dad, mom, cousin, brother did a good job as a manager doesn't they will. Values only mean something if they are part of operations, if they're not your just a hypocrite for having them on the wall.


  2. Great company to work for!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Service in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Sales Service in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Gordon Food Service full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay, great benefits. They really care about their employees and work hard for retention. They stress working safe and taking good care of your health. You also have a chance to work your way up in the company.

    Cons

    It is hard work, but the harder you work the more money you will make.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing a great job.


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