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Good work for direct hires, but watch your back if you're temping there

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Former Employee - Pick/Pack  in  Hamilton, ON (Canada)
Former Employee - Pick/Pack in Hamilton, ON (Canada)

I worked at Gordon Food Service as a contractor for less than a year

Pros

good pay for direct hires
good benefits
good scheduling and flexible with hours
clean workplace, organized
some supervisors are approachable
easy job for untrained worker
would recommend this company as a direct hire, but not through an agency

Cons

temp agency that hires for them can be sketchy
hired by temp agency at one wage, then a week later, it was lowered by 20% with no real explanation
some "real" employees play passive/aggressive games with temps
managers are unable to answer questions with consistency - one thing from one, different story from another
obvious favoritism for certain employees

Advice to ManagementAdvice

keep an eye on what's happening on the floor more often, make your favouritism less obvious

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lots of hype then you find out the truth

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    Former Employee - Sales Service Driver  in  Milton, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales Service Driver in Milton, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Gordon Food Service full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The only pro i found were the benefits, besides good luck.

    Cons

    Well where do i begin. After 7 months i couldn't take anymore crap...When your hired they fill your head with how much $$$$ your going to make when your on runs,but that only happens once and awhile. Overtime is a thing of the past unless your a best buddy with the supervisor crew that way you can work 6 day work week while the new guys are working 4 days and if you take home 600 a week take home your doing great. Thats right 600 buck to wake up at 1 or 2 am and work week ends for min 10 years..... Until GFS wakes up this will continue. They expect drivers to work there like slaves this will not change. Drivers are a dime a dozen and are treated with no respect. really sad cause the actual company has a solid ground.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually listen to there employee's and make changes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Bad place to work

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Maimi (Colombia)
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Maimi (Colombia)

    I worked at Gordon Food Service full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    401K was ok but not better than other places with a 401K.

    Cons

    Asst. managers and up expected to work 10-11 hour days every shift. VERY POOR WORK LIFE BALANCE, They talk talk talk about family values but dont really care if you ever get to see them.

    When not working your 10-11 hour daily shifts you have to do things on your own time like make bank runs, drive to DM meetings and very poor online training (Phase training).

    I wish I would of never worked at GFS.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set a fair scahedule for work life balance and thinks like bank runs, meetings and travel to Dm meetings should be "on the clock".

    Your Keyholders will stay allot longer if you dont treat them so poorly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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