Gate Gourmet

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Gate Gourmet Reviews

Updated January 20, 2015
Updated January 20, 2015
143 Reviews
2.4
143 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Fast paced enviroment keeps the job challenging and interesting (in 9 reviews)

  • you got lunch at a discount,and you meet lots of good people from around the globe (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Redundancy and long hours in every dept due to disorganization (in 11 reviews)

  • High workload with little work / life balance available (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Job and Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gate Gourmet

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Opportunity to travel for the company. Great opportunities to advance.

    Cons

    Hard to decide which direction to go within the company, due to the abundance of opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fast paced results driven culture, GREAT co-workers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Director in Reston, VA

    I worked at Gate Gourmet

    Pros

    - surrounded by smart fun people
    - high sense of urgency type culture. not for the lazy.
    - lots of growth oppty
    - able to create your own destiny
    - collaborative teams within Reston
    - global exposure

    Cons

    - operational leaders need new thoughts and ideas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize and embrace the change that so many are creating

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Fifth Third Bank review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gate Gourmet

    Pros

    The front line employees at the banking centers are the key drivers of the business.

    Cons

    Disappointing that performance bonuses don't make it to all levels of the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be wary of the competiveness of entry level salaries for banking center employees as the market may drive higher pay and competitors would take our well-trained employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    food prep

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    Former Employee - Food Preparer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Food Preparer in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Gate Gourmet

    Pros

    they are always hiring and that make the opportunity never ending

    Cons

    this also is the same issue they lack retention and the supervisor can be either really good or really bad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    everyone should be in one plan and focus

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Very hard to work, however nice for the experience (not for money)

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    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Gate Gourmet full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Title and good experience

    Cons

    Experience and good team work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    A very dysfunctional Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Gate Gourmet full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great learning experience. Free lunches!

    Cons

    Benefits are poor. No raises apparently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut back on some management and streamline.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    GGI

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Gate Gourmet full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Each day is something different. You can never get bored. High paced atmosphere where there is never a lack of new projects to work on. .

    Cons

    Lack of training in all areas of the company. The morale is very low due to the high turn-over. They do not provide an atmosphere where good employees want to stay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some focus needs to be placed on turn-over. Make this a company that someone wants to work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Pros and Cons

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - FP&A Manager in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - FP&A Manager in Reston, VA

    I worked at Gate Gourmet full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Not too much company politics. People in general work hard and are down-to-earth. Company is in a convenient location

    Cons

    You are in mature industry (some say declining) and room for growth is really limited. The systems of the company do not support the complexity of the business and being an FP&A person that can be painful

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Very very horrible

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    Current Employee - Food Assembler in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Food Assembler in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Gate Gourmet full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Free food. Meet interesting people

    Cons

    Bad management. Filthy environment. Ignorant coworkers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better work environment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Waiting for better days

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Galley Builder in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Galley Builder in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Gate Gourmet full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Free lunch and discounts and my coworkers are friendly, diversity

    Cons

    They work you to death for little pay, went from 2 shifts to 3 shifts and we still do mandatory overtime everyday, management is rude, disrespectful, and sarcastic. They don't encourage you. Worked on Thanksgiving day, there was no holiday pay I made 8.50/hr. And then was sent home 4 hrs early because they needed to cut hrs.... Under staffed.... i can't wait to find better employment!! I am young and would not want to stay long term. And the benefits are unaffordable for what you get paid. Almost like a sweat shop but even they get chairs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should work on organization and being on the same page, encourage your workers (a friendly push), Raise the pay... The job wouldn't be so unbearable if management was more polite and we got paid more for the work we do. McDonald's makes more money then us and we work in a warehouse that just shouldn't be.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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