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Gate Gourmet Reviews

Updated March 1, 2015
Updated March 1, 2015
151 Reviews
2.4
151 Reviews
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Gate Gourmet CEO Andrew Gibson
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75 Ratings

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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  1.  

    Fast Paced Company, get ready to go on a rollercoaster ride.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Gate Gourmet

    Pros

    Learn all you can from as many managers as you can, nothing really formal in place in terms of a template.
    Promotions take time, at times are subjective, but not impossible.

    Cons

    You are in control of your own growth, benefits are bare bone, and no salary increases have been in place in years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize, train and acknowledge employees who really move the numbers and get the job done, not just the new hires.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Pretty cool place lots of things that amaze you

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

    I have been working at Gate Gourmet

    Pros

    good pay, hours, overtime, benefits, get to work with all kinds of cultures

    Cons

    the dishroom people talk to you like you're a minority if you're not of African decent. some supervisors can be mean

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    train your whole staff

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Chaos but somehow it works

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SAP Specialist
    Current Employee - SAP Specialist

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

    Pros

    If you like fast paced this is the place for you, however with the ever changing challenges comes stress! Be careful what you ask for!!

    Cons

    There is a culture of no control so a lot of long time employees are jaded. The company has potential but there needs to be an investment in training and value put on the employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being so negative and develop your employees, give people the tools they need to be successful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Food Assembler

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Food Assembeler in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Food Assembeler in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Gate Gourmet

    Pros

    Good pay , great hours , overtime

    Cons

    Hiring processes , Phone interview , Booked schedule for interview

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    faster hiring process

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Job and Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

    Fast paced results driven culture, GREAT co-workers

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  8.  

    Fifth Third Bank review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    the worst company ever the worst company ever

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sous Chef in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sous Chef in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Gate Gourmet full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    the coworkers are wonderful you really have a family there with your coworkers

    Cons

    the management is the worst and the Teamsters Union is a hoaxI wish I had some good kind but there aren't any it is pretty much a sweatshop

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    my advice to management is get up out of your seat stop playing God and go down and get to know the coworkers more get a better feel in a better more Ralph of the building you make a lot of money but that doesn't mean you can be God

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Food prep

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA

    I have been working at Gate Gourmet

    Pros

    Free cold drinks and food

    Cons

    Horrible management, unorganized, and they do not care about their employees.
    It's a very messy environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs to be extremely better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    A magic 8-ball would say, "Outlook murky"

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Director in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Director in Reston, VA

    I worked at Gate Gourmet

    Pros

    Global organization, fast-paced environment, opportunities to learn a little about a lot. There are some great professional employees at this place who are motivated and very talented.

    Cons

    The good professional employees who are motivated and very talented seem to burn out or leave within 2-years. There is a lot of turn over for hourly and professional staff. This is a mature industry and complex industry with a lot of compliance and many issues re: organized labor contracts. Benefits are not competitive in the DC-Metro area for professional employees (examples: no company-paid life insurance, short term disability insurance or long term disability insurance; no paid parental leave; no commuter benefits; high health insurance premiums; no formal flex-time or telecommuting programs). No PTO program (rather 2-week or 3-week vacation, depending upon level in company PLUS 5-days sick time, which cannot be carried over year to year).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The most senior leaders should get 360 feedback from their direct reports annually and seriously work to improve their own performance before awarding themselves additional compensation. There is a lot of talk about what needs to be done or how leaders "should" behave, but not a lot of carry through. Hopefully the new CEO and CFO's will make an impact to improve corporate culture, but it will be an uphill battle.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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