Gate Gourmet Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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Gate Gourmet CEO Andrew Gibson
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Pros
  • Fast paced enviroment keeps the job challenging and interesting (in 9 reviews)

  • Good people, benefits and free lunches (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • long hours, not steady work shedule (in 11 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    great job to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get over time pay is great employees are very friendly and helpful. And you get to meet new people. Great

    Cons

    No cons company is really great.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  2. Over all I really like the job but by i have medical conditions it had stop me from going to work.

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    Former Employee - Dishwasher in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Dishwasher in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I loved the job because you can do multiple things at once.

    Cons

    I had to do so much bending over and lifting.


  3. Review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Gate Gourmet full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility for corporate workers, can be a part of many initiatives if willing, advancement opportunities for those willing to relocate.

    Cons

    Operations (and support services) don't have the leadership bench strength nor the computer literacy that they need to operate. Leadership is old boys network and a lot of decisions by gut, not facts. Very political. Need to be willing to relocate to be promoted due to the global nature of business. If you want to move, good opportunities. As with most companies, division of labor not good - often you do someone else's job because they don't know how or because the position isn't filled.

    Advice to Management

    Build your leadership bench strength. Don't operate so lean that you burn out your people. Set people up for success.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Challenging

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    Current Employee - Transportation Supervisor in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Transportation Supervisor in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gate Gourmet (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to advance as long as your able to work the politics of the business.

    Cons

    Many employees approach their job assignments with low morale. Old habits hard to change making it hard to introduce change or a different structure.

    Advice to Management

    Support new ideas. Keep the parts of the current structure that prove to be effective to the majority, disregard the rest and generate from there.


  6. Gate Gourmet

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    The company has great people, and free lunch.

    Cons

    It does however lack parking, it's always a struggle.


  7. Food Prep

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    free lunches, raffles to win a prize, paid holidays and birthdays after 1 year employed, paid vacations, lots of overtime when you need them.

    Cons

    racism, favoritism, very poor organization, they make you work overtime even if you finished your work station. Very low raise up to 10 cents, almost to every year. Health benefits too high to afford.

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to know your employees, greet every employees, not just your favorites. Treat us with respects.


  8. Good Overall

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    Former Employee - Food Preparer in College Park, GA
    Former Employee - Food Preparer in College Park, GA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gate Gourmet full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    you get paid every week and have a set schedule

    Cons

    depending on the department you're in there is a high chance of MANDATORY overtime being called and you have to stay until the work is done


  9. Porter

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    Former Employee - Porter in Schiller Park, IL
    Former Employee - Porter in Schiller Park, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Gate Gourmet full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    One of the best reasons to work at Gate Gourmet, is that the staff are friendly and so are the employees.

    Cons

    Transportation to the job from the el station would be great.

    Advice to Management

    none


  10. Long Hours, Low Pay, and Difficult Management

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    Current Employee - Food Handler in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Food Handler in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Gate Gourmet provides two free meals to all employees everyday.

    Cons

    There is little teamwork and overall morale is low. The work loads are unevenly distributed, and there is serious problems with stock and inventory upkeep.

    Advice to Management

    Please remember that your workers are human beings that deserve to not be insulted, belittled, or harassed. Lead by example and be a try team player and they will respect and follow your lead.


  11. Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gate Gourmet full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment to work and establish roots fast pace huge challenges but that's what makes the job interesting.

    Cons

    Employee retention too low, many variables due to nature of the Industry.

    Advice to Management

    Continued focus on consistency.



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