Golden State Foods

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Golden State Foods Reviews

Updated October 11, 2014
Updated October 11, 2014
11 Reviews
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11 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    28 year Teamster Employee - Hourly - Retired

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hourly Teamster in City of Industry, CA
    Current Employee - Hourly Teamster in City of Industry, CA

    I have been working at Golden State Foods full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    After probation period, great benefits ( medical, dental, vacation ). Pay starts above average for barging unit employee and raises are given as you become proficient in your job. Teamster retirement low but under the rule of 84, so retired at 55 with full benefits and healthcare. Good equipment, safe, clean and plenty of hours.

    Cons

    Executive management outstanding but that is where it ends. Management at facilities ( Industry) have their heads where the sun does not shine. In most jobs, mandatory excessive overtime and managers and supervisors could care less if you have a life. Managers are two faced and have little to no loyalty or compassion for their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have been at it for a while. Since wages are set and at their level because of the Teamsters, you should take your head and insert it where the sun shines. Start treating your employees better, some employees love the 70 hours work weeks but some of us have families we would like to see as they grow. Most of your supervisors have their job not by what they know but by how much butt they have kissed. Change it to knowledge and it would improve the environment for all.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Do not accept an accounting position at the Phoenix location if you're already employed

    Former Employee - Accounting Clerk in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Accounting Clerk in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Golden State Foods as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    GSF are the main suppliers to well known fast food restaurants, so there is good stability there and the business probably isn't overly complicated. A lot of people in the office seemed friendly.

    Cons

    Do not expect any training, in spite of whatever a recruiter may tell you. To make the cut, you probably have to be one of those quick learners who has worked everywhere and can tell others how to do their jobs. Otherwise, expect to be shown the door before the end of the week. A lot of the offices and cubes have mountains of paperwork, suggesting a lack of organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When it comes to hiring new employees, there is nothing wrong with the adage "try before you buy". However, please arrange with recruiters for the jobs to be temp jobs and not temp to hire. This will prevent someone from quitting a secure job somewhere else only to not work out at GSF days later.

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  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Over worked where the only compensation is money.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Golden State Foods full-time

    Pros

    It is a secure place to work. The company is doing well and growing fast. The benefits and compensation are on average or slightly above.

    Cons

    Overtime is not optional but mandatory. There is no work/life balance. You must be prepared to dedicate the majority of your life to the job.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Great pay, hard work

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

    I worked at Golden State Foods full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Challenging at first, stick with it and you'll be rewarded with union payscale

    Cons

    Sometimes it felt like back breaking work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working at Golden State Foods,the company and i grew right along in a positive way supplying McDonald's restaurants.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Blender Operator in Conyers, GA
    Former Employee - Blender Operator in Conyers, GA

    I worked at Golden State Foods full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    You can work your way up in the company quickly,also you have good benefits.

    Cons

    You may have some parts of the year were production goes into overdrive, causing you
    to work an hour over seven days a week for both shifts of production.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe not breath down your employees neck,or step over their personal space,while they are working ,it could make them nervous.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Production Supervisor

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

    I have been working at Golden State Foods

    Pros

    -Good Base Salary
    -Great Benefits
    -Supplementary Compensation
    -Great Associates

    Cons

    -Shift Work
    -Training Program
    -Team Communication
    -Lack of Time Off
    -Location
    -Micromanagement

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    warm friendly environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in City of Industry, CA
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in City of Industry, CA

    I worked at Golden State Foods full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Fun people to work with

    Cons

    Takes awhile to be officially hired

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - EnterpriseOne Financial Consultant in City of Industry, CA
    Former Employee - EnterpriseOne Financial Consultant in City of Industry, CA

    I worked at Golden State Foods as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    I found the IT department to be a great place to work. There are lots of projects and you need to be a self starter and be able to budget your time. You will be working with great people and you will be challenged every day. Also, you get free soda!

    Cons

    None of any significance. You do need to be a self starter, the department is too busy to hold your hand.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Senior management needs to be changed

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Conyers, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Conyers, GA

    I worked at Golden State Foods full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Most people worked with were great people

    Cons

    Senior management could careless about employee's only out to make themselves look good alot of lying going on behind them closed doors in Conyers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace upper management some people have no business being in management wrong attitude and outlook on employer and employee ethics. In order to understand a job you must get your hands dirty first. Not a Slave camp.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Maintenance Mechanic

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Industry, CA
    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Industry, CA

    I have been working at Golden State Foods full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good job security and lots of overtime opputunity

    Cons

    Not a whole lot of advancement opputunity

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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