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Golden State Foods Reviews

Updated January 20, 2015
Updated January 20, 2015
14 Reviews
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14 Reviews
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Mark S. Wetterau
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  1.  

    Hard work. Great Pay

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Golden State Foods

    Pros

    I was able to work at this company while in college. The hours were very flexible and the pay was great for a part-time opportunity.

    Cons

    Working in the warehouse distribution environment can be very labor intensive. Typical shifts are ten hours or more depending on the shipping/receiving demand for the day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to compensate operational employees well with all the hard work they do.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Working For Golden State Foods' Corporate Headquarters

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Golden State Foods full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good working environment and benefits. Average compensation for your contributions.

    Cons

    This company will work you to death if you let them. It is important to set limits as to what you will and will not do for the company. There is a tendency to make your position overlap the duties of multiple positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I know this company is growing tremendously. Try not to under staff and make all of your people miserable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    A interesting place to work with a lot of diversity.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    You can learn a lot of different jobs here in a short period of time and move up in the company.

    Cons

    You work a lot of mandatory hours in peak parts of the year on a regular basis.
    But if you have enough seniority,you can ask for a day off if you are scheduled to work a seven day work week until further notice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just maybe be a little more aware of employees personal work space,being to close, it can make them nervous.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Golden State Foods full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Company Car, most GM's are good

    Cons

    McDonalds. Horrible work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop giving out employees cell numbers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Do not accept an accounting position at the Phoenix location if you're already employed

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

    I worked at Golden State Foods as a contractor (less than a 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.

    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Over worked where the only compensation is money.

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    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
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great pay, hard work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warehouse
    Former Employee - Warehouse

    I worked at Golden State Foods full-time (less than a 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    28 year Teamster Employee - Hourly - Retired

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Production Supervisor

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    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    warm friendly environment

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    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    Fun people to work with

    Cons

    Takes awhile to be officially hired

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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