Gordon Food Service - GFS Cornerstone Values lost at the divisional level, but still a better company than Sysco and Us Food Service | Glassdoor
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"GFS Cornerstone Values lost at the divisional level, but still a better company than Sysco and Us Food Service"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Customer Development Specialist in Indianapolis, IN
Current Employee - Customer Development Specialist in Indianapolis, IN
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Gordon Food Service full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Private family owned company which means no greedy stockholders to answer to. Great profit sharing/401K program. Excellent benefits, including tuition reimbursement, adoption assistance, employee discounts, etc. Christian company. Financial rewards for performance.

Cons

Cornerstone values and culture lost at the divisional level. Middle management are a bunch of "yes men" that don't support the people that report to them. Long hours, week nights and Sunday work. More concerned about expense management and head count than sales building. Individual departments are more concerned with personal success than the success of the entire team. Most of the strong leaders have left the company and have been replaced by puppets.

Advice to Management

Replace "yes men" middle management with strong leaders. better align departmental goals so entire team can have success.

Other Employee Reviews for Gordon Food Service

  1. Helpful (1)

    "To many hours for the salary."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gordon Food Service full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Co-Workers, decent salary, benefits, tons of new opportunity with new stores.

    Cons

    50hr work weeks is not necessary for 90% of the year. Around Christmas and Grad Season sure. There is no reason to work us 50 hours a week, first chance most of us get we are going to leave for a normal full time job.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce work weeks to 40 hours during low volume times.


  2. "Good company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Cashier in Schaumburg, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gordon Food Service part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    GFS is a great company to work for. They actually listen to their employees which is something I have never experienced in retail. You can earn a lot of bonuses and gift cards through sales competitions through out the year. It's not just for management, it's for the entire store. It's great incentive to work harder and be rewarded for your efforts.

    Cons

    The pay is not that great but that's retail for you. It would be nice to get more raises more often, but every 6 months isn't that terrible.

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