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Golden State Foods Reviews

Updated May 6, 2017
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Mark S. Wetterau
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Pros
  • Good pay that is well deserved due to the intense work that is necessary to accomplish daily goals (in 9 reviews)

  • Great pay and benefits, easy workload (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Absolutely no work-life balance (in 11 reviews)

  • No work-life balance and leadership does not provide guidance (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Management in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great pay, overtime, and awesome people.

    Cons

    Required to work a lot of hours even 7 days sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, it is starting to pay off.


  2. "High Stress not worth it"

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    Former Employee - Warehouseman in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Warehouseman in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Golden State Foods full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Moderate to high pay. Decent job security.

    Cons

    No work life balance. Very high stress. Very little training. Poor communication. Not enough people to do all the work.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people. Train more and better.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Conyers Liquid Products"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Conyers, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Conyers, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Golden State Foods full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Salary is good, and medical is slighlty below market.

    Cons

    No work life balance. Leadership is a close, personal network of friends outside of work. Not skill based. High turn over. Executive leadership is ignoring the source at the top 2 VP's. One not engaged in the business, and the other trying the learn without the education and experience. Nothing worse than seeing VP reading the basics on front line leadership and trying tactics on you...

    Advice to Management

    Time to rethink hiring leadership with real experience. The grooming process doesn't work with Johnnie Bravo manning the wheel. Time to punt


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Poorly Managed"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Conyers, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Conyers, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Golden State Foods full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits package, Good charity foundation contribution, higher management paid well.

    Cons

    Poorly managed, advancement based on buddy system rather than skill, under compensation for heavy workload, hostile work environment, unqualified management. High turnover.

    Advice to Management

    The founders of GSF set forth an honorable foundation with its creed and values. Unfortunately, management fails to uphold them. Too much ego, not enough competence.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "It's good,,, but wish it would be the best"

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    Current Employee - Delivery Driver/Customer Service Representative in Sumner, WA
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver/Customer Service Representative in Sumner, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    GREAT wage, benefits , pension , lots of OT , and mostly everyone ( Drivers , Warehouseman , Management ?? ) work and get along well as a whole

    Cons

    Drivers and Warehouseman are UNION Management is not ,,,, which cause conflict,,, this is what keeps it from being the best to work for,,, also equipment needs to get better

    Advice to Management

    Fix the issues they say they will,,, make a good statement to all employees union or not together let's make this the Best GSF distribution center to work for,,,We own the Northwest


  6. "good company"

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    Current Employee - Former Wearhouse Lead in Lexington, SC
    Current Employee - Former Wearhouse Lead in Lexington, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and all the overtime you can handle

    Cons

    Long hours and schedule can change at any time

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people who actually do the work


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Lack of leadership"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Conyers, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Conyers, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and decent benefits.

    Cons

    Zero life outside of work. Miserable atmosphere at work. Lack of trust, integrity and leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to take care of and trust your workers who work way harder and more hours than you do. Upper management has no connection to the production floor. Worst management team I have ever worked under.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Quality Control Technician"

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    Current Employee - Quality Control Technician in Monroe, GA
    Current Employee - Quality Control Technician in Monroe, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Golden State Foods (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    has good benefits,good 401K plan that matches, has a union to make sure you are treated fairly as an associate

    Cons

    sometimes has a hard working/life balance resulting in anywhere from 8 hours 5 days a week to 12 hours 7 days a week depending on the department at the time.

    Advice to Management

    focus less on the numbers being created and more on the value of the associates that are working for you.


  9. "Accounting Manager"

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    Current Employee - Accounting Manager in Oak Brook, IL
    Current Employee - Accounting Manager in Oak Brook, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Golden State Foods (Less than a year)

    Pros

    no pros that I can think of now.

    Cons

    No work-life balance and leadership does not provide guidance.

    Advice to Management

    come into the 21st century. Stop over working your staff.


  10. "Lots of OT"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Order Selector in Sumner, WA
    Current Employee - Warehouse Order Selector in Sumner, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Golden State Foods full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits, High pay, Payed holidays, payed vacation, payed sick time.

    Cons

    6 tens a week. heavy lifting, no room for advancement, Mandatory overtime

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people


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