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Gordon Food Service Reviews

Updated June 21, 2017
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Pros
  • There is also profit sharing after one year (in 53 reviews)

  • Great Benefits Good working environment (in 45 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours, hard work sometimes (in 24 reviews)

  • Work/Life balance is challenging in sales (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Great company to work for"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Jackson, MI
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Jackson, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gordon Food Service part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    they treat their employees with respect and show their appreciation, holidays you get a gift card for in store. Also if you do well on a "secret shopper" you get rewarded in the form of a gift card.

    Cons

    If you are a part time worker your shifts vary and working sunday is a must. full time workers had a set weekly schedule.

    Advice to Management

    Keep treating the employees well and reward them for their work. A cashier at GFS was my first job and once my husband is out of the military and I have my bachelors degree I would like to come back and work for the company again. Jamie R the manager at the Jackson MI store inspired me and taught me alot about the GFS store.


  2. "Good physical job. Basically make your own pay once you learn the system."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Selector in Aberdeen, MD
    Current Employee - Warehouse Selector in Aberdeen, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gordon Food Service full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, leadership takes care of you when performance is high. Write your own check with their incentive program. Room for growth all over.

    Cons

    Hours flux from a lot of OT to barely 40. People hired to do the work underestimate the intensity and the work force becomes weak.

    Advice to Management

    Have stricter hiring procedures. This job isn't for everyone and that needs to be highly stressed.


  3. "n/a"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Janitor in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Janitor in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gordon Food Service full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    they have great benfits and pay

    Cons

    long hous and gets hot in the summer

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Buyer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Gordon Food Service full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment, everyone is very friendly. Room for growth within the company is encouraged

    Cons

    Shorter holiday/vacation than at some other companies

    Gordon Food Service Response

    May 22, 2017

    Thanks for taking time to share your thoughts about working here at Gordon Food Service. We're so glad to hear you enjoy the environment, people, and want to grow within the company. We'll be sure to ... More


  5. "outside sales representative"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gordon Food Service full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    family, progressive, unique, rewarding and challenging

    Cons

    Growth is slow, the market is accelerating

    Advice to Management

    none

    Gordon Food Service Response

    May 22, 2017

    Thank you for taking time to share your experience here at Gordon Food service. While new to the company, we're so happy you are feeling the culture and experience we hope all our people enjoy ... More


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Hole Lot of Back Stabbing and Dismissals Lately"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Developer in Wyoming, MI
    Current Employee - Developer in Wyoming, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gordon Food Service full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, good place to work most of the times.

    Cons

    Don't just be a team player, make sure you are a super fake team player. One person on your team will smile to your face while plotting to destroy you.

    Advice to Management

    Don't favor the suck-ups.

    Gordon Food Service Response

    May 22, 2017

    Thank you for taking time to share your thoughts about the environment there. It's disappointing to hear you've had such a disappointing experience. We do offer the integrity hotline (see homeplate ... More


  7. "Assistant Transportation Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Transportation Manager in Westerville, OH
    Current Employee - Assistant Transportation Manager in Westerville, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company Family owned growing company

    Cons

    Limited career opportunity's if not willing to relocate.


  8. "Anonymous"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Peoria, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Peoria, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gordon Food Service part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Loved helping customers, most of staff very helpful and worked as a team. Good hours and store manager is wonderful!

    Cons

    Lower management and some employees could not accept each other for who they were regardless of flaws as we all have them.

    Advice to Management

    Don't presume that employees are out to maim or "get you."


  9. "Sales Associate"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Maplewood, MO
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Maplewood, MO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of room for growth
    Employee benefits

    Cons

    Management can put too much pressure on employees
    Unrealistic productivity goals


  10. "Merge Operator"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Merge Operator in Shepherdsville, KY
    Former Employee - Merge Operator in Shepherdsville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gordon Food Service full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent pay, great benefits, very nice work environment.

    Cons

    Promotions not always based on education, production, or time management. Most promotions seemed to be based more on popularity with management.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that everyone qualified ACTUALLY has a fair opportunity when applying for promotions. Most promotions that were observed seemed to already be decided before the interview or even the application process had started.


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