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Gordon Food Service Reviews

Updated July 25, 2017
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Pros
  • There is also profit sharing after one year (in 52 reviews)

  • Great pay with incentives and great benefits (in 46 reviews)

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

  • Work/Life balance is challenging in sales (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Warehouse employee shipping department"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gordon Food Service part-time

    Pros

    Great pay and opportunity. Growth potential is large.

    Cons

    Can be hard to move up in the company.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for"

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    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.

  3. "Not the best"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CDS in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - CDS in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good learning experience and training in food service

    Cons

    Pricing for products not competitive and income base on your margins which are being pressured down by competition and at the same time being driven up by internal pressure to raise prices and margins. In the end sales rep loses in sales and earnings.

    Advice to Management

    They don't care and it wouldn't make a difference


  4. "Fantastic IF you're the right kind of person"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gordon Food Service full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, rewards for hard work

    Cons

    Many people don't take their job seriously

    Advice to Management

    Manage people better


  5. "They hire anyone nowadays"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gordon Food Service full-time

    Pros

    pay is decent with bonuses frequently
    most co workers are friendly and helpful
    quartley meetings with food provided

    Cons

    work/life balance
    short breaks
    it is COLD!
    work weekends and holidays
    loud
    You generally wont be promoted unless you have a family member(S) in a supervisor role. Jobs are "created" for those individuals so they are "safe." and they are placed on first shift. Basically the rules are bent for some to get what they want.
    Some supervisors hold their employees back from being promoted or moving ahead in the company.


  6. "Decent Job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gordon Food Service full-time

    Pros

    You get plenty of hours here, plus wages are fair.

    Cons

    Extremely physically demanding, don't be surprised if you either get hurt or just get burnt out. Literally running, and I mean running, and picking cases that could weigh anywhere in between light as a feather to 100+ lbs. Personally if you can stick it out for awhile you get used to that part.

    Advice to Management

    Be a little more understanding with newer people getting errors. You scare a lot of people away with your "You could lose your job for this" speeches.


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

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    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.

  8. "Sales Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gordon Food Service full-time

    Pros

    The coworkers and management team are awesome! Love that you can still have fun while working.

    Cons

    No overtime, not enough hours to give everyone


  9. "n/a"

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    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


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Buyer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


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