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GraceKennedy Reviews

Updated August 9, 2017
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  1. "Executive Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at GraceKennedy full-time

    Pros

    Diversity, Open door Policy, Career Development, Performance Management System and Succession Planning

    Cons

    Reward & Recognition of employees effort outside of the Performance Management system

    Advice to Management

    Spent more time to listed to employees


  2. "Beware of this Company"

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    Former Employee - Key Account Manager in Moonachie, NJ
    Former Employee - Key Account Manager in Moonachie, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at GraceKennedy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great co-workers to work with.

    Cons

    Drive your own car 35,000 per year without reimbursement. Major inventory warehouse problems, excessive delivery problems. Be prepared to apologize constantly to customers for major service issues. Puts profits over employees and especially customers. Zero systems training. Conflicting job descriptions everyday.

    Advice to Management

    Place qualified US experienced Sales Managers. Forecast and project sales to have inventory on hand.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Challenging environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at GraceKennedy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Recognized and respected consumer brand.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership and clearly articulated business strategy or supporting resources. Management can be counted on to choose the bottom line over customers and employees at all times.

    A prime example of why executive compensation should not include shares - decisions are made for short term return as opposed to business longevity.

    Staff are seen and treated as dispensible expenses.

    Advice to Management

    Walk the talk.


  4. "Former Employee"

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    Former Employee - Corporate Controller in Moonachie, NJ
    Former Employee - Corporate Controller in Moonachie, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at GraceKennedy (Less than a year)

    Pros

    GraceKennedy is a great company. My co-workers were all extraordinary people. Everyone was willing to put in the necessary time and effort to get the job done. Everyone worked as a team.

    Cons

    The hours could some time be extensive.


  5. "Great people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at GraceKennedy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company, down to earth and hard working staff. Managers are very approachable.

    Cons

    Management does not listen to staff.

    Advice to Management

    Senior Management needs to keep their ear closer to the ground to correct small problems before evolving into a bigger issue.


  6. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Jamaica, VT
    Former Employee - Manager in Jamaica, VT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great Company! Excellent focus, improving strategies, young and dynamic leadership.

    Cons

    Inability to effectively communicate strategy and approaches the lower level staff
     May sometimes be perceived as uncaring.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to work on bridging the perceived gap between top management and operational staff. Create a mechanism that supports meaningful involvement of all staff.


  7. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miramar, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miramar, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at GraceKennedy (More than a year)

    Pros

    1. Very smart leaders who are willing to share their knowledge and experiences with their team
    2. The Company has a vision to be a truly global one, operating in all corners of the world, and is well poised to fulfill this mandate over the next few years
    3. Friendly environment, good people
    4. Health benefits

    Cons

    GK is Fairly new to the food distribution business in the USA, and thus the company going through teething pains associated with a startup. This has been frustrating for employees.

    Advice to Management

    Spend time to improve communication with staff, seek their input and feedback on ways to improve business. Focus on the long term growth of the business and recruit strong candidates for key roles

  8. "cashier at Superfood"

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    Current Employee - Cashier Or Receptionist in Mandeville (Jamaica)
    Current Employee - Cashier Or Receptionist in Mandeville (Jamaica)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at GraceKennedy part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Experience, you learn to balance time and u also get to work with different people

    Cons

    Not aware of any so far

    Advice to Management

    Keep a staff that's willing to help your business grow


  9. "GFPC"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Engineer
    Current Employee - Maintenance Engineer

    I have been working at GraceKennedy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Sense of accomplishment, variation in daily activities,

    Cons

    long hours, little teamwork, little appreciation


  10. "Needs Better Compensation Package at the Clerical Level"

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    Current Employee - Clerical in Kingston (Jamaica)
    Current Employee - Clerical in Kingston (Jamaica)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Some good people/teammembers/Some benefits/Bonuses/Staff Sales/Share Purchases

    Cons

    Autocratic leaders/Low Salary and compensation package

    Advice to Management

    Review salaries at the clerical level to retain employees, offer better benefits packages and bonuses. Offer jobs to in-house persons who have the qualifications first.


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