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Busy day. Demands are very high. Ever changing company.
Employee (Current Employee), Grand Rapids MIAugust 8, 2014
Pros: customer service. work hard. build great relationships
Cons: very demanding
Most enjoyable part of the job is the customers and growing sales through working with the customers.
53 + hours a work week.
Need to be very strong in time management.
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GFS is a wonderful place to work and creates a positive working environment for all of their employees.
Customer Development Specialist (Former Employee), Louisville, KYAugust 4, 2014
While the job I have can be a difficult one, being employed by a company that appreciates you and the job you do every day makes it much easier to bear. I actually left the company for a couple of years, but after working for a company who puts their employees and customers needs above their own, it was difficult to work in a culture different from – more... that of gfs. The benefits are some of the best you can find in the workforce and the environment is so positive that you want to do a good job for them everyday! – less
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Good
Business Analyst (Former Employee), Wyoming, MIAugust 3, 2014
The only think that I did not like about GFS is the weather condition in Wyoming MI as it snows heavy through out the winter but however the client provided me WFH option.

I get to work back on the Agile methodology as the project was purely Agile based.

Excellent Co-worker.
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Productive and fast paced environment
Temporary Accounts Payable Processor (Former Employee), Grand Rapids, MIJuly 29, 2014
Crossed referenced over 7000 invoices to ensure correct payment quickly, accurately and with zero error. Maintained a neat and orderly work environment in order to stay organized in a fast paced environment. Consistently ahead of deadline which afforded myself time to help other team members.
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Retail
Manager (Current Employee), Grand Rapids, MIJuly 22, 2014
Pros: good benefits and culture (at least what is strived for)
Cons: pay, hours, workload, expectations, upper management communication/understanding
Retail management at GFS is better then at other retail establishments but it is still retail and thus is chaotic and stressful. Work load and expectations are high and continue to grow.
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Store Associate
Cashier and Stocker (Former Employee), Findlay, OHJuly 20, 2014
Stocked shelves, sliced meat, cashiered, and worked to assist customers with party planning and special orders.
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Great company overall but very poor work/life balance
Sales and Service Manager (Current Employee), Bowling GreenJuly 20, 2014
Pros: great benefits and weekly pay
Cons: long hours and very little free time
A typical day would be assisting customers with products and ensuring orders are filed correctly
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working together to comple assignments
Receiver/Lift Operator (Current Employee), Plant city, FLJuly 6, 2014
Pros: free food at times
Cons: n/a
good place to work, Great people, caring management.....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
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Productive and nice place to work.
Sales Associate (Current Employee), Brooklyn, OHJune 24, 2014
Pros: free food on friday's and saturdays
Cons: short breaks
A typical day at work consists of unloading trucks, stocking shelves and assisting customers. The management team is a good team to work for. The co-workers are mostly hard workers and give a helping hand. The hardest part of the job is sometimes trying to keep up with rush of people. The most enjoyable part of the job are the co-workers. They are very – more... personable and warm. – less
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Very Family Like
Cashier (Former Employee), Niles, ILJune 17, 2014
I worked with this company for over a year and when I needed personal/medical time off they had no problem adjusting to my needs and holding my job for me while I was gone
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Great Comapny
SCEDULER AND RECEIVING CLERK (Current Employee), Plant City, FLMay 31, 2014
Pros: incentive checks
Excellent company to work for. Ample avenues to grow within this company.
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Great Place to Work
Forklift Operator (Former Employee), Grand Rapids, MIMay 22, 2014
Pros: steady work, no layoffs, and merit raises + incentive bonuses
Cons: long hours ... no sleep :-)
A typical day started at 230pm , where I would begin to set-up for the 2nd shift Produce Processing Dept. I used a forklift to locate and deliver raw product to the dept. It was my responsibility to monitor and replace product as the shift progressed, and to fill out a shift report along with usage and throw-out sheets to be handed in prior to end of – more... shift. At times I was called on to assist in the warehouse as needed, which often resulted in a lot of overtime. I learned much from this job in terms of warehouse management, and the importance of paperwork to ensure accurate data for the company database. Also, I learned how to structure my workday to ensure efficiency and smooth flow of production which ensured cash bonuses for production goals.
The best parts of the job were the benefits, such as a retirement fund(self directed investment) safety and attendance bonuses, and profit sharing. Also a great crew to work with. – less
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Slow paced work environment
Stocker (Former Employee), Monroe, MIMay 21, 2014
It was a nice place to work.. it was my first job.
management was strict but we got the work done.
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great work place, fast pace work environment, very detailed work
sales associate (Former Employee), Middletown, OHMay 20, 2014
Pros: breaks too short, low pay
Cons: sales challenge, great incentives, great moral, motivated job
I enjoyed working for this place, because they worked around my schedule, was very sympathetic to household emergencies. They also had many meetings in which incentives and rewards were given. Great bosses and employee.
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Working for GFS
Customer Development Specialist (Former Employee), Holland, MIMay 20, 2014
Pros: if you go hungry thats your fault
Cons: on call to customers needs all the time
When I joined the company they were still being run by two of the Gordon Brothers. about 3 years ago that changed as they stepped away from day to day operations. With the new management the culture changed and became much more like Sysco and US Foods. The benefits are awesome. The working on Saturdays and sundays got old after a while. There is a brotherhood – more... with coworkers that is second to none. The training is the best in the industry. One of the best jobs I have ever had in my career. – less
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Good Workplace
Retail Sales Associate (Former Employee), Brooklyn, OHMay 15, 2014
Good workplace if you just want a part time job. Management is very nice. Good work environment. Always stay busy.
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Good for first timer in a warehouse environment
Fork Lift driver (Former Employee), Plant City, FLMay 13, 2014
Pros: great co workers
Cons: horrible bosses and warehouse conditions are poor
Compaired to publix ware house this place is a dump but with a little work and better management this place could be awesome. The hours can be very long like any warehouse during the holiday seasons. The management team will work with you on any issues you have as long as you prove to be an import an asset to the company. If you get the job, accuretely – more... selecting and working hard you will have no problem securing your position. – less
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productive
Class A CDL Driver (Current Employee), Plant City, FLMay 12, 2014
Pros: great experience
Cons: away from home
Gordon food services is a very good company to work for. they do take care of their employees in ever way possible.
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great work environment
Cashier/Customer Service (Former Employee), Battle Creek, MIMay 11, 2014
Pros: fun work environment
Cons: not enough hours
I learned a lot about each business owner who purchased their products from our store. I enjoyed knowing them on a level that made me familiar with all their wants and needs. I enjoyed my job very much.
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Great opportunity
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Cleveland, ohApril 28, 2014
It was a great experience to work there. The customers were the best and enjoyable part of my job

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