District Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Delta – 15 October 2013
GFS is a large American based company operating in Canada. There are many division, including sales, transportation, credit and marketing.
The company strives to be as profitable as possible, and there are financial incentives for each category in doing so.
This structure bodes well for those firmly implanted in the company, but leaves little wiggle room for those trying to break into the ranks.
Each department seems to have different levels of turnover, however majority of the people there have been there for years. This mean GFS will either be the company for you, or it wont. Not much in between.
Customer Service Specialist (Former Employee) – calgary – 1 August 2013
managers tried to make "fun games" at work to bring up the atmosphere, but at lower level, you r just a number in such a big company. people are nice to work with, and they can work without you with absolutely zero question asked.
Finance (Former Employee) – Calgary – 21 March 2013
laying off all finance -accounting... then they posted jobs again then we reaaply.. saying we dont have much experience for the same job were applying .. and have worked with them for 4 yrs>>.. they should reasses managers job.. (they are not working just chatting always in the phone..) being loyal to gfs is not worth it. unfair management and favoritism, politics... too much!
will ask you to stay bec, they need your skills....
Delivery service Rep (Current Employee) – Victoria, BC – 15 March 2013
pick up trailer deliver food Management great with very small exception co workers great! dealing with some of the loads and how they are built some arogant chefs out there thinking you are beneath them satisfaction of an empty trailer and the pay check!
Worker (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 29 November 2012
Senior Management unqualified and disconnected from the market/industry. Laid-off employees last year and more are imminent (outsourcing to the US). They do not follow their Cornerstone Values, just words on the wall. Pride themselves on being family owned but don't act as such. Micro-manage employees. Expect increased results with decreased resources. Push till you break mentality. The atmosphere is very negative and unhealthy to be around. Pay is not competitive to the market. Used to be a great place to work. If Management was replaced it could again be a great to place to work.
Poor management, they cant make up their minds and lots, lots of politics.
DSR (Former Employee) – Ottawa – 18 November 2012
I had to listen to stories that involved senior mgmt being stars all through training and when I got in the field found out it was an "old boys club" at the top and they were all essentially incompetent and discrimatory towards employees in a sneeky and under hande3d fashion. Those were the words of current top achievers in the field.
car allowance sucked, huge territory and they dragged me to milton whenever they felt like it.
District Sales Representative (Former Employee) – British Columbia – 11 October 2012
Job culture had changed drastically in the past five years. Poor over-all employee moral as many employees have been laid-off as much of the internal transactions have been relocated to US head office. Remaining employees worry about loosing their jobs.
Lumper (Former Employee) – Milton, ON – 26 September 2012
Couldn't stand the place, Half the building didn't get along with the other half, everybody was always doing something wrong in the managers eyes and you got worked 20 times harder than the people on the lift trucks who make almost 2x as much as you.