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order picker (Former Employee) –  edmonton5 June 2014
good experience had a great time great working hours with benefits in the field of material handler and warehouse person.
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hardworker honest and fun
selector (Former Employee) –  Milton, ON30 April 2014
im always early, provide all the overtime I can, I work well with outhers
Pros
lunches
Cons
na
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Fun place to work,lots of opportunities for growth.
Transportation Driver Trainer Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB25 March 2014
Typical 4 days/10 hour shifts for the driver,lots of OT during peak periods. Training is provided for new Class 1 Drivers.Salary and benefits are great. Good equipment,newer trucks and trailers. Management is OK but needed some improvement. Lots of great and helpful people to work with. Hardest part of the job is physical as this job involves a lot of lifting,but its rewarded with a good salary.Most enjoyable part of the job is to get the job done and that a lot of GFS customers are appreciate the service levels that our drivers are providing every day.
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Lots of hours if you want them. very generous with overtime,
Tractor-trailer Delivery Driver Service Rep (Current Employee) –  Regina, SK, Canada9 March 2014
GFS is an awesome company to work for if you don't mind physical work outside. Day would consist of, showing up for work, grab a truck and hook up to your trailer and deliver to various customers with a wheeler until its empty. Never had a day that felt like it was going by slow. Consistent hours and they hand out overtime to whoever wants to work. Simple work but it is physical and worth the pay. Some customers even feed you.
Pros
overtime, home daily, supply everything needed for work
Cons
outside in any weather, heavy lifting, some long days
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Good people
Custodian (Former Employee) –  Milton23 February 2014
Most people are very good. Selectors are hard working but only about one in ten make it a year. If you go in the custodial department, there's about 4 people who are backstabbers and run to the boss for every little thing.
Pros
Great people
Cons
Bachstabbers
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Labour work, management a bit corrupt.
Product Handler (Former Employee) –  Annacis, BC9 January 2014
Overall a decent experience to be had, although nothing that I would consider long term. Most management was not to par with workers. Pays well, though work is extreme.
Pros
High pay, good benefits.
Cons
Long Hours, Unbearable environment, Night shifts
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Good fun workout style job
Driver (Current Employee) –  milton6 November 2013
This was a great job that is great for people that want to make money and get a workout at the same time.
Pros
fun workout style job
Cons
long hours
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GFS - a family corporation
District Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Delta15 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.
Pros
great benefits, decent salary
Cons
giant corporation under a "family owned" veil
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great pay great benefits
Delivery Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Victoria, BC29 August 2013
good pay and benefits but management seems to be absent when it comes to employee concwerns
Pros
great pay and benefits
Cons
you are just a number
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warehouse
Order Picker (Former Employee) –  Milton28 August 2013
order selecting
scanpro and warehouse logistics
great management very understanding
coworkers are good fun to work with
picking redlobster batches
free roaming own scheduled
Pros
free lunches some time
Cons
back breaking long hours
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heavy lifting
Material Handler (Former Employee) –  Delta, BC21 August 2013
repetitive lifting bending crouching on your feet all day about 300 employees order selectors are on a time based per order
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big, and boring
Customer Service Specialist (Former Employee) –  calgary1 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.
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majority of the staff are like family and great to work with the main draw back is management has VERY poor mentality
Customer Care Representative (Former Employee) –  wpg29 July 2013
if you are not a brown noser, there is no point working here.
management is very poor and needs to be re-educated or removed.
they expect more with no compensation or recognition
Pros
3 above average customer service reps
Cons
management very ignorant/all talk and no listening...there way or no way
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Enjoyable....but stressful
Customer Care Representative (Former Employee) –  Amherst, NS4 June 2013
Most staff was easy to get along with...environment was very stressful.
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A very competative company culture, with low pay and not many advancement opportunities.
eBusiness Specialist (Former Employee) –  Calgary23 April 2013
A very competitive company culture, with low pay and not many advancement opportunities.
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productive and fun workplace
Accounts Payable/Customer Rebates (Former Employee) –  Milton, Ontario23 April 2013
Was a nice workplace with kind and polite employees and managers who wer always willing to help you out.
Pros
free lunches
Cons
short term position
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unfair
Finance (Former Employee) –  Calgary21 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!
Pros
benefits good
Cons
will ask you to stay bec, they need your skills....
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great company
Delivery service Rep (Current Employee) –  Victoria, BC15 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!
Pros
great equipment great benifits
Cons
long hours
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good place. little values
Driver (Former Employee) –  Hamilton, ON12 January 2013
Terminated for an eye infection that prevented me from being able to work/drive.
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good company
Swamper (Former Employee) –  Westbank, BC19 December 2012
I enjoyed working for GFS. long day and hard work and good pay. Makes you feel like you earned your money. Was treated good by bosses and management.
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