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Mehhh
Sales Service Driver (Current Employee) –  Oshawa, ON1 May 2018
Sounded like a great company, steady work all the extra work you can handle is what they say. offered a sign on bonus even offered recruitment bonuses...
Sign on bonus... didnt happen
Recruitment bonis... doesnt happen

They offer the world and they honestly dont follow through on any of it.

This job Is very physical and is high
Risk for injury, life altering injury.
Pros
Keeps you fit
Cons
High percentage of injury
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All 4 seasons in the building
Cleaning janitor (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB13 April 2018
Worked at different times of the day, early morning, day, evening and overnight. Never have to deal with the customers, but with the warehouse workers. You should be careful to avoid fast moving equippements such as fork lifts and other palette jacks etc.. Time to time, you may have to clean the cold storage at -20C. Overall, you are paid well and had made a lot of friends from the management to the workers.
Pros
Monthly pizzas, products at discounted price and Quartely Bonus
Cons
The cold storage is Siberia
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Great pay and benefits. Jobs has its issues
Order Selector (Current Employee) –  Milton, ON9 April 2018
Incentivised to go faster and perform better but some external issue can affect your ability to complete your job on time. Great pay and benefits but are real toll on the body.
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Driver (Current Employee) –  Milton, ON16 March 2018
People are treated unfairly. Never recognized for good work. Only bad. No reviews. Huge turn over. Empty promises. Management is like high school. No guidance. Don’t turn to HR. They don’t have your back. There moles. They never help just make things worse. Company says they a family company and care about there people. They only care about the money. You could break your back and they only care about your deliveries. Not you. Management acts nice to everyone face but could care less about you as a human.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Everything else
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Puts on a good show but doesn't follow through
Sales Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Ontario7 March 2018
preaches about culture and integrity but only those who manipulate and kiss butt progress. Cliques are abound. Bullying. Management plays favorites & lies to your face. Manipulation is rewarded with company wide acknowledgement & advancement.
Pros
benefits and pay
Cons
work/life balance is bad, favoritism, bullying.
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No company activities.
Material Handler (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC1 March 2018
I just don't like multiple store in one skid because it cause me a lot of trouble like mixed pieces, not on trucks ( NOT) and worst case scenario errors. If you have 1 error you have to pick up 17,500 cases( we call it 1/17,500) to cover up your mistakes and your incentives will be affected for 4 months.
Pros
free lunches during special events
Cons
multiple store in one skid
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Bleed your life away if you a career out of this.
Order Picker (Former Employee) –  Richmond, BC22 February 2018
First day in the group interview and I was ready to walk out as soon as they said everyone starts doing graveyard shifts and advance from there. They also said the minimum grind is about 2 years before you can get regular shifts. I mean this may be perfect for some people given their circumstances and situations but not for me. As a company that promotes healthy lifestyle. You shouldn't have people running graveyard freezer shifts.. Also the performance based incentives bonuses is really bad as it focuses on individuals rather than a whole as a team.
Pros
Potential future growth
Cons
Incentives based bonuses that focus individually.
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Excelent company. Very fisical job
Sales Rep. Truck Driver Class (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB17 February 2018
Very good company as well the bonuses and incentives. Clean and very new equipment. Provide uniforms and excellent for new drivers.
The teme working its very profesional.
Pros
Uniforms provider, pay rate, working time very stable
Cons
Fisical job
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Good People Steady Work
Loader (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB15 February 2018
Never a shortage of work. Steady busy atmosphere. Good pay and benefits. Good hard working people willing to teach and work to get the job done. Nine shift after nine years though is a killer.
Pros
Good people, good pay.
Cons
Night shift can only be tolerated so long.
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Great culture, room to grow
Customer Care Representative (Current Employee) –  Milton, ON7 February 2018
Good company!

Great RRSP plan, flex benefits, many other perks!

Great culture and work/life balance.

One of the fastest growing companies in Canada!
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fun workplace but hard on body
Loader, forklift operator, shipping and receiving (Former Employee) –  Milton, ON7 February 2018
Gordon food service is a great place to work at . Working their can stress your body out for different temperature in one day . But if you just take ur time and get to know the product you will be ok.
Pros
free lunch some days, good benifits
Cons
long hours, teamwork in some department
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Great place to work, Loved the environment and co-workers
Receptionist / Customer Care Rep (Former Employee) –  Amherst, NS6 February 2018
Great place to work. I went in covering a term position and was hired on after the job term was over. I was hired in accounts receivable and then moved to customer service.
This job was illuminated at the time and there were not more positions available.
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Very physical job with great benefits and incentives
Warehouse Employee (Former Employee) –  Milton, ON31 January 2018
Very physical job but also very rewarding with a great incentive program that rewards for performance. A lot of overtime is available through most of the year. Good culture
Pros
Benefits, Incentives
Cons
Physically demanding
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Top Heavy Company with little to no clue
Operations Clerk (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB31 January 2018
GFS pays you ok to work but definitely not to think. The whole company is so top heavy and most of the senior management has absolutely no clue as to what their own department supervisors get away with. Lies, theft, time theft and a breach of confidentiality is common in most departments. HR is just as oblivious. When you try to address a situation, you get made to be the bad guy even if you are in the right. HR has the best interests of the company in mind, not the people they are supposed to be assisting.
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Great Work Place
Delivery Person (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB24 January 2018
Enjoyed the good working environment. The supervisors are friendly. They are great to work for at the stampede, I came back for 3 years to work the seasonal position.
Pros
You can make a good amount of extra cash
Cons
Seasonal position
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Environnement de travail agréable et productif
Préposé à la réception (Former Employee) –  Boucherville, QC22 January 2018
On ne manquait jamais de travail et l'ambiance était vraiment le fun.
Pros
Heure stable et toujours de l'ouvrage
Cons
Aucune communication entre boss
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Awesome
Support/Order Selection/Forklift Operator (Former Employee) –  Milton, ON14 January 2018
Multiple job areas to work in and different shifts available. always busy with the fast paced environment. If given the chance to go back i would accept in a heart beat
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Good workplace
Material Handler/Shipping Office Clerk (Current Employee) –  Delta, BC9 January 2018
Hard work that pays well, the job itself is not easy but there is lots of oppurtinity to grow within the company. Mostly nights to start, but again its hard work that pays well.
Pros
Food, Benefits
Cons
Tough job
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Compagnie en pleine croissance
Chauffeur-livreur classe 1 (Current Employee) –  Boucherville, QC15 December 2017
Très bonne compagnie
Bons avantages sociaux
Salaire à la performance
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warehouse environment
Order Picker/Forklift Operator (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB28 November 2017
Standard warehouse work with competitive rates. Very "yesman" orientated, meaning there's room for advancement If you have a robotic work ethic. Easy work for the pay but don't have a mind of your own or they will find ways to terminate you.
Pros
food discounts
Cons
improperly managed, asvancement basee on who you know and not based on abilities.
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