Working at Gist: company overview and reviews

268 reviews
Gist ratings
Average rating of 268 reviews on Indeed
2.9Work-life balance
3.0Pay & benefits
2.9Job security & advancement
1,001 to 5,000
Transport and Freight

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Overall reviews at Gist

Support Services Clerk | Thatcham | 21 Jan 2014
Productive workplace
- Use of warehouse management systems (AS400, Voice) - Ability to use business reporting tools and build my own reports using business objects - High level knowledge of inbound and outbound logistics - Managing relations with a large UK company
Apprentice | Basingstoke | 6 Sep 2017
None enjoyable place to work. Poor working life balance and little support for progression. Management are poor and have no respect for none-managerial employees.
Warehouse Worker | Hemel Hempstead | 3 Mar 2014
Terrible place to work
I can only speak for the boundry way site but it was terrible. the moral is the place is so low because workers are being paid next to nothing for the ever increasing work loads the management pressurise to complete. all this even although there are no target bonuses or benifits at all which in turn is why there are so many lazy workers in the warehouse.
Consno free cofee (on starbucks contract), dirty toilets, bad management, filthy microwaves, no benifits for working hard.
Forklift Operator | Rugby | 24 Aug 2013
Productive Workplace
I am currently employed at Gist Ltd, Rugby where I am working as a double fork Counter Balance & Reach Truck Driver. As an extremely enthusiastic individual with forklift certification, I would like to employ my capabilities in a larger capacity. I possess excellent knowledge of all hydraulic forklifts, loading and unloading shipments, maintaining all appropriate records and ensuring that all products are stored correctly and safely within the needs of the business.
Prosflexible hours
Consshort term contracts
Started agency then worked my way up where it all | Sheffield | 25 Sep 2019
Wouldnt recommemd to anyome
Never ever ever ever ever ever ever work there because it's 75% full of back stabbing managers, shift managers, graduates that think they know everything, guess what???? Thick comes to mind, even administration at that place was so shifty
Development Director | Basingstoke | 16 May 2018
Nothing special
Stuck in a bit of a time warp No progression for PA's and not provided with laptops or mobile phones. Very much a 9-530pm environment for Admins. No real opportunity to be able to think outside the box and feel as though you are adding value. Paid to do and job and that's it on site restaurant good location
Prosgood location
Consstuck in a time warp
Warehouse Worker | Hemel Hempstead | 10 May 2016
Hellish and stressful warehouse
It was a good place to work for when i first started 6 Months ago because the move to Enfield was not in place at the time. Since they said we where moving warehouse to a new one the work rate decreased and everything just got worse, managers would not sort out problems that would arise and attempt to get you to bend the rules so they could save time. But before the move everything run smoothly it was enjoyable to come to work. because they would let me get in and just crack on with my work no one would bother me unless needed to, even letting me leave early for working through my breaks.
Prosdecent amount of cigarette breaks
ConsManagers would not solve problems
Transport Manager | Cumbernauld | 25 Jun 2012
hard and fast paced
ensuring all k.p.i.s met persons and money to manage people all managemengt tried to work for the same goals hardest part of job was mentoring productivity and performance working for blue chip company
Proshealth care company car
Conslong hours and working any 5/7 nights
Credit Controller | Barnsley | 27 Nov 2016
exemplary workplace
Gist is great place to work. Friendly environment with a great work/life balance. There is plenty of opportunities for advancement.
Operations Administrator | Bristol | 9 Feb 2018
should have stayed there
Not to bad of a job, wasn't that far to travel, and a good bunch of staff, learnt a lot about the operating system and got on well with the management. Hardest part of the job was working nights, and getting used to the shifts.
Prosgood pay and localish
Conslong hours at night
Order Picker | Auburn, WA | 11 Mar 2020
forklift driver
It's an okay place to work i worked there for a little over 6 years. some days were good other days not so much. Typical for any job same with the people I worked with & for.
Program Manager | United States | 23 Feb 2021
Friendly and personal care
Results oriented. Great place to work. Always there is mentor willing to listen to your personal concerns. They expect the best of myself to growth together.
Postdoc under World Class University Program | Cher | 11 Nov 2014
Excellent and interesting
Excellent cooperation and nice culture. Happy life without tensions. Possible collaboration with neighboring institutions and timely help from institute officials and Govt. officials. I enjoyed a lot. But, access to facilities is poor.
Site Manager | Hempstead, NY | 15 Jan 2019
Great place to learn and develop
Started my career as a manager here and found Gist to be a great company to learn. well lead and very good opportunities to grow within. The days can be long and you must be willing to lead from the front, as during peak periods its all hands to the pump. The management team are always willing to listen and if required make changes to achieve the end goal. The one team ethos is the best part and it will encourage people to stay.
Consgraduate placements

Questions and answers about Gist

How did you feel about telling people you worked at Gist?
Asked 23 Aug 2017
Proud and slightly smug, my specific contract trumps most with pay, pension holidays and terms and conditions.
Answered 29 Feb 2020
Answered 25 Sep 2019
How are the working hours at Gist?
Asked 6 Jun 2017
Brilliant, four on four off. Over 20 days holiday annually, 40 days full sick pay and days in lieu with any overtime. Though I do not get asked for overtime as I choose not to work any.
Answered 29 Feb 2020
4on/4off shift pattern and any 5 from 7 shift pattern available.
Answered 14 Feb 2020
What should you wear to an interview at Gist Ltd?
Asked 18 Oct 2017
Army and military outfit
Answered 25 Sep 2019
You need only safety equipment
Answered 21 May 2019
If you were to leave Gist, what would be the reason?
Asked 14 Nov 2018
Retirement or redundancy.
Answered 29 Feb 2020
Boring. Repetarive. Lack of job rotation.
Answered 24 Feb 2020
What is the interview process like at Gist?
Asked 8 Jan 2018
Probably the same as many other interview processes
Answered 31 Dec 2018
Amazing very professional and they make you feel comfortable.
Answered 22 Jul 2018