Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Sodexo USA
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I applied online. The process took 2 days – interviewed at Sodexo USA (Tyson's Corner, Fairfax, VA) in April 2015.
i had a phone screen interview followed by a one on one with the district manager where i was given a tour of the operation and was informed about the specifics of the operation, was questioned about my experience,skikk set, size of my present operation,how many employees i supervised, menu selections,food and labour cost related questions, and finally a chef tasting with a mystery basket chef test
- why would they hire me over other applicants 1 Answer
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 3+ weeks – interviewed at Sodexo USA (Birmingham, AL) in April 2015.
I submitted the application online and got an email about a week later to set up a phone interview. I did the phone interview a week later and it was a recruiter who does the screening. She then told me she would subnit my to the actual manager there and if they wanted to interview me they would contact me. 2 weekis went by and I got a phone interview and it had 4 ppl on the phone.
- Name a time where you were working on a group project and it didnt go right and you had to step up and change the situation, name a time where you had to develop a marketing campaign and what were results, name a time where you had strict deadlines for a project an how did you meet them..etc Answer Question
Helpful (3)No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 days – interviewed at Sodexo USA in January 2015.
I was contacted by email by the recruiter for an interview. We talked on the phone and it was very clear that the recruiter wasn't fully prepared. By the questions I was asked it was apparent that the recruiter had not taken the time to really look at my resume and was reading my resume to themselves as we were talking. I was told that a hiring manager would contact me the next week and that didn't happen.
- All questions were about basic information on my resume. 1 Answer
Helpful (2)No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 5 days – interviewed at Sodexo USA.
Had a phone interview with someone in HR. It went well and she told me that the district manager would call me and set up interview face to face. Received call next day from district manager and set up appointment. I had a good interview with what I thought at the time was a very nice person. We spoke for 30 minutes and then he proceeded to show me around the building and introduce me to every tom, sue and harry. He even pulled people out of meetings to introduce me to. He showed me every kitchen, closet, storeroom, stove, oven, refrigerator etc. in the place. HE MADE EVERY INDICATION THAT I WAS GETTING THE JOB. He was so relaxed with me that he was cursing and talking to me like we were two buddy's hanging out at a bar. He even was saying some derogatory things about a certain race of people, THATS HOW RELAXED HE WAS TALKING TO ME. After more then an hour he walked me out to the parking lot and TOLD ME HE HAD ONE MORE INTERVIEW TO DO AND HE WOULD CALL ME WITHIN A WEEK. I NEVER HEARD FROM THIS CLOWN AGAIN. I EVEN CONTACTED SODEXO AND THEY NEVER EVEN RESPONDED TO MY INQUIRIES. Looking back I am thrilled I never got the job, if this is how they are just in the interview process.
- He gave me nine questions. Stupid moronic situation questions about have you ever been in a situation where your boss asked you to get something done by a certain time idiocy. How about asking me the temperature of cooked pork? Something a little relevant. 3 Answers
Helpful (1)No Offer
I didn't have a professional resume. I filled out a standard job application form. There was only one interview at the actual job site. The interview was quick and pretty casual.
Helpful (1)No OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 5 days – interviewed at Sodexo USA (Fort Payne, AL) in September 2014.
This as a phone screening with a recruiter. Turned out that they already had final candidates to meet the client, they were interviewing for "back-up". Needless to say, the interview was very basic, not many question asked. It lasted for all but 15 minutes... I had prepared so well and was looking forward to the opportunity just to realize there was no real opportunity to begin with. Disappointing.
- There were no difficult or unexpected questions Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Sodexo USA.
Interview process is a panel interview. Well thought out process. Each member of the interviewing team has specific questions tailored to their discipline and perspective job requirements. Situational questions asked.
- Interview questions have several subsequent questions within the question Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at Sodexo USA (Iowa City, IA) in June 2014.
This process seemed to be very relaxed and well organized, I have not been offered yet but will hope to hear from the hiring team soon. I applied online and then have done the first interview with a recruiter and second phone interview with the hiring manager.
- I did not find any of the questions to be overwhelming by any means. Answer Question
Helpful (1)No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ months – interviewed at Sodexo USA (New York, NY) in May 2014.
Unfortunately, Sodexo doesn't treat its candidates with due respect by keeping them informed of the interview process and hiring decision. I was originally contacted by HR in May for a phone screen, but wasn't invited in for an interview until a month later in June. I had to go to their office three times before I finally met with all of the hiring managers -- a clear indication of how disorganized they are internally. I was told the hiring decision would be swift since they needed to staff the position ASAP. Unfortunately, that was not the case. My follow-up emails never solicited a response that indicated when a decision would be made. It's now August 2014 and I've decided to move on. I consider this a blessing in disguise. Do I really want to work for an organization that doesn’t take the time to notify job candidates of its interview process? Their HR and hiring managers must think so little of people that they don’t keep candidates informed of their hiring progress. The way I was treated over the past few months is a reflection of the company’s overall culture.
- No hard questions. Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 4 weeks – interviewed at Sodexo USA (Kissimmee, FL) in December 2013.
Applied via Indeed.com...got callback from Corporate office to do phone screen...passed that; waited another week or so to do local phone screen with Manager who will be doing the hiring. Talked to Manager, as arranged, lasted about 40 minutes good exchange of question and answers. No blatantly stupid questions to answer, waited another week to arrange for face-to-face interview with same Manager I did the phone screen with. Manager gave me a tour of the campus and dining areas. Seems the facility is somewhat disorganized and needs a internal and food service upgrade. Waited yet another week to talk to the DIrector of the overall facility. Met with her and the dietitian in the same day...usual interview with a "executive" After all this they had some kind of inspection to prepare for and had to wait to decide on who they hire...never got a call back to say i did not get hired after waiting over 3 weeks...
- Manager introduced me as "administrator" to the Director, guess that could work!! Answer Question
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