Sodexo USA Interview Questions

Updated May 4, 2015
29 Interview Reviews

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

42%
28%
28%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

92%
4%
4%

Interview Difficulty

2.7
Average

Interview Difficulty

Hard

Average

Easy

29 Candidate Interview Reviews Back to all Interviews

Sort: Popular Date Difficulty
  1.  

    Executive Chef Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Tyson's Corner, Fairfax, VA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Sodexo USA (Tyson's Corner, Fairfax, VA) in April 2015.

    Interview

    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

    Interview Questions

    • why would they hire me over other applicants   1 Answer
  2.  

    Unit Marketing Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at Sodexo USA (Birmingham, AL) in April 2015.

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • 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
  3. Helpful (3)  

    Kitchen Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Sodexo USA in January 2015.

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • All questions were about basic information on my resume.   1 Answer

    Sodexo USA Response

    Feb 3, 2015 – Employment Branding Sourcing Manager

    Hi there- I appreciate you taking the time to share your experience and am sorry to hear about the situation you've described here. I encourage you to send an email with your information (name, Job ... More

  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Interview Review


  5. Helpful (2)  

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Sodexo USA.

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • 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

    Sodexo USA Response

    Jan 16, 2015 – Employment Branding Sourcing Manager

    Hi there- I'm very sorry to hear about the situation you have described here. This is certainly not acceptable practice, and I encourage you to send an email to SodexoCareers.USA @sodexo . com (no ... More

  6. Helpful (1)  

    Line Cook Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    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.

  7. Helpful (1)  

    General Manager III Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Fort Payne, AL
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Sodexo USA (Fort Payne, AL) in September 2014.

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

  8.  

    District Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Sodexo USA.

    Interview

    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

    • Interview questions have several subsequent questions within the question   Answer Question
  9.  

    Environmental Manager I Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Iowa City, IA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Sodexo USA (Iowa City, IA) in June 2014.

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • I did not find any of the questions to be overwhelming by any means.   Answer Question
  10. Helpful (1)  

    Conference Services Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Sodexo USA (New York, NY) in May 2014.

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

  11.  

    Food Production Manager Healthcare Facility Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Kissimmee, FL
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Sodexo USA (Kissimmee, FL) in December 2013.

    Interview

    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...

    Interview Questions

    • Manager introduced me as "administrator" to the Director, guess that could work!!   Answer Question
Don't Miss Out On a Job You Love
Upload a resume to easily apply to jobs from anywhere. It's simple to set up.

The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.

The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates that said their interview experience was positive, neutral, or negative.

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.