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Sodexo Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
377 Reviews
3.2
377 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits work balance is sometimes hard to achieve (in 12 reviews)

  • Free meal with every full shift, opportunities for growth (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management is completely disengaged from whatever is going on at the site level (in 12 reviews)

  • At least there was not a lot of room for advancement in my area (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    satisfying, diversity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Chef in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Executive Chef in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Sodexo full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    quality of life, company value, up to date training

    Cons

    professional contracts, communications of future contracts status

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    open communication

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    looking for a home

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Kitchen Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Kitchen Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Sodexo full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I have establish great relationships

    Cons

    24 hour facilities- require long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Establish a culture to help employee keep work & life a balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Sodexo employeee

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Food Assistant in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Food Assistant in Fairfax, VA

    I have been working at Sodexo part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    employee friendly good leadership good time off policies

    Cons

    stressful work less training less staff

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    barista/banquet server

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Barista/Banquet Server in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Barista/Banquet Server in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Sodexo full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    paid weekly, tips, employee meal. Management was fun to work with.

    Cons

    have to work all major holidays, high turnover, and not enough opportunities for advancement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Wouldn't want to be anywhere else!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Hartford, CT

    I have been working at Sodexo full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company's commitment to personal and professional growth is obvious along with their commitment to Quality of Life solutions for our clients and employees.

    Cons

    Can't think of any at the moment. Upper management change has been challenging at times, but change is usually good.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Sodexo Response

    Dec 8, 2014Employment Branding Sourcing Manager

    Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to share your feedback, and thank you for your many years of service. I'm thrilled to hear you've enjoyed your time with us and hope you have another ... More

  7.  

    Best I've worked for. Great company to finish your career out with.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sodexo full-time

    Pros

    Supportive management, longevity encouraged, good benefits, team building and lots of training. No micromanaging.

    Cons

    Client and employer required attention on many things. Can be very busy at times. District wide initiatives that don't pertain to individual pieces of business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Ok so far as I've only been working for them since may.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Barista in North Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Barista in North Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Sodexo full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits, good Co workers, cool management

    Cons

    Don't like that they hire outside temp workers and pay them more money than me

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Decent...but only because of the pay.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Club Attendant/Server in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Club Attendant/Server in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Sodexo part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Probably the easiest job in existence for what they pay.

    Cons

    Management doesn't seem to care much about the big picture. They don't communicate to the employees very well, and when they do, they only present a list/paper.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It can be so easy to make these employee have faith in you. All you have to do is talk to them. Get out of your bathroom of an office and walk the floor more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Dysfunctional

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sodexo full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Don't have to work in the summer

    Cons

    Everything else, hate management team, not forward thinking. Why do I stay? Liberal time off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow your own companies mission. You have the handbook, follow it!

    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Great work life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at Sodexo full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I was sent to several training right away. one in New Jersey and one in Austin Texas. They were both pretty fun. I learned a lot about the company and really like what I was getting into. I have been a chef for many years and this is the first time I am able to have dinner at home with my family. Holidays and weekend off are unheard of as a working chef. But I am abel to have all of these things now.

    Cons

    Promotion policies only allow a 5% per grade raise, I went through a transfer and went up a pay grade but it did not meet the cost of living adjustment form one city to another. my raise was less than half of the cost of living difference.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When internal transfers happen take more consideration on cost of living differences and not just the grade difference. My house was $600 a month moved to a new city for this opportunity and my rent in the new area for the same house is $1200.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Sodexo Response

    Nov 4, 2014Employment Branding Sourcing Manager

    I'm so happy to hear you've been able to find the work-life balance that you sought as a Chef! Thank you for taking some of your time to write this review, and thank you for your years of service ... More

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