Sodexo Reviews

Updated July 31, 2015
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Sodexo CEO Michel Landel
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Pros
  • Good benefits work balance is sometimes hard to achieve (in 12 reviews)

  • free meal for food service managers (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management positions rarely posted (in 12 reviews)

  • No employee input, terrible hours, no room for advancement (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Run all retail outlets at a major state university

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Food Service Director in New Britain, CT
    Current Employee - Food Service Director in New Britain, CT

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Quality of life. Home for dinner every day. Very few nights and weekends

    Cons

    Pay Amount of work delegated is not even and fair


  2. Kitchen Prep

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

    I have been working at Sodexo part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Free lunch. Great place to work.

    Cons

    Short breaks. Hot in the Kitchen.

    Advice to Management

    Great management.


  3. Great Company

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

    I have been working at Sodexo full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Sodexo is amazing so many opportunities to move up

    Cons

    There are no cons its the perfect company


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  5. Richmond accounts

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

    I have been working at Sodexo full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great hours Great managers food provided for two meals a day (at my location, at least)

    Cons

    You have to be flexible


  6. Just tired of the kitchen life

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sodexo full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Decent benefits Worldwide company Good opportunities at management level

    Cons

    Not a great work/life balance


  7. Unit Marketing Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sodexo

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Able to learn a lot about the food service industry and there are many opportunities to get hands on.

    Cons

    Really low pay. Really strict on overtime and difficult to feel appreciated.

    Advice to Management

    Raise the pay! If you want quality work you need to compensate for that. Encourage your employees, and cut some of the corporate red tape.


  8. General manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in Canton, OH
    Current Employee - General Manager in Canton, OH

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Many opportunities to advance, if you are willing to move. You have opportunities for yearly bonuses if you make your numbers.

    Cons

    I can't really think of any cons that don't occur and other food service management jobs. Overall, a pretty good job.

    Sodexo Response

    Jul 13, 2015 – Employment Branding Sourcing Manager

    I appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and for your many years of service at Sodexo!


  9. Food Service

    Current Employee - Food Service Handler in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Food Service Handler in New York, NY

    I have been working at Sodexo (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's a friendly fun atmosphere, where you can learn a lot, while working. I'm able to eat free and take food home.

    Cons

    I have to do a lot when I'm working and I'm always the last one to leave. There isn't no room for growth.

    Advice to Management

    I think management should be around more often, after-hours.

    Sodexo Response

    Jul 20, 2015 – Employment Branding Sourcing Manager

    As a current employee, I would like to address your comment about growth opportunity. Internal promotion is a huge part of Sodexo culture, and many of our managers and above began in frontline or ... More


  10. liars

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

    I have been working at Sodexo full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    After 1 year I haven't found any except they are willing to work almost everyone full time whether they want to or not.

    Cons

    Outsourced to them. We were lied to about benefits, how jobs would be given out and who would get which job.We were told we would get cost of living raises. Two different directors in one year came in and changed hours and jobs without input from employees. You are just told what jobs you will now have and at what hours. No help from regional offices. Just told we didn't hear right. Lots of meaningless commitiees to make you think you have input when you don't.

    Advice to Management

    LISTEN more to employees and not with commitiees.And don't lie.


  11. Sodexo Opportunity

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

    I have been working at Sodexo

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent Company. Great for Young and Older Employees, Excellent record of Diversity and Inclusion

    Cons

    Takes time to learn culture but is worth the investment



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