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Sodexo Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
375 Reviews
3.1
375 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.  

    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
  2.  

    Depends upon your Region

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

    I worked at Sodexo full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, opportunity, training, employees,

    Cons

    Company is not consistent with the Respect and Fair Treatment Policy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no comment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Sodexo Response

    Oct 27, 2014Employment Branding Sourcing Manager

    Hi there- I appreciate you taking the time to post a review. While I'm not sure where you are located, if you are in the US, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Employment Rights to ... More

  3.  

    An okay experience!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in Albany, NY

    I worked at Sodexo as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Couple of perks mainly regarding promotions

    Cons

    Low pay for the job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make work better for workers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    No work life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager III in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - General Manager III in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Monday through Friday...sometimes
    plus expensive benefits

    Cons

    Managers are expected to work 10 plus hours per day

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach, is it really balanced? Trim the fat, get rid of your dead weight.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not the best

    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay isnt too bad. You do get vacation and some discounts.

    Cons

    The company does not communicate policies to employees. HR never responds to inquiries. Management does not care about employees, very fake. No room for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop gossiping

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Sodexo Response

    Oct 14, 2014Employment Branding Sourcing Manager

    Hi there- Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. I would like to take a moment to address your concerns:

    - Company-wide announcements are often sent via email but all
    ... More

  7.  

    Opportunity to learn

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

    I worked at Sodexo (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The teamwork of the other employees. Providing excellent customer service to the client

    Cons

    HR does not take issues seriously or maintain confidentiality between hourly employees and site manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees and pay a living wage

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Sodexo Response

    Oct 14, 2014Employment Branding Sourcing Manager

    While it appears you no longer work for Sodexo, any employee who believes there has been an issue of discrimination, retaliation due to lack of confidentiality, harassment or other should contact the ... More

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lack of Consistency

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Line Cook in South Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Line Cook in South Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    The best thing about working here, I like the people I work with

    Cons

    I have worked for Sodexo at a major Oil and gas unit. I had high hopes of this, (Sodexo) being my last career choice. I have been in this business for 18+ years. I feel I am a highly skilled employee and have moved quickly from cold catering to lead cook trainee in just over 18 months. I am currently looking to transfer to another unit. There is no communication from leadership, little to no training, more and more work with little to no extra help. When I say more work that includes the aquisition of a potential account that needsfood to be prepped and delivered to accomodate up to 200 people each day before 10am, The amount of staff to do this is 2 sometimes 3. These 2/3 also need to prep for the line service including breakfast and lunch service. There are days when we dont have product, eggs, meat, dry goods. etc. This is a huge huge account. There should be no reason for orders not being placed or "dropped". Incentives have not been paid. Reviews have not been made. "Pop up special events" that need immediate attention" when we all know these events have been in the works for days and sometimes weeks. Its always a last minute sprint. A total lack of accountability on management. The feeling of never catching up is rampant. I have worked hard in each and every job, and have a great work ethic. I am beginning to think I have made a wrong decision . I am a Chef, not a "cook faster and get it out" food worker.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The moto of Sodexo is quality of life services. It starts with the employees. I did recommend and get a friend hired. I was promised a finders fee of 100 gift card. I have yet to see it, and I have inquired about it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Terribly Run (Student Perspective)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Shift Lead, Barista in New Paltz, NY
    Former Employee - Shift Lead, Barista in New Paltz, NY

    I worked at Sodexo part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    * Work around school schedules
    * Free meal during shift

    Cons

    * No options for raises (and people who should've gotten them [ex, after one year] had to fight for months).
    * Managers don't talk to each other (ex, each would tell us different, conflicting ways to close and take care of extra food. We would get in trouble if the wrong manager was working that night).
    * Had to contact EEO to get a women's locker room installed
    * Almost dehydrated after doing a favor and working a double. We couldn't have drinks behind the counter or in the hallway and weren't allowed to leave our workspace to have water.
    * Never listened to our order requests and consistently ordered too little product.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * Take courses on Organizational Psychology and how to keep employees happy.
    * Take at least one business class.
    * Listen to employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    ok

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Food Service Worker in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Food Service Worker in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Sodexo part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    the staff is great, a good first job if you have no experience.

    Cons

    the management was unfair and sometimes unorganized

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your staff, don't think so highly of yourself. Train the staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Mediocre even as a student worker

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Davis, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Davis, CA

    I worked at Sodexo part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The main plus of working as a food service worker is the free food. It almost makes up for the abyssmal wage and the fact that patrons aren't allowed to tip you.

    Cons

    The compensation for food service workers is atrocious, especially considering the incredibly mediocre work environment. The hours aren't very flexible, and as a part-time position its hard to build your life around as a student.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat the food service workers with some respect

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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