Sodexo Reviews

Updated August 27, 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. Horrible

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Entree Cook in Riverwind, SC
    Current Employee - Entree Cook in Riverwind, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you want a job that works you hard for very little money

    Cons

    Crappy insurance company , crappy pay rate even for those that have experience

    Advice to Management

    Pay better for better quality


  2. manager

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    Former Employee - Catering & Events Manager in District Heights, MD
    Former Employee - Catering & Events Manager in District Heights, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    other locations you can work at

    Cons

    management isn't willing to be fair in certain cases

    Advice to Management

    don't pass judgment


  3. server

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    Current Employee - Food Server in Troy, AL
    Current Employee - Food Server in Troy, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    They will work around you school schedule. You can work as many days as you want most of the time.

    Cons

    The worst part about Sodexo is they Do not give rasies to students. Even though we do the same job as everything one else.

    Advice to Management

    You need to change your polcy. I have worked with this company for two years and have not received any kind of raise.


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  5. A Steady Job for Retirees and Students

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Food Server in Traverse City, MI
    Current Employee - Food Server in Traverse City, MI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very generous compensation for working in entry level food service industry Shifts can be arranged to fit your school schedule provided written notice

    Cons

    Support from senior management is Non-existent Little to no opportunities for career growth or promotion Very little work-life balance, especially for individuals who are placed "On-Call" regularly Toxic work environment frequented with scuffles between co-workers, managers, and workers from other departments

    Advice to Management

    Follow up on policies you implement and defend your workers rather than simply leaving them to fend for themselves.


  6. Lunch ladies

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Elementary Kitchen Lead in Eugene, OR
    Current Employee - Elementary Kitchen Lead in Eugene, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have a great staff of three and we love our school and our staff and our kids. The hours are great!

    Cons

    Pay is not in line with other Sodexo districts in other part of the country. Lack of communication and a lot of management telling you what you want to hear and then that's not what happens. I definitely am not getting paid what I'm worth for running three programs

    Advice to Management

    Be more realistic! If I'm running 3 programs with three gals we might need more time. But I love my job


  7. Operations Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good Company, good tools, Good Purchasing program.

    Cons

    Don't always have an open position.

    Advice to Management

    Tell it strait to your team.


  8. You can do better

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor I in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Supervisor I in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sodexo full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is a lot of information on their employee website that helps aid you in your career . There are many portals that you can explore and that's invaluable to those growing their career, if you have little to no experience.

    Cons

    80% of the management team taught themselves how to do the job, or learned bad habits from other sub-par managers. As a result, turn over is extremely high, the overall qualitative employee satisfaction rating is poor. If you continue to work there for to long you will gain poor working habits and loss time and career potential.

    Advice to Management

    The numbers are a reflection of how you are managing your business. Mandate that all managers as well as supervisors participate in managing training program that last for more than one day. Obviously, its takes more that a day build Rome. Stop gossiping, be kind to your employees, especially since their success and failures are reflections of your ability to do your job.


  9. Stay away

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sodexo full-time

    Pros

    Working in healthcare is rewarding

    Cons

    Too much focus on paper work and not the patients. No money left in healthcare due to Obamacare. Company watches every penny and cuts back every year


  10. Helpful (1)

    University of North Alabama

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Florence, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Florence, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Benefits for full time employees.

    Cons

    Does not treat employees well. Low pay for part time workers and high cost of product. Not very organized. Students are never fully satisfied.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and treat them with a bit more respect. Act professional and keep their safety in mind when it comes to hostile customers.


  11. Management is not very consistent.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Cashier in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The hours are good. The days off are good. Can use the gym for free. Pay is weekly. Always has overtime available.

    Cons

    Having to load and unload of all the things we need 6 times a day in a van. With managers all over us for not opening on time. They have no idea what all we have to deal with. We don't get paid enough for what all we do.

    Advice to Management

    To actually care!!



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