Sodexo Reviews

Updated July 3, 2015
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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. Grill Cook/Janitor/Dishwasher

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spokane, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spokane, WA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible, fun atmosphere, good hours, left over food, good entry level job

    Cons

    Low wages, little growth opportunity financially.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  2. Helpful (1)

    Long Term Opportunities

    • 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 (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great company that takes care of its employees

    Cons

    Limited room for advancement in some regions; reducing corporate staff has dramatically increased demands on operations staff....unfairly balanced. Not enough person to person...all training is on line

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your managers and stop passing everything to them as additional tasks

    Sodexo Response

    Jul 6, 2015Employment Branding Sourcing Manager

    I appreciate you taking the time to share a review. I'm happy you've had a good 10+ years with Sodexo and hope you will find satisfaction for many more years to come. In regards to your feedback ... More


  3. Student worker sodexo dining

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Milledgeville, GA
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Milledgeville, GA

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule and helpful managers

    Cons

    They will send you home if the business is slow


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  5. Environmental Services/Custodial Manager I

    • 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
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    lots of learning opportunities; can go to other locations and learn from other accounts.

    Cons

    don't necessarily have "your" job available everywhere if you want to relocate.

    Advice to Management

    develop your staff--

    Sodexo Response

    Jun 29, 2015Employment Branding Sourcing Manager

    I appreciate you sharing your feedback. You are correct that every position is not offered at every client account, so when relocating, you would need to find a unit that offers the same services and ... More


  6. Helpful (1)

    Cook

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Cook in Mansfield, PA
    Current Employee - Cook in Mansfield, PA

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

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

    Pros

    Really good co workers,I advanced rather quickly,experience and good work ethic and a chef tjat was willing to take a chance on someone who came to work everyday,wanting o learn more.

    Cons

    I really have nothing bad to say about sodexo at all. Matter of fact I am quite happy working for them.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Good Company, right ideas

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - General Manager in Philadelphia, PA

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

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities for advancement
    When they have an asset, they retain that asset.

    Cons

    Benefits need work. Used to be good before Healthcare "reform", so it may not be their fault.
    Give you an abundance of vacation time but never an opportunity (at least at my level) to take it.

    Sodexo Response

    Jun 16, 2015Employment Branding Sourcing Manager

    I appreciate you taking the time to share your review and for your 10+ years of service at Sodexo! I'm happy to hear you've found career growth and have enjoyed your time with us. Thanks again!


  8. Senior Director Finance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director Finance in Williamsville, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Director Finance in Williamsville, NY

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great worklife balance. Management autonomy.

    Cons

    Compensation lagging, merit minimal past few years

    Advice to Management

    Senior leadership development program needed


  9. Friendly Workplace

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sodexo

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

    Pros

    Very comfy place to work at and salaries are decent.

    Cons

    There are no cons that i can think of which would of consideration for any employee

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to add, they are doing a fine job


  10. Diet Clerk

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Dietary Aide in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Dietary Aide in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Sodexo part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Sodexo cares about their employees and patient satisfaction. They also have benefits.

    Cons

    They do not control their private entities so management at a facility directly affects job satisfaction.


  11. Catering supervisor

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Sodexo full-time

    Pros

    Good team environment, if you work hard you'll get noticed. Beautiful location (I work at LMU) and almost all your clients are very friendly and fun to work with. Internationally recognized company with good benefits and 401k.

    Cons

    The schedule is sporadic by nature, it's all based around when events get scheduled. There can be slow weeks, but also extremely busy weeks. Be ready for lots of manual labor and a fast paced environment.

    Advice to Management

    Work on communication, both from you to employees, and between employees themselves.



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