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Sodexo Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 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.  

    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.  

    sodexo

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

    I worked at Sodexo

    Pros

    Awesome company to work for. they want their employees to grow with the company.

    Cons

    I don't really see any thing bad about this company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    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

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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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

  8.  

    My experience at Sodexo was great. Nice people and great culture.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Jersey City, NJ

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

    Pros

    This was an awesome experience as a college student. Lots of exposure to all angles of marketing. Corporate structure has lots of marketing materials they provide each of their locations, but you still have the freedom of creativity tailored to the unit you work at. Was involved in everything from the market research, to strategic planning and creation of events, to the implementation of events. Was able to eat in cafeteria for free. Great school/life/softball/work balance. Management is understanding, as long as you can get your task done for the day or in the time frame required. Also was responsible for running the social media platforms. Was able to run that even when not in the office. Had opportunities to be a part of the catering unit for certain events. Well ran by management, great product and services makes the job easier.

    Cons

    I would not say there were any major con's. The pay for an intern was a little below average at $9.50 per hour. It is reasonable considering you will gain great experience, there is no cost of traveling since it is on campus, and you get to eat for free when you are at work which is a huge savings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up everything that you are doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Sodexo Response

    Oct 22, 2014Employment Branding Sourcing Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to review your Sodexo internship. I'm happy to hear you've had some great exposure to different areas to the business and hopefully gained some valuable skills and ... More

  9.  

    Opportunities is many areas of service fields that provides ability to improve our customer experience

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

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

    Pros

    Variety. Everyday provides a new challenge.

    Cons

    Finding good employees with the budget constraints expected.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Sodexo Response

    Oct 7, 2014Employment Branding Sourcing Manager

    Thank you for your review. I'm happy to hear you're enjoying the variety of your position and thrilled that you have been with Sodexo for more than 10 years!

  10.  

    Great!

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

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity, real world experience.

    Cons

    No cons. Internship was very beneficial.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sodexo

    Pros

    Good place to start a career, take a shot at career change

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More investment on employee training.

    Sodexo Response

    Sep 17, 2014Employment Branding Sourcing Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to post a review. While I'm not sure of your location, we do offer a significant amount of training and development offer for Sodexo USA employees. Anyone interested in ... More

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