Sodexo USA

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Sodexo USA Reviews

Updated January 20, 2015
Updated January 20, 2015
398 Reviews
3.3
398 Reviews
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Sodexo USA Group Chief Operating Officer, Chief Executive Officer, North America, On-site Services George Chavel
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115 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Truly endorses work/life balance and offers solid paid time off and separate sick leave (in 12 reviews)

  • Great benefits with employees who really care about their work (in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management needs to learn the job before trying to change how we do it (in 19 reviews)

  • There can be long hours and difficult tasks to complete (in 16 reviews)

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  1.  

    I was a temporary worker.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Food Service Worker in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Food Service Worker in New York, NY

    I worked at Sodexo USA as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Once the routine was set, it became clear what was expected of me.

    Cons

    The official "training" lasted only a few minutes, and it wasn't until another coworker took it upon herself to train me that I got the flow of things. My supervisor was also not very helpful in organizing or dealing with stressful situations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do a better job at training and recruiting experienced workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Godd Supervisor, good Managenet

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Worcester, MA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Worcester, MA

    I have been working at Sodexo USA

    Pros

    Good environment to work, Funny place to work

    Cons

    A lot of Lay Of,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are alright

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Friendly atmosphere

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sodexo USA

    Pros

    the people I work with are easy going and fun to work with. The managers are friendly and easy to talk to when you need. The duties stay pretty constant and the workload can vary from day to day.

    Cons

    Hard to get more then 15 hours a week if you are only part time. Sometimes the work can be very fast and demanding if you consider that a con, I personal do not consider that a con however.

    Sodexo USA Response

    Nov 25, 2014Employment Branding Sourcing Manager

    I appreciate you taking the time to share your honest feedback. It's great to hear that you're enjoying your coworkers and management team! To your point about fast-paced and demanding work, you are ... More

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  5.  

    middle management

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

    I worked at Sodexo USA full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    good benefits, good work schedule for food service with weekends and holidays off.

    Cons

    very little oversight of district manager. District Manager had no people skills and very little decision making ability. All direction from him was criticism of work with no direction as to how he wanted it done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    provide better training to management, and do not promote people just because they have tenure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Untity worker

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Untity Worker I in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Untity Worker I in Fairfax, VA

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

    Pros

    The are very nice & fun place to work for

    Cons

    Not talking you what is your days off or when they have breaks during the year

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ok

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Welcome to Sodexo. You have your life back.

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

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance.
    Decent benefits.
    Good atmosphere, depending on business segment.

    Cons

    Corporate politics.
    Vendor & product compliance policies.
    Challenging atmosphere, depending on business segment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize that you have good, solid management teams in the various units. Allow us to make decisions and hold accountable if necessary. Costs are controlled two ways: increase prices, lower costs. Prices are negotiated, so increases are not a readily available option. Food costs are also negotiated with vendors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Sodexo has great people

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

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

    Pros

    Allows you to work in many elements, seeing what your strong at and what you don't care for. Supports employees in all aspects of life.

    Cons

    you will do work that has nothing to do with your job description and by taking it as a learning experience you will be pulled into doing things you are good at regardless of your job.

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

    stable company. lots of room for growth and/or change.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cook IV in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Cook IV in Tulsa, OK

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

    Pros

    lots of room for growth within this large company. Many different avenues and platforms to suit any style or level of cooking.

    Cons

    No real chance of decent raise without changing position or title.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better identify skilled workers within the company for promotion to increase retention.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Sodexo USA Response

    Nov 4, 2014Employment Branding Sourcing Manager

    Hi there- I appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. It sounds like you've enjoyed the variety that comes with your position as a cook. If you're ever interested in advancement or ... More

  10.  

    student worker

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sodexo USA

    Pros

    free food for all after certain hours

    Cons

    management can be really bad

  11.  

    Sodexo was a nice place to work.

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

    I worked at Sodexo USA part-time

    Pros

    Sodexo was a nice place to work. The co workers were friendly and helpful. The hours were wonderful.... early morning to early afternoon, which left the rest off my day free. The position was not stressful. They had hot food which was good and we were always able to eat after a shift. The pay was decent and we were always paid on time.

    Cons

    The benefits were not that great and advancement didn't seem likely. There was heavy lifting for some types of work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer health benefits that are actually useful and affordable.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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