Sodexo USA Reviews

Updated August 8, 2014
Updated August 8, 2014
353 Reviews
3.2
353 Reviews
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Sodexo USA Group Chief Operating Officer, Chief Executive Officer, North America, On-site Services George Chavel
George Chavel
102 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Sodexo has great benefits, including flexible work arrangements (in 19 reviews)

  • Good benefits/Paid vacation/Sick time/401 K/Retirement (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • The upper management I feel does not care what so ever about us (in 18 reviews)

  • There can be long hours and difficult tasks to complete (in 14 reviews)

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99 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    Nice for a first job

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sodexo USA

    Pros

    Nice people, easy work, was on campus

    Cons

    understaffed so some work days could get stressful

  2.  

    Invaluable Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager  in  Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Gaithersburg, MD

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

    Pros

    Sodexo has fantastic programs to enhance employees skills and really invests in employee development. Too bad there aren't a lot of areas for advancement in HR. Sodexo is great at work/life balance. There is so much flexibility to contribute you keeping all aspects of your life in order. It also has fantastic people which contributes to a great culture.

    Cons

    The pay isn't market value.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    I learn a lot about being leader and leading. Trying to get two teams to work together in completing a over all goals

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Custodial Manager  in  Bay Minette, AL
    Current Employee - Custodial Manager in Bay Minette, AL

    I have been working at Sodexo USA as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    well it's a good work evironment but of the people can really test your paitence u will meet different people and can learn a lot .But work wise is good perk or far and few the leadership is questionible pay could be better but its a good life listen

    Cons

    no comment please in would not like to answer that question

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    na

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Sodexo USA Response

    Aug 18, 2014Employment Branding Sourcing Manager

    Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. Patience is essential in almost every job, especially when working with customers and clients. I'm happy to hear you've learned a lot at Sodexo and hope ... More

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  5.  

    Work experience

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

    I have been working at Sodexo USA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good support from senior management

    Cons

    too much scripts to follows, too many programs you have to follows. feels like there is not much freedom

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Nice Environment

    • 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 USA part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Ability to move in any direction within the company. Nice environment and nice people. Long hours may be considered a pro or a con. The job is what your make of it.

    Cons

    Depending on where you work, there may be long hours. (but that can be a pro or a con)The job is what you make of it. It all depends on your attitude. There are good days and there are bad days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees, you may realize that they might be better suited elsewhere in your company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Sodexo USA Response

    Aug 5, 2014Employment Branding Sourcing Manager

    I really appreciate you taking the time to post an honest review. It's fantastic to hear that you enjoyed the people, the environment and the opportunity to choose the direction of your career. As ... More

  7.  

    Impressive contract services company

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

    I have been working at Sodexo USA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great systems for training and developing

    Cons

    Some Senior Management do not seem to show the quality and skills you'd expect for a high end contract services company that seeks the quality of life for its clientele.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Evaluate your VP's and District Managers, then continue onto your General Managers and see if they are really fit for the job. This does not go to everyone, only those select few.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Sodexo USA Response

    Jul 15, 2014Employment Branding Sourcing Manager

    Thanks for sharing your review with us. It's great to hear you've found value in the training & development programs Sodexo offers. In regards to your concerns about select managers, our Talent ... More

  8.  

    All around good company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Conference Services Manager
    Current Employee - Conference Services Manager

    I have been working at Sodexo USA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Interested in employee concerns and overall work life

    Cons

    a bit slow to react to those concerns

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat everyone the way you would want to be treated

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Sodexo USA Response

    Jun 27, 2014Employment Branding Sourcing Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. I am happy to hear you have had a positive during your time here and hope you will continue to grow your career at Sodexo.

  9.  

    Food Service Worker review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Food Service Worker  in  Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - Food Service Worker in Little Rock, AR

    I worked at Sodexo USA part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good working condition and helpful peers

    Cons

    Not much cons to state

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Steps can be taken to ensure all things are done the right way.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager  in  Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - General Manager in Baton Rouge, LA

    I have been working at Sodexo USA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Have had the opportunity to work with lots of great teams and learned a lot along the way.

    Cons

    Long hours, stable company, good benefits, good training and opportunity for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at work loads more closely and understand prioritizing tasks

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Sodexo USA Response

    Jun 17, 2014Employment Branding Sourcing Manager

    Thank you for taking time out of your schedule to post a review. It's great to hear that you've enjoyed the teams you've worked on, as well as learning opportunities, benefits and more. It's ... More

  11.  

    Wealth of resources for comprehnsive business solutions

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

    I have been working at Sodexo USA full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Multi service company, room for growth and career development

    Cons

    cross divisional silos are being converted into national and global teams - the outcomes will be strong

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Sodexo USA Response

    Jun 10, 2014Employment Branding Sourcing Manager

    Thanks for your post. It's great to hear you feel you'll be able to grow and develop. If you need additional information on training opportunities, there are several resources available on SodexoNet.

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