US Foods Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
266 Reviews

3.0
266 Reviews
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US Foods President, CEO, and Director John A. Lederer
John A. Lederer
106 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • good Benefits until this year, company has sold to Sysco going to leave 20000 people unemployed (in 21 reviews)

  • Great benefits and great people to work for if you're in the right department (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • upper management has no idea what the real employees do everyday (in 10 reviews)

  • Physical work, long hours and mandatory overtime (in 9 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    US Foods underwent many changes when I worked there.

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  Rosemont, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Rosemont, IL

    I worked at US Foods full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The salary at US Foods is ok. New technologies were used, so you can learn them and put them on your resume'.

    Cons

    Benefits package is below average. Team structure is disorganized. Teams are composed of 80% consultants/contractors. Upper management is disorganized. They communicated to employees that they were preparing the company to go public, only to announce that the biggest competitor SYSCO would acquire US Foods.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Awesome, then lame

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    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Analyst in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at US Foods full-time

    Pros

    Solid industry. Well known company.

    Cons

    Culture is lacking. Attribute some of this to the pending merger. Old fashioned management style with a few exceptions at this location. No one likes change, when making suggestions to improve inefficiencies with business process, the "this is how we've always done it" line gets brought up. Frustrating to have no room for growth within your own position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Again, not all but some managers and supervisors just need to be more open to changing old process and procedure. Some of us have come from a place where this was implemented, and was a time/cost savings benefit to the bottom line. Upgrade our technology internally please!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Downward Spiral....

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fife, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fife, WA

    I have been working at US Foods full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work/life balance flexibility
    Decent benefits & pay

    Cons

    Merger with Sysco in less than a year
    Lots of turnover in upper management
    Very low moral
    Unprofessional
    THIS division suffers immensely

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The list is too long at this point.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    A lot of us drivers are sick of the way our trucks are loaded always digging for cases that are ALWAYS on the bottom!

    Current Employee - Truck/Delivery Driver  in  Fishers, IN
    Current Employee - Truck/Delivery Driver in Fishers, IN

    I have been working at US Foods full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    4 day work week the pay is good... There are no other pros..!!

    Cons

    Management will not take any advice form the drivers. You know the guys that actually do the job... Routing is horrible!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your heads out of your butt before you lose some more good drivers... Load the trucks as the drivers suggest.. When you have a truck that will hold 12 skids and you only put 8 or 9 because they want to put 60+ cube on a skid... THATS TO MANY!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Just like any other big company

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker  in  Plymouth, MN
    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Plymouth, MN

    I worked at US Foods full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The attendance policy is lenient for tardiness, This is especially good for those that live in snowy climates where the weather is unpredictable for commute times.

    Cons

    Just like any other big company, great if going towards the top of the pyramid, if not, sucks to be you. They come out with their quarterly pep rallies to spur on the troops. But for most of the people who have been there long enough these are just one big waste of time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of hiring some outside "Cubical Commandos" (Consultants), who have no knowledge of your business, to come up with you systems for doing business, why don't you confer with the people that do the actual job. Makes sense, right? That's why it doesn't happen.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice company and people but uncertain future due to merger.

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Rosemont, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Rosemont, IL

    I have been working at US Foods full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Attempt at creating positive culture. Company had been winning in marketplace. Many nice people.

    Cons

    Acquired by Sysco but not closed yet. Acquisition creates a very uncertain pessimistic future. Leadership trying to convince folks to stay but not convincing. Only a handful will benefit from acquisition and it will clearly be bad for customers, competition and employees. FaceTime culture is not modern.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit trying to convince people there is opportunity when they know better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Way to much work for what you get paid

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    Current Employee - Forklift Operator  in  Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - Forklift Operator in Iowa City, IA

    I have been working at US Foods full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Health care. Weekly pay. Nothing else

    Cons

    Salary is bad. Making 30000 grand a year while other employee's are making 50000 for doing less then I do. Not enough help for the higher ups. Buyers have know clue what they are doing. Sales reps need to push newer products so we can get rid of older product that we don't sell.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raises. Pay your employees what the deserve.

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

    Circus Act

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    Current Employee - Territory Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at US Foods full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Some good people and products.

    Cons

    Promotions and hand outs are given to senior managements pals. You must be in the "IN" crowd to succeed here. They will set you up for failure or success. The current leadership is highly unethical. The pressures of the company initiatives are intense. No trust and the HR no retaliation policy is a joke. Deliveries need help.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less pressure on the people who generate your revenue would be a good start. Give sales the opportunity to grow their routes before pulling the plug. Do something about routing. Hold management accountable for they're inability to lead. Stop the favoritism its blatant? Reality will hurt when SYSCO takes over.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    delivery driver for 15 yrs topeka ks

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    Former Employee - Associate (Route Driver)  in  Topeka, KS
    Former Employee - Associate (Route Driver) in Topeka, KS

    I worked at US Foods full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    good hard work but not under ideal conditions. good pay and somewhat good benefits

    Cons

    upper management has no idea what the real employees do everyday . unqualified people in management positions. maintainence lacks alot on equiptment,talk safety but doesnt follow thru on employee concerns

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    replace all upper management with people that actually know how to do the jobs they are in charge of. TOO many chiefs not enough indians

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    If you like to work hard, this is the job fore you.

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    Former Employee - Truck Driver  in  Daytona Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Daytona Beach, FL

    I worked at US Foods full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The people I work with was the best.

    Cons

    Work hard little pay. The company can have some improvement on the way the do management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I never talk to someone in upper management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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