US Foods Reviews

Updated September 5, 2014
Updated September 5, 2014
264 Reviews
3.0
264 Reviews
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US Foods President, CEO, and Director John A. Lederer
John A. Lederer
108 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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28 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Like all jobs you get out of it what you put in! It was close to feeling self employed as you can get.MGT. was GREAT!

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    Former Employee - Brands Manager/Executive Chef  in  Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Brands Manager/Executive Chef in Norfolk, VA

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

    Pros

    Numbers don't lie. They call it work for a reason. Lots of education on products.

    Cons

    Lots of change in Corporate structure with more drastic change coming shortly. Always trying to reinvent the wheel which wasn't broken till upper mgt. said so. Again, numbers don't lie!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good Luck and God Bless the people tossed away after years of undying loyalty. You should think more of them than your "golden parachute". It's obsene what you all take from the sweat of employees backs! Thank Goodness for Division Presidents to buffer employees from the top.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good people to work with and very supportive.

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    Current Employee - District Sales Manager
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager

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

    Pros

    Trend setter with new technologies and products. Lots of support from sales specialists. Most sales employees are 10plus years with company which speaks a lot. Good communication from senior management.

    Cons

    Too much administrative work. Ordering system is very dated. Tedious to pull sales data.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep things simple. Update order entry platform. Reduce administrative work and let sales go do their job and add new customers and grow business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Proactive company focused on changing the face of food service

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    Current Employee - Director of Marketing and Merchandising
    Current Employee - Director of Marketing and Merchandising

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

    Pros

    Progressive thinkers, delivering innovative products to the market, stellar technology dept that delivers new apps and products that will revolutionize the industry.

    Cons

    In the process of a merger, lack of buyin from the sales force to the new culture and processes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stay the course. you are on the right path

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent opportunity for the right person.

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    Current Employee - Territory Manager  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    As in any aspect of life, but especially sales, you have to play to win. For those that care to get out of the house, get out of the car and actually walk into a foodservice entity, there is money to be made. Work / life balance is great as long as you are organized and intentional in your actions. Sure, initiatives are crammed down our throats daily, but it's sales...play the numbers. There is a wide gap between the earners and the complainers for an obvious reason. Versus our competitors, I have to truly believe that we are a cut above the rest in quality, performance and morality.

    Cons

    Obviously, selling out to Sysco is heart breaking. I had every hope of retiring from USF one day, albeit 20-30 years away.
    Transportation/routing has been a severe set back in customer relations, but so goes the broad line industry.
    Procurement could use significant directional aid as out of stocks are rampant and embarrassingly damaging to the sales force for the better part of the last 12 months.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    good company to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    great people and benefits. the people are great to work with. open communications and many opportunities to cross train

    Cons

    reason for dismassal due t health was uncalled for

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company until they sold out.

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    Current Employee - Truck/Delivery Driver  in  Fairburn, GA
    Current Employee - Truck/Delivery Driver in Fairburn, GA

    I have been working at US Foods full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Pay, hours, rewarding. Ethical and fair.

    Cons

    They sold out to Sysco

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Dynamic team oriented environment

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

    I have been working at US Foods full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Greatest leadership in the country

    Cons

    Possibly merging with Sysco Foods

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good working condition.

    Former Employee - Accounting Clerk  in  Oceanside, CA
    Former Employee - Accounting Clerk in Oceanside, CA

    I worked at US Foods full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Ability to move up and they recognized your dedication and hard work.

    Cons

    When laid off a lot of employees, they never call the one who was laid off when job was open.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring back all the good employee back.

  10.  

    Fantastic place to work!

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    Current Employee - Lead Analyst  in  Rosemont, IL
    Current Employee - Lead Analyst in Rosemont, IL

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

    Pros

    Great people, pay, and culture. The company is very well regarded in the market and they work very hard to always do the right thing for their customers.

    Cons

    The company was sold and the future is uncertain.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company to work for, a wonderful experience.

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    Current Employee - Client Support Associate  in  Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Client Support Associate in Tempe, AZ

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

    Pros

    Excellent training programs, and good working condition

    Cons

    Lay-offs are unfortunate, may be a real horrible situation in the near future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice, very good team leader

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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