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12 days ago

Senior Benefits Administrator

Sodexo USA Gaithersburg, MD

Sodexo has an exciting Senior Benefits Administrator position now available with our Corporate HR team in Gaithersburg, MD. This position will assist… Sodexo USA

30+ days ago

Sodexo Future Leader Software Development Intern - Motivation Solutions

Sodexo USA Gaithersburg, MD

The Sodexo Future Leaders Internship Program offers an exciting opportunity for currently enrolled college students to turn their leadership… Sodexo USA

30 days ago

Food Operations Manager 1

Sodexo USA Gaithersburg, MD

Sodexo Senior Living is seeking a Regional Operations Support (ROSI) manager to assist in supporting the successful operation of Sodexo food service… Sodexo USA

18 days ago

Manager, Finance

Sodexo USA Gaithersburg, MD

Sodexo, world leader in quality of daily life solutions, has an immediate opening for a Finance Manager at our North American Headquarters in… Sodexo USA

5 days ago

Director, Program Management

Sodexo USA Gaithersburg, MD

Sodexo is seeking a Director of Program Management to lead all Facility Management (FM) efforts to achieve contract requirements, operational… Sodexo USA

23 days ago

Sodexo Future Leader Marketing Benfits and Rewards Management Intern - Gaithersburg, VA

Sodexo USA Gaithersburg, MD

The Sodexo Future Leaders Internship Program offers an exciting opportunity for currently enrolled college students to turn their leadership… Sodexo USA

18 days ago

Director, Program Implementation

Sodexo USA Gaithersburg, MD

• Manage and coordinate the efforts of a team of professionals (direct and non-direct reports) to maximize the clients’ and entegra’s value realized… Sodexo USA

18 days ago

Director, Creative Services - Content Synergy

Sodexo USA Gaithersburg, MD

Sodexo is currently searching for a Director, Creative Services - Content Synergy. This position will work from either a Virtual home office, at our… Sodexo USA

28 days ago

Design Production Specialist

Sodexo USA Gaithersburg, MD

Design Production Specialist Do you have a wide range of abilities and interests? Can you lay out a simple document? Operate printing and binding… Sodexo USA

3 days ago

Purchasing Manager – new

Sodexo USA Gaithersburg, MD

Sodexo has an opening for a Purchasing Manager in our Government Services division. The purchasing manager will perform the following duties in… Sodexo USA

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Sodexo USA Group Chief Operating Officer, Chief Executive Officer, North America, On-site Services George Chavel
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    Work-life balance is non-existent.

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Washington, DC

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


    Sodexo has many properties, and always has opportunities for employment. They are the leader in the leisure/service industry and are progressive in their approach to enhancing customers' dining experiences whether it be in a dining hall, staff cafeteria or public park. Their approach to innovation has given them some great successes and made their business model very profitable in certain areas.


    Sodexo's model is all about profitability above everything else. Many times, key elements such as quality, logic and safety are outweighed by the need to exceed profit margins. If you work for Sodexo, don't expect to be smiling and happy like the folks on the HR brochures. Expect to work 7 day weeks, 12-14 hours a day. Expect to be denied time off for doctor's appointments, home emergencies and more important things like family events like birthdays and weddings. Expect to live at Sodexo and hotel at home. I barely see my family anymore. I haven't taken a vacation in two years. I'm lucky if I get a day off in the middle of the week. Management says things are critical and they can't give us any time off right now. We are woefully understaffed. The work is never done.

    Also, while Sodexo is an innovative company, they apply a cookie-cutter approach to most of their properties. They are unyielding in the need to acknowledge that no two properties are built alike. Customer bases are different, customer needs are different and thus how you organize your operations is going to differ from place to place. Sodexo has a model they try to force down every organization's pipeline. If they think it takes 12 widgets to run the operation when you know it needs 20, they expect you to make it work with the 12. No exceptions.

    And don't expect to be given the tools to do your job. I was expected to use my personal cell phone and laptop to do my job. I use my personal vehicle to make inventory pick-ups. I pay out of pocket for inventory and have to wait to be reimbursed. Sodexo is all about keeping those profit margins clean, and the less money, the less resources they have to cough up, the better it is for them.

    If I had it to do all over again, I would have said no to Sodexo.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach. Stop sacrificing your employees health & well being for profit. Right-size your property staffs (hire people!) to get the job done correctly. Be fair to your employees.

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