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30+ days ago

Environmental Services / Custodial Manager 2

Sodexo Washington, DC

The Custodial Manager 2 will be responsible for the supervision of approximately 20-25 union employees. Preferred candidates will have at least… Sodexo

14 days ago

Executive Chef 2

Sodexo Arlington, VA +4 locations

Sodexo Campus Services is seeking an experienced and innovative Executive Chef 2 for our food service operations at Marymount University in… Sodexo

21 days ago

District Manager 2

Sodexo Arlington, VA

Serves as the primary representative of Sodexo for multiple accounts in a designated geographic area. Responsible for successfully coordinating and… Sodexo

28 days ago

Executive Chef 1

Sodexo Arlington, VA +2 locations

This is a hands on position in the kitchen working with and training all staff. Chef is responsible for all catering ensuring quality and standards… Sodexo

7 days ago

Environmental Services / Custodial Manager 1

Sodexo Takoma Park, MD

The successful candidate will need to have a strong management skill set with floor care and housekeeping experience, hospitality background in… Sodexo

27 days ago

Clinical Dietitian 2

Sodexo Largo, MD +2 locations

•Possess strong leadership and communication skills, both verbal and written. •Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and enjoy working with… Sodexo

28 days ago

Patient Services Manager 2

Sodexo Reston, VA

will include: • Oversight of the Patient Services area, patient food service production, and diet attendants. • Acts as the liaison between… Sodexo

20 days ago

Commercial Contracts Administrator

Sodexo Gaithersburg, MD

What's in it for you? Working for Sodexo as a Commercial Contracts Administrator in its Corporate Legal Department will provide you with the… Sodexo

12 days ago

Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Analyst

Sodexo Gaithersburg, MD

Roadmap & Dashboard Integration: Under guidance of Manager, compile Roadmap document for Group and meet the necessary requirements for global… Sodexo

12 days ago

District Manager 2 - Environmental Services

Sodexo Gaithersburg, MD

The best qualified candidate will have Environmental Services technical operations expertise, knowledge of latest trends and innovations to drive… Sodexo

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    Former Employee - Cook in Washington, DC
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    Learn a lot about cooking only if you work in the Mane kitchen directly under the Chef or if you work at a location called "Overlook". If you are Culinary, those are the best places to work. Otherwise, you work at the different hot dog stands, and food carts which can be fun if you don't mind working by yourself or with just one other person. And if you are young, there are lots of young people there. Its a good entry level job for a Cook or for someone needing a job really bad and don't mind working outside, around animals, dealing with customers and potentially being bored and pretty isolated all day.


    Poor moral. Especially because the GM that was there at the time ( who I hear is gone now) talked down on her workers and micro manages. She makes it an uncomfortable work environment. She doesn't trust her workers and steps on toes all day. She wants to control everything. Thus, its a lot of back biting amongst the workers. And old lady in the kitchen is rude and conniving, just messy. Everyone is under paid and over worked. Its run like a plantation and you are expendable. There are no perks and no support if there is a problem. The managers cant help you because they have no power. The GM controls EVERYTHING and cares nothing about her staff. The banqueting department is under utilized. If you are ghetto and like messiness this is a great place to work for you ( according to my experience) but if you are intelligent, with great ideas and genuinely trying to learn and advance yourself, be prepared to take a beat down.

    Advice to Management

    Take your Culinary staff seriously. Some people come in there to genuinely build a career and have a lot to offer Find out their strengths, and weaknesses. Don't just build off their weaknesses and tear then down. Pay them better, stop treating your workers there they like trash. And we know its true because at that location vs. other Sodexo's in the city, the workers there are the lowest paid. And build on your HR staff, get people who are qualified and serious about there work and serious about the workers. They should be available to offer conflict resolution and support, more perks... its possible to make that a fun working environment, and you should utilize your banqueting department in offering lunches and breakfasts for Professionals and families. Bag lunches and bagels are not just all you guys can offer. You can do a lot more. Build on your Culinary staff. Offer a better diet for your workers, such as a salad bar, which you should include for your customers as well. Give surveys every 6 months. Not just to Customers, but to the workers about their experience working there. Feed back should be well taken and seen as a way to improve the work environment and services. Get someone to clean the bathrooms on a regular basis ( they are filthy). Be professional, be courteous. Pay people for sick days when they are suppose to get it. Ensure people get their lunches and bathroom breaks.

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