Sysco – Why Work For Us?

The Sysco Story

Building customer relationships requires time, effort and sincerity. For Sysco, it began with a promise to assist foodservice operators in providing consumers with solutions for meals consumed away from home. Since the initial public offering in 1970, when sales were $115 million, Sysco has grown to $44 billion in sales for fiscal year 2013.

Many solid customer relationships have been nurtured along the way, countless dining trends and meal alternatives have evolved, and today the decision to consume meals prepared away from home is as much necessity as choice. Since then, the industry it serves has expanded from $35 billion to approximately $235 billion.

Today, Sysco has sales and service relationships with approximately 425,000 customers and remains committed to helping them succeed in the foodservice industry and satisfy consumers' appetites. Operating from 193 locations throughout the U.S., Bahamas, Canada, Ireland & Northern Ireland, Sysco's product lines are as diverse as the 48,100 employees who support its daily operations. They include not only the ingredients needed to prepare meals, but also numerous ancillary preparation and serving items. As a result, Sysco can make a difference in its customers' lives and the success of their businesses.

As the largest foodservice distributor in North America, Sysco Corporation is committed to diversity and inclusion. Sysco strives to maximize and leverage our diversity efforts to better serve our customers in the communities in which we operate.


Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Operating from more than 180 locations throughout the contiguous United States and portions of Alaska, Hawaii, and Canada, Sysco's product lines are as diverse as the 40,000 associates who support its daily operations. Sysco understands that building a great company is just like creating a great product - you must maintain all the right ingredients. For us, those ingredients are the cultures, backgrounds, ideas, and experiences behind our diverse workforce that embodies Sysco.

Sysco's Diversity Message
"Creating and maintaining an inclusive environment that elicits the very best from our associates is essential..."

Our people tell the story
At Sysco, we have implemented programs that enable us to recruit the best and brightest talent from a broad range of cultures. Maintaining a corporate culture that values and promotes diversity enables our associates to maximize their full potential to better meet the needs of our customers and helps our customers succeed.

Our Diversity Strategy

At Sysco, diversity is categorized into four key areas: (1) workforce, (2) leadership, (3) supplier, and (4) community. We also participate in the leading foodservice industry organizations to help promote and support the benefits of diversity and inclusion in the industry.


Sysco is pleased to provide a comprehensive benefits package that is responsive to your needs and the needs of your family (variations may exist with certain benefits depending upon location).

Group Benefits Plan

  • For full-time associates and dependents
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Coverage
  • Basic / Supplemental / Dependent Life Insurance
  • Basic / Voluntary Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health Savings Account

Bereavement Leave

Direct Deposit


Long Term Disability

Matching Gifts to Higher Education Program

Savings / 401(k) Plan

Sick Leave / Salary Continuation

Stock Purchase Plan




Sysco Corporate (Houston, Texas)

In addition to benefits noted above, the following apply to Corporate associates:

The Sysco Corporate Office is a non-smoking facility

  • Dress code at the Corporate Office is business casual Monday through Thursday and demin is allowed on Fridays

Associate Discounts

Associate Activities

Associate Referral Program

Annual Performance Incentive


  • Sysco Recognizes 10 paid holidays annually: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas (2 days), floating holiday (2 days)

Product Purchase

  • Sysco associates may purchase company merchandise at a small percentage over cost
  • Purchases are delivered directly to the Corporate Office

Service Recognition

Tuition Assistance Program


At Sysco and throughout our operating companies, providing a safe and productive work environment for our associates is a core value. We go beyond the basics to create a sustainable, better, safer workplace.

We place a high priority on addressing the root causes of workplace injuries, from revising the ergonomics of our truck cabs and loading ramps to encouraging safer behaviors such as proper lifting techniques and safe driving practices. Our employees receive extensive training and guidance and are expected to follow appropriate work practices.

Sysco has committed to partner with the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) through its Voluntary Protection Program, which recognizes businesses and worksites demonstrating excellence in occupational safety and health. Sysco Dallas is the first site to receive the VPP “Star” designation from OSHA.

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    I have learned a lot working for Sysco. My manager is very helpful. I like the people I work with. Good experience working with new programs.


    Old school mentality. Hard to move up. Not a lot of communication between departments. Overall, it is a great company to work for though.

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    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Sysco (Canton, MI) in September 2015.


    Two phone interviews from corporate office, one panel interview (four interviewers) and a one-on-one over coffee with the district manager. Fantastic experience, at each phase the company let me know when I would hear about next steps and followed up appropriately. The panel interview had some difficult questions but just being yourself and being honest gives the panelists a good idea of if you'll be a good fit. A few mixed messages- "Sales reps need to work at least 60 hours a week just to survive" from one interviewer, "45 hours a week is the average" from another. But it is a commission based, sales job so the salary and hours depend on how much work you're willing to put in.

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Sysco Awards & Accolades

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Most Admired Companies in Research Science , Black Engineer & Information Technology, 2010
America's Top Companies , Forbes, 2009
Barron's 500 , Barron's, 2009
World’s Most Admired Companies , Fortune, 2008
The Houston Chronicle 100 , The Houston Chronicle, 2008
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Additional Info

Headquarters Houston, TX
Size 10000+ Employees
Founded 1969
Type Company - Public (SYY)
Industry Business Services
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year

This company has the menu that restaurants depend on. Sysco is the #1 foodservice supplier in North America, serving about 400,000 customers through a fleet of 8,800 delivery trucks and more than 180 distribution centers in the US and Canada. Its core broadline distribution business supplies food and non-food products to restaurants, schools, hotels, health care institutions, and other foodservice customers, while its SYGMA Network focuses on supplying chain restaurants. Sysco distributes both nationally branded products and its own private-label goods. In addition, Sysco ... More

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