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Good, stable company uncompetitive salaries.

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Former Employee - Supply Chain Manager  in  Houston, TX
Former Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Houston, TX

I worked at Sysco

Pros

It's a great working environment and a solid, stable company. Sysco does seem to genuinely care about their people. My personal experience was a good one from an employee's perspective. Pay at Manager level and below is below average, however if you can rise to upper level management salaries become more competitive. Great place to get some solid experience at a company that has a great reputation.

Cons

Advancement can be hard to come by, there is a sense that most advancement decision are based on tenure and not qualifications. Pay is lower compare to equivalent positions in other, more profitable industries. Pay in general is lower then other companies you'll find in the area of the corporate office. Being based in Houston, TX Sysco has a hard time competing with many of the companies in the more lucrative oil industry.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Look to the best employees and develop them regardless of how long they have been there. Base these decisions on qualifications.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1.  

    Sysco will run you ragged

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    Current Employee - Marketing Associate  in  Norton, MA
    Current Employee - Marketing Associate in Norton, MA

    I have been working at Sysco

    Pros

    fun job for the most part, not too stressful... fun getting to know local restauranteurs, quite a bit of personal freedom if you don't get a micro manager but that is a crap shoot. access to lots of great samples and fun products. great co workers.

    Cons

    no car allowance for sales people! you will run your car ragged, spend a ton of money on gas and get no help from Sysco. also no cell phone allowance even though you are constantly on the phone. usually most of the good accounts are taken and new sales people have to call on smaller customers and wait to inherit good accounts. pricing is too high and in order to sell anything the sales person has to slash their own profit margins. vey difficult to make good money unless you have been there for years. older sales people are lifers as they have all the good accounts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    reward the salespeople who work hard, don't ignore them.... give the sales people pricing to work with. car and cell phone allowances would be a great idea but hey Sysco isn't a 30 billion dollar company because they pay their sales people well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good company that is getting even better each day!

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Sysco

    Pros

    Very committed place to work. They value their employees and see that steps are taken to ensure there voice is heard and actions are taken when problems do occur.

    Cons

    Promotions don't always go to the person that is best qualified. There is still some of the good old boy in this organization and it is not what you know but who you know or how long you have been with the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to listen to those who work for you.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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