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Sysco Memphis Sales Representative

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Former Employee - Sales in Memphis, TN
Former Employee - Sales in Memphis, TN

I worked at Sysco

Pros

#1 Food service company. Sell quality food products. Well known reputation throughout the U.S. Very close sales force. Family oriented. Good marketing support. Your refrigerator will stay packed full of free food through relationships with brokers & restaurants. Good way to build relationships in the community & restaurants.

Cons

Horrible pay. 100% commission. No mileage/gas reimbursement. Long, long, hours. Phone never stops ringing even on the weekends. Basically you have restaurant hours, plus the times they are not open. "Will calls" for customers who forget to order items. Prices tend to be a little higher on commodity items (chicken, beef, etc.)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Increase pay. Reimburse fo mileage!

No opinion of CEO

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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
    Approves of CEO
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    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
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