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Has been a big learning experience

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Current Employee - Finance
Current Employee - Finance

I have been working at Sysco full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Good co-workers Above average salary

Cons

Management are not all on same page.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Policy should be enforced for all employees the same not by how long you have worked there or who you know. Exceptions should not be made for those considered special.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1.  

    Great company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Sysco full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I work in customer service and it is very steady and routine. Most days are typical and you know what to expect at each time of the day. I learned a lot very fast.

    Cons

    At the end of the day, it is literally like the NYSE as it is all about beating the clock. The sales representatives tend to be very needy or demanding and use you for things they can do themselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think upper management does a really good job.. One thing I would suggest would be remember how you got to where you are every day.. At the end of the day I think someone should be able to look in the mirror and say, there is nothing more I could have done. Through doing this and being sincere, there will always be that voice in the back of your head describing how you could have handled your most difficult task a little differently, for better or worse.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    No Longer Systems Service Company….they don't care about service any longer

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    Former Employee - Marketing Associate
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate

    I worked at Sysco full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    It's a job and that is about all I can say. There really are no pros to it as far as I am concerned.

    Cons

    Years ago, they had class. They loved all customers whether they were a huge hospital or a little Mom and Pop convenience store. Today, that's farthest from the truth than ever before; it's all about bottom line. They used to love and care about their employees also but ever since the economy downturn, they have slashed their employees careers; jobbed customer service and I.T. out to INDIA, forced each and every other REMAINING employee to take cut pays and increased their workload to exhaustion. I worked as Marketing Associate for almost 18 years and finally threw in the towel. I was tired of the demands they made of me; all expected to be done with a smile on my face…They cram too many cases in the trucks, overloading them to max capacity which hurt not only the drivers and their nightmares trying to dig through it all but then the product was compromised by being smashed all around during transit and the customers were held hostage waiting longer than they should have to because they put an average of 24 stops on the trucks which was ridiculous. They also made it IMPOSSIBLE to service the customer by allowing the Marketing Associate to hand deliver ANY PRODUCT INCLUDING PAPER CUPS because of some STUPID FEAR of being sued. There was an ISOLATED incident with chicken in a hot shed or something like that in San Francisco, so they got all paranoid and placed a ZERO TOLERANCE policy for any and all Marketing Associate to even TOUCH a product whether it was perishable or not. So Joe Blow has a wedding and Sysco screws up and leaves a case of plastic plates off the truck. Solution….Marketing Associate can run to warehouse and pick it up and get it to the caterer within the hour….but NOT ANYMORE….nope, the customer has to go to Sam's Club or Restaurant Depot….better yet, they can call any of Sysco's competitors and get it done…. and on and on and on…..so, I quit. They told my customers I "retired". I gingerly tell them when I see them, NO I DID NOT RETIRE, I QUIT! Oh, by the way, they also cut our pension by 2/3's and any new employee does not get one at all. They are NOT FOR THE CUSTOMER, THEY ARE NOT FOR EMPLOYEE ….all they care about is their bottom line as stated earlier and of course, we have to make sure DeLaney gets to keep his 7 figure salary….God forbid he give up anything….

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I could not give them one bit of advice because they would never listen. They are so full of themselves that they think they know it ALL.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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