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Typical corporation. Plenty of good people, but not a good work/life balance.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Merchandiser
Current Employee - Merchandiser

I have been working at Sysco full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

The compensation is good...pay & benefits. Good people that ultimately care about providing top-level service & products to their customers. Also, they have locations across North America so you have opportunities to "move up the ladder" as positions become available, if you're willing to move.

Cons

No work/life balance. The culture lends itself to the expectation of 50+ hr work weeks for salaried associates. There have been many weeks that I've worked 60-70 hrs... Not all positions are like this, but most people that have "succeeded" have made significant sacrifices in their personal lives to attain the level they're at with the company. I don't believe this is unique to Sysco. Most large corporations expect a lot from their employees & if someone doesn't want to sacrifice their family life for the company, there's always someone willing to step in their place.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Find a way to continue to provide the level of service our customers have become accustomed to, but provide your employees a better chance at having a life outside of Sysco. Many good people have lived their lives "for Sysco" under the guise if "providing for their family" & 20 yrs later they're divorced with adult children that they didn't see grow up. If people are going to "give" that much, the least you could do is care enough to make sure they don't have to.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
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  1. I hope they have changed some things.....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sysco full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    At one time the leadership was a strong pro. Once they engaged in the 212 project, a lot of change led by very unqualified leaders..

    Cons

    very old school beliefs with regard to Salary. The belief used to be such that working at Sysco was in and of itself a replacement for salaries. They used to pay at 40% under market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you decide to move away from an employee centric company, to one which is solely driven by numbers - please be honest and tell employees that is the path forward.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful

    no a good job

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sysco

    Pros

    good pay thats about all

    Cons

    terrible hours, management talked down to people, overall bad experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you suck

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