SYSCO Food Services of Detroit

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SYSCO Food Services of Detroit Reviews

Updated November 11, 2014
Updated November 11, 2014
8 Reviews
2.9
8 Reviews
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  1.  

    too many chiefs

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - DSM in Lafayette, IN
    Current Employee - DSM in Lafayette, IN

    I have been working at SYSCO Food Services of Detroit full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    sincere eagerness to take care of customers

    Cons

    everything is managed to a number, and very little managing of people or culitvating

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Poor company, poor leadership, inept at technology

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canton, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canton, MI

    I have been working at SYSCO Food Services of Detroit full-time

    Pros

    Top foodservice distributor in the country, great product line, great resources for the customers. Priced higher but offer better services than most competitors.

    Cons

    Terrible online ordering systems, outdated technology (Windows XP anyone?). Terrible management, leave you completely alone until something goes wrong.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your employees and treat others as they would like to be treated.

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    Just another greedy corporation who treats its employees like cattle.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Canton, MI
    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Canton, MI

    I worked at SYSCO Food Services of Detroit full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    There are no pros to comment on. Treatment at this corporation(especially the Detroit facility)is at it's very best is abysmal!

    Cons

    Management that act like infants when dealing with employees. Workers who are injured on the job are sent to third rate medical care, and when they seek second opinions, they are treated like criminals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to management is to remember, that although you are a publically held corporation, you are still a "customer driven" one, and your employees are an integral part of that success. And when you treat your employees with such disdain, it ultimately affects your bottom line.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Overall great place

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Associate in Canton, MI
    Current Employee - Marketing Associate in Canton, MI

    I have been working at SYSCO Food Services of Detroit

    Pros

    A lot of responsibility and excellent continuos training. open door policy by all senior staff

    Cons

    micro managed lack of respect for your time. Doing reports that are worthless and take away from time that could be spent selling or getting other customer related things done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please make sure you are aware of the demands you put on your employees for things that do not generate anything other than data. There are only so many hours in a week and if these things are done to see if we are working then the system is broken. It also seems that some mid level staff members make employees do things or have meetings just to appear that there job is neccesary. Look for frontline employee input instead of having mangers tell us to ask for the business

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Listen to your workforce!!!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse Forklift Operator in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Warehouse Forklift Operator in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at SYSCO Food Services of Detroit

    Pros

    Salary and Benefits,vacation time and at this one of the few places that is proftable.Also has Union representation a definate plus.

    Cons

    Very poor communication between labor and management.Mid-level managers are more interested in advancement and playing corporate games than actually performing their duties.There is a pass-the -buck mentality that only makes simple problems far worse than they truly are!.Younger floor managers are too immature to take any complaints seriously,and are so insecure in dealing wth them that they retaliate against the worker complaining,instead of dealing with the problem.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sysco should make an effort to learn from the experience of the veteran associates in the warehouse,instead of ignoring them.The new operations VP should open his ears and mind to ideas,instead od stubbornly burdening his workers with childish ,petty edicts that only make the work far more difficult than it should be!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Sysco Food Service

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Canton, MI
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Canton, MI

    I worked at SYSCO Food Services of Detroit

    Pros

    Sysco offers the best training program in the industry. 6 weeks of in house product knowledge and sales tecnique, followed be weeks of mentoring with another seasoned associate. Compensation is as high as you make it.

    Cons

    Customers not always interested in higher quality at a higher price. Sysco refused to carry low quality low priced items.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensate more based on customer service than sales margin above cost. All too often we had to raise customer prices on products just to make minimum commission.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Job Security

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Transportation Supervisor in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Transportation Supervisor in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at SYSCO Food Services of Detroit

    Pros

    Job Security, Easy going atmosphere, Each day's work seems different than yesterdays workload.

    Cons

    Sometimes, communication could be better from management. Pay raises are small (less than 2
     percent for most people).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I really do like working here, but the raises need to at least pace inflation.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    treat your employees as humans not dollar signs

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Associate
    Current Employee - Marketing Associate

    I have been working at SYSCO Food Services of Detroit

    Pros

    Benefits, holidays off, my district manager

    Cons

    all about profit, the training manager

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retain your employees

    No opinion of CEO

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