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Sodexo Canada Reviews

Updated January 12, 2015
Updated January 12, 2015
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  1.  

    Sodexo, a great work life balanced Company with convenient relocation opportunities around the globe

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sodexo Canada

    Pros

    Good vacation,
    Good Salary Package,
    Senior Leadership Team is open for communication
    Lots of learning and self-development opportunities

    Cons

    Not much incentive to keep good managers for long term employment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Accomplishments and Contributions of Mid-Level or Unit Level Management Team needs to be rewarded by promoting from within instead of bringing outsiders to fill those opportunites

    Recommends
  2.  

    Great first job

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    Current Employee - Kitchen Help in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Kitchen Help in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Sodexo Canada full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good company for a first job or young people with kids

    Cons

    not that good salary and no benefices

    Recommends
  3.  

    Good Boss Bad Boss

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    Former Employee - District Manager in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - District Manager in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Sodexo Canada full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and a reasonable pay structure. Depending on your personal reporting structure you can do very well. I personally had a good work life balance and ealry in my career had good opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Because of the decentralized and autonomous nature of the business, there is not a good oversight of talent. Little opportunity to rise above your role with limited access to upper level managers. Immediate supervisor was a mico-manager. Very little ability to think on your own or "run your own business". Criteria for success was different depending on who you reported to. Company has a solid set of core values, but they are just words on a page when upper level managers do not live them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More oversight for VP's and consistent goals and criteria for all managers at the same level. ie. Managers in the West are held to a much higher standard then those in the east. Get out of your officesd and get to know the managers on the ground.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Terrible experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Sodexo Canada full-time

    Pros

    Large company with lots of training resources.
    Good benefits plan.
    Some really good people.

    Cons

    Extremely bureaucratic. Took months for people to get the tools they needed for their jobs. Constant playing with financials to try and show profitability. Expected to be on call all the time, with no compensation for it. Part of it is the industry, but you really feel like a tool for the company, and someone's bonus plan.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Wrong line of work for me. Really disliked my experience.

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    Former Employee - Cleaner in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Cleaner in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Sodexo Canada part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The wage is high. Good if you like repetitive manual labor. Wonderful coworkers made working a lot better. They have high standards which is comforting to know.

    Cons

    Repetitive manual labor. Hard on legs and back.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Satisfactory

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    Current Employee - Food Service Supervisor in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Food Service Supervisor in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Sodexo Canada part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Staff keep you working there

    Cons

    No overtime paid out on many occasions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate your staff

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Management needs to improve

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Sodexo Canada full-time

    Pros

    Good vacation and opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Management doesn't take responsibility, and understaffed. Salary is below industry standards.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Not Treated with Fairly When Terminated

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    Former Employee - Food Services Manager in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Food Services Manager in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Sodexo Canada full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent training program and Safety Programs Top Notch

    Cons

    Very Rigid Management Structure, don't pay very well according to industry standard

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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