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Sodexo Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
401 Reviews
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401 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits work balance is sometimes hard to achieve (in 12 reviews)

  • Free meal with every full shift, opportunities for growth (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management is completely disengaged from whatever is going on at the site level (in 12 reviews)

  • At least there was not a lot of room for advancement in my area (in 6 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Perth Amboy, NJ
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Perth Amboy, NJ

    I worked at Sodexo

    Pros

    Plenty of room for advancement. Excellent opportunities for learning other sectors of management via cross training. Meritorious raises based on level of skills.

    Cons

    There are strong overtures of "preference of employees" not based upon work ethics or personal abilities to perform duties.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees should be "moved along" according to their overall contributions to the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    cashier

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sodexo

    Pros

    pretty good job and environment

    Cons

    management need to be improved

  3.  

    Not glamorous work, but a steady job with managers that care about me.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pizza Czar in Burlington, VT
    Current Employee - Pizza Czar in Burlington, VT

    I have been working at Sodexo

    Pros

    The work itself is not too difficult. During my 2 and a half years on and off there, I moved from dishes, to kitchen, to having a sortof tenure in the pizza corner. I was recently rehired after taking a few months off to focus on an internship, and upon my return they gave me a raise, let me pick me own schedule to work around my other job, and let me choose where to work. I've given them lots of effort and time over the last several years, and they have respected that by treating me as a valued employee and friend.

    Most of the people I work with are also quite nice. Some of them who have been working there longer have quarrels with each other, but I manage to stay on everyone's good side.

    Cons

    You smell like butt after a shift, but such is kitchen life.

    Making mac&cheese pizza is the bane of my existence.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to staff a little better during the beginning of the year. I know you rely a lot on workstudy kids from the school, but being stuck alone in the dishroom for the first weeks of the 2013 fall semester while you hired new people wasn't fun.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Sodexo

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sodexo

    Pros

    Fair, Decent pay, Large company

    Cons

    Hours are long, usual problems in the industry

  6.  

    lead custodian

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sodexo

    Pros

    hard working, puctual , attention to detail, goal oriented

    Cons

    i do my best an i am optimistic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    training is a valuable tools an given hands on the employee gathers concepts very easily.

  7.  

    Sodexo

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager
    Current Employee - General Manager

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

    Pros

    Plenty of room to be autonomous, systems for food and labor management are pretty good. Sodexo has a good reputation in the industry. A good place to work and find things to learn.

    Cons

    Hard to advance beyond GM. The focus on diversity panels limits folks on advancement opportunities if your background doesn't fit though your abilities do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to focus on paying folks fairly when assuming other roles. Penalizing current employees at a 15% wage increase cap is not fair, especially when the mean salary has not been reached for the new or higher paid position.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Sodexo Response

    Jan 16, 2015Employment Branding Sourcing Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback and for your 10+ years of service at Sodexo! I wanted to quickly address your comments on advancement and diversity. While we are very much ... More

  8.  

    great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sodexo

    Pros

    great diversity, equal opportunity employer

    Cons

    some people style of management was ineffective

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    advancement for persons with disabilites???.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Need to Work On Diversity Values
    Current Employee - Need to Work On Diversity Values

    I have been working at Sodexo

    Pros

    The insurance is very good.

    Cons

    people with seniority, are not given the chance to advance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    people with disabilities can do great jobs too.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    One that could have been better

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Maywood, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in Maywood, IL

    I worked at Sodexo

    Pros

    There are plenty of opportunities for growth

    Cons

    There are plenty of opportunities for growth but it dosent mean anything when your worth is overlooked

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everything dosent have to be negative . Praise your managers when they do a good job instead of always recognizing the negative and you may be able to retain good talent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Salary cap

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sodexo

    Pros

    Sodexo is a leader in the industry and employees thousands of workers.

    Cons

    The company is short sighted in salary ranges, The cost of living wage increase was less them 1980

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your greatest assets are your employee’s

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