Sodexo Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
350 Reviews
3.1
350 Reviews
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Sodexo CEO Michel Landel
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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
  • Top heavy retain upper management above unit even though lost accounts (in 11 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    My experience at Sodexo was great. Nice people and great culture.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at Sodexo as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    This was an awesome experience as a college student. Lots of exposure to all angles of marketing. Corporate structure has lots of marketing materials they provide each of their locations, but you still have the freedom of creativity tailored to the unit you work at. Was involved in everything from the market research, to strategic planning and creation of events, to the implementation of events. Was able to eat in cafeteria for free. Great school/life/softball/work balance. Management is understanding, as long as you can get your task done for the day or in the time frame required. Also was responsible for running the social media platforms. Was able to run that even when not in the office. Had opportunities to be a part of the catering unit for certain events. Well ran by management, great product and services makes the job easier.

    Cons

    I would not say there were any major con's. The pay for an intern was a little below average at $9.50 per hour. It is reasonable considering you will gain great experience, there is no cost of traveling since it is on campus, and you get to eat for free when you are at work which is a huge savings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up everything that you are doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Opportunities is many areas of service fields that provides ability to improve our customer experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Manager in Downers Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Retail Manager in Downers Grove, IL

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

    Pros

    Variety. Everyday provides a new challenge.

    Cons

    Finding good employees with the budget constraints expected.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Sodexo Response

    Oct 7, 2014Employment Branding Sourcing Manager

    Thank you for your review. I'm happy to hear you're enjoying the variety of your position and thrilled that you have been with Sodexo for more than 10 years!

  3.  

    Great!

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Buffalo, NY

    I worked at Sodexo as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great opportunity, real world experience.

    Cons

    No cons. Internship was very beneficial.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sodexo

    Pros

    Good place to start a career, take a shot at career change

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More investment on employee training.

    Sodexo Response

    Sep 17, 2014Employment Branding Sourcing Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to post a review. While I'm not sure of your location, we do offer a significant amount of training and development offer for Sodexo USA employees. Anyone interested in ... More

  6.  

    Catering Manager

    Former Employee - Catering Manager in Spartanburg, SC
    Former Employee - Catering Manager in Spartanburg, SC

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

    Pros

    Very flexible with hours! Worked well with my school schedule at the time.

    Cons

    Nothing that can come to mind at the current time!

    Sodexo Response

    Aug 5, 2014Employment Branding Sourcing Manager

    I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your time with Sodexo and encourage you to join the Sodexo USA alumni community Reconnexions, in case you're ever interested in returning. Thank you for posting a review!

  7.  

    As an employee for nearly 6 years I felt supported on both personal and professional levels.

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    Former Employee - Clinical Nutrition Manager
    Former Employee - Clinical Nutrition Manager

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

    Pros

    Sodexo understands and supports their Registered Dietitians by providing reimbursement for all credentials & memberships, as well as providing a network for Registered Dietitians to ensure best practice.

    Cons

    I was trying to relocate and was unable to obtain an internal position within my destination area. I had applied to several internal positions but never got past the phone screen phase. I had to leave the company in order to complete my relocation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase assistance for internal candidates to obtain positions when relocation is necessary/desired.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Sodexo Response

    Jul 28, 2014Employment Branding Sourcing Manager

    Thank you for your review. It's fantastic to hear that you had many great years with Sodexo, and I'm sorry to see that you had trouble relocating. While it sounds like you have already moved on to a ... More

  8.  

    Great

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Evangelist in Bogotá, Bogota (Colombia)
    Current Employee - Technical Evangelist in Bogotá, Bogota (Colombia)

    I have been working at Sodexo full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Best compensation benefits, work health at top.

    Cons

    If you leave the company, could be too hardc to get same bennefits from another one in this country.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    I have worked for Sodexo for 9 years.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sodexo

    Pros

    Sodexo is the number one employer of dietitians. They compensate very well not only in salary, but the total rewards package. They put a lot into training and educating their employees and there is great opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    They company restructures a lot and they have started to restrict pay increases, merit increases, etc. It is all part of staying viable as a business.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Sodexo Response

    Jul 1, 2014Employment Branding Sourcing Manager

    I appreciate you taking the time to post a review. It's great to hear that you've enjoyed the your overall experience and everything we have to offer. Thank you for your many years of service at ... More

  10.  

    I like the ideas and ways of doing stuff that sodexo stands for

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    Current Employee - Clerical Assistant in Kennesaw, GA
    Current Employee - Clerical Assistant in Kennesaw, GA

    I have been working at Sodexo part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    promotion opportunities and benefits that help us get dental and medical and vision

    Cons

    so people that get put into a leadership position are biased and think for themselves and not for the other people. More than half of the time people are scared to talk about whats been going on because we dont want to get fired or anything else. this is only one company place that i have seen it at but i am hoping that it is not everywhere

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Exciting. Very uplifting, fast paced and enjoyable.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Part Time Cook in Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Part Time Cook in Bronx, NY

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

    Pros

    Everyone works as a team. Even management jumps around filling in.

    Cons

    Days can be long, if your not healthy or be able to stand this job is not for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just to keep doing what they do as far as hiring great people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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