Sodexo Reviews

Updated September 28, 2014
Updated September 28, 2014
340 Reviews
3.2
340 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 12 reviews)

  • No employee input, terrible hours, no room for advancement (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    28 years with the same company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sodexo

    Pros

    Sodexo is a company that has great opertunities if you are willing to go for them

    Cons

    Frontline managers opinions not always well recieved

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your frontline gms. We are closer to making or breaking you than you think.

  2.  

    Catering Manager

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

    I worked at Sodexo full-time for more than a 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!

  3.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Clinical Nutrition Manager
    Former Employee - Clinical Nutrition Manager

    I worked at Sodexo full-time for 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

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  5.  

    Great,fun!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Server/Deli  in  Williamsport, PA
    Former Employee - Server/Deli in Williamsport, PA

    I worked at Sodexo part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Working with people who cared about employees

    Cons

    No real cons that I can think of

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A healthy Challenge...You get out as much as you put in

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

    I have been working at Sodexo full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Upward Mobility, Diversity & Inclusion, Broad reach of career opportunities in many segments and lines of business, global presence with strong teams across cultures

    Cons

    Lack of meaningful transparency (top-down); allow employees to more freely express opinions that may fall out of the immediate scope of work--they may have a perspective that can help you think from a different point of view

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Live the company values, focus on the frontline worker

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Worst company Ever

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sodexo

    Pros

    You will gain alot of knowledge and food service experience.

    Cons

    Pay is horrible they constantly cut your hours they say that they promote within that's a lie. They don't respect or care about their employee. if you are a minority plan on staying at the level you are already working because they will not promote you. Will work the death out of you for little pay and extremely cheap when it comes to employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more compassion and look pass the race acknowledge good work when you see it.

    Sodexo Response

    Aug 18, 2014Employment Branding Sourcing Manager

    I appreciate you taking the time to share your review and would like to provide some insight that will hopefully help. Our employees are very important to us and should never be treated poorly for ... More

  8.  

    Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Food Service Manager  in  West Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Food Service Manager in West Columbia, SC

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

    Pros

    The pay is good even if the job suck.

    Cons

    They don't keep. There word

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stand behind your managers, don't say you got there back and know u don't.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Sodexo offered flexible scheduling options and a great work environment while I was working through college.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Chef  in  Corvallis, OR
    Former Employee - Chef in Corvallis, OR

    I worked at Sodexo part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It is a huge company, so you gain exposure to different types of people from different regions. It's just a great environment and a great way to broaden your base of knowledge and understanding.

    Cons

    I was working through college; the pay was low, and training to advance was not exactly available to low-level employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Sodexo Response

    Aug 5, 2014Employment Branding Sourcing Manager

    It's great that you enjoyed your work environment and learning opportunities at Sodexo as you worked through college. I do, however, want to encourage you to take a look at the Sodexo USA careers ... More

  10.  

    Sodexo is a good company because of it's Unit managers. Where is the support staff?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager  in  South Houston, TX
    Current Employee - General Manager in South Houston, TX

    I have been working at Sodexo full-time

    Pros

    work Hours, no weekends of evenings

    Cons

    Upper management positions rarely posted....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out into the field and off the conference calls all day.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Bureaucratic but nice people

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sodexo as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Very kind people, interesting exposure to French company.

    Cons

    Very slow moving. Much of the activity happens at dining sites, not corporate HQ.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay interns more.

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