Sodexo Reviews

Updated April 25, 2015
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  1. Utility 2

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    Former Employee - Cook in Terre Haute, IN
    Former Employee - Cook in Terre Haute, IN

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

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    It's a great company to work for and the benifits are excellent

    Cons

    The Management staff has a serious prob with working with several races esp. AFRO-AMERICANS.

    Advice to Management

    just because someone you don't like need to stop putting there personal feelings in the way of a persons employment.

  2. Frontline (hourly) employees are treated like crap and underpaid

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sodexo

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You get two uniforms for free

    Cons

    The pay is horrible, especially when the managers decide that there is no overtime allowed...yet they expect you to do more work in a shorter amount of time
    Raises are microscopic, like 5 cents extra, performance based- biased on favoritism, and even you work your tail off managers still expect more
    It is all about favoritism, it doesnt matter how hard you work. The managers hang out all day in their offices and only come out when there is a customer complaint, even if it has nothing to do with your performance
    Managers and dieticians eat free even though they make ALL THE MONEY, while the underpaid frontline employees have to pay! Unfair and cruel- enough said
    It is degrading

  3. They are very good to there workers

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    Former Employee - Environmental Tech
    Former Employee - Environmental Tech

    I worked at Sodexo

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Loyal we were all very satisfied with our working conditions and management when we had a problem it was always solved

    Cons

    Well it is a hospital environment so you have to make sure it is always sanitized and they made sure we always had enough work materials and equipment to make sure we got the job done we always had enough staff also

    Advice to Management

    Please come back to HOSPITAL IN FORT WORTH TEXAS

    Sodexo Response

    Mar 16, 2015Employment Branding Sourcing Manager

    Thank you for sharing your feedback. It's great to hear you enjoyed your job and time with Sodexo! While I'm not sure of your specific situation, please do take a look at the Sodexo USA careers site ... More

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  5. Sodexo at the National Zoo

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    Former Employee - Cook in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Cook in Washington, DC

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

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

    Pros

    Learn a lot about cooking only if you work in the Mane kitchen directly under the Chef or if you work at a location called "Overlook". If you are Culinary, those are the best places to work. Otherwise, you work at the different hot dog stands, and food carts which can be fun if you don't mind working by yourself or with just one other person. And if you are young, there are lots of young people there. Its a good entry level job for a Cook or for someone needing a job really bad and don't mind working outside, around animals, dealing with customers and potentially being bored and pretty isolated all day.

    Cons

    Poor moral. Especially because the GM that was there at the time ( who I hear is gone now) talked down on her workers and micro manages. She makes it an uncomfortable work environment. She doesn't trust her workers and steps on toes all day. She wants to control everything. Thus, its a lot of back biting amongst the workers. And old lady in the kitchen is rude and conniving, just messy. Everyone is under paid and over worked. Its run like a plantation and you are expendable. There are no perks and no support if there is a problem. The managers cant help you because they have no power. The GM controls EVERYTHING and cares nothing about her staff. The banqueting department is under utilized. If you are ghetto and like messiness this is a great place to work for you ( according to my experience) but if you are intelligent, with great ideas and genuinely trying to learn and advance yourself, be prepared to take a beat down.

    Advice to Management

    Take your Culinary staff seriously. Some people come in there to genuinely build a career and have a lot to offer Find out their strengths, and weaknesses. Don't just build off their weaknesses and tear then down. Pay them better, stop treating your workers there they like trash. And we know its true because at that location vs. other Sodexo's in the city, the workers there are the lowest paid. And build on your HR staff, get people who are qualified and serious about there work and serious about the workers. They should be available to offer conflict resolution and support, more perks... its possible to make that a fun working environment, and you should utilize your banqueting department in offering lunches and breakfasts for Professionals and families. Bag lunches and bagels are not just all you guys can offer. You can do a lot more. Build on your Culinary staff. Offer a better diet for your workers, such as a salad bar, which you should include for your customers as well. Give surveys every 6 months. Not just to Customers, but to the workers about their experience working there. Feed back should be well taken and seen as a way to improve the work environment and services. Get someone to clean the bathrooms on a regular basis ( they are filthy). Be professional, be courteous. Pay people for sick days when they are suppose to get it. Ensure people get their lunches and bathroom breaks.

  6. Stable company, opportunities to change roles within company but super long hours

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    Current Employee - Unit Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Unit Manager in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Sodexo full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Co-workers and management are all really nice people. They provide a lot of training opportunities. Because Sodexo is so large, employees have a lot of options as far as career change and/or unit change. They also have quite a few jobs that they will pay for your relocation.

    Cons

    If you are a manager the hours are very long. Many times I feel my job has become my life. Not unusual to work 12-15 hours a day multiple times a week. Annual salary increases are given but very small percentages. Biggest I've gotten in 4+ years is 3% which is the standard cost of living.

    Advice to Management

    Make time for the employees that are at the mid range in management. Stop sucking up to clients all the time and acknowledge your employees who are bending over backwards to meet the client unreasonable expectations.

  7. Great experence

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    Former Employee - Accounting Assistant in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Accounting Assistant in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at Sodexo

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Room for improvement and growth

    Cons

    A lot of deadlines and understaffed

    Advice to Management

    Put yourself in your employees position to realize the work load

  8. Lots of opportunities if you are patient and work hard

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sodexo

    Pros

    job security, paid time off

    Cons

    benefits, schedule can be unstable, turnover

    Sodexo Response

    Mar 16, 2015Employment Branding Sourcing Manager

    I appreciate you taking the time to post a review. While I'm not sure of your location, I do just want to reemphasize that your assessment is correct: it can be hard work, but it will pay off ... More

  9. not enough communication.

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    Former Employee - Baker in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Baker in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Sodexo

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great pay, great benefits and plenty of work.

    Cons

    co-workers not doing their jobs, makes everyone else's harder.

    Advice to Management

    Should pay closer attention to problems and workers before a real problem evolves.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Working for Sodexo can be very rewarding and beneficial. I have learned a lot in the past few years I have been here.

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    Current Employee - Resident Dining Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Resident Dining Manager in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Corporate structure, managing a unit gives you the feel of running your own company or companies. Huge network of people that you can find in one database. Food is always in demand.

    Cons

    Long hours and tough client expectations. Clients as in many other industries dictate majority of changes and actions that are taken. Some clients are excellent and some are tough.

    Advice to Management

    Continue grow with trends.

  11. Great Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity in this company

    Cons

    none that i can think of

    Advice to Management

    Thanks

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