Sodexo USA Reviews

Updated March 31, 2015
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Sodexo USA Group Chief Operating Officer, Chief Executive Officer, North America, On-site Services George Chavel
George Chavel
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Pros
  • Truly endorses work/life balance and offers solid paid time off and separate sick leave (in 12 reviews)

  • Great benefits with employees who really care about their work (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management needs to learn the job before trying to change how we do it (in 19 reviews)

  • There can be long hours and difficult tasks to complete (in 16 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

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    Great People at Sodexo

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

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

    Pros

    In addition to working with great people, I have benefited from many of the company provided training opportunities. The additional skills and experience have allowed me to be considered for promotions for positions I wasn't qualified for before. I look forward to growing more with Sodexo.

    Cons

    Being such a huge company, it's easy to feel like a blip on the radar. You have to make an effort to stay connected with what's happening companywide by reading email updates and using the company intranet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep offering training and developement to all level of employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Sodexo USA Response

    Feb 10, 2015Employment Branding Sourcing Manager

    I do appreciate you taking the time to post a review and am thrilled to hear you've benefited from the training opportunities available. To your point about Sodexo being so big, you are correct that ... More

  2. lead supervisor for a new account

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    great rates, starting salary was on par for similar jobs available elsewhere

    Cons

    revolving door management. management is very fickle, keeps changing 3 managers < 1 yr

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire more people. not kids, experienced workers who want to work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. Very stable work.

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    Former Employee - Food Service Worker in Modesto, CA
    Former Employee - Food Service Worker in Modesto, CA

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

    Pros

    Located in hospital so it was always busy and diverse customers.

    Cons

    Long hiring process due to it being located in hospital. Management difficult at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Typical Management.

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    Current Employee - Supervisor Level II in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Supervisor Level II in Oklahoma City, OK

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

    Pros

    Fairly good pay for supervisors and people with relevant experience, benefits are good as well. The structure is there, but it still relies heavily on individuals.

    Cons

    Terrible manager oversight. One higher level manager can screw it all up. Lower level managers can get away with a lot of laziness and hypocrisy if they maintain good personal relationships with higher managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Checks and balances. Managers need to oversee managers and vice versa. If one high up manager sucks, it trickles down into an environment with little accountability. Bad for any lower level employees or non-supervisors.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Great college job

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Spokane, WA
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Spokane, WA

    I worked at Sodexo USA

    Pros

    nice to work on campus, they hire students for part time work

    Cons

    sometimes management can be frustrating - it seems a many things go overlooked by higher management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure that managers are careful to not put their own problems on the shoulders of part time employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Depends on location

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    Former Employee - Food Server
    Former Employee - Food Server

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

    Pros

    At my location hours were variable. I was a student as well so this was a benefit. The manager you have makes a huge difference.

    Cons

    My paychecks were deducted for the uniform shoes and parking permit. This made a big difference for some of my paychecks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Te starting salary is very low considering the work and effort I put into this job. I also have years of experience in food service and felt like the pay was not sufficient.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. My personal experience with Sodexo USA.

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    Current Employee - Chief Cook in Beaufort, SC
    Current Employee - Chief Cook in Beaufort, SC

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

    Pros

    Sodexo is an amazing company that offeres a lot of different opportunity for its employees ranging from bonuses, to insurance and 401K.

    Cons

    The only Con I can think of with sodexo is that in a few locations sodexo is seniority based

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I feel that there is a certain lack of communication between hourly employees and management and a lot of problems seem to fall through the cracks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Sodexo USA Response

    Mar 24, 2015Employment Branding Sourcing Manager

    Thank you for sharing your review. I'm happy to hear you're enjoying your position and the benefits and encourage you to work with your HR Director or manager to discuss advancement, if you are ... More

  9. Not what I signed up for

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Birmingham, AL

    I have been working at Sodexo USA

    Pros

    No pros come to mind

    Cons

    Over worked, under paid. Was hired as an A.M. Supervisor with occasional weekends. I work days, nights, weekends, splits & holidays. I was promised parking, company phone & business cards and have received none of them. Parking is aweful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire some help & stop making empty promises, treat people with respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Pleasant.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sodexo USA

    Pros

    high min pay which rocks

    Cons

    none that i can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up good.work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. I like a lot of my coworkers but the managers at south dining are mean and unprofessional.

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    Current Employee - Dishwasher in Flagstaff, AZ
    Current Employee - Dishwasher in Flagstaff, AZ

    I have been working at Sodexo USA

    Pros

    you get free food and a free year bus pass pass.

    Cons

    thiers are some bad people and when they get stressed out they take it out on someone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen and solve the problems that employees are having on the job.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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