Sodexo USA Reviews

Updated April 19, 2015
431 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
3.2
431 Reviews
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Sodexo USA Group Chief Operating Officer, Chief Executive Officer, North America, On-site Services George Chavel
George Chavel
121 Ratings

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)

More Pros and Cons

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    Great People at Sodexo

    • 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 USA full-time (more than a year)

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

    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 Management

    Keep offering training and developement to all level of employees.

    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. Review of Sodexo.

    • 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 USA

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

    Pros

    It is a great company to work for and to grow with.

    Cons

    I don't know any cons at this point.

    Sodexo USA Response

    Apr 6, 2015Employment Branding Sourcing Manager

    Thank you for your review - we're happy to hear you're enjoying your role at Sodexo!

  3. Its an ok place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sodexo USA full-time

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

    Pros

    They are human, and understanding when you have to take time off work, also easy work

    Cons

    Management only gives raise to favorites

    Advice to Management

    Be fair

  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Marketing Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Marketing Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Intern - Marketing Intern in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Sodexo USA as an intern (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    very diverse
    lots of interconnectedness between employees

    Cons

    salary
    not much room for growth

    Sodexo USA Response

    Apr 6, 2015Employment Branding Sourcing Manager

    I appreciate you taking the time to write a review. To address your comment about growth, many of our management level employees began as interns. If you have questions about growth potential, please ... More

  6. lead supervisor for a new account

    • 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 USA full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

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

  7. Hard work but energizing and rewarding

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Waitress in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Waitress in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Sodexo USA part-time (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    profit sharing for a part-tine job; great food for lunch/dinner

    Cons

    some shifts can be long

  8. Very stable work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

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

    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.

  9. Disappointed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Food Service Manager in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Food Service Manager in New Orleans, LA

    I have been working at Sodexo USA full-time (more than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are your strength. Meeting people with the same interests

    Cons

    Long hours no rewards, hope to get an increase. I have never felt so unappreciated.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your managers. How do we learn how to appreciate our staff if we're not appreciated.

  10. Typical Management.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

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

    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 Management

    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.

  11. Great college job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Spokane, WA
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Spokane, WA

    I worked at Sodexo USA

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

    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 Management

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

Work at Sodexo USA? Share Your Experiences

Sodexo USA

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.