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

    1 person found this helpful

    Great People at Sodexo

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    • 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)

    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. My personal experience with Sodexo USA.

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    • Career Opportunities
    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

  3. 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
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  5. Good Company

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    • 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 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent opportunities, fair pay, diverse workplace

    Cons

    Long hours, hard work, yeah

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Sodexo USA Response

    Mar 24, 2015Employment Branding Sourcing Manager

    Wow - thank you for sharing your feedback and for your 10+ years of service at Sodexo! You are right that our management positions require hard work and may entail some long hours, but it's great to ... More

  6. great company to work for we're very good keeping the supplies keeping us informed of the job duties they need Done.

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    Former Employee - Custodian in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Custodian in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Sodexo USA

    Pros

    What was good the 401k with excellent insurance with the top sick time and vacation time was accumulated bY The hours you work. .a great place to work

    Cons

    The Board of Education buildings that we worked in ran down and they the board expects Sodexo make a diamond out of a piece of rock

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your money from the Board of Education cause they got it. .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. I worked for fools

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Sodexo USA full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free meals, not much else

    Cons

    I worked for one of the worst companies around

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Sodexo USA Response

    Nov 4, 2014Employment Branding Sourcing Manager

    I'm sorry to hear you felt this way about your time at Sodexo. Just to clarify, our managers go through a variety of mandatory trainings, as well as self-selected development opportunities. Many of ... More

  8. My experience with Sodexo was awesome!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Cafe Cook in Mount Laurel, NJ
    Former Intern - Cafe Cook in Mount Laurel, NJ

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

    Pros

    It's a great company, with wonderful, caring people.

    Cons

    The challenges are dealing with diversity, but I wouldn't have it any other way.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Sodexo USA Response

    Oct 7, 2014Employment Branding Sourcing Manager

    I'm happy to hear this! If you're ever interested in returning or have any questions, please join us on LinkedIn through the Sodexo USA Careers group. Thanks again.

  9. Facilities Management Intern

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Facilities Management Intern
    Former Intern - Facilities Management Intern

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

    Pros

    Very knowledgeable GM, allowed me to really explore what I wanted to within my account.

    Cons

    Not a great fit if you want a very structured program, other than that it was great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe have a bit more structured program, particularly some guidelines of what the outcomes of the internship are for the student/manager. Give the GM a little bit of training before the intern arrives.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Sodexo USA Response

    Oct 7, 2014Employment Branding Sourcing Manager

    Thank you for the feedback on your internship experience! It's fantastic that you were able to work with a leader who was knowledgeable in the field, and while it sounds like you have some ... More

  10. Student Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student Manager in Binghamton, NY
    Former Employee - Student Manager in Binghamton, NY

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

    Pros

    Great people, Helpful, great leader, great benefits.

    Cons

    Needs management, overlapping responsibilities and emphasis on bottom line

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need better management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. A great place to work, team work all the way.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Food Server in Westminster, MD
    Current Employee - Food Server in Westminster, MD

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, friendly people.

    Cons

    there are no cons, everything is fare

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice needed to be given.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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