Sodexo USA Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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Sodexo USA Group Chief Operating Officer, Chief Executive Officer, North America, On-site Services George Chavel
George Chavel
138 Ratings

Pros
  • Work life balance is great at Sodexo (in 12 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Poor support for upper management (in 19 reviews)

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

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    Great People at Sodexo

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. General manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager II
    Former Employee - General Manager II

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

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

    Pros

    Professional west coast team in business dining

    Cons

    Like any food service management company, the long hours due to high demands of the job are not family friendly. If there are some women who can manage having babies and young children and still manage to be top performers, then tell me their secrets wizard!

    Advice to Management

    General managers and food service directors need the support of a floating manager in each district to cover vacation coverage, sick days and general help when they are in the weeds. It's so stressful planning the week before a vacation and coming back from a week off that you're worrying the whole time you're gone. There's a lot of pressure running an operation, and especially multi-location units, that marketing programs and the new programs are exceedingly difficult to implement. Having that extra manager in the district available to roll out programs and assist and support the team would be outstanding.

    Sodexo USA Response

    Jun 29, 2015Employment Branding Sourcing Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to share. I'm happy to know you enjoyed your time at the company and appreciate your insights and recommendations. You are right that high-level management roles, like ... More


  3. Sous Chef

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sous Chef in Pottstown, PA
    Current Employee - Sous Chef in Pottstown, PA

    I have been working at Sodexo USA

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for if you have a family and like to grow withing the business. You get to work in other kitchen and other great chef.

    Cons

    They do not fallow up with training, paid vacation and sick time but very difficult to use.


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  5. Excellent Place to Work

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

    Great place to work. Great pay, PTO, and benefits.

    Cons

    Haven't encountered any thus far.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  6. General Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - GM5
    Current Employee - GM5

    I have been working at Sodexo USA (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Good Company and great people

    Cons

    Very Large company had to find your place

    Advice to Management

    Nothing

    Sodexo USA Response

    Jun 8, 2015Employment Branding Sourcing Manager

    Thank you for taking time out of your day to post a review. As a GM 5 and long-term employee of Sodexo, we know you can be busy but appreciate your feedback. Thank you for your many years of service!


  7. catering, prep-cook, asst. chef

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Chef in Ogden, UT
    Current Employee - Assistant Chef in Ogden, UT

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I love the work environment and creating a quality product. I have also enjoyed working with the college students at Weber State University and helping them achieve their goals.

    Cons

    None so far. I have worked for Sodexo in Ogden Utah at Weber State University for 3 1/2 years and loved it. My husband is being stationed in Phoenix Az, so we have to move and I would like to continue with Sodexo.

    Advice to Management

    I have worked for great management thus far, so it would be very difficult for me to give and constructive advice. Sodexo is a well-run organization that I've been glad to be a part of.

    Sodexo USA Response

    Apr 27, 2015Employment Branding Sourcing Manager

    Thank you very much for sharing your insight. Please work with your manager, HR or recruiter to discuss finding a position when you relocate. Thank you for your years of service, and if you have ... More


  8. Review of Sodexo.

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


  9. lead supervisor for a new account

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


  10. My personal experience with Sodexo USA.

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

    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.

    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


  11. Pleasant.

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

    high min pay which rocks

    Cons

    none that i can think of

    Advice to Management

    keep up good.work



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