Sodexo USA Reviews

Updated October 31, 2014
Updated October 31, 2014
375 Reviews
3.3
375 Reviews
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Sodexo USA Group Chief Operating Officer, Chief Executive Officer, North America, On-site Services George Chavel
George Chavel
107 Ratings

Review Highlights

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

  • Truly endorses work/life balance and offers solid paid time off and separate sick leave (in 10 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Job review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sodexo USA

    Pros

    Good if u like standing

    Cons

    Bad if u don't like standing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Sodexo USA Response

    Oct 7, 2014Employment Branding Sourcing Manager

    Thank you for posting your review. Depending on the job, you are correct that standing may be a large part of the workday, and that aspect should be taken into consideration for applicants ... More

  2.  

    Watch out

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Chef in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Executive Chef in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay
    Great work life balence (sometimes)
    Growth opportunites

    Cons

    Leardership from managment is hit or miss
    Clients can cancel accounts at any time which means you will be jobless
    Staff may not be open to a management company telling them what to do
    Must move around alot
    The company touts innovative solutions but uses crappy products

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont quit your day job

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Executive Chef

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Chef in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Executive Chef in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Sodexo USA full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Vacation PTO Sick Time
    Benefits
    Growth
    Training is available online and in person
    The company covers ACF dues and CEU's

    Cons

    Dictates from Offices not knowing the business at the front lines
    No regional flexibility
    HR Disconnected from Front Line Expectations

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    Sold me the Job that was not the Job

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator

    I have been working at Sodexo USA full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexibility with the job. Work from home when not at accounts and 3 weeks vacation time.

    Cons

    Job was not what they "pitched" to me. Very Very Corporate. They do not understand that not all marketing campaigns will work at all accounts. Behind the times on technology and digital marketing. A lot of "paper pushing" and last minute changes. 99% numbers focused. One person doing the job of 5. Burning out very quickly. No support and very negative on marketing role.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have new employees go to training at corporate before they start to understand the company. Be honest in the interview process in regards to role. Be more supportive to new employees. Very hard learning the culture when you have to figure it all out and have no one to point you in the right direction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Sodexo USA Response

    Sep 24, 2014Employment Branding Sourcing Manager

    Hi there- I'm very sorry to hear about your experience thus far, and while Sodexo is a very large organization, there are ways to start learning more about the culture. I highly recommend you take ... More

  6.  

    It was a ok experience.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Tuskegee, AL
    Current Employee - Cashier in Tuskegee, AL

    I have been working at Sodexo USA part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Feed employees..Really a good job if you are a college or high school student looking to make some extra money

    Cons

    Food Service, so it really doesn't pay much. Wouldn't consider this as a career job.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Nice for a first job

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sodexo USA

    Pros

    Nice people, easy work, was on campus

    Cons

    understaffed so some work days could get stressful

  8.  

    Invaluable Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Gaithersburg, MD

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

    Pros

    Sodexo has fantastic programs to enhance employees skills and really invests in employee development. Too bad there aren't a lot of areas for advancement in HR. Sodexo is great at work/life balance. There is so much flexibility to contribute you keeping all aspects of your life in order. It also has fantastic people which contributes to a great culture.

    Cons

    The pay isn't market value.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Amazing

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Utility Worker in Warrensburg, MO
    Current Employee - Utility Worker in Warrensburg, MO

    I have been working at Sodexo USA part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    While working for Sodexo, they work with your schedule, I have had a lot of personal growth while there. I feel like I have learned a lot.

    Cons

    I feel a con would be for someone, is that the shifts are long (not for me)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Sodexo USA Response

    Aug 18, 2014Employment Branding Sourcing Manager

    It's great to hear that you have learned and grown during your time at Sodexo! I hope you continue to enjoy your time with us, and thank you for taking the time to post your review.

  10.  

    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 an 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
  11.  

    I learn a lot about being leader and leading. Trying to get two teams to work together in completing a over all goals

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Custodial Manager in Bay Minette, AL
    Current Employee - Custodial Manager in Bay Minette, AL

    I have been working at Sodexo USA as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    well it's a good work evironment but of the people can really test your paitence u will meet different people and can learn a lot .But work wise is good perk or far and few the leadership is questionible pay could be better but its a good life listen

    Cons

    no comment please in would not like to answer that question

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    na

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Sodexo USA Response

    Aug 18, 2014Employment Branding Sourcing Manager

    Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. Patience is essential in almost every job, especially when working with customers and clients. I'm happy to hear you've learned a lot at Sodexo and hope ... More

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