Sysco Asian Foods
2.2 of 5 10 reviews
www.asianfoods.com Saint Paul, MN 150 to 499 Employees

Sysco Asian Foods Reviews

Updated May 28, 2014

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Kevin A. Berg

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    Decent and Fair

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe majority of my work experience and skill acquisition happened here. They provided solid, secure employment during the recession. They downsized only a handful of positions during that time.
    They focused on maintaining good workers. They operate with the idea that there is such a thing as a warehouse professional. Good work/life balance.

    ConsThey get leaner with each passing year; a little too much. Compensation got smaller, benefits got worse. Opportunities for advancement are REALLY slim.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpeaking from the operations side of the business, I don't have to many complaints. My advice would be to stay connected and visible to your employees.

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    Sales Rep

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGained better knowledge of great foods.

    ConsBrutal company to work for...expenses rack up, big company that cares little about personal life and peoples free time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementImplode.

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    Great

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThis isn't exactly the company i worked for

    ConsWorked for Sysco foods, not asian foods. Competitive

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    weak and unqualified sales department leader

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsIt's a fortune 500 company.

    Consthere is not any fairness.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Night Order Selector (Current Employee)
    Saint Paul, MN

    ProsIf it is this hard to think of any pros, I guess there really isn't any. At one time this used to be a good company to work for, but as of now, not so much.

    ConsManagement… or lack there of… is a problem. Made-up promises would define such. Upper level operations has no clue to what is going on in lower level operations. Expectations are raised and compensation is lowered, seems to be the trend. Poor communication at all levels of the company, and product quality and job performance is suffering. The lack of upward and downward communication will eventually be the end of this company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere needs to be a complete overhaul throughout the company… If you will, a recalibration. A simple fix would be to place an educated management staff in place. The job should focus on safety first, quality second, and quantity third.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Pretty good company in overall, but with ineffective upper management.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Saint Paul, MN

    ProsThe employees are friendly and have varied backgrounds. Good initial compensation and benefit package.

    ConsThe leadership in the upper management is severely lacking. Ineffective and unskilled management. Upper management doesn’t value outside education like they should. They can be a bit naive about current knowledge in the industry that they are involved in. Middle management is not encouraged to professionally develop the talent of their workforce by upper management. The morale of the company is poor. Poor recognition of employee’s skills. Favoritism is another obvious issue. Lower than going market rate for wages/salaries.

    Advice to Senior ManagementValue your people, get over yourself. Listen and seek input from your employees is crucial to your business. Walk the walk instead of talking the talk.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It was fine.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Saint Paul, MN

    ProsFast paced environment. Many challenges and exciting opportunities for someone who is looking to work in the food service industry.

    ConsAsian foods, like any other large corporation is always looking for ways to cut costs and personnel. I think this is a strong downfall of theirs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI think the management at Asian Foods should consider more the personal effects of their actions on to the employees.

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    Good pay, but don't stay too long.

    Order Selector (Current Employee)
    Saint Paul, MN

    ProsThe job I perform pays on a piece rate plan, so the faster and harder workers are paid more because they do more work. Recently a plan was outlined which gives raises at specific points in years of service. Also, the company is smaller, so there is a lot of interaction with various members of upper management and other departments.

    ConsThe company is at times too focused on the bottom line. The benefits package gets worse each year. Also, employees are treated as being dispensable.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo to the very physical nature of most employees functions at the company, the company should focus on making the functions easier physically. And all employees should be notified of changes in the company structure/positions/people at least a week before the changes occur, when possible.

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    Looks good from the road, but don't drive in.

    Middle Management (Former Employee)
    Saint Paul, MN

    ProsGood experience working for a national company. Employment diversity.

    ConsManagement lacks education, skills, experience and competence. From being a family business going to a SYSCO company left inept leaders at the helm and all employees suffer. Power is not distributed but granted by inheritance. Sales management lacks any skill and sales acumen. Although a SYSCO Opco it does not share in the same benifits as others, such as profit sharing, time off and bonuses.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDump all top staff and restart. Reorganize power over the business outcome. Inventory has too much power over what the company does in every aspect.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Diverse environment, dreadful management.

    Sale Associate (Current Employee)

    ProsDiversity work place.
    Flexible work hours for sale reps.
    Senority for those who have been with the company long
    Better workload as time goes by

    ConsVague bonus/ incentive pay system
    Most managers lack mangement skills, some even lack basic sale skills
    Inconsistent directions from top mangement
    Poor team spirit

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to be humble and start to learn the business.
    listen to the sale rep and ask for their opinons
     Also stop being so insecure and take things too personal

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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