Sysco Reviews

Updated June 16, 2015
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Sysco President & CEO Bill DeLaney
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Pros
  • nice enviroment work life balance is great (in 12 reviews)

  • Offered decent compensation and good benefits (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • There is very little work life balance which is conducive to a healthy work environment (in 10 reviews)

  • No responsibility from upper management (in 13 reviews)

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6 Employee Reviews

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  1. you earn it

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Order Selector in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Order Selector in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Sysco full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The overall compensation is extemely competitive for a non-degree job.

    Cons

    Long hours, back breaking work, and an extremely stressful environment.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. Promote from with.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Disappointing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Sysco (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    good environment and hourly associates are very easy to get along with.

    Cons

    Upper management plays favorites, is very two faced, and will fire you with no warning that you are doing anything wrong. Very little opportunity for advancement. Work/life balance for salaried employees sucks.

    Advice to Management

    If you care about your staff at least give them an opportunity to correct their mistakes. Especially after several years of dedicated service to the company.


  3. Helpful (3)

    It was good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Sysco full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very capable food service distributor. They have the capability to deliver product, service and expertise that other are unable to.

    Cons

    Gasoline for your car. Need to negotiate a starting salary, don't take what is offered thinking it is the same for everyone. It isn't.

    Advice to Management

    Looking back it was good, at the time I felt some more support would have been good.


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  5. Not a healthy work environment

    • Work/Life Balance
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    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Sysco full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Food discounts and it ends right about there

    Cons

    As a low margin business, there is an extreme level of stress to control costs. However, the compensation structure was based on false perceptions of value rather than actual contribution (I was on the finance team and had access to payroll). There are too many legacy players and not enough room for advancement. The company is only competitive due to its size.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house. Get rid of 50% of your excess management and see profits and morale double.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Look elsewhere in the food business

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Sysco full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility/ daily schedule/ a slackers dream if money is not important

    Cons

    Increasing equity price on commodity products made it tough to maintain margins and make money. There were a lot of promises that failed to be delivered on.

    Advice to Management

    Try partnering with customers needs instead of dictating to customers. Give local ma's the opportunity to make a decent check without constant worry of loosing customers due to constant increases in commodity pricing.


  7. Helpful (1)

    High pressure selling.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Associate in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Marketing Associate in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Sysco

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

    Pros

    Good products accompanied with logistics. Good amount of sales tools at your convienence. Brokers are made to work hard with sales team.

    Cons

    More than average pressure on selling products at an inflated price. Price to salesman can be inflated by 50%. Outdated info on computer regarding all aspects of products. "Not my fault" atmosphere.

    Advice to Management

    The ego may need a check.



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