Sysco
3.0 of 5 219 reviews
www.sysco.com Houston, TX 5000+ Employees

Sysco Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2014
Sysco – Louisville – “Warehouse”

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3.0 219 reviews

                             

61% Approve of the CEO

Sysco President & CEO Bill DeLaney

Bill DeLaney

(93 ratings)

53% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Corporate office in Houston has made strides in creating work-life balance for employees"
    in 8 reviews
  • "Good people and culture - Fast paced business"
    in 9 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work-Life Balance for exempt employees is too far skewed towards work"
    in 5 reviews
  • "and without the upper management support you may need"
    in 8 reviews
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    Fast Paced

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsGood benefits, good experience, supervisors were very helpful.

    Cons3 hour interview was challenging.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Marketing Associate (Former Employee)
    Philadelphia, PA

    ProsA wide range of products to offer. Stock has gone up.

    ConsCompany is changing infrastructure rapidly. Too many changes all at once. Pay is less than a year ago and prices are rising for customers. US Foods purchase means less jobs available for current employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to offer employees alternatives. Pay restructuring in October 2012 was serious bad news to most people who were trying to make a career at Sysco.

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

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    Finance Department 10+ years.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe people are great: competent, problem solvers. Nice variety of benefits. Seems like something new is coming at you to resolve all the time - no time to be bored here! Crosstraining encouraged. Executive management cycles through around the five year mark - not too quick to learn the new culture.

    Cons"Do more with less." "Work smarter not harder." and without the upper management support you may need. So employees have to figure the new situation out for themselves. Managers carry department workloads as well so formal training programs are non existent. Conversion to Shared Services Center for Accounting has and will continue to put a few thousand people out of work nationwide. Don't know as the conversion to SAP platform was the right choice for food service company. However, now a few years and hundreds of millions dollars behind schedule, there is no turning back. Work-Life Balance for exempt employees is too far skewed towards work. Career opportunities usually involve relocating to another city.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSometimes the company tries to run too lean; increases stress and turnover. Maybe one more person in the department to spread workload would increase productivity well over their payroll expense.

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    You are just a number here!!!!

    Route Driver (Former Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsHuman resources was great!!! Actually a company with actual human resource professionals.

    ConsOverworked big time!! You got to dig through pallets to find items for stops, this means touching products at least 10 times a day. Thats not all then you got to scan everything. By the time you start working your truck, it looks like a tornado hit it. So what does this mean? It means you are adding a substantial amount of time to your day. Delivery Drivers beware don't go here! !!! The way they set these trucks up is just catering to the warehouse. Its easier for them to screw the driver. Oh yeah this is not a Monday through Friday either. Only if you are there at least a decade. Get ready to work 6 days and have screwed up routes too.

    Advice to Senior ManagementJust start over from scratch. These people are not designed to take care of you. All the positive reviews are put in by desk jockeys. They do not care about you. You are just a number. Lame Lame Lame. Always accusing you of things you didn't do. Bullying you to drive on ice. When it is your right as a CDL driver to not drive. They cannot force you. This is a D.O.T. law they don't want you to know that. Also very poor overused equipment.

    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 good

    Marketing Associate (Former Employee)
    Cincinnati, OH

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company, Great Benefits

    Marketing Associate (Sales Representative ) (Former Employee)
    Geneva, AL

    ProsCompetitive Pay, Competitive Benefits, Rewarding Career with opportunity to advance. Sysco offers the finest product available for food safety and has clearly earned its right as #1.

    ConsA very independent position, but somewhat micromanaged depending on who your District Sales Manager is. The hours are very demanding, and if you are not careful with time management, this position can bleed over into your personal life.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLet your performers flourish, step back from the micromanagement

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Challenging yet rewarding if one is willing to put in the effort of learning the role and natur of business

    Staff Accountant (Current Employee)
    Cypress, TX

    Proswork life balance, benefits, good training tools outside of your job role, opportunity for advancement exists, decent colleagues

    Consthe drive to cypress is not fun, salary is not competitive for houston professionals at their peak in the industry

    Advice to Senior Managementplease compensate according to living standards

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Used to be a great place to work. Growing increasingly cut-throat.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsDecent benefits and most departments work together well.

    ConsPay dwindling fast and workloads are very demanding.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter rethink your compensation to your employees. Turnover is going nowhere but up.

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    Dofferent face; same management

    Truck Driver (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsGood pay, workers are dedicated.

    Consfavored people; rather unmoving in the environement

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the workers

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Marketing Associate (Current Employee)
    Portland, OR

    ProsBig company with plenty of growth potential for motivated people.

    ConsCorporate environment. Sometimes it seems the bean counters at corporate just see numbers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat all employees like individuals, not just numbers.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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