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

Sysco Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2014
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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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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsYou get your own schedule. You get to batch your days as you see fit. Bosses do not micro manage.

    ConsIncome potential is low. No reimbursement for travel.

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsQuality products and extensive training

    ConsMust be able to adapt to change if not could be challenging

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

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    Supply Chain Analyst (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsGood Company that has a lot of room for advancement . Pay is decent along with food discounts and good insurance

    ConsNot all management is good, it's who you know and how management favors their ones they like. Some people have outdated management styles with micro management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon'

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Disappointing of continuous cost cutting measures

    Customer Service (Former Employee)

    ProsPay is slight above average and I am quite happy with it. Training is adequate and you get updated from time to time with new info in the market.

    Cons1) A fair amount of good employees got laid off because of cost cutting which was very sad. I worked there for 4 years and the people I saw on my first day, only a few of the office staffs were still there. 2) If you were a salesperson, you pretty much have no work-life balance because you work 6 days a week(Monday to Friday and Sunday), customers can call you anytime to complain and you are left with no reason not to pick up calls.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAs the biggest food service company in the U.S., Sysco should employ more people locally instead of thinking to put everything in Texas. They should realize some of the things can just be done locally and you can never change that. Also employees deserve more work-life balance, after all people have family and working 6 days a week is just over-bearing.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I am a cost center

    Internal Audit (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    Pros- Flexibility
    - Free food on holidays
    - People here are GREAT!

    Cons- Pay compared to other industries in Houston, TX
    - Lack of direction
    - Career development

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate to the little people more and promote organic growth

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Route Driver (Current Employee)
    Reno, NV

    ProsNot much. Some of the employees are cool.

    ConsCompany treats their employees like trash. Terrible equipment, management are jerks.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind new jobs.

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

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    Great company!

    Quality Assurance Intern (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsGreat company to work for. Great compensation for interns.
    The summer program was a great way to get to know the company; we were taken to several outings to ballets and things of that nature. We also had to create a presentation at the end of the summer to describe what we had learned and present it to several executives.
    Overall a great experience.

    ConsIt was a great experience overall and I have very few negative things to say about the company.

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

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    Underappreciated.

    Data Analyst (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsGreat Employees
    Great Amenities
    Stable
    Work Life Balance
    Self Appraisals

    ConsUpper Management
    Politics
    Too many layers of Management

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

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    It was a job, can't complain about it.

    Food Worker (Former Employee)
    Lander, WY

    ProsGood friends, Busy, good experince

    Consboss was difficult at times. body stress.

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    Finance Director (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsLots of potential career opportunity if you are willing to relocate to various companies located throughout US. Stable corporation in a very competitive market.

    ConsCompany is in a constant state of change and pushing for several initiatives across various functional areas. In addition, in the past the Corporation should a strong development of promotion from within, but that has changed in the past few years. Also, bonuses have been drastically cut across the organization last year.

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

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