Sysco Reviews

Updated October 22, 2014
Updated October 22, 2014
269 Reviews
3.2
269 Reviews
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Sysco President & CEO Bill DeLaney
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Corporate office in Houston has made strides in creating work-life balance for employees (in 11 reviews)

  • Good benefits, good experience, supervisors were very helpful (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-Life Balance for exempt employees is too far skewed towards work (in 9 reviews)

  • There is no loyalty anymore, upper management does not get into the details (in 12 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at Sysco full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great products, services and people.

    Cons

    Can not think of any.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    My experience is as expected

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Associate (Sales Representative ) in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Marketing Associate (Sales Representative ) in Nashville, TN

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

    Pros

    Ability to work independently, create your own schedule

    Cons

    Customers have 24/7 access to you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upward mobility can be difficult

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Sales Career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at Sysco full-time

    Pros

    Good work, life schedule flexibility

    Cons

    High pressure, little employee loyalty.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Sysco is great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, friendly people, lots of opportunity for growth

    Cons

    there are no cons ok

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good Company to work for.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sysco

    Pros

    A lot of products to reach many different types of customers

    Cons

    Not much help inside the building.

  7.  

    co- workers and other workers are froendly

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sysco full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    heath care, benifits are good

    Cons

    deaf not permitted to operate forklifts in wharehouse

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    2015 Summer Internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Intern in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources Intern in Houston, TX

    I worked at Sysco as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Hourly Pay - Can't really beat what they paid me for my time throughout the internship.
    Culture - Really great culture that is being fostered at the Corporate (and Share Business Services) office(s). People are usually willing to help interns learn.

    Cons

    Everyone is really busy a lot of the time. You really have to manage your own time around their time if you want to meet with them. That being said, that just means you need to practice your time management skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good work experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    A very stable company. There is a long career there if you're willing to be patient

    Cons

    A lot of long time employees rest on their laurels; opportunity for promotion isn't very often

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Ok

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    NA great work place. Good people

    Cons

    NA, work life balance. Long hours

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    I received an unrealistic job preview.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sysco (more than an year)

    Pros

    Large, stable organization
    A great place to grow your career if you land in the right group
    Great location

    Cons

    Inexperienced Management
    Lack of structured training process for new associates
    Lack of Consistency in Employment Practices
    Failure to properly address employee concerns
    Low compensation
    Mediocre benefits
    Lack of work-life balance
    Lack of structure and processes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Exercise consistent employment practices and listen to your employees. Teach leaders how to communicate the vision and get buy in from their teams. Remove ineffective leaders and review the results of your exit interviews. Look for trends that are causing high attrition. Sysco has the potential to be a great place to work if some of these concerns addressed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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