Sysco
3.0 of 5 190 reviews
www.sysco.com Houston, TX 5000+ Employees

Sysco Reviews

Updated Apr 12, 2014
Sysco – Louisville – “Warehouse”

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3.0 190 reviews

                             

60% Approve of the CEO

Sysco President & CEO Bill DeLaney

Bill DeLaney

(78 ratings)

52% 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 7 reviews
  • "Great pay, great people or coworkers"
    in 9 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work-Life Balance for exempt employees is too far skewed towards work"
    in 5 reviews
  • "long hours, hundreds of emails, weekends"
    in 7 reviews
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Finance Department 10+ years.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Sysco full-time

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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Great Company, Great Benefits

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

I worked at Sysco full-time for less than a year

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

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Sysco

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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It was good

Marketing Associate (Former Employee)
Cincinnati, OH

I worked at Sysco full-time for more than 5 years

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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Dofferent face; same management

Truck Driver (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

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

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

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

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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Good

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Sysco full-time for more than 8 years

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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Disappointing of continuous cost cutting measures

Customer Service (Former Employee)

I worked at Sysco full-time for more than 3 years

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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Supply Chain Analyst (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at Sysco full-time for more than a year

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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I am a cost center

Internal Audit (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at Sysco full-time for more than a year

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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