Sysco

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Sysco Reviews

Updated February 26, 2015
Updated February 26, 2015
324 Reviews
3.1
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Corporate office in Houston has made strides in creating work-life balance for employees (in 12 reviews)

  • Can make great money in commissions 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)

  • There is no loyalty anymore, upper management does not get into the details (in 13 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    The money will suck you in.

    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sysco

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, people, events, cool stuff like that . Good opportunities.

    Cons

    Working ALOT. Night shift.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Marketing Associate

    • 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

    Pros

    good company to work for

    Cons

    great company to work for

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Associate in Roanoke, VA
    Current Employee - Marketing Associate in Roanoke, VA

    I have been working at Sysco

    Pros

    Great customers and benefits plan

    Cons

    Not enough money with new plan

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more people focused and driven

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Motivated by sales at all cost.

    • 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

    Pros

    There is opportunity for advance. Good support staff, with a solid sales team. If in sales, you are your own boss with potential earnings $80,000 plus., but you will work to get there. Lots of perks and trips available for all, not just the upper tier in salary.

    Cons

    Huge turnover in sales team. Company is sales driven, lots of contest to help generate sales growth, however, you can be discourage if you don't win sometimes. sales force at the house about 140.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Again you can't beat the benefits, stock options and 401K. However if you are a office person and you're in street sales, this isn't the job for you. This company wants their managers out in the streets helping the sales force.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good place to work. Get paid to get in shape

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Wilsonville, OR
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Wilsonville, OR

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

    Pros

    Plenty of work. Make good money.

    Cons

    Did I mention plenty of work? Don't expect to have a personal life.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Been around the company

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

    I have been working at Sysco

    Pros

    Rotation to different parts of the company, people are nice for the most part, food trucks come occasionally and holiday ham and turkey

    Cons

    People are promoted based on how well they are at dodging the blame. When things go wrong management chooses a scapegoat. They blame contractors, blame subordinates, blames the Houston weather, blames everyone but themselves. People here don't get anything done because they are afraid to make decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sysco has potential to become great. Promote leaders.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Solid Company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sysco

    Pros

    Good opportunity for growth and advancement

    Cons

    Limited territories and limited commissions

  9.  

    Could Be a Great Company

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

    I worked at Sysco (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Sysco is the largest wholesale food service broadliner in the country with sales of over 39 billion. The width and breadth of their lines are staggering. Quality of products in most areas (i.e. meats, seafood and import) are unchallenged in the industry.

    Cons

    Their has been a paradigm shift recently ( last 2 years) away from the quality centered approach to sales and marketing. Dollars have become the focus instead of relationship creating an uneasiness with customers and with sales staff. In turn, this uneasiness trickles all the way through all depts. There is a clear timeline between this shift and regionally declining numbers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop putting up road blocks for sales success. Stop reorganizing commission engagements. Get back to a sense that sales is the only revenue generating area in the company and treat the sales staff as such. If you expect responsibility and take away reward, you WILL see a drastic decline in meeting goals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    It was good until recent pay cut

    • 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

    Pros

    get good exercise. Good schedule. No weekends

    Cons

    Used to be the company to work up to. Now about anyone can get a job here and the rookie gets paid just as much as the 20 year veteran Also we are losing business like crazy because of management decisions on the way routes are made and still won't be competitive with prices

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start taking care of your Customers needs again.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mediocrity at its finest

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

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

    Pros

    Industry leader. Free food. Some great people. I need thirteen more words or it won't let me post this. I'd rather walk across a desert of glass barefoot while dragging Miley Cyrus as she sings her greatest hits than work at Sysco again.

    Cons

    Sysco does not pay competitively in the Houston area. They expect more for less and will overwork you. Negativity runs rampant and the company is constantly looking for ways to cut costs. In recent years they've restructured bonuses, taken away Christmas parties, etc. There are too many chiefs and not enough Indians. Work is constantly being delegated down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget about your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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