Sysco
3.0 of 5 192 reviews
www.sysco.com Houston, TX 5000+ Employees

Sysco Reviews

Updated Apr 20, 2014
Sysco – Louisville – “Warehouse”

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3.0 192 reviews

                             

60% Approve of the CEO

Sysco President & CEO Bill DeLaney

Bill DeLaney

(78 ratings)

51% 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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Marketing Associate

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsMake your own schedule. Great training.

ConsWork weekends. A lot of customer service issues that you have to take care of, that were out of your control to begin with.

Advice to Senior ManagementTry to help your team grow sales. Visit customers and build on the great relationship the MAs already built.

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

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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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Great company!

Quality Assurance Intern (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at Sysco as an intern for less than a year

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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A great company to work for!

Sales Representative (Current Employee)
Boston, MA

I have been working at Sysco full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThe best sales support in the business! Bennifits are like working for a union!

ConsIf you sell on price then you will lose on price! Sysco's prices tend to be high when compared to other distributors. There are many of factors that add to this. Like the support that you have on the inside (cost $) and the fact that there are stockholders (presidents answer to stockholders)

Advice to Senior ManagementI am fortunate enough to work at the leading op-co so truth be told management is top notch!

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

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Sysco is a very people friendly, helpful and employees are just as friendly 5 star rating

Mailroom Clerk/Document Management (Former Employee)
Cypress, TX

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

ProsSysco will make sure to help you as long as you are willing to do your part.

ConsSysco is more than likely misrated

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more employee active

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

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Good Place to work

WMS Analyst (Current Employee)
Front Royal, VA

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

ProsFast Pace work place, some overtime but if you want to make money, it should not bother you

ConsFreezer too cold, but they will provide you good freezer bib, has the dryer on the doc to warm you face mask.

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

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Great small-office vibe at the largest food service distributor in the US

Project Manager (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

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

ProsCorporate office in Houston has made strides in creating work-life balance for employees
Office morale is high, for the most part
Very flexible, less stuffy environment, in recent years
Nice salary

ConsBenefits have gotten more expensive with less coverage over the years
Certain managers are downright rude and more concerned with advancing their own career than the department they manage
Small raises/eliminated bonus potential for all non-management roles at corporate office
Some favoritism regarding which employees were able to work remote

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to value your employees, but benefit package and bonus structure must get better to retain talent

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Company

Financial Analyst (Current Employee)
Cypress, TX

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

ProsGreat company, compensation, benefits, people, management and work environment. Hard work is a necessity. If you truly provide economic profit to the company you will be noticed and rewarded. All the negative reviews are from disgruntled union workers and sales associates who lack the skill set required for success.

ConsMany (not all) lower level employees (i.e., Marketing Associates, Union employees) don't understand the value they provide to the organization, which depresses their confidence and drive. The most important employees don't understand Sysco's business models. New employees expect promotions and raises without providing value to the organization.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop advising strategies to specific sectors without performing thorough market research in each area. Just because one product works well in one area doesn't mean it works everywhere. Put together advisement committees that are location specific. Stop implementing cookie cutter strategies.

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

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Great Opportunity

Business Analyst (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

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

ProsAn educated, experienced, and bright team.
Ability to grow within the organization.
Challenging/fullfilling work.
Good communication from top to bottom.

ConsHigh rent/mortgage to live nearby or a long commute.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work. Transparency. Communication. Positive Attitude and Feedback.
Promote growth from within. Nurture current talent.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company to work for.

Marketing Associate (Current Employee)
Philadelphia, PA

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

ProsFreedom, unlimited growth. Upper management is good.

ConsToo Corporate, too much busy work.

Advice to Senior ManagementHelp yourself more than delegate.

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

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