Sysco Reviews

Updated March 17, 2015
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  1. Everyman for themselves with no employee based work ethics.

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Operator in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Warehouse Operator in Fremont, CA

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

    Pros

    Benefits, great summer job to beat the heat

    Cons

    No teamwork, push by management hardly evident, no room to advance, no help hired when its desperately needed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2. Corporate culture

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    Current Employee - Marketing Associate
    Current Employee - Marketing Associate

    I have been working at Sysco

    Pros

    Freedom of being in sales.

    Cons

    Pay. Must work 6 days a week. Limited vacation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. order selector

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    Current Employee - Order Selector in Palmetto, FL
    Current Employee - Order Selector in Palmetto, FL

    I have been working at Sysco

    Pros

    money can be plentiful, and easy to save since you work so much

    Cons

    never watch football because you always work sundays. and always at night. very demanding job. cant do it forever

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    create a program for employees to move up and do away with the partime trap

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Good place to work. Get paid to get in shape

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    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
  6. Motivated by sales at all cost.

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    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Been around the company

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    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. 4 people found this helpful

    Could Be a Great Company

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    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
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Back-stabbing office environment; managers will make a scapegoat out of anyone to cover themselves

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Sysco as a contractor (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Industry leader in Food Services

    Cons

    Long-timers at the company will do anything to protect their job/position. Will set up employees for failure, or don't know what they are doing. If you succeed, that's expected. If you make a mistake, they never forget it. Company has little innovation and is more interested in preserving the status quo for big $. You can do better than this with more compensation at other Houston companies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    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

  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Excellent pay. Lots of hours.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Order Selector in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Order Selector in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Sysco

    Pros

    Great pay superior incentives and bonuses.

    Cons

    No family or social time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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