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Sysco Reviews

Updated August 16, 2014
Updated August 16, 2014
241 Reviews

3.0
241 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Corporate office in Houston has made strides in creating work-life balance for employees (in 9 reviews)

  • Good people who are willing to be helpful (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-Life Balance for exempt employees is too far skewed towards work (in 6 reviews)

  • There is minimal room for advancement (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Decent company, good place to start.

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    Current Employee - Marketing Associate (Sales Representative )  in  Calera, AL
    Current Employee - Marketing Associate (Sales Representative ) in Calera, AL

    Pros

    Excellent benefits. Outside sales, home based.

    Cons

    High turnover, only a few will make the cut. Once training ends it is often hard to make your numbers. The upcoming merger with US Foods leaves a lot of uncertainty about the future and who personnel wise will be retained. Inside positions have been cut to the bone, so the work load can be challenging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More mentoring from the seasoned professionals, but incentivize them because they see so many newbies end up working for the competition that they aren't interested in sharing knowledge.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    No support from management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate (Sales Representative )  in  Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate (Sales Representative ) in Louisville, KY

    Pros

    Little to no supervision, decent health benefits, good perks from brokers and manufacturers, decent team settings, somewhat flexible scheduling as a sales person, good training

    Cons

    Pension converted to 401k, low pay, long hours, low reimbursements, no reimbursements, lack of ability on behalf of management, lack of follow through from everywhere, high prices with high margins, lack of oversight of middle management, lack of interest from upper management, lack of education from VPs, bad/unethical behavior rewarded if it produced sales

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay good people and stop coddling poor performers that have big clients. Do not reward bad behavior and unethical practices.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    don't care about the customer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate (Sales Representative )  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate (Sales Representative ) in Pittsburgh, PA

    Pros

    Benefits, stock options, size of the company, ability to make a good living. Flexibility on the schedule, weekends and holidays off.

    Cons

    Middle management doesn't appear to care about the customer, some employees are dishonest. The acquisition is making everyone nervous.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on the customer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    changing

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    Current Employee - Marketing Associate  in  New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Marketing Associate in New Orleans, LA

    Pros

    interaction with customers. Restaurant owners, chefs, managers. Freedom, not tied to a desk.

    Cons

    On call to customers all hours. no boundaries. Changing industry, very competitive. You are only as good to management as last quarter sales. customer loyalty is low. Collecting money can be difficult,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop messing with commission grid. What happened to all of our incentive trips, contests and bonuses? with all of the changes we have become order takers, not sales people. We can't sample, we can't even find product info. No job security. We have lost our edge.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Department Secretary  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Department Secretary in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Stability, great benefits, afforded me with the ability to learn new things and gain greater skills, allowed me to continue my education - I was blessed with the opportunity to work for some really great people / great talents. Flexible and empathetic.

    Cons

    I have nothing bad to say - no cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Work is fast past and stressful.

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    Current Employee - Agreements Administrator  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Agreements Administrator in Houston, TX

    Pros

    You can self educate yourself with there online classes offer.

    Cons

    In my area process is always changing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open with employees.

    Recommends
  8.  

    Used to be a good place to work. Now there's no job security and weak management.

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    Former Employee - Marketing Associate (Sales Representative )  in  Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate (Sales Representative ) in Grand Rapids, MI

    Pros

    Decent benefits, money can be good depending on where you work, stock options are good since that's where they focus resources

    Cons

    Commission plans change every year and keep reducing MA income, no job security, greatly reduced product offering over past 1.5 years, regularly cutting commissions, firing a lot people in the past six months since new leadership moved in (OpCo-specific), short-sighted upper management at OpCo level, corporate leadership clueless about what happens at the customer level, seasoned sales staff and lower-level management getting fired to bring in less experienced MAs and management who take less pay, slow implementation of any new policy. SPECIFICALLY FOR MAs: working 6-7 days a week can be tough if you have a family, Christmas and Thanksgiving are the only holidays you get off and even those are questionable if you have customer deliveries the next day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Before working for Sysco, I had been working with them in restaurants since I was 15. I had always been impressed by the longevity of employment there because almost every employee I met showed pride in where they worked and talked about how long they'd been with Sysco. Now it seems like they just say how long they have until retirement, if they don't get fired first.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    No opportunity to be financially comfortable

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Associate (Sales Representative )  in  Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Marketing Associate (Sales Representative ) in Saint Paul, MN

    Pros

    Good people who are willing to be helpful. Good trainer but he should have more control over what he trains on; topics seem to be controlled by management. Annual and quaterly recognition for meeting sales goals.

    Cons

    Inadequate technology systems. Micro-management by leadership. Expected to use your own car and pay for your own cell phone for work but without any reimbursement. Pay is average but seriously inadequate for the hours and the effort this job requires. No room for advancement. Constant changes to pay plans - felt like I couldn't plan a personal budget that would be accurate for very long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    upgrade the technology system. Trust the people you hire to do the gob you hired them for. Stop overwhelming your employees for reports and micro-management.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    Large corporation, poor communication and constantly changing. Departments are not insync with each other

    Current Employee - Director  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Job security is very stable. Company does not perform layoffs or hasnt in years. Growth is all through acquistion at this time.

    Cons

    Poor communication between Corporate office and variosu subsidiaries of different of business. Although Corporate intiatives seem to be in sync, the various departments implementing/deploying them, do not communicate with each other, which leads to confusion at the end point.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Diversed group of people to work with

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist  in  Cypress, TX
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist in Cypress, TX

    Pros

    Prolifically growing company, constantly acquiring new companies.

    Cons

    Not sure i was just hired

    Approves of CEO

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