Sysco Reviews

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
267 Reviews
3.2
267 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Corporate office in Houston has made strides in creating work-life balance for employees (in 11 reviews)

  • Good benefits, good experience, supervisors were very helpful (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-Life Balance for exempt employees is too far skewed towards work (in 7 reviews)

  • There is no loyalty anymore, upper management does not get into the details (in 12 reviews)

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  1.  

    Aweful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Commerce City, CO
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Commerce City, CO

    I have been working at Sysco part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay, fun co workers

    Cons

    Absolutely atrocious management makes for unreasonable requirements

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

    Work is fast past and stressful.

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

    I have been working at Sysco full-time (more than an year)

    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
  3.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate (Sales Representative ) in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate (Sales Representative ) in Grand Rapids, MI

    I worked at Sysco full-time (more than 5 years)

    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
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    No opportunity to be financially comfortable

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Associate (Sales Representative ) in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Marketing Associate (Sales Representative ) in Saint Paul, MN

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

    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
  6.  

    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

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

    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
  7.  

    Diversed group of people to work with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist in Cypress, TX
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist in Cypress, TX

    I worked at Sysco as a contractor

    Pros

    Prolifically growing company, constantly acquiring new companies.

    Cons

    Not sure i was just hired

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    NOt a bad place to work

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

    I worked at Sysco full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    people are nice to work with. IT has a slow pace. They pay relatively fair rate. Good place for counsulting people, not very pushing.

    Cons

    Incentive plan is not attractive, that is probably why the working pace is slow. Mid-level management need to focus on actual work, not always focus on flattering your boss.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Select powerful management team

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Not A Happy Place

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

    I have been working at Sysco full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Co- workers I have meet are great.

    Cons

    Things change every minute. No solid direction to help you perform your job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be up front and more honest with your workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Horrible Management

    • 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

    still in business and seems stable.

    Cons

    Continued nepotism, many folks are in position of management because they have lasted the longest.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get people who actual have management skills to manage not people who have been there forever.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Crazy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Order Selector in Pleasant Grove, CA
    Current Employee - Order Selector in Pleasant Grove, CA

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

    Pros

    Fast paced, Environment where competing with yourself to meet goal times is all part of the job!
    Good Money!
    Abundancy of hours 65+
    Good system.
    Good workout.

    Cons

    Its Physically Demanding like none other!
    The goal times are almost impossible to meet "The Standard"
    No free time in your personal life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Switch to 4-10's
    Happy workers are a good thing.

    Try not to burn out your employees so fast that you cant even hire 100 guys and keep them there.
    Other than that, Management is very very helpful and encouraging.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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