US Foods

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US Foods Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated December 2, 2014
Updated December 2, 2014
282 Reviews
2.9
282 Reviews
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US Foods President, CEO, and Director John A. Lederer
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • good pay and somewhat good benefits (in 21 reviews)

  • Nice area, executive pay and benefits are good, nice people to work with for the most part (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is non existent (in 8 reviews)

  • Upper management doesn't listen to commonsense solutions to logistical problems (in 12 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sad to go

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchandising in Rosemont, IL
    Current Employee - Merchandising in Rosemont, IL

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

    Pros

    Great company. Pay good, I got a 40% bump in pay when I came to the company from my previous. Projects here were transformational and exciting to work on. Management is very transparent. I always knew how the company was doing. Leadership was very open about our future with the merger. I understood that my position would be eliminated because the headquarters would be moved to Houston. This gave me plenty of time to look for the right position that I was excited to move on to.

    Cons

    The sale to Sysco and the long stretch of not knowing what will happen. It's still in a review process with the gov. The headquarters will be in Houston which means we will eventually be laid off. Many of us were told between 3 to 6 months after the close date.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am leaving the company but stay transparent with those still here. Honor your commitments to your team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Amazing company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant II in Rosemont, IL
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant II in Rosemont, IL

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

    Pros

    Good pay, friendly atmosphere to work.

    Cons

    Lack of training for finance people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should have friendly management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Use to be a great company to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Category Manager in Rosemont, IL
    Current Employee - Associate Category Manager in Rosemont, IL

    I have been working at US Foods full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Generally, the company pays their employees well. Upper management does a good job communicating the company's performance and vision with employees at all levels.

    Cons

    The company in the process of being acquired by Sysco. Future employment after the deal closes is very uncertain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do your best to retain as much talent as possible after the merger/acquisition.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Learned a lot fast, but a lot of corporate politics to navigate

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Analyst in Rosemont, IL
    Former Employee - Human Resources Analyst in Rosemont, IL

    I worked at US Foods full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Learned a lot
    Lots of opportunity if you ask for it

    Cons

    Corporate politics
    So big you get pigeon-holed into one role

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help employees develop and listen to their work load restraints

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    US Foods underwent many changes when I worked there.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Rosemont, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Rosemont, IL

    I worked at US Foods full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The salary at US Foods is ok. New technologies were used, so you can learn them and put them on your resume'.

    Cons

    Benefits package is below average. Team structure is disorganized. Teams are composed of 80% consultants/contractors. Upper management is disorganized. They communicated to employees that they were preparing the company to go public, only to announce that the biggest competitor SYSCO would acquire US Foods.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Okay place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Contract Coordinator in Rosemont, IL
    Current Employee - Contract Coordinator in Rosemont, IL

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

    Pros

    Love the people I work with; my supervisor is very open to suggestions

    Cons

    Vacation time did not match my last job; our big manager is always talking about the team, but I don't feel like I am part of any team, he treats our department different from the other.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Check on what your managers are doing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Company is too big to be so unorganized

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Category Manager in Rosemont, IL
    Former Employee - Associate Category Manager in Rosemont, IL

    I worked at US Foods full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay, 2 weeks vacation, bonus

    Cons

    They are a very misleading company. They lie to employees and hide the truth about the merger.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retire

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

    Dynamic but sometimes too much change disrupts ability to service customers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Demand Planner in Rosemont, IL
    Current Employee - Demand Planner in Rosemont, IL

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

    Pros

    Very flexible in work scheduling. I work 6:30am-3pm so I can beat traffic and pick up my child from daycare before 5pm. We get 12 work from home days a year to use to take care of our personal business while still being productive.

    Cons

    The process improvement team has good intentions in improving processes but excludes input from those who actually use the processes usually leading to only more work and more inefficiencies. Being bought out by Sysco and likely to relocate entire office to Houston, TX.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Still many opportunities in merger environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Rosemont, IL
    Current Employee - Director in Rosemont, IL

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

    Pros

    Open, collaborative atmosphere. High visibility and accountability of executives. Focus on innovation in products and services. Great opportunity for advancement and adding resume-building responsibilities with pending merger.

    Cons

    Sales organization is mostly comprised of order-takers, not true sales people. Only motivated by "What's in it for me?" i.e. commissions and spiffs. Poor support of divisional leadership for corporate initiatives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on directing resources toward talent recruiting and building bench-strength. Integration of the two companies will take years, so need to keep the company performance on the rails, and need to double-down on incentives to attract talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Opportunites

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Rosemont, IL
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Rosemont, IL

    I have been working at US Foods full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    A growing organization and leadership that is transforming the company
    Lots of different job opportunities
    Very transparent management team
    Great strategy that everyone clearly understands

    Cons

    my have to relocate
    The company has sold to Sysco in September 2014

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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