US Foods Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated October 2, 2014
Updated October 2, 2014
271 Reviews
2.9
271 Reviews
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US Foods President, CEO, and Director John A. Lederer
John A. Lederer
112 Ratings

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 8 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.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    US Foods underwent many changes when I worked there.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  3.  

    Okay place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Company is too big to be so unorganized

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Still many opportunities in merger environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Severance pay Promised but never paid

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Paralegal in Rosemont, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Paralegal in Rosemont, IL

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

    Pros

    I got a paycheck. That's about the best thing I can say. I gave one star because I don't think I could give anything less.

    Cons

    I was promised 3 months severance pay 2 years ago and I still have not received it. I don't trust the leadership in the legal department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you promise something deliver it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dynamic but sometimes too much change disrupts ability to service customers

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  9.  

    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice company and people but uncertain future due to merger.

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

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

    Pros

    Attempt at creating positive culture. Company had been winning in marketplace. Many nice people.

    Cons

    Acquired by Sysco but not closed yet. Acquisition creates a very uncertain pessimistic future. Leadership trying to convince folks to stay but not convincing. Only a handful will benefit from acquisition and it will clearly be bad for customers, competition and employees. FaceTime culture is not modern.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit trying to convince people there is opportunity when they know better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Finance Manager

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for Improvements available

    Cons

    Recently bought out by Sysco

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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