US Foods Reviews

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
271 Reviews
2.9
271 Reviews
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US Foods President, CEO, and Director John A. Lederer
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 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.  

    Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at US Foods

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits

    Cons

    poor work life balance
    Very little time off
    All sales oriented

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All departments count an not just when something goes wrong.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I have enjoyed my time working for usf.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Foods

    Pros

    The company culture is great.

    Cons

    The current merger is not great.

  3.  

    hard work but pays good

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    Current Employee - Driver in Twinsburg, OH
    Current Employee - Driver in Twinsburg, OH

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

    Pros

    money/ overtime 3 days off a week

    Cons

    unloading truck lots of digging and finding product

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Learned a lot fast, but a lot of corporate politics to navigate

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    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.  

    OK place to work. Somewhat worried at present with the pending Sysco acquisition.

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    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in Tempe, AZ

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

    Pros

    The company has had direction, the problem is we don't know where that direction is headed with the pending Sysco acquisition of us.

    Cons

    Benefits have really gone down hill. I'm sure some of that is Obamacare, but they only have terrible options left.
    Working at one of the support offices, it can feel like your contributions don't matter at all.
    Pending Sysco acquisition makes working here very sketchy. We don't know which direction the new company will go, or who could be let go very soon.
    The company is terrible when it comes to providing formal training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to people. Get better benefits. We need a defined promotion path, and training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Like all jobs you get out of it what you put in! It was close to feeling self employed as you can get.MGT. was GREAT!

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    Former Employee - Brands Manager/Executive Chef in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Brands Manager/Executive Chef in Norfolk, VA

    I worked at US Foods full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Numbers don't lie. They call it work for a reason. Lots of education on products.

    Cons

    Lots of change in Corporate structure with more drastic change coming shortly. Always trying to reinvent the wheel which wasn't broken till upper mgt. said so. Again, numbers don't lie!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good Luck and God Bless the people tossed away after years of undying loyalty. You should think more of them than your "golden parachute". It's obsene what you all take from the sweat of employees backs! Thank Goodness for Division Presidents to buffer employees from the top.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    This company has sold out

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Foods full-time

    Pros

    My division is one top the best in the country. Great people, good culture.

    Cons

    Training support horrible. No follow up or urgency - just teach as you go. Systems are getting in the way of customer service know that the merger with Sysco is going on. Company was on upward track until it sold its soul to Sysco for billions. All the hard work to change and be a better company is in the tank. Layoffs are looming.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are not the "easiest company to do business with". Systems were not fully fixed, and many got in the way of the customer being served properly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Solid career with lots of growth opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at US Foods

    Pros

    The people, solid strategy, overall fair to employees

    Cons

    Merger, work life balance, Merger

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Run don't look back

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Foods

    Pros

    Fellow Co workers. That is about it now.

    Cons

    Went down hill after KKR bought us. And still going. Work your butt off and long hours only to have your own company steal from your chances to make profit. Knowing what I know I would not buy from them. Not food people, not customer friendly . 6 day a week work week. They suck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rember where you started and ask your self what can I do to make the folks making my pay check lives better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    If you want to work you will get paid that is it plain and simple.

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    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Scranton, PA
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Scranton, PA

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

    Pros

    The harder you work the more you get paid. If you want to make a lot of money, then work your butt off.

    Cons

    You have to work on Sundays. It is from home, but you still have to put in a few hours at least.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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