US Foods Reviews

Updated September 25, 2014
Updated September 25, 2014
265 Reviews
3.0
265 Reviews
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US Foods President, CEO, and Director John A. Lederer
John A. Lederer
109 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • good Benefits until this year, company has sold to Sysco going to leave 20000 people unemployed (in 22 reviews)

  • Great benefits and great people to work for if you're in the right department (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is non existent (in 7 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  

    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 for more than a 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
  2.  

    Good company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits
    Autonomy at local level

    Cons

    Changes at corporate and region level frequently

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow locations to continue to adapt to local markets

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion 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 for more than a 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Load & UNLOAD trucks using pallet jacks & forklifts

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker  in  Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    The benefits are great and they show appreciation to the employees

    Cons

    The more trucks you unload the more you get paid

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I feel like there shoul be a 30min lunch break rather than 20

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disorganized

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Router  in  Pittston, PA
    Former Employee - Router in Pittston, PA

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

    Pros

    There are none at that facility

    Cons

    No cooperation between departments at Pittston facility

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Worst job ever, division president treats managers and employees like crap.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Hurricane, WV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hurricane, WV

    I have been working at US Foods full-time

    Pros

    New VPO is trying to make changes but the culture is too far gone.

    Cons

    Building falling apart, old equipment and horrible culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in talent in warehouse and trans.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Downward Spiral....

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fife, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fife, WA

    I have been working at US Foods full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work/life balance flexibility
    Decent benefits & pay

    Cons

    Merger with Sysco in less than a year
    Lots of turnover in upper management
    Very low moral
    Unprofessional
    THIS division suffers immensely

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The list is too long at this point.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    A lot of us drivers are sick of the way our trucks are loaded always digging for cases that are ALWAYS on the bottom!

    Current Employee - Truck/Delivery Driver  in  Fishers, IN
    Current Employee - Truck/Delivery Driver in Fishers, IN

    I have been working at US Foods full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    4 day work week the pay is good... There are no other pros..!!

    Cons

    Management will not take any advice form the drivers. You know the guys that actually do the job... Routing is horrible!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your heads out of your butt before you lose some more good drivers... Load the trucks as the drivers suggest.. When you have a truck that will hold 12 skids and you only put 8 or 9 because they want to put 60+ cube on a skid... THATS TO MANY!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Just like any other big company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker  in  Plymouth, MN
    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Plymouth, MN

    I worked at US Foods full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The attendance policy is lenient for tardiness, This is especially good for those that live in snowy climates where the weather is unpredictable for commute times.

    Cons

    Just like any other big company, great if going towards the top of the pyramid, if not, sucks to be you. They come out with their quarterly pep rallies to spur on the troops. But for most of the people who have been there long enough these are just one big waste of time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of hiring some outside "Cubical Commandos" (Consultants), who have no knowledge of your business, to come up with you systems for doing business, why don't you confer with the people that do the actual job. Makes sense, right? That's why it doesn't happen.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great people... for the most part

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accounts Receivable  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Accounts Receivable in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at US Foods full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    -Great benefits and great people to work for if you're in the right department.
    -Truly understand that work is not life and try to accommodate as much as possible without impacting the entire department
    -Would have stayed if I wasn't changing to an entirely different field

    Cons

    I've heard some horror stories about other departments not having the best management or work environment. My department fortunately didn't have these problems.
    Not enough communication between departments often felt like departments were competing against each other within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at departments that don't have a high rate of turnover to see what they are doing right and encourage departments to work together.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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