Sodexo – York, PA
The General Manager will be responsible for the day to day operations of the dining department, have a strong culinary background, excellent… Sodexo
Sodexo – York, PA
•Have a passion for driving and improving the resident experience for the Seniors we serve. For more information about… Sodexo
I worked at Sodexo full-time (More than a year)
What I learned was how effective I was as a leader. Without being placed in a Management role I would not have seen that. It's whats in you as a person that matters. See the value in employees and not just a "labor" force. I treated the employees equally with dignity and respect. With that, you gain respect and the employees value themselves which carries over to work. Sodexo doesn't get that. There is definitely a "class" system within Management. Its a culture driven from the top. Employees are expendable.
Working in the Senior Living division is dysfunctional to say the least. Constant turn over. I took over an account that spit up and chewed up 5 previous General Managers. Before making any decisions about joining Sodexo stay away from Senior Living. Its a sinking ship. The Administrators at these facilities are the arm pullers. If they don't like you for whatever reason- you're done at that account. It's all about preserving the account not YOU. What's ironic is that Sodexo spends a lot of time and resources to train it's managers only to place them in volatile environments and have them either leave, burn out or the client wants them gone. I was thankful for the opportunity but quickly realized I was a pawn in a big game of chess. That chessboard is not only Senior Living but within the Hospital Division as well as I found out.
Advice to Management
Doesn't matter. Changes need to happen from the top and they don't...at least not for the better of the employee. It's all about the bottom line.