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Sysco Overview

Houston, TX
10000+ employees
1969
Company - Public (SYY)
Wholesale
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Sysco is the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other customers who prepare meals away from home. Its family of products also includes equipment and supplies for the ... Read more

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Sysco – Why Work For Us?


The Sysco Story

Building customer relationships requires time, effort and sincerity. For Sysco, it began with a promise to assist foodservice operators in providing consumers with solutions for meals consumed away from home. Since the initial public offering in 1970, when sales were $115 million, Sysco has grown to $55 billion in sales for fiscal year 2017.

Many solid customer relationships have been nurtured along the way, countless dining trends and meal alternatives have evolved, and today the decision to consume meals prepared away from home is as much necessity as choice. Since then, the industry it serves has expanded from $35 billion to approximately $400 billion.

Today, Sysco has sales and service relationships with approximately 500,000 customers and remains committed to helping them succeed in the foodservice industry and satisfy consumers' appetites. Operating from 300 locations across the globe, Sysco's product lines are as diverse as the 65,000 associates who support its daily operations. They include not only the ingredients needed to prepare meals, but also numerous ancillary preparation and serving items. As a result, Sysco can make a difference in its customers' lives and the success of their businesses.

At Sysco, we strive to increase the diversity of our workforce, reflecting the communities we serve at every level of our organization.

Our Commitment

Support and sustain an inclusive work environment that engages and enables a diverse workforce to drive customer service and loyalty and, ultimately, business growth.

Our Approach

Sysco’s Diversity and Inclusion programs recruit the best and brightest talent from a broad range of cultures. Our corporate culture empowers associates to maximize their full potential in helping our customers and suppliers succeed.

Our Strategic Imperatives

Human

Create an inclusive workplace to enable associates to perform at their best

Social Responsibility

Be responsible global citizens and serve as highly effective partners in our communities

Business

Be a valued and trusted business partner to connect with our increasingly diverse customer and supplier base

Legal

Maintain our compliance with government rules and regulations

Our Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

Lay the Foundation

Sysco is launching inclusive Leadership Training for our associates, in which we will identify best practices and incorporate diversity into our ground-level business operations. These trainings will raise awareness, facilitate communication, and foster an inclusive culture.

Establish Alignment

We partner with our operating companies to align our key business practices with the core values of diversity and inclusion.

Integrate and Reinforce

To reinforce diversity and inclusion as core values in our company, Sysco will integrate relevant communications in ongoing business processes, and enhance core aspects of our employee learning curriculum. 

At Sysco, we want every employee to have the peace of mind that comes from a comprehensive rewards package that offers a wide variety of benefits to help protect their health and financial security, as well as prepare them for retirement.

We offer numerous benefits to all eligible, full-time associates and their covered dependents (variations may exist for certain locations):

  • Medical: Four different medical plan options, plus critical illness and hospital indemnity coverage options for employees and their dependents
  • Telehealth service*: 24/7 access to a doctor via phone or video chat, for convenience
  • Wellness Rewards Program*: Employees and covered spouses are financially rewarded when they get an annual physical or biometric screening
  • Dental: Two different coverage options, including orthodontia
  • Vision: Covers eye exams and annual allowance for contacts and/or glasses
  • Security benefits: Including Life insurance, AD&D insurance (for employees and eligible family members) and Short- and Long-Term Disability to help protect your income should something happen to you that disrupts your ability to work.
  • 401(k) Plan: Our plan includes an automatic company contribution every pay period, even if you aren’t contributing your own savings. Plus, the company will also match your contributions (up to a certain limit) each year.
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP): Our ESPP lets our employees become company stock owners, at a 15% discount.
  • Other benefits: Scholarships for dependents, employee discounts, Identity Theft Protection and a Legal Services Plan, among many other available benefits.
  • Time Off: We offer paid holidays as well as sick and vacation time based on how long you have been with the company

* Provided when enrolled in a Sysco-sponsored medical plan.

You can learn more about our benefits at SyscoBenefits.com/careers.

At Sysco and throughout our operating companies, providing a safe and productive work environment for our associates is a core value. We go beyond the basics to create a sustainable, better, safer workplace.

We place a high priority on addressing the root causes of workplace injuries, from revising the ergonomics of our truck cabs and loading ramps to encouraging safer behaviors such as proper lifting techniques and safe driving practices. Our employees receive safety training and guidance and are expected to follow appropriate work practices.

Sysco has committed to partner with the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) through its Voluntary Protection Program, which recognizes businesses and worksites demonstrating excellence in occupational safety and health. Several of our OpCo’s have already achieved or are in the process of review for “STAR” designations from OSHA.

 
As a world-class foodservice company, we’re looking for people who can make our team stronger. At Sysco, we offer the industry-leading technology and tools needed to build your future here. We understand that the military instilled skills in you that are second to none. Integrity, adaptability and teamwork are just the beginning. Here, you can count on all members of your team to get the job done together. It’s how we make food possible. Build your future among our ranks.
 
 

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    I have been working at Sysco full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Pay (above average but less than O&G)
    Benefits are average but the Sysco perks make them awesome.
    Leadership (My Boss ROCKS) most leaders are real leaders
    Friends are easy to make, I have seen no back stabbing from employee to employee
    Growth opportunities are endless
    Free FOOD!!! Everyday free fruit thought the buildings on food testing employees can take samples home
    Onsite Gym
    Cafeteria and Coffee shop is like eating out at restaurant

    Cons

    The work keeps coming and you are strtched thin at times.
    NO SAP!!!
    NO ERP...
    No daycare or dry cleaning on site

    Advice to Management

    I have been very lucky to be apart of the Sysco family, thank you.

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Sysco Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 days. I interviewed at Sysco (Wilsonville, OR) in June 2018.

    Interview

    It was a thorough but comfortable interview. Started on time and was not rushed. I appreciate the depth they went to to describe the job well, address my questions & concerns, and ascertain my fitness for the position.

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Sysco Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2018
  • Most Admired Companies in Research Science, Black Engineer & Information Technology, 2010
  • America's Top Companies, Forbes, 2009
  • Barron's 500, Barron's, 2009
  • World’s Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2008
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