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 $44 billion in sales for fiscal year 2013.
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 $235 billion.
Today, Sysco has sales and service relationships with approximately 425,000 customers and remains committed to helping them succeed in the foodservice industry and satisfy consumers' appetites. Operating from 193 locations throughout the U.S., Bahamas, Canada, Ireland & Northern Ireland, Sysco's product lines are as diverse as the 48,100 employees 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.
As the largest foodservice distributor in North America, Sysco Corporation is committed to diversity and inclusion. Sysco strives to maximize and leverage our diversity efforts to better serve our customers in the communities in which we operate.
Operating from more than 180 locations throughout the contiguous United States and portions of Alaska, Hawaii, and Canada, Sysco's product lines are as diverse as the 40,000 associates who support its daily operations. Sysco understands that building a great company is just like creating a great product - you must maintain all the right ingredients. For us, those ingredients are the cultures, backgrounds, ideas, and experiences behind our diverse workforce that embodies Sysco.
Sysco's Diversity Message
"Creating and maintaining an inclusive environment that elicits the very best from our associates is essential..."
Our people tell the story
At Sysco, we have implemented programs that enable us to recruit the best and brightest talent from a broad range of cultures. Maintaining a corporate culture that values and promotes diversity enables our associates to maximize their full potential to better meet the needs of our customers and helps our customers succeed.
At Sysco, diversity is categorized into four key areas: (1) workforce, (2) leadership, (3) supplier, and (4) community. We also participate in the leading foodservice industry organizations to help promote and support the benefits of diversity and inclusion in the industry.
Sysco Corporate (Houston, Texas)
The Sysco Corporate Office is a non-smoking facility
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 extensive 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. Sysco Dallas is the first site to receive the VPP “Star” designation from OSHA.
I have been working at Sysco full-time (More than 8 years)
Benefits are good, the people I work with I like, and Sysco is committed to our customers. Sysco always tries to help customer be the best they can be and I can get help when I need it for my customers
Communication sometimes confusing or no communication at all. A lot of rumors because sometimes we don't know what is going on or things done at last minute so we are trying to figure it out ourselves.
Advice to Management
Give clear message. Sometimes messages are confusing. Don't like that things seem to be run by Houston now but not sure if that is true that is just what I've heard. People do talk to people at other OpCos
I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Sysco.
I applied online through their website. A week later I was called for a phone interview. About two weeks later I was asked to go in for a panel interview. I was offered the job about a week later.