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"You get back what you put in."

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Sous Chef in Lehigh Valley, PA
Current Employee - Sous Chef in Lehigh Valley, PA
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Sodexo full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Plenty of opportunities to hone skills, stay on top of industry trends.
Opportunities for advancement are there if you are willing to give 100%.
Competitive pay for culinary professionals and managers.

There have been several negative reviews on this site, many of them stating that there are few opportunities for advancement within the ranks at Sodexo. However, it has been my experience that if you are willing to be at work, on time, every day, and give 100% of your effort, the opportunities are there. Management does notice and acknowledge employees who take initiative, and show an interest in advancing. Unfortunately, many employees are relatively unskilled and seem content to stay that way as long as they are collecting a paycheck. The fact is, supervisors and managers absolutely want entry and mid level employees to improve their skills and abilities, because in the long run, a better trained staff makes our jobs much easier while greatly improving customer satisfaction.
This is definitely not a problem that is exclusive to Sodexo, I am sure that everywhere you find enrty level employees, you will find a few who don't exactly have the work ethic that you would hope for.

In short, I have worked at 5 accounts with Sodexo, beginning as an entry level cook, advancing to my current position as Sous Chef in a large, successful account with top notch food and customer service, and I have every intention of continuing along this path. Why? Because I am reliable, dependable, I take my work seriously, and I take the initiative to do whatever it takes to get the job done. If you aren't able to progress financially or otherwise within this company, perhaps a self evaluation would help you to find out what you need to do to take the next step.

Cons

Hours can be a little crazy and unpredictable, but the same goes for any position in this field.
The health insurance is not the greatest considering the cost for a family plan.
Units can sometimes be minimally staffed in the interest of cutting labor costs and overtime.

Advice to Management

Try to put more emphasis in recruiting from culinary schools, etc.
Try to better prepare our potential frontline employees so that they know how stressful and hectic this business can be. The culinary field is definitely not for everyone.

Other Employee Reviews for Sodexo

  1. "Interview process"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Dietitian
    Current Employee - Clinical Dietitian
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sodexo part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very organized and timely with the hiring process

    Cons

    None so far, been very pleased.

    Advice to Management

    The recruiting process and hiring process online makes filling out the pre employment forms very easy and stress free.


  2. "Good experience for a starting job."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor
    Former Employee - Supervisor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sodexo full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Good Hours
    Good Manager
    One of the best general managers I have ever worked for

    Cons

    I did not have any cons except I was hourly so I had to be unemployed during the summer, which really dug into the income.

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