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"Be your own boss"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Marketing Associate in San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Marketing Associate in San Diego, CA
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Approves of CEO

Pros

One of the best reasons to work at Sysco Food Services of San Diego is that you can treat your account base as your own business. If you work with your customers on a daily basis, you are not only helping the owners, but you are contributing to the community. You get to watch your customers grow and suceed when you partner up with them. Sysco also offers many different support systems for both the Marketing Associates and business owners.

Cons

a downside to this business is that the restaurant and hospitality industry is 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. You are also dealing with numerous people that can have a different personality at any given time.

Advice to Management

The best advice I have is to listen to the sales force. We are the ones that are out there in front of our customers every day.

Other Employee Reviews for Sysco

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Sysco Memphis Sales Representative"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Sales in Memphis, TN
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    #1 Food service company. Sell quality food products. Well known reputation throughout the U.S. Very close sales force. Family oriented. Good marketing support. Your refrigerator will stay packed full of free food through relationships with brokers & restaurants. Good way to build relationships in the community & restaurants.

    Cons

    Horrible pay. 100% commission. No mileage/gas reimbursement. Long, long, hours. Phone never stops ringing even on the weekends. Basically you have restaurant hours, plus the times they are not open. "Will calls" for customers who forget to order items. Prices tend to be a little higher on commodity items (chicken, beef, etc.)

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay. Reimburse fo mileage!


  2. "Good, stable company uncompetitive salaries."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a great working environment and a solid, stable company. Sysco does seem to genuinely care about their people. My personal experience was a good one from an employee's perspective. Pay at Manager level and below is below average, however if you can rise to upper level management salaries become more competitive. Great place to get some solid experience at a company that has a great reputation.

    Cons

    Advancement can be hard to come by, there is a sense that most advancement decision are based on tenure and not qualifications. Pay is lower compare to equivalent positions in other, more profitable industries. Pay in general is lower then other companies you'll find in the area of the corporate office. Being based in Houston, TX Sysco has a hard time competing with many of the companies in the more lucrative oil industry.

    Advice to Management

    Look to the best employees and develop them regardless of how long they have been there. Base these decisions on qualifications.

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