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SYSCO Food Services of Eastern Wisconsin Reviews

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "A good place to learn and grow"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Associate
    Current Employee - Marketing Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at SYSCO Food Services of Eastern Wisconsin full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Sysco puts a lot of time and money into training employees. People in sales start out as a Marketing Associate (MA). This job can be stressful to some and exciting to others depending on how you're wired. The pay is okay for someone new to sales. There is ongoing training and Sysco wants their employees to succeed.

    Cons

    Sysco doesn't cover travel expenses so there is a lot of wear and tear on your vehicle and money spent on gas. Food is a competitive industry so it can take a fair amount of time and experience to grow sales in a new or existing accounts. MA's input customer orders and many other customer service type of activities which limits time to open new accounts.

    Advice to Management

    Cultivate team spirit much more. There is a lot of focus on getting new business, but not enough on cultivating existing customers. There are always contests for MAs to win spiffs, but the message of appreciation to MAs from upper management could be much better. An MA who does an excellent job is worth his or her weight in gold.


  2. "This used to be a company that people stood in line to work for."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    As it stands, this company is probably a good place for a starter job. Most positive reviews will be from people who work there for a year or less.

    Cons

    Conversely, most people who work there more than a year have figured out that they are no more than a tool to be used until it breaks. This is corporate greed at its deepest. Food service and food providers are having a tough time showing profits. Sysco of Eastern WI, (jackson) has been cutting costs so deeply to keep the bottom line out of the red that there isn't much left. Quality of life, service and performance is nil. Everything is driven by greed for money and power. Bonuses, if any, are based on how little you can do as fast as you can. A cut your buddy company.

    Advice to Management

    Set reasonable goals. Appreciate hard working caring employees and loyal customers. Put some of the cash that feeds the fat CEO's and stock holders on your people and customers. Put supervisors in charge that actually care about the company and its people.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Marketing Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in Jackson, WI
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in Jackson, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SYSCO Food Services of Eastern Wisconsin full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Buyers & Associates were great
    employee food discounts
    suppliers & food reps were great to work with
    Job is fun
    Impressed with the ability to move up in the company

    Cons

    expected to work 24/7 - "asked" to be on road 8a-5p, need to be on laptop1st thing in the morning and take care of paper work after 5pm and on weekends. I worked many holidays with normal pay, even though you are told it's a paid holiday.If you work a holiday there is no additional time given in exchange. Must use personal smartphone and are required to have Sysco apps loaded onto it. All expenses are the MA's resonsibility - gas, mileage, office supplie, cell phone, monies spent on customers...MA's must claim this on their taxes at the end of the year. The money is minimal compared to the amount of personal time and out of pocket expenses - TURN OVER IS HIGH

    Advice to Management

    increase the MA starting salary to what it once was - $55,000
    $45,000 is not enough to live on let alone pay out of pockets work expenses


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  5. "Marketing Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Associate
    Current Employee - Marketing Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SYSCO Food Services of Eastern Wisconsin full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for. You are working for the leader in the industry. Great products, great marketing, great innovation, and a great team of resources.

    Cons

    Very competitive industry. Competition likes to undercut you by price. Too many reps in the area. Having to use your own vehicle to run product to customer. Wear and tear on your vehicle.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Use to get respect from the company."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Stock Selector in Jackson, WI
    Current Employee - Stock Selector in Jackson, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at SYSCO Food Services of Eastern Wisconsin full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free coffee,.they have parking lot, .tvs on break rooms ,Thay have a microwave.

    Cons

    Along with the pay cuts every other year they now they took the pension away. They think your stupid.No room to grow.

    Advice to Management

    You get what you pay fore not a penny more.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Sysco East changed for the worse"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jackson, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jackson, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you are fresh out of college or changing careers then its a good company to be with. The pay used to be great, but the Chicago Midget re-structured how the sales team was paid. Then it didn't even pay to leave my house.

    Cons

    No time off, you are tied to your phone and laptop on the weekends and vacations. If your customer can't contact you and MGT finds out your treated like a child and scolded. Pay has decreased, moral has never been lower. People are in fear of there jobs, MGT controls you through intimidation.

    Advice to Management

    For the sake of a company I once loved...... Find new careers PLEASE


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Gave a lot and receive very little in return."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Merchandise discounts available to employees.

    Cons

    Long hours, always on call, no respect from management, and always waiting for the "ax" to fall.

    Advice to Management

    Give your people respect, they make the company and have built the name; not just the products.