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SYSCO Food Services of Seattle Reviews

Updated March 10, 2017
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  1. "Sysco Seattle, Inc."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Sysco offers great opportunity for growth potential, Benefits & 401K

    Cons

    No communication with office/sales staff on changes

    Advice to Management

    More communication on expectation.


  2. "Marketing Associate"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Advisor in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Marketing Advisor in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SYSCO Food Services of Seattle full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you enjoy working with people, you get an opportunity to work with many customers, departments/divisions, and teammates. You also get work independently and entreprenuerally. They provide a lot of product training

    Cons

    Company constantly reorganizing & changing product lines stocked. Poor work-life balance. As an MA, you must work 7 days a week. Compensation structure changes at least every year. Turnover is very high. If you lack prior foodservice industry or direct sales experience/knowledge this would be a very challenging job.

    Advice to Management

    Select the right employees for the job. Focus less on the bottom line and shareholder return, focus more on supporting your employees and providing work/life balance

  3. "management only wants to be buddies with the cool kids."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SYSCO Food Services of Seattle (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    If you like to work they keep you too busy.

    Cons

    Company use to take pride in hard work and advancement, now it's who you know.
    To many buddies to count so has a high school vibe.

    Advice to Management

    Rehire your team.


  4. "Staff Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Financial Reporting Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Financial Reporting Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at SYSCO Food Services of Seattle full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Learned to work within a compressed close schedule

    Cons

    Performed a soft close every week

    Advice to Management

    Need to provide work life balance opportunities


  5. "Account Executive"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SYSCO Food Services of Seattle (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great position managing multiple-Unit business. Upper management leaves you alone to do your job as you see fit.

    Cons

    Inexperienced drivers create problems ruffling customers feathers which creates friction. Otherwise, things run fairly smoothly here-

    Advice to Management

    Get better drivers.


  6. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Credit Specialist in Kent, WA
    Former Employee - Credit Specialist in Kent, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SYSCO Food Services of Seattle full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    This company is easy to work for. They support their customers with pride.

    Cons

    They are slow to give any raises. They are always on a wage freeze.

    Advice to Management

    Show your employees you care with pay increases.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Used to be a good place to work. Seattle is cutting expenses to reduce overhead."

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    Former Employee - Procurement Planner in Kent, WA
    Former Employee - Procurement Planner in Kent, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SYSCO Food Services of Seattle full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are ok - Good Medical insurance . Only 5 day of sick time per year - use it or lose it.

    Cons

    Management expected you to work from home after hours and on weekends, if your salary. Alway working. The management does not respect the number of years you have with the company. The retirement was discounted and not it's 401K investments.

  8. "Great job."

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    Current Employee - Marketing Associate in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Marketing Associate in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great job, good pay and fun customers.

    Cons

    Too many Marketing Associates in Downtown Seattle.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Once a fun thriving place to work, now a miserable place to work with an uncertain future."

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    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SYSCO Food Services of Seattle full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The strongest and best food service supplier in the country

    Cons

    An uncertain future for its employees. Lack of careering for its long time employees. Has devalued the role of their employees and have demonstrated absolutely no loyalty to the employess that made Sysco Seattle what it is today.


  10. "Good Company to start in sales"

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    Former Employee - Outside Sales/Marketing Associate in Burlington, WA
    Former Employee - Outside Sales/Marketing Associate in Burlington, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at SYSCO Food Services of Seattle full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lot's of Training - you can take it & use it, or just sit through it.... They train on the same things over & over so eventualy you get it - or you don't make it in sales. Flexability you can make adjustments to your day if you need to as you set your route up how it will work best for you & customers

    Cons

    Lot's of hours, work 7 days a week even if just checking voice mail on one of the days (usually have more to do than check voice mail) Hard to grow a profitable route as they over lap sales people in every area. This is the hardest easy job you will ever have.

    Advice to Management

    Get your butts out there & stay in touch with reality.... most upper management has no idea /been so long they can't remember what it is like to be in the trenches everyday