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Sodexo Baltimore Reviews

Updated January 16, 2017
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  • My community didn't believe in work life balance (in 53 reviews)

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  1. "Great company with a great philosophy"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sodexo full-time

    Pros

    Awesome innovators with an entrepreneurial spirit.

    Cons

    Great start and poor finish. Multiple changes and trying to be all things to all customers loosing their differentiation

    Advice to Management

    Loose the personal agenda's


  2. "Management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Management in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Retail Management in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sodexo full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Sodexo quality and specifications are admirable. The resources for learning and certifications is abundant.

    Cons

    At the Unit or District level; Competitive (even up to "ruthless") practices are dominant. If you raise questions, alarms, or disagree you can expect to be ostracized, denied advancement or even demoted, denied pay increases, or undermined. Most of this is done verbally. Without any documentation. There is an underlying threat of termination.

    Advice to Management

    Find a location where the managers are most interested in customer service quality, and adherence to policy rather than self preservation that causes them to conspire.


  3. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Overall company is very professional and attends to there employees

    Cons

    None I can think of at this time

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing and keep the leadership going

    Sodexo Response

    Jul 5, 2016 – Employment Branding Sourcing Manager

    Thank you for the feedback. Please join our alumni community Reconnexions if you'd ever like to rejoin the Sodexo team someday.


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  5. "Contract Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Contracts Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Contracts Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Sodexo part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Diverse, pleasant office conditions, fair pay. Can relocate anywhere in the country, or even the world. Strong believe in training

    Cons

    Lack of clear communication leave managers wondering what top managers are lanning. Lots of Top managers have left, including the president, This leaves insecurity as there are no explanations given.


  6. "horrible boss"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Cashier in Baltimore, MD

    Pros

    they offer very great hours

    Cons

    they have really poor managment


  7. "Great pay and working environment."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Event Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Event Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sodexo part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of teamwork involved, which helps to streamline all operational functions of the job. Managers are down to earth and understand the capabilities of each worker. Pay is very good for the type of job at hand.

    Cons

    A lot of labor involved, but that is expected given the position someone applies for.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and make sure that the culture keeps evolving and adapting.


  8. "Senior Manager Operational Support"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager Operational Support in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Manager Operational Support in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Several very helpful and connected district manager if you can get on their positive side. Extensive web database for employees.

    Cons

    Sodexo is a service contract company and for most employees the financial market leading up to the contract renewal time frame dictates whether one's contract will be renewed or not. Sometimes buyouts by a larger company freezes or ends service contracts with a current client.


  9. "Great management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sodexo full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very diverse workplace with supportive leadership and learning opportunities

    Cons

    At the time - a little bit of uncertainty - but management helped us through it.

    Advice to Management

    n/a

    Sodexo Response

    May 27, 2014 – Employment Branding Sourcing Manager

    I appreciate you taking the time to post a review. It's really great to hear that you found management to be both supportive and helpful, and I hope you were able to take advantage of our many ... More


  10. "The mission and values are great, individual people can make it a good or bad experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company really does try to be progressive and give its best to the clients.

    Cons

    Individual people can destroy the best of intentions because they do not believe in the mission and values of the company but are only interested in self promotion. Salaries need to be upgraded and bonus system more fair and equitable. Women need greater opportunities and more equity in pay.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure General Managers know and understand the mission and values of the company and actually use and support them. There is nothing worse than having to listen to your GM put your company down all the time and have to witness their complaining non stop to the client about it. Especially when I support the company and believe in what it is trying to accomplish. Start a concerted effort to promote women, much of the bad behavior by GMs and DMs are from men who are not willing to leave the 50's mentality behind.

    Sodexo Response

    Apr 18, 2014 – Employment Branding Sourcing Manager

    I really appreciate you taking the time to share your detailed feedback. It's unfortunate to hear about the situation you have described, but it is good to know that you are leading by example and ... More


  11. "good place for starting a career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Dietitian in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Clinical Dietitian in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sodexo full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good pay, well respected company, access to a lot of good resources

    Cons

    large company, hard to go higher up to discuss issues or ask questions

    Advice to Management

    keep employees up to date on new career opportunities


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