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Sodexo Denver Reviews

Updated April 1, 2017
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Pros
  • Good work life balance if you are in the right job (in 52 reviews)

  • Good benefits, growth structure is sound (in 97 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours, work-life balance not great (in 53 reviews)

  • Busy sometimes long hours / weekends (in 80 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Jazzmans Baker"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Set schedule, good benefits, great co-workers

    Cons

    You are a contract employee so other employees you work with have different perks and benefits than you receive.

    Advice to Management

    Treat all associates fairly. Rules do not just apply to some while others do whatever they want. It fosters disrespect and low morale.


  2. "General Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager IV in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - General Manager IV in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decentralized management structure where individual work speaks for itself.

    Cons

    A continual never ending cycle of district managers who have new expectations and ideas.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "A company that follows their values"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - General Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Professional management staff and dedicated hard working leaders that are well- trained for their positions

    Cons

    Adequate pay for entry level employees which proves a challenge in current market to recruit the very best talent

    Advice to Management

    Turnover can be reduced by investment in staff up front such as adequate staffing, pay for advanced training and or mentoring opportunities


  4. "First job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Cashier in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Free employee meal; friendly supervisor; work with college students

    Cons

    food is not tasty as always


  5. "Amazing Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Food Service Worker in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Food Service Worker in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This company is the most amazing company I have ever worked for they show they care about their employees safety health and wellness they offer all of their full time employees medical dental and vision for very low cost

    Cons

    I personally don't have any cons to mention

    Sodexo Response

    Oct 5, 2015 – Employment Branding Sourcing Manager

    Wow! So happy to hear this. Thank you for sharing your experience in order to help other candidates make a decision about a career with Sodexo. I hope you continue to enjoy your role with us for ... More


  6. Helpful (1)

    "What a joke"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Kitchen Supervisor/Line Cook in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Kitchen Supervisor/Line Cook in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sodexo (More than a year)

    Pros

    The benefits are good and the work is steady. But other than that that is about it.

    Cons

    You work horrible hours for a company that doesnt care if you even exist. no bonuses, horrible pay increases weather you are good or bad its 3% no incentives and all the good employees left.

    Advice to Management

    close the business and actually think about all your life decisions you pieces of garbage.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Best leave these guys alone."

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    Former Contractor - Temp Cook in Denver, CO
    Former Contractor - Temp Cook in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Sodexo as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They value the company as a great one to work for. The kitchen is clean, and the food is a greasy spoon at best but still eatable. They treat there customers well, and keep the food stocked.

    Cons

    The managers are so high on themselves that they believe they fart roses. They believe the Sodexo company is a gift from god bestowed to Comcast buildings and College campuses. Constant belittlement to new employees, multiple times a day of verbal abuse. Blaming new employees for "not knowing anything" They made myself and others feel undervalued The company looks down on people who had troubled lives, and will only hire people with an absolutely clean background.
    One unnamed person in management had berated a new temp-to-hire employee in front of customers so badly that the new employee cried. The same person in management has a reputation for being difficult to work with. I personally wanted to slash her tires at least 3 times a day before I quit.
    Perfect company to work for if you love getting yelled at, and being underpaid.

    Advice to Management

    Do not send your upper management employees to various sites. These people make all employees nervous and perform work badly. They give the on location managers stress which trickles down to the rest of the employees.


  8. "Helper Floor positions"

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    Former Employee - Student Worker in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Denver, CO
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    This is the place where you get to meet lot of people from variety of backgrounds. I was a student and worked part-time there which helped me a lot with my tuition bills. Managers are real helpful in increasing the flexibility of the schedules.

    Cons

    Work load is little too much. Some people don't even care to do their part. At the end we'll end up doing that.

    Advice to Management

    Pls consider everyone's opinion


  9. "It is a great company to work for."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Barista in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Barista in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive pay. Uniforms provided to you. Flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Student workers not pushed by management to actually work.

    Advice to Management

    Student workers should be treated as normal employees.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "One star for Sodexo at University of Denver"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sodexo part-time

    Pros

    Co-workers are great - not managers nor anyone in management; they feed a lot of students.

    Cons

    Snotty management, incompetent people promoted into management, poor food & service standards. Their work in the dorms and other food areas is pretty bad - unimaginative and formulaic food.
    The new managers they hired for the sports venues have run the place into the ground - their 'leadership' sucks and they can't keep food in the stands, running out of basics like soda flavors, pretzels and pizza - do you not know how to plan for a 6,000 attendee event? Don't you know how to order so you don't run out of product? A great school like the University of Denver, their students and those who attend events at the school deserve much better than the piss-poor management who run Sodexo for the school.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out how to up your game or get out of it altogether; you should be embarrassed by what goes on under your purview. Stop acting like jerks - no one wants to work for you and that should be the biggest hint of all; however, none of you seem smart enough to take that hint.
    Fix the wrongs at the sports venues - yesterday's Avs hockey game was a total disaster and you and the stands seemed totally unprepared; how do you run out of the basics? Were you even aware that there was an event that would run during lunchtime and people would be eating?
    Again, the University deserves much better than what you're dishing out. For a University that embraces so much good, it's baffling to me that they would continue to contract with Sodexo - who only seems to care about making a cheap buck off their lousy food.


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