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Sodexo Reviews

Updated July 16, 2018
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  • "Work / life Balance, should be considered" (in 68 reviews)

  • "Upper management does not understand marketing expectations" (in 101 reviews)

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  1. "Good environment at Sodexo"

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    Current Employee - Student Manager in Binghamton, NY
    Current Employee - Student Manager in Binghamton, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Environment is great ! Great first job.

    Cons

    The coworkers come from different backgrounds of education makes it a little hard to adjust other than that once you're into the system it's very good to work.


  2. "Retail Manager Review"

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    Current Employee - Retail Manager in Kingsport, TN
    Current Employee - Retail Manager in Kingsport, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Monday - Friday Work Week, Good Benefits

    Cons

    Long Hours Required, Raises are Minimal

  3. "Good benefits, mediocre base salary"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sodexo full-time

    Pros

    Generous vacation time, option to transfer within the company, in-hospital cafeteria dining allowance (varies by context for individual site)

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for upward mobility—modest performance-based pay increases, few opportunities for promotions due to restrictions of client contract


  4. "Store Room"

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    Current Employee - Store Room in Quantico, VA
    Current Employee - Store Room in Quantico, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy work for the pay

    Cons

    I get bored a lot and have to Pace myself

    Advice to Management

    As a former manager myself.... Stop wasting your labor $ on this position.


  5. "Catering"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sodexo part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good staff, good about taking breaks

    Cons

    Pay is minimum wage, late hours

    Advice to Management

    Try to get to know your employees on a personal level


  6. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good staff, nice work environment at least for lower positions.

    Cons

    Management, supervisor (you never know who is the boss) and benefits


  7. "Stressful, but fun."

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Cashier in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    For the most part, I actually enjoyed working here. Even as a part-time employee, I was given benefits such as time off, insurance, and was always given leeway during emergency situations. During the terrible winter storm we had, rather than expecting us to risk our lives making it to work, they wanted us to stay safe instead. I enjoyed the team I worked with and the customers I saw every day. It was probably one of my most positive work experiences. Overall, I felt like people here actually cared.

    Also the free food saved me a lot on groceries because the meals there were free for Sodexo employees. If you're not someone with a family to feed and only have to look out for yourself, that's a pretty sweet perk.

    Cons

    Communication issues happen a lot. Sometimes your responsibilities get shifted around with little warning. Might not be a good fit for a lot of people who have families to also support, but I wouldn't know; they just seemed particularly more stressed than me.

    Advice to Management

    One of the better experiences I've had with management. He was always open to hearing my concerns and sympathized when I had to be laid off. I also recognized that he was a hard worker, and it made me want to work hard, too.

  8. "Overall review"

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    Former Employee - Housekeeper in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Housekeeper in Des Moines, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, no other pros

    Cons

    Unorganised, complicated sick and holiday pay


  9. "Food Service and Nutrition Management"

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    Current Employee - General Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - General Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sodexo full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good support at the regional level for clinical nutrition and food service management. Enjoy working with my local team.

    Cons

    Feel isolated since we are contractor on site of another company. Not all Sodexo systems are integrated and so you spend time doing duplicate work.

    Advice to Management

    Integrate systems for more efficient processes. Update recipes and food offerings from Sodexo home office - need to modernize food supply and recipes to meet client requests such as demand for local and sustainable food.


  10. "i wouldn't recommend it"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sodexo full-time

    Pros

    Chance of raises and bonus

    Cons

    Management and favoritism, understaffed, pay, advancement opportunities


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