Sodexo Reviews

Updated May 12, 2021

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3.5
61%
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78%
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Pros
  • "Decent salary, free lunch/snacks, management are very organised and friendly work environment(in 100 reviews)

  • "Good benefits, caring immediate managers, room to advance(in 87 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "long hours during weekends and weekdays(in 96 reviews)

  • "Upper management is not always helpful(in 75 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good Career

      Apr 24, 2021 - Operations Director in Flagstaff, AZ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      You work University hours and holidays

      Cons

      Big company to work for

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Better than many

      May 10, 2021 - General Manager in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lots of really good people that do care. Pay is competitive, but you have to negotiate or they will f*ck you over when hiring - be strong and hold out for more. Benefits are generally good, but Kaiser is only available in some areas. Lots of opportunity to advance but they make you wait 2 years now. Plus crossing divisions is HARD unless you know people. You have to network to make it in Sodexo.

      Cons

      The vacation plan is not great unless you're in a state like California which has stricter regulation. If you are management they will talk a lot about work life balance, but it is just talk. Most upper management is so removed from actual operations that they just keep adding more and more paperwork and files to fill out then expect you to be on the floor at all hours, cover call outs, etc, and then wonder why you are unhappy that you can never take time off. Despite sacrificing holidays, extra weekends, etc you won't be rewarded or recognized for it in any meaningful way. I used to work in Universities and at the semester start the management team would work 30-45 days straight, sometimes more. We never even got a thank you.

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    3. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Not so much

      May 3, 2021 - Lead Line Cook in Apex, NC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good food, flexible schedule, busy most days

      Cons

      Poor management team. No communication between managers at all. Executive Chef was good at cooking, very poor at managing. Stayed in office most of the day only came out to complain about his staff. DM was very bad. No clue how to speak to employees, would however bend over backwards to ANY customer even if they were being rude. Would blame the employee for everything and yells at employee on the floor in front of others. Needs to stay out of day to day operations and not interact with employees, as is completely out of touch with reality. Will flat out lie to employees, promise them their own account, send them over to said account and have them "fix and straiten it up." Then once all the work is done, will tell you something has changed and your not going to get it. When you inquire as to why, your basically told your being insubordinate and if you keep asking, you will be written up. Thought we were adults, but we have to be written up as a form of discipline.

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    4. 2.0