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Updated May 24, 2017
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  1. "sodexo"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD

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

    Pros

    dedicated co workers & nice building

    Cons

    mgmt has no vision - promotes buddy buddy

    Advice to Management

    riffing the little guy for your bonus ck to be 20k higher is not a sound practice


  2. "Money over People !"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Line Cook in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Line Cook in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sodexo full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    In spite of some of the management, generally great co-workers!

    Cons

    Middle management has too much autonomy on how they treat their employees, their bonuses are much more important than fair treatment of employee's and customer's!

    Advice to Management

    Stop being hypocrites, put customer's and employee's before your bottom line by not reusing food that should be thrown away and looking for way's to negatively impact employee's that won't do so. Also stop scheduling employee's to work two separate position's while paying them for one so that you can save money in your budget to get a bigger bonus !


  3. "A lot of work for little pay or respect."

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    Former Employee - Food Service Worker in Fort Meade, MD
    Former Employee - Food Service Worker in Fort Meade, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have health benefits and they proved free meals.The have good schedules.Rarely worked weekends.They also proved uniforms and it's easy to submit employee changes on Sodexo portal.

    Cons

    Overworked and underpaid.Managers don't treat you with much respect.They don't appreciate hard workers.You don't always get your full break.Understaffed a lot so you have to work extra hard.High employee turn over rate.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to better communicate with your employees.


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  5. "food service"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sodexo part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -great people
    -holidays off/lenient days off

    Cons

    -little pay for extensive amount of work, they ended up giving new hires a significant raise while keeping the experienced workers at a lower wage even though they were doing significantly less work than those who had been there longer
    -disorganized management, many times managers did not communicate with one another and made it hard for those below them to do their jobs
    -there were also times when the managers made empty promises and never followed through on important matters. The managers also delay in responding to important emails from their employees for god knows what reason because it surely is not because they are too busy

    Advice to Management

    Spend time merging your managerial styles so that the employees don't suffer the brunt of your disorganization and lack of care regarding important matters


  6. "sodexo"

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    Current Employee - Event Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Event Manager in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    fun job. drive golf carts

    Cons

    management is terrible. doesnt do their job


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Too much politics"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - EVS Lead in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - EVS Lead in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sodexo full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The employees are great. You create a good relationship with people who are hungry for a job. They really work hard.

    Cons

    Pay is bad management is awful they don't create a team environment. They don't elevate you on your work but who's grinds with the girl in the office. There agenda is self serving.

    Advice to Management

    Promote based on performance. Not who's friends with your office people. Have work ethics and integrity. Stop treating the bad people good and the good people bad!


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Cook"

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    Current Employee - Cook in Arden Hills, MN
    Current Employee - Cook in Arden Hills, MN
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    People, summers off, healthcare is good

    Cons

    It's all about the almighty dollar being made off the backs of the hard working people. Likes to keep employees that are mediocre at best just to fill the space.


  9. "College Employee, Okay at First"

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    Former Employee - Student Employee in Portsmouth, OH
    Former Employee - Student Employee in Portsmouth, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work on campus
    Free Lunches
    Friendly, supportive co-workers
    Partially Unionized
    Scholarship as student employee
    Opportunities to change job positions
    Paid for uniforms and shoes

    Cons

    Upper management was disorganized
    Constantly understaffed
    Terrible pay yet another sodexo a few counties over paid their employees better
    Weak Union
    Sad employee benefits

    Advice to Management

    Petition corporate for better employee benefits and pay, reduce turn over


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Awful Management"

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    Former Employee - Nutrition Assistant in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Nutrition Assistant in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Sodexo full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    getting a paycheck every other week

    Cons

    Management would here drama and never investigate to find the truth. HR representative never did anything to help the employee. Management wouldn't keep anything confidential. Can't trust management at all. They would be the ones to start the drama sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    instead of always telling your employees what they do wrong, let them know what they are doing right.


  11. "patient ambassador support swevices"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Patient Ambassafdor in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Patient Ambassafdor in Las Vegas, NV
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    try for perfection and performance

    Cons

    low wage pays the same for all departments

    Advice to Management

    need to give wages according to job responsibility, not just department


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