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Updated May 25, 2017
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  • My community didn't believe in work life balance (in 53 reviews)

  • Long hours, work-life balance not great (in 77 reviews)

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  1. "Great for students"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Pittsburg, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Pittsburg, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very accommodating of class schedules

    Cons

    There were often either too many people working at once or not enough

    Advice to Management

    Create a more organized work schedule


  2. "Care Giver"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Care Giver in Gaithersburg, MD
    Former Employee - Care Giver in Gaithersburg, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sodexo (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule for employees and the managers are nice and respectful

    Cons

    They dont pay enough for the amount of hours and work we have to complete with our clients

    Advice to Management

    Pay more and continue to allow employees to have flexible schedules


  3. "Good student job"

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    Former Employee - Front Desk Agent in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Front Desk Agent in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly staff and management. Works very well with students and very flexible with time. Will find you hours when need loves to push you forward towards your goals. Management makes it feel like family.

    Cons

    Not enough upward mobility for college students. Most jobs where way out of state and none really close. Also for the work many workers do they are understaffed most of the time due to it being food service. Its a tough job for lazy people.

    Advice to Management

    Management should do their best to take pressure off of workers. But also the workers should realize the job they sign up for before taking it. With it being food service and customer service a boosted morale for workers go a long way. Happy workers equal better business.


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  5. "Good and fair"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cook in Amherst, MA
    Former Employee - Cook in Amherst, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Respect for the hourly workers, good system enables everyone is protected from managerial abuse. Decent average pay scale with annual reviews.

    Cons

    Shift work always difficult for newer employees, unsocial hours, knowing this before starting is advisable. No freedom of speech allowed in the workplace.

    Advice to Management

    Treat all employees the same with no favoritism respect all by treating your employees how YOU would like to be treated


  6. "Great Benefits!"

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    Current Employee - Accounting Supervisor in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Accounting Supervisor in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big Corporation
    Great employee services
    Great Benefits

    Cons

    Not a lot of growing opportunity in client locations
    No transition plan for full time staff

    Advice to Management

    Management should be more aggressive in taking care of their full time staff when they close client units. I really wish to stay in Sodexo via a transfer, but there are no fitting openings (Accounting & Finance).

    Sodexo Response

    May 22, 2017 – Employment Branding Sourcing Manager

    Thank you for providing your feedback and sharing your concerns. I do understand your comments about transitioning when client contracts end. While there may be less accounting / finance roles than ... More


  7. "Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Wauwatosa, WI
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Wauwatosa, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They try hard at my location to keep you as an employee, they do quite a bit to show appreciation when you work hard.

    Cons

    A lot of people come and go which makes for a lot of asking if you can cover other shifts/stay late/ come in early.

    Advice to Management

    Better interviews, really ask if they are right for the job instead of just hiring anyone.


  8. "Food service worker"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Food Service Worker in Cleveland, TN
    Current Employee - Food Service Worker in Cleveland, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people were understanding and easy to work with.

    Cons

    Pay was pretty low and took a while to be increased


  9. "."

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    Current Employee - Catering Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Catering Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pretty good at keeping their workers satisfied

    Cons

    nothing really negative to say


  10. "Nice company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Food Service Worker in Norman, OK
    Current Employee - Food Service Worker in Norman, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Thwy are moving me into management fast

    Cons

    Not really enough hours to live on.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Good company to grow with"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chef in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Chef in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Work life balance for the most part can be pretty good, depending on the account you're at.
    -Pay is very competitive.
    -Great benefits: 401k, full health coverage insurance, vacation, paid sick time.

    Cons

    -To grow within the company, relocation most of the time is expected.
    -Some managers are better than others, depending on your account.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to your frontline employees.

    Sodexo Response

    May 5, 2017 – Employment Branding Sourcing Manager

    I appreciate you taking the time to share your experience, as it can greatly benefit other Chefs considering Sodexo. Due to the nature of contract services, advancement may be more readily available ... More


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