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Sodexo Reviews

Updated January 18, 2018
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Sodexo CEO Michel Landel
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  1. "Too "Corporate" to pay attention!"

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    Former Employee - Head Chef in Blackwood, NJ
    Former Employee - Head Chef in Blackwood, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sodexo (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits (health & retirement), schedule flexibility, world wide so getting a position simple enough, experience gained and (depending on where the job is) they tend to pay higher than minimum wage when starting.

    Cons

    Corporation is so large that the smaller "subsidiary" branches of the company are not paid much attention to. Their website does nothing but praise their "employee enrichment" programs but that's only if you are working for management that's willing to help you. Work for management that's more interested in the bottom dollar and not only will they not help you improve your career experience but will in fact make it known that at any moment you will be "let go" if your schooling, schedule availability, and personal life disrupts their ability to keep the corporation pleased with low expenses (pay rates, supplies, costs that disability/vacation/sick leave) and HIGH profit. They would fire an 11yr employee (w/NO prior incidents on file) for excessive latenesses due to being homeless before trying to help with a paid leave of absence, transfer to a more accessible location or offer a pay raise to enable them to obtain affordable housing. Corporation is money first, public appearances second, management third and then maybe they consider all the employees who actually enable them to operate on a daily basis as they do. Again, this depends on your immediate management and the size of the branch you're working at. I'm sure that at their several corporate offices, the stuff you read on their website might actually be true but I never experienced ANY of it in the eleven years of employment.

    Advice to Management

    Pay closer attention to those who you believe are acting accordingly with the policy and procedures you've been trained to pass on and enforce. Don't always stop at the "management" of an establishment. You want honest feedback go to the everyday employee with reassurance that what is said doesn't effect their job security by writing up an "anonymous employee experience" questionnaire then read and pay attention to what's being said. Should there be an issue with one particular employee, please take the time to talk with and consider true what they are telling you. They need their job and if they're afraid of loosing it, they'll tell you what they think you want to hear. Also, false promises don't do anyoone any good so if you offer your help, then HELP! Don't back away because of what you've been told by someone else or overheard during a meeting you don't have any idea of the "why's" OR "what for's" because not having a full and accurate account of the situation can be devastating to one where another may benefit.


  2. "not recommend for full time students"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sodexo part-time

    Pros

    flexible time, nice people to work together

    Cons

    student worker only receive little money but work as hard as the full-time workers

  3. "Cafe"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sodexo part-time

    Pros

    Good work environment and Healthy food choices

    Cons

    Cons ? i think company is decent

    Advice to Management

    Benefits


  4. "Student Manager"

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    Current Employee - Student Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Student Manager in Kansas City, MO

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

    Pros

    The best place to develop interpersonal skills.

    Cons

    Not related to my area of study


  5. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Tifton, GA
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Tifton, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits at this company

    Cons

    Hot weather in the summer

    Advice to Management

    Great management team


  6. "Not the greatest"

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    Current Employee - Sous Chef in Riverwoods, IL
    Current Employee - Sous Chef in Riverwoods, IL
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free food , good benefits and ok uniforms. And some what of a good staff........ can be creative with menu

    Cons

    Low pay for the amount of work we do and after benefits for. Family come out and taxes lucky to have a 300 check

    Advice to Management

    Pay us more then what you give us so we can survive


  7. "Sodexo Murrieta"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sodexo full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Local immediate management is good.

    Cons

    Upper and Corporate management is detached and does not know what happens in units. Pay is not very good and raises are weak.

    Advice to Management

    Pay better and show more appreciation to employees.

  8. "Upper management isn't great but work is enjoyable because of coworkers"

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    Current Employee - Food Service Worker in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Food Service Worker in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    My coworkers, shift leads, and supervisor are great and make the work worthwhile. It isn't hard work and can actually be enjoyable.

    Cons

    Upper management schedules training sessions with no warning. There is usually broken equipment and furniture at the workplace and it isn't fixed for long periods of time.

    Advice to Management

    Better scheduling and more warning would be better


  9. "Working with technical domain in a bureaucratic enviornment"

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    Current Employee - Facilities Manager in Indore (India)
    Current Employee - Facilities Manager in Indore (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Brand Name and Systems
    Most of the renowned brands as Global Client
    Good Growth Potential for middle & top management

    Cons

    Excessive work pressure, Less support from regional management, Huge reporting, Client driven contract with no fixed site organogram from company
    Most of the time absorbs all old contractor employees
    Less presence in technical domain
    Food Services Centric System
    Regional Management is lacking competency
    Slow process with excessive bureaucracy
    Lack of changing with modern scenario
    Huge difference in world and Indian offerings

    Advice to Management

    Try to understand the real site problems instead of systems and reporting & try to distinguish company with mere manpower supplier


  10. "OK"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible working and benefits. Everyone is nice

    Cons

    work is repetitive and can get boring


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