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Sodexo Reviews

Updated June 22, 2017
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Sodexo CEO Michel Landel
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Pros
  • Good work life balance if you are in the right job (in 52 reviews)

  • Good benefits, growth structure is sound (in 95 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours, work-life balance not great (in 54 reviews)

  • Long hours but good career growth opportunity (in 80 reviews)

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  1. "Great Employer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - In-Unit Support in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - In-Unit Support in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sodexo (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic team members, great benefits, flexible working schedule, value their employees

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for growth in some fields

    Advice to Management

    try to create more opportunities for internal promotion


  2. "Dont do it!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Food Service Worker in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Food Service Worker in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I made some really great friends.

    Cons

    No support whatsoever if management thinks your time is up. (too old, make too much money, etc.)

    Advice to Management

    Look in the mirror.


  3. "Would not recommend this company to anyone."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clinical Dietitian in Waterbury, CT
    Former Employee - Clinical Dietitian in Waterbury, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They pay for your parking fees and allot you a certain amount of money for meals at the hospital.

    Cons

    Awful pay; they try to make the CNM give you poor annual reviews so you get a lower raise


  4. "Do not recommend"

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    Former Employee - Finance in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Finance in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They pay their management very well with yearly raises with good reviews. Good benefits are available along with paid time off.

    Cons

    Bonus eligibility if you meet specific criteria. However, budgets are set to favor certain accounts and managers, setting up everyone else to fail. No job security. If the account is lost, you have 28 days before you are terminated. They do not assist to place you elsewhere within the company regardless of how many years of loyal employment. They pay their hourly employees a pathetic hourly rate.

    Advice to Management

    HR cannot run the company. Quality of service and employee morale is at it's worst. This is why you are loosing accounts and employees are looking elsewhere. Decisions are made by people that have no frontline experience or communication with unit management.


  5. "I like the diversity of the facility and the food is great as well."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Environmental Service Attendant in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Environmental Service Attendant in Buffalo, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The reason I also love working here is the fact that the company offers retirement plan, health insurance and more. Not that many companies I know offer that many benefits. I'm grateful! 😃

    Cons

    Some different departments we work with at times are a bit hectic; we all work together well though. 😃

    Advice to Management

    To have quarterly meets with all staff on progress and improvements


  6. "utility worker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northfield Falls, VT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northfield Falls, VT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good pay and networking

    Cons

    lack of management and structure

    Advice to Management

    better organization


  7. "Decent company, management not great"

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

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

    Pros

    The work is not that hard. Benefits are excellent.

    Cons

    Management is severely lacking in communication. There is very little communicated in terms of what is expected of their employees and in ways that one can improve. This is extremely frustrating, especially for those in supervising positions that manage other people.

    Advice to Management

    Consistently communicate with your employees both 1) what is expected and 2) where they can improve. Don'ttell them what they have been doing wrong in a meeting ever 2-3 months.


  8. "Not great!"

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    Former Employee - Office Administrator in Peterborough, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Office Administrator in Peterborough, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good hours, reasonably good pay and low risk of redundancy.

    Cons

    Dishonest about the chances of career progression at interview stage, not much regard for safety (prisoner-facing administrative staff not offered any personal protection training), very high staff turnover and apparently no effort made by management to retain staff or treat them very well. Not a nice atmosphere to work in due to the high proportion of unhappy staff.


  9. "Sodexo bust or butt"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Dishwasher/Busboy in Morris Plains, NJ
    Current Employee - Dishwasher/Busboy in Morris Plains, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Healthcare, 401K, life coaches, weekly paychecks career opportunities

    Cons

    low pay scale bad management choices

    Advice to Management

    more raises


  10. "Sodexo Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management Salary and benefits are good if you can stick with it.

    Cons

    Starting as hourly has less benefits


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