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Sodexo Reviews

Updated March 20, 2017
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  1. "Customer Service"

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

    I have been working at Sodexo full-time

    Pros

    great management, great staff, and you will be rewarded

    Cons

    you have breaks when the school gets out

    Advice to Management

    great


  2. "Great job to get you into the real world"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Get to work with many different people and higher up management

    Cons

    Not many of the managers believe in what marketing does to show and improve the image of the company, they believe that the customers should already know the value and quality of the food served.

    Advice to Management

    be more open to advice.


  3. "College Employee, Okay at First"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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  5. "Upper Management is something!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, mid-management pretty good. very difficult to retain good staff.

    Cons

    Long and unexpected hours if salaried. It's an expectation, not an option


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Decent employer-but..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cook in Decorah, IA
    Former Employee - Cook in Decorah, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Application process was easy-interview was easy. Very pleasant coworkers-fast paced work environment. I learned alot in the short time I worked there.

    Cons

    You need to be aware that there are alot of call-ins, you should expect to jump in wherever they throw you. They told me they didn't do background check-but a month later made me do one-which I still question as unfair.

    Advice to Management

    They need to be transparent about background checks and hours-if you hire someone for 40 hours-you give them full-time hours. I rarely ever got 32 hours a week. I also don't see why so much paper mail is sent out-some of it could be delivered electronically. Waste of good trees.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Nutrition Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Nutrition Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Nutrition Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sodexo part-time

    Pros

    Great learning experience if you are looking for some work experience in the nutrition field.

    Cons

    Short-staffed a lot, and everything goes by seniority.


  8. Helpful (5)

    "Rapid growth but little mobility for current employees"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Facilities in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Director of Facilities in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Huge, global presence; good benefits; training opportunities; emphasis on diversity and civil rights protection

    Cons

    Growing too rapidly; cross-division mobility and cooperation poor; too many policies and procedures that aren't standardized; corporate interal website confusing, outdated; lack of personal support; demanding, enormous work load, lack of support; cost-cutting means heavier work load; unrealistic expectations; long hours; poor work-life balance

    Advice to Management

    Standardize policies and procedures; enable more inter-division mobility and cooperation; better support for and consideration of in-house candidates.for internal positions


  9. "Admin Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lot of opportunity & company is world wide

    Cons

    No time off or vacation

    Advice to Management

    Be professional


  10. "Is good but not the best"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Food Handler in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Food Handler in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The staff is friendly and kind but you have to be professional

    Cons

    The management is really poor.


  11. "Student Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good, Friendly atmosphere to work in

    Cons

    I am a part time employee so I cannot really share the cons



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