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Sodexo Reviews

Updated June 26, 2017
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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 97 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours, work-life balance not great (in 53 reviews)

  • Busy sometimes long hours / weekends (in 80 reviews)

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  1. "Money over People !"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 !


  2. "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Retail Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people salaries benefits and

    Cons

    Poor clients lots of paper work

    Sodexo Response

    May 5, 2017 – Employment Branding Sourcing Manager

    Thank you for your feedback and your many years of service! While there are challenges in any job, it seems you've found satisfaction in your role and with your colleagues. We hope you'll continue to ... More

  3. "Manager 2"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It has opportunity within the company.

    Cons

    will not give you what you are worth.


  4. "Good company, good location, seasonal work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Food Service Supervisor in Cleveland, TN
    Current Employee - Food Service Supervisor in Cleveland, TN
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great environment to work in at my location. The pay is decent, and they have good benefits as well, including health care, eye care, dental, life insurance, and 401k

    Cons

    At campus locations, during summers there is often a lack of work and/or you are laid off, and you will be laid off during Christmas break, which is probably the worst possible time to not have a steady check coming in.


  5. "Clinical Dietitian"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Registered Dietitian in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Registered Dietitian in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Sodexo full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Part of a large, worldwide company will enable you to travel. Many different accounts - senior living, healthcare, campus etc.

    Cons

    As a clinical dietitian the only way to advance is to go into management.

    Advice to Management

    Being the largest employer of dietitians, consider offering more opportunities for growth to these amazing employees.

    Sodexo Response

    May 5, 2017 – Employment Branding Sourcing Manager

    Thank you for the feedback; it is greatly appreciated. On the nutrition side, you're correct that the typical career path is Clinical RD to Nutrition Manager, but we have a variety of levels of ... More


  6. "Good Part-Time Job for College Students"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Binghamton, NY
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Binghamton, NY
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    I love my job: good co-workers, fun work environment, and good benefits for students (textbook reimbursement, scholarship opportunities, free shift meal).

    Cons

    Policy can become ridiculous (too much unnecessary regulation)


  7. Helpful (1)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  8. "No Respect and Poor Wages"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Food Services Manager in Bridgeport, CT
    Current Employee - Food Services Manager in Bridgeport, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Their paychecks clear when I go to the bank.

    Cons

    No support from upper management. If a frontline employee complains about you as a manager, HR will ALWAYS blame you. The more you work the less they respect you. They always speak about work/life balance, but they do not practice it. The frontline employees get raises only when the State minimum wage increases.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees. Pay them a living wage.


  9. "Catering Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Catering in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Director of Catering in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Company, good benefits. Opportunities to grow, learn as a manager. Hourly associates have opportunities to grow into management with the effort placed on their part. Free meal each day, and depending on your unit additional perks based on the client.

    Cons

    As with all companies a simple change in the management can change everything. A good DM a good General Manager and all can be good. But should there be any change the balance can change and not always for the best.

    Sodexo Response

    Apr 13, 2017 – Employment Branding Sourcing Manager

    I appreciate you taking the time to share this review and for your 10+ years of service! It's always great to hear when our employees have found the growth and learning opportunities that we offer ... More


  10. "Quality of Life Services"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager IV in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - General Manager IV in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, competitive in the industry with pay, some accounts and lines of business are better than others. Healthcare is probably the best line of business to work in.

    Cons

    Not all leadership believe in their "Quality of Life" for their employees (Management)- it's something they "sell" to their clients.

    Advice to Management

    Quality of life - watch you're own videos or click on the links corporate sends out once in awhile.


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