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  1. "Staff Accountant - Client Services"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Williamsville, NY
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Williamsville, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great training, people, and work-life balance.

    Cons

    none as of yet (1 week)

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work and allowing employees to transfer between organization departments.

    Sodexo Response

    Mar 8, 2016 – Employment Branding Sourcing Manager

    Appreciate you sharing your feedback and hope that your experience in week one will continue throughout your career at Sodexo!


  2. "Buffalo Service Center Could be Better"

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

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

    Pros

    Overall Sodexo is a good (not great) company to work for. It has very good PTO policy, work-life balance, and advancement opportunity (provided you work with management that have the best interest of the company at heart rather than self interest).

    Cons

    Management often play favoritism, and encourages sub-par performance by putting the square peg in the round hole. My advise to potential employees is to know when to move on so your career is not stagnated. Don't settle for less than your potential; fulfillment is priceless - satisfaction is not enough!

    Advice to Management

    Motivate the behavior that demonstrates Sodexo spirits; leaders make leaders not followers. Just because someone challenges you or you don't "like" them doesn't mean they should be kept in a box. Implement in its entirety the company policy of meritorious promotion rather than moving people up because they are your "buddies" - regardless of their performances. We continue to lose best talents, and many have "quit in seat." Employee Engagement is not endless activities, but showing you sincerely care for your most valued asset - the people. Let's turnaround the turnover!


  3. "Senior Director Finance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director Finance in Williamsville, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Director Finance in Williamsville, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great worklife balance. Management autonomy.

    Cons

    Compensation lagging, merit minimal past few years

    Advice to Management

    Senior leadership development program needed


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  5. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Senior Accounting Analyst in Williamsville, NY
    Former Contractor - Senior Accounting Analyst in Williamsville, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sodexo as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    people, culture, flexibility, management, and salary

    Cons

    nothing really. Maybe more defined path of progression.


  6. "It had some interesting moments"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Williamsville, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Williamsville, NY

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, mostly very good people

    Cons

    Not very good at getting rid of waste, bad workers, unnecessary stress

    Advice to Management

    More work needs to be done about eliminating unnecessary stress.


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    "Kiss ups and self promotion are rewarded more than hard work and competence"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Williamsville, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Williamsville, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive pay as long as you negotiate when you start. Don't count on much after that. If you just want stability with no chance for advancement then this is the place. I shouldn't say that if you are a kiss up and self promoting backstabbing SOB then you'll be promoted. Management seems to promote incompetence and unethical behavior.

    Cons

    Don't expect management to have a clue about what it takes to do your job. If you want to succeed make your boss look really good and do anything he/she asks no matter how far outside your job scope and responsibilities it is. They love a good suck up. You'll get promoted and expected to work even harder to cover your bosses mistakes. If you have a good idea that could help the company, expect to have to explain it in one sentence. Managements attention span is about 60 seconds and they are usually deciding what you are saying within the first three words. Otherwise, just keep it to yourself. If you make it happen without there knowledge they will either take credit for it or forget somehow you did it. Don't expect any strategic direction here it's all reactive and tactical.

    Advice to Management

    If you weren't so busy self promoting yourselves and keeping the most competent people down for fear of how they would make you look you might be more successful. I know it's tough dealing with the pompous french who don't have a clue and dictate what to do no matter how stupefying it is. But that doesn't mean you have to sink to their level of ignorance.


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