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Sysco Asian Foods Reviews

Updated February 24, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Stepping stone to better opportunity"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Driver in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Driver in Saint Paul, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sysco Asian Foods full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is decent for food service delivery. Most weeks gross around 1300$.
    Experienced dispatchers, very smart routing.
    Newer tractors, Volvo autos and Freightliner
    Good training
    Safety focused

    Cons

    This is a young mans job. Lots of heavy hand carts down a ramp. The hours are typically early morning start for local routes, say 330am and work until 2pm. Or very late night start for extended routes, midnight start route to SD, ND, NE. The extended routes will have you work 14 hours and take DOT 10 hour rest period at hotel . Then you'll work 10 to 12 hours returning to terminal in St Paul MN. Not a great schedule if you have young children or plan to start a family.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest about the hours and heavy lifting during interviews with job candidates. Take more time to consult drivers about changes to existing routes.


  2. "Driver"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Wilsonville, OR
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Wilsonville, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sysco Asian Foods full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are no pros at sysco

    Cons

    Crappy equipment. Managers are inexperienced. High turn over rate. Confusing system

    Advice to Management

    People want to go home at the end of there shift. They wont let you lots of time. You have to meet up and help slower drivers.


  3. "Supply Network Planner II"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - SNP Planner II in Sugar Land, TX
    Former Employee - SNP Planner II in Sugar Land, TX

    I worked at Sysco Asian Foods part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and offered advanced education.

    Cons

    Gave up on the SAP System too soon laying off many of us in the program

    Advice to Management

    Better planning for the future which would avoid lay offs in the tuture


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Failed Opportunities"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Night Order Selector in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Night Order Selector in Saint Paul, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sysco Asian Foods full-time

    Pros

    If it is this hard to think of any pros, I guess there really isn't any. At one time this used to be a good company to work for, but as of now, not so much.

    Cons

    Management… or lack there of… is a problem. Made-up promises would define such. Upper level operations has no clue to what is going on in lower level operations. Expectations are raised and compensation is lowered, seems to be the trend. Poor communication at all levels of the company, and product quality and job performance is suffering. The lack of upward and downward communication will eventually be the end of this company.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be a complete overhaul throughout the company… If you will, a recalibration. A simple fix would be to place an educated management staff in place. The job should focus on safety first, quality second, and quantity third.


  6. "Pretty good company in overall, but with ineffective upper management."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sysco Asian Foods full-time

    Pros

    The employees are friendly and have varied backgrounds. Good initial compensation and benefit package.

    Cons

    The leadership in the upper management is severely lacking. Ineffective and unskilled management. Upper management doesn’t value outside education like they should. They can be a bit naive about current knowledge in the industry that they are involved in. Middle management is not encouraged to professionally develop the talent of their workforce by upper management. The morale of the company is poor. Poor recognition of employee’s skills. Favoritism is another obvious issue. Lower than going market rate for wages/salaries.

    Advice to Management

    Value your people, get over yourself. Listen and seek input from your employees is crucial to your business. Walk the walk instead of talking the talk.


  7. "It was fine."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN

    Pros

    Fast paced environment. Many challenges and exciting opportunities for someone who is looking to work in the food service industry.

    Cons

    Asian foods, like any other large corporation is always looking for ways to cut costs and personnel. I think this is a strong downfall of theirs.

    Advice to Management

    I think the management at Asian Foods should consider more the personal effects of their actions on to the employees.


  8. "Good pay, but don't stay too long."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Order Selector in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Order Selector in Saint Paul, MN

    Pros

    The job I perform pays on a piece rate plan, so the faster and harder workers are paid more because they do more work. Recently a plan was outlined which gives raises at specific points in years of service. Also, the company is smaller, so there is a lot of interaction with various members of upper management and other departments.

    Cons

    The company is at times too focused on the bottom line. The benefits package gets worse each year. Also, employees are treated as being dispensable.

    Advice to Management

    Do to the very physical nature of most employees functions at the company, the company should focus on making the functions easier physically. And all employees should be notified of changes in the company structure/positions/people at least a week before the changes occur, when possible.


  9. "Looks good from the road, but don't drive in."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Middle Management in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Middle Management in Saint Paul, MN
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good experience working for a national company. Employment diversity.

    Cons

    Management lacks education, skills, experience and competence. From being a family business going to a SYSCO company left inept leaders at the helm and all employees suffer. Power is not distributed but granted by inheritance. Sales management lacks any skill and sales acumen. Although a SYSCO Opco it does not share in the same benifits as others, such as profit sharing, time off and bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    Dump all top staff and restart. Reorganize power over the business outcome. Inventory has too much power over what the company does in every aspect.


  10. "Decent and Fair"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The majority of my work experience and skill acquisition happened here. They provided solid, secure employment during the recession. They downsized only a handful of positions during that time.
    They focused on maintaining good workers. They operate with the idea that there is such a thing as a warehouse professional. Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    They get leaner with each passing year; a little too much. Compensation got smaller, benefits got worse. Opportunities for advancement are REALLY slim.

    Advice to Management

    Speaking from the operations side of the business, I don't have to many complaints. My advice would be to stay connected and visible to your employees.


  11. "Market Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    flexible schedule, standard benefits including 401k , HSA, FSA accounts, off days, public holidays, personal time off, discount on phone services, 9 to 5 work.

    Cons

    no career advancement, micromanagement, need to work on weekends sometimes. ask to visit customers but did not provide gas reimbursement.

    Advice to Management

    care your employees, be fair to new or young employees not to ask them take diffucilt and bad customers only.


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