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Sysco Houston Reviews

Updated January 13, 2018
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Pros
  • good job good benefits and union (in 79 reviews)

  • Pay and benefits are great and there is a nurse on standby (in 32 reviews)

Cons
  • Average Pay and work/life balance (in 40 reviews)

  • Long hours hard work sometimes management doesn't have your best interest st heart everything is about the bottom line your just a number (in 60 reviews)

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  1. "HAPPY"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Pay (above average but less than O&G)
    Benefits are average but the Sysco perks make them awesome.
    Leadership (My Boss ROCKS) most leaders are real leaders
    Friends are easy to make, I have seen no back stabbing from employee to employee
    Growth opportunities are endless
    Free FOOD!!! Everyday free fruit thought the buildings on food testing employees can take samples home
    Onsite Gym
    Cafeteria and Coffee shop is like eating out at restaurant

    Cons

    The work keeps coming and you are strtched thin at times.
    NO SAP!!!
    NO ERP...
    No daycare or dry cleaning on site

    Advice to Management

    I have been very lucky to be apart of the Sysco family, thank you.


  2. "Accounting"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accountant in Cypress, TX
    Current Employee - Accountant in Cypress, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company, good benefits, everyone pretty much friendly, pay is decent, office located in a plant building instead of a office building, but it is ok on the inside. Just a long walk everyday to get to the cafeteria, or coffee.

    Cons

    Okay, so the training is not up to par, training is scattered and you don’t understand any of it until you are thrown out on the floor to figure it out yourself then you have supervisors who expect you to know what to do with little training and understanding. Even though others will assist it is trying for them because they have work to do as well. Sysco is a huge company to not have a better training process. Sysco should incorporate a formal training class with computers so that employees can have hands-on training and an understanding of what and why. Such as explaining why you would use this system and what are you looking for that way once you get on the floor to do what is supposed to be training at your station you know a little more of how to use their system and it makes it easier for your team members. The organizational structure needs work in this department but I can see where they are trying to go. Again just need to work on making sure employees being hired to get a better understanding and explain things in detail so it makes everyone else’s life easier and it won't take months to gain an understanding just slow down.

    Advice to Management

    Please help your new employees have a clear understanding of what, why, and how don’t throw your employees to do a job they haven’t fully grasped yet. You can’t possibly expect someone to do a job like this there’s no way be diligent and slow down and understand how this is affecting new employees. ☹️

  3. "Senior Business Analyst"

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

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, not a very stressful job

    Cons

    I personally didn't like the culture at all - it was very conservative, non-entrepreneurial, "just do as you're told". What's the point of hiring bright people if you're not going to let them be independent?

    Advice to Management

    Loosen up guys, & smell the flowers! There are a few people in senior roles who are AWFUL managers - they don't know how to manage good talent. Get HR to provide them training on how to MANAGE people, especially bright people with minds of their own.


  4. "Sysco Corporate Office"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sysco full-time

    Pros

    Generally good people to work with.

    Cons

    Brought in a bunch of new people from Pepsi and other world-class companies and then handcuffed them from doing their job.

    Advice to Management

    Act with a sense of urgency. Stop hiring "yes" men at the top. Don't be afraid of change.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Lack of diversity in management"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Meet your CMPs and you get your bonus, if qualified

    Cons

    So much and not enough time. They are stuck in a time warp. Employees are overworked, poor choices in leadership roles, leaders in role for 20+ years with no clue of the world outside of Sysco, no people of color in upper management, all white male - they all look the same with no intentions of breaking the cycle of prejudice and the good old boy network , inclusion &diversity is lip service, corporate culture not aligned with forward thinking companies in the industry and lastly, HR is a waste of time. They are not there to represent the good of the company but rather the interest of management.

    Advice to Management

    Refer to my Con statement. One day someone will have the courage to step outside the box and try to do what’s right and not fall for your base ala Donald Trump!
    Learn the art and skill of management and not cover up for each other’s downfall. Stop over stretching your work force with busy work as opposed to creative productive projects.
    If I were to give the new CEO an advise; re-evaluate all divisions and clean house! This is not age discrimination but rid of the lifers who are occupying space waiting for retirement and bringing no value besides tenure & antiquated experience resisting fresh new ideas from people with outside experience. Do some homework and go through each division to learn the relevance of some of your leaders!


  6. "Director of Operation Performance"

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    Former Employee - Director in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Director in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sysco full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Many opportunities and and locations to work

    Cons

    Management has shifted to micro management

    Advice to Management

    Less micro management


  7. "eCommerce Technical Lead"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Developer III in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Applications Developer III in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    remote position
    freedom on tech chosen
    tons of autonomy

    Cons

    business stakeholders can obscure release timelines or delay them

    Advice to Management

    continue on with the agile transformation. One we can get the business to move as fast as IT then Sysco will be able to release truly great software products.

  8. "Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sysco full-time

    Pros

    Good job, good hours, good medical

    Cons

    limited vacation, not a lot of bonus money

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  9. "Sr Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fair work hours and nice corporate office. They finally added a cafeteria onsite.

    Cons

    Senior management does not promote or respect women leaders. Very 1950's attitude towards workplace diversity. Definitely have double standards.
    Technology group is much more inclusive and offers perks like 9/80 and work from home. The rest of the organization doesn't have the same perks.
    No training or development programs and strong favoritism in hiring and promotions.
    Benefits are average but expensive and company matches are below average. No pension plan and medical benefit employee contributions are high. For example the company contribution to a high deductible medical plan is $500 while the same plan at another company the company provides $1500 towards the deductible. They aren't the worst, but they definitely don't do anything to attract or keep high performers.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership needs to look at managers that never promote their employees and have high turnovers. Managers that are not good with people are kept and not coached on how to manage teams.


  10. "Work Environment in IT Unit"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sysco full-time

    Pros

    Employee benefits program and company contributions to 401 k is good

    Cons

    Though the company is good with its employee benefits and employee support programes,there is no monitoring on how the managers are handling their subordinates -especially when an employee is promoted as a manager.There is also zero guidance from HR or reporting managers to any new employee joining the team

    Advice to Management

    There should be 360 degree method of performance appraisal so that all employees are benefited having the right mentors/ managers who is aware of self improvement areas as well.


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