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Sysco Reviews

Updated July 20, 2017
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  • 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 55 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Order selector"

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    Former Employee - Night Order Selector in Jessup, MD
    Former Employee - Night Order Selector in Jessup, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay starting off is decent but after about three months the pay gets extremely better as you start to learn the warehouse and start selecting faster. The faster your pick rate is and lower your error rate is the more money you make.

    Cons

    The hours are long and the work is extremely rough on the body. Sometimes the time off between shifts isn't enough to recover for the next night.


  2. "If I made more money, I probably would never leave"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Associate in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Marketing Associate in Omaha, NE
    Recommends

    Pros

    Sysco has great benefits. Great, ongoing training and support. The people I work with are supportive and fun. My sales manager does whatever he can to support me.

    Cons

    The pay initially is not very good for the level of committment necessary to succeed. There is pressure on sales even though the economy is in the deepest tank since the depression.

    Advice to Management

    None really. But if you want to retain and grow valuable people, they have to be compensated better until they get established. I love the job, but I am looking for another jo that can support my family better.

  3. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Sysco is the best and is taking steps to continue to be the best in its industry. The benefits and opportunities to grow are excellent.

    Cons

    Many current initatives. It is hard to focus.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the long term.


  4. "wave of the future"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Sales in Albuquerque, NM
    Recommends

    Pros

    environment
    salary
    work life balance
    support
    benefits are compet

    Cons

    Large corporation
    lots of people can become a number

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what your doing


  5. "Family like"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Recommends

    Pros

    Ability to have a long and lucrative career

    Cons

    A very steep learning curve. Up to three years


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in Ocoee, FL
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in Ocoee, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sysco offers:
    Great work environment
    Flexible Schedule
    Supportive co-workers
    Freedom to open business as needed
    Competitive salary
    Ability to write own paychecks

    Cons

    Crazy Chefs
    Work weekends
    During season, work long hours
    Bring work home with you


  7. "Great company to work for!!!!"

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    Current Employee - Delivery Associate in West Palm Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Delivery Associate in West Palm Beach, FL

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

    Pros

    Great pay
    Good work environment
    Mostly newer equipment
    Strong training program
    Hire from within
    Option to transfer to other plants all across the us

    Cons

    Hard work
    Some long days. 12+ hours

  8. "Great training and support for sales people."

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    Current Employee - Marketing Associate (Sales Representative ) in Brockton, MA
    Current Employee - Marketing Associate (Sales Representative ) in Brockton, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great training and family like environment.

    Cons

    Market is highly saturated. and there are not enough new places opening to get new business.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be to concerned with the numbers, just be aggressive and get the business and the numbers will come.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Old school mentality. Pennies business and treat employees as commodities"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay. Largest in their industry. Pension

    Cons

    Slow to adapt to change. Unprofessional at corporate office. Not good at onboarding.

    Advice to Management

    Teach people email and meeting etiquete


  10. "It has been a very experiencing and great career so far."

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    Current Employee - Marketing Associate (Sales Representative ) in Jackson, MS
    Current Employee - Marketing Associate (Sales Representative ) in Jackson, MS
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sysco offers the customer the best service available in the food distribution industry.

    Cons

    It's a corporation owned by shareholders which could be a con when the market is in trouble.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to main competitors in different market areas. For example: Louisiana has different main competitors as Mississippi, and Mississippi has different main competitors than Alabama. All these different competitors have different prices and deviations on certain products.


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