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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. "Forklift operator"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Harahan, LA
    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Harahan, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sysco full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company, great pay, and the ability to move up in the company.

    Cons

    Some equipment is below that of production standards, and they will still ask you to use it. But that can affect you pay greatly.

    Advice to Management

    John, Raymond, Steve, and Brian I will be back. Have an awesome time and continue making money. Until next time, later.


  2. "Analyst in Category Management"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sysco full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    job stability, good environment, free food

    Cons

    little innovation, very traditional company, low flexibility

  3. "Used to be decent, but declining"

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    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked at the child company SYGMA for 8 years then transitioned to Sysco for the remaining 2. At first it was great. Had a decent salary with a potanetisl for a great bonus. Every year the bonus got smaller and the raises less frequent.

    flexible hours

    I was able to work from home for the last 1.5 years.

    Decent severance when laid off

    Cons

    Laid off with the mass firings of IT personnel. Sysco decided to outsource most of IT to India.

    If restaurants are open you are working or taking PTO (6 paid holidays)


  4. "Many Changes, Broken Promises"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is fairly good for the industry and excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Job security is hard to gauge when your coworkers are constantly being escorted out with boxes.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. Reps are tasked with increasing duties but pay can become stagnant.


  5. "Apply here"

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    Current Employee - Logistics Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Logistics Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company structure and a friendly work environment

    Cons

    Average Pay and work/life balance. long hours


  6. "Glassdoor"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Since the beginning, John Baugh was the guiding force behind the founding of SYSCO. Baugh had grown up on a ranch near Waco, Texas, and got his start in the food business through a part-time job at a local A&P grocery store when he was in high school. He eventually founded Zero Foods Company of Houston, a Houston-based food distributor. In 1969 Baugh convinced the owners of eight other small food distributors to combine the nine companies, forming what he hoped to mold into a national food-service distribution organization, one that would be able to distribute any food despite its regional availability. The other eight original companies were: Frost-Pack Distributing Company (Grand Rapids, Michigan); Global Frozen Foods, Inc. (New York); Houston's Food Service Company (Houston); Louisville Grocery Company (Louisville, Kentucky); Plantation Foods (Miami, Florida); Texas Wholesale Grocery Corporation (Dallas); Thomas Foods, Inc. and its Justrite Food Service, Inc. subsidiary (Cincinnati); and Wicker, Inc. (Dallas). The combined 1969 sales for the nine founding companies were $115 million. Currently the vision is yet the same with the economic demands and crisis still yet SYSCO finds a way to stay above the rest.

    Cons

    The Cons are typical with any other company of such magnitude. When there is change it is not always pleasant and you will have a few employees who don't appreciate the decisions being made. But over-all SYSCO is a good company to work for.

    Advice to Management

    Being a new employee I don't really have too much to comment in this area.


  7. "driver"

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    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefits, union job, vacation time, uniforms,

    Cons

    long hours, poor management ,low pay

    Advice to Management

    start doing your job

  8. "Marketing Associate"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in Jessup, MD
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in Jessup, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Paid training. Lots of good and knowledgeble people working on the inside of the building.

    Cons

    Not enough support from Upper Management. Company does not do enough to develop newer MA's on the street.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time helping and developing new MA's.


  9. "Supply Chain Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. There are a lot of associates with decades of experience and some mentor young associates.
    2. Great benefits and good vacation package.

    Cons

    1. Top-down approach on everything and very poor co-ordination between departments
    2. Very little innovation
    3. Very poor compensation packages

    Advice to Management

    1. Please make a pro-active approach to understand millennial employees
    2. Please make a better effort to be more inclusive and encourage diversity
    3. Improve compensation packages


  10. "Marketing Associate"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Sysco full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Everyday is a new challenge. Good benefits and 401k.

    Cons

    Management more focused on numbers over their people. Good ol boy system when it comes to advancement. Takes awhile to really get established.


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