Sysco

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Sysco – Why Work For Us?

The Sysco Story

Building customer relationships requires time, effort and sincerity. For Sysco, it began with a promise to assist foodservice operators in providing consumers with solutions for meals consumed away from home. Since the initial public offering in 1970, when sales were $115 million, Sysco has grown to $44 billion in sales for fiscal year 2013.

Many solid customer relationships have been nurtured along the way, countless dining trends and meal alternatives have evolved, and today the decision to consume meals prepared away from home is as much necessity as choice. Since then, the industry it serves has expanded from $35 billion to approximately $235 billion.

Today, Sysco has sales and service relationships with approximately 425,000 customers and remains committed to helping them succeed in the foodservice industry and satisfy consumers' appetites. Operating from 193 locations throughout the U.S., Bahamas, Canada, Ireland & Northern Ireland, Sysco's product lines are as diverse as the 48,100 employees who support its daily operations. They include not only the ingredients needed to prepare meals, but also numerous ancillary preparation and serving items. As a result, Sysco can make a difference in its customers' lives and the success of their businesses.

As the largest foodservice distributor in North America, Sysco Corporation is committed to diversity and inclusion. Sysco strives to maximize and leverage our diversity efforts to better serve our customers in the communities in which we operate.

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Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Operating from more than 180 locations throughout the contiguous United States and portions of Alaska, Hawaii, and Canada, Sysco's product lines are as diverse as the 40,000 associates who support its daily operations. Sysco understands that building a great company is just like creating a great product - you must maintain all the right ingredients. For us, those ingredients are the cultures, backgrounds, ideas, and experiences behind our diverse workforce that embodies Sysco.

Sysco's Diversity Message
"Creating and maintaining an inclusive environment that elicits the very best from our associates is essential..."

Our people tell the story
At Sysco, we have implemented programs that enable us to recruit the best and brightest talent from a broad range of cultures. Maintaining a corporate culture that values and promotes diversity enables our associates to maximize their full potential to better meet the needs of our customers and helps our customers succeed.

Our Diversity Strategy

At Sysco, diversity is categorized into four key areas: (1) workforce, (2) leadership, (3) supplier, and (4) community. We also participate in the leading foodservice industry organizations to help promote and support the benefits of diversity and inclusion in the industry.

 

Sysco is pleased to provide a comprehensive benefits package that is responsive to your needs and the needs of your family (variations may exist with certain benefits depending upon location).

Group Benefits Plan

  • For full-time associates and dependents
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Coverage
  • Basic / Supplemental / Dependent Life Insurance
  • Basic / Voluntary Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health Savings Account

Bereavement Leave

Direct Deposit

Holidays

Long Term Disability

Matching Gifts to Higher Education Program

Savings / 401(k) Plan

Sick Leave / Salary Continuation

Stock Purchase Plan

Vacation

 

 

Sysco Corporate (Houston, Texas)

In addition to benefits noted above, the following apply to Corporate associates:

The Sysco Corporate Office is a non-smoking facility

  • Dress code at the Corporate Office is business casual Monday through Thursday and demin is allowed on Fridays

Associate Discounts

Associate Activities

Associate Referral Program

Annual Performance Incentive

Holidays

  • Sysco Recognizes 10 paid holidays annually: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas (2 days), floating holiday (2 days)

Product Purchase

  • Sysco associates may purchase company merchandise at a small percentage over cost
  • Purchases are delivered directly to the Corporate Office

Service Recognition

Tuition Assistance Program

 

At Sysco and throughout our operating companies, providing a safe and productive work environment for our associates is a core value. We go beyond the basics to create a sustainable, better, safer workplace.

We place a high priority on addressing the root causes of workplace injuries, from revising the ergonomics of our truck cabs and loading ramps to encouraging safer behaviors such as proper lifting techniques and safe driving practices. Our employees receive extensive training and guidance and are expected to follow appropriate work practices.

Sysco has committed to partner with the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) through its Voluntary Protection Program, which recognizes businesses and worksites demonstrating excellence in occupational safety and health. Sysco Dallas is the first site to receive the VPP “Star” designation from OSHA.

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    Current Employee - Operations in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Operations in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    For me Sysco has been a great employer. Guaranteed work, paid vacations, great health benefits prior to Obama care, company still pays 80% of health, the pension froze but the 401k match is a great addition. Overall if you're a self motivator management leaves you alone.

    Cons

    Employees feel the need to bring in union representation. ABC was removed and WHIP and DIP was brought in. Which lowered the possible income from the high rollers. But the pay they receive is still higher than industry standard. So what they don't understand/comprehend is that the unions don't have the ability to bring ABC pay back. Non production employees will be forced to pay union fees for something that they don't want to start with. If the Teamsters get voted in. Nothing positive can come from it. Because Sysco will play hardball and the employees will lose more than they have already. On top of the 2 1/2 X's the pay rate for dues and an initiation fee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better decisions need to be made in the future regarding changes that affect large numbers of employees. In Atlanta, the recent changes that made the union movement possible was: The change of the occurrence policy( two occurrences on Mondays or Fridays), the change of ABC to WHIP and Dip without properly letting employees know how the changes would effect them, the removal of overtime and now admitting that it was never really taken away.
    Need to get the employees that are against the union to come together and educate them on how to fight this.

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Sysco Interviews

Updated 25 Nov 2014
Updated 25 Nov 2014

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Great Falls, MT (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Great Falls, MT (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Sysco.

    Interview Details

    took about a month and a half for the entire process. they were very encouraging and polite over the phone interview. They also were prompt on emails and the final interview process.

    Interview Questions
    • how would you react to a rejection and what would be your second approach   Answer Question
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    I didn't negotiate. I found the offer very fair.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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Sysco Awards and Accolades

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Most Admired Companies in Research Science, Black Engineer & Information Technology, 2010
America's Top Companies, Forbes, 2009
Barron's 500, Barron's, 2009
World’s Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2008
The Houston Chronicle 100, The Houston Chronicle, 2008
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Additional Info

Website www.sysco.com
Headquarters Houston, TX
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1969
Type Company - Public (SYY)
Industry Business Services
Revenue £5 to £10 billion (GBP) per year

This company has the menu that restaurants depend on. Sysco is the #1 foodservice supplier in North America, serving about 400,000 customers through a fleet of 8,800 delivery trucks and more than 180 distribution centers in the US and Canada. Its core broadline distribution business supplies food and non-food products to restaurants, schools, hotels, health care institutions, and other foodservice customers, while its SYGMA Network focuses on supplying chain restaurants. Sysco distributes both nationally branded products and its own private-label goods. In addition, Sysco... More

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