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Sodexo USA Reviews

Updated 22 November 2014
Updated 22 November 2014
386 Reviews
3.3
386 Reviews
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Sodexo USA Group Chief Operating Officer, Chief Executive Officer, North America, On-site Services George Chavel
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Truly endorses work/life balance and offers solid paid time off and separate sick leave (in 12 reviews)

  • Great benefits with employees who really care about their work (in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management needs to learn the job before trying to change how we do it (in 19 reviews)

  • There can be long hours and difficult tasks to complete (in 16 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Sodexo India - not worth working

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Management

    I worked at Sodexo USA full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Training & Induction
    Facilities
    Brand Image

    Cons

    Management
    Operations
    Process
    Man Management
    Support

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I dont think they will listen to any advise so there is point giving them, its just a waste of time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Great company with some flawed leadership at the local levels

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Resident District Manager in Phila, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Resident District Manager in Phila, PA (US)

    I worked at Sodexo USA full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work Life, great co-workers, good clients

    Cons

    Poor leadership who made some poor hiring decisions. Micro management at its best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire great people, give them a goal, and get out of the way

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company, Great Work life Balance, Room for Growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Human Resources Support Specialist in Gaithersburg, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Human Resources Support Specialist in Gaithersburg, MD (US)

    I have been working at Sodexo USA full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Sodexo is a great place to work, offers a lot of opportunity for growth within the company. Pay is competitive with market industry. Work life balance is great at Sodexo.

    Cons

    Personally I don't see many cons. Nothing is perfect, but considering other employment options, this is a great place to work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Sodexo USA Response

    Nov 25, 2014Employment Branding Sourcing Manager

    Thank you for sharing your feedback! It's great to hear that you're enjoying your time at Sodexo, and I hope you'll enjoy many more years with us.

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  5.  

    Chef's Assistant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Chef Assistant in Allentown, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Chef Assistant in Allentown, PA (US)

    I worked at Sodexo USA part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great co-workers
    They chefs don't ask you of anything too difficult and are understanding during rush hour shifts.
    Good experience for fast environment, high volume

    Cons

    Very tedious
    Not a hard job so you can easily get bored or distracted
    Easy to find many contradictions around the work place

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Friendly atmosphere

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sodexo USA

    Pros

    the people I work with are easy going and fun to work with. The managers are friendly and easy to talk to when you need. The duties stay pretty constant and the workload can vary from day to day.

    Cons

    Hard to get more then 15 hours a week if you are only part time. Sometimes the work can be very fast and demanding if you consider that a con, I personal do not consider that a con however.

    Sodexo USA Response

    Nov 25, 2014Employment Branding Sourcing Manager

    I appreciate you taking the time to share your honest feedback. It's great to hear that you're enjoying your coworkers and management team! To your point about fast-paced and demanding work, you are ... More

  7.  

    middle management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Manager in Sacramento, CA (US)
    Former Employee - General Manager in Sacramento, CA (US)

    I worked at Sodexo USA full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    good benefits, good work schedule for food service with weekends and holidays off.

    Cons

    very little oversight of district manager. District Manager had no people skills and very little decision making ability. All direction from him was criticism of work with no direction as to how he wanted it done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    provide better training to management, and do not promote people just because they have tenure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Welcome to Sodexo. You have your life back.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Chef in Milwaukee, WI (US)
    Current Employee - Executive Chef in Milwaukee, WI (US)

    I have been working at Sodexo USA full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work/life balance.
    Decent benefits.
    Good atmosphere, depending on business segment.

    Cons

    Corporate politics.
    Vendor & product compliance policies.
    Challenging atmosphere, depending on business segment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize that you have good, solid management teams in the various units. Allow us to make decisions and hold accountable if necessary. Costs are controlled two ways: increase prices, lower costs. Prices are negotiated, so increases are not a readily available option. Food costs are also negotiated with vendors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Untity worker

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Untity Worker I in Fairfax, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Untity Worker I in Fairfax, VA (US)

    I have been working at Sodexo USA full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The are very nice & fun place to work for

    Cons

    Not talking you what is your days off or when they have breaks during the year

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ok

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Sodexo has great people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sodexo USA full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Allows you to work in many elements, seeing what your strong at and what you don't care for. Supports employees in all aspects of life.

    Cons

    you will do work that has nothing to do with your job description and by taking it as a learning experience you will be pulled into doing things you are good at regardless of your job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    if there is ni job you can go

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bms in Banga (India)
    Former Employee - Bms in Banga (India)

    I worked at Sodexo USA as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    you can learn lot and you can gain lot of contacts

    Cons

    easily you cant talk with managements

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give good salaries to employees and give posting according to their education

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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