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Sodexo USA Reviews

Updated 28 January 2015
Updated 28 January 2015
402 Reviews
3.3
402 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 a 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.  

    big company

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

    I have been working at Sodexo USA full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    good place to start an gain knowledge everywhere lots of places to work

    Cons

    after being there so long you will need to branch out they do not do enough to promote within

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    very out going friendly just think it is time for a change

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    great company to work for we're very good keeping the supplies keeping us informed of the job duties they need Done.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Custodian in Detroit, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Custodian in Detroit, MI (US)

    I worked at Sodexo USA

    Pros

    What was good the 401k with excellent insurance with the top sick time and vacation time was accumulated bY The hours you work. .a great place to work

    Cons

    The Board of Education buildings that we worked in ran down and they the board expects Sodexo make a diamond out of a piece of rock

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your money from the Board of Education cause they got it. .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    They treat employees and Lower Management terribly.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Food Service Manager in Tulsa, OK (US)
    Current Employee - Food Service Manager in Tulsa, OK (US)

    I have been working at Sodexo USA

    Pros

    Benefits, paid vacation, extended time off if working in campus dining. Paid sick time. New management training from corporate.

    Cons

    Unfair or different treatment of lateral managers. Good old boys/girls club. If you haven't been there for awhile, you can't possible know what you are doing. No direction given from the D.O. or G.M. if it isn't right, they don't care if you have never been trained on something, even if you asked for training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to talk to hourly and lower management. You can't possible know what the client wants if you are never on the floor. Treat hourly employees better. Give them better wages. They deserve it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Stay Away

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

    I worked at Sodexo USA

    Pros

    Salary and Benefits were very good and you got paid mileage when you traveled.

    Cons

    Upper Management will do everything they can to get rid of people they dont want so that they can bring in their friends no matter how inexperienced they are.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    leave petty differences at the door and learn to work with others.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    I was a temporary worker.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Food Service Worker in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Food Service Worker in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Once the routine was set, it became clear what was expected of me.

    Cons

    The official "training" lasted only a few minutes, and it wasn't until another coworker took it upon herself to train me that I got the flow of things. My supervisor was also not very helpful in organizing or dealing with stressful situations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do a better job at training and recruiting experienced workers.

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

    Godd Supervisor, good Managenet

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Worcester, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Cashier in Worcester, MA (US)

    I have been working at Sodexo USA

    Pros

    Good environment to work, Funny place to work

    Cons

    A lot of Lay Of,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are alright

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Director of Food and Nutrition formayo Clinic Hospital Health Systems

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

    I have been working at Sodexo USA

    Pros

    growth within the company is great.

    Cons

    Long hours and not much mot=re to say.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more involve with front line management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great benefits, vacation, 401k, dental and medical etc...

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

    I have been working at Sodexo USA

    Pros

    Working for corporate accounts allows me to go to school in the evenings.

    Cons

    You need to be on your game at all times to give great customer service!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much busy work for the laborer such as paperwork, the paperwork becomes arbitrary after awhile no one really checks it... that's why you have management they're getting "paid" to do the busy work the laborer produces, and management overseas production!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Sodexo USA Response

    Jan 06, 2015Employment Branding Sourcing Manager

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. I'm really happy to hear you've found a balance between work and the ability to go to school and that you've been enjoying the benefits offered to ... More

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