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Very established and think of their employees first.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Caterer in Oneonta, NY (US)
Current Employee - Caterer in Oneonta, NY (US)

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

Pros

Great training working in the food industry. The standards that are placed on safety and help create an understanding how all food services should be run. For anyone looking to own their own food establishment should work for Sodexo and take what they learned with them, they will own and run a successful and healthy business.

Cons

I found it is very difficult for advancement in the corporation. Personal success in the company is based on who you know rather than what you know; it seems to be a tall, linear, chain of command and it becomes difficult to move horizontally. For people looking for advancement, they will have to move horizontally to a new location where a position may open up above them. When there are open positions in management it seems that the company looks elsewhere before looking at their own work force.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

There are a lot of intelligent, well organized, and strong decision makers in the lower management of the company. Even general employees sometimes seem more competent than the managers, find these employees and promote them.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
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    It's an ok company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - District Manager
    Former Employee - District Manager

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Diversity is a hallmark of the company.

    Cons

    Lack of onboarding. Expensive benefits. Some senior leaders are more interested in promoting their buddies rather than objectively looking at all qualified candidates for promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a culture of accountability for senior leaders. It appears there's a new mandate from upper management every couple of months, which in turns, creates a culture of distrust and confusion for those on the front lines. In other words, narrow the strategic focus, and stop jumping from one initiative to the next without first completing the initial one first.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Easy Student Job During College

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Bellingham, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Cashier in Bellingham, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    Low stress environment.
    Friendly co-workers.
    Free meals with every shift.
    Easy to pick up extra shifts.
    Bi-weekly paychecks always on time.
    No experience necessary.
    No interview.

    Cons

    Not a lot of scheduled hours.
    One of your shifts is required to be dishwater duty.
    Experience required for cashier job despite training being involved.
    Since the job is relatively easy to acquire, a lot of the students working are unmotivated.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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