Sodexo USA Reviews

Updated 26 August 2014
Updated 26 August 2014
349 Reviews

3.2
349 Reviews
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Sodexo USA Group Chief Operating Officer, Chief Executive Officer, North America, On-site Services George Chavel
George Chavel
100 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Sodexo has great benefits, including flexible work arrangements (in 19 reviews)

  • Good benefits/Paid vacation/Sick time/401 K/Retirement (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • The upper management I feel does not care what so ever about us (in 18 reviews)

  • There can be long hours and difficult tasks to complete (in 14 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Nice for a first job

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sodexo USA

    Pros

    Nice people, easy work, was on campus

    Cons

    understaffed so some work days could get stressful

  2.  

    Invaluable Experience

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

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

    Pros

    Sodexo has fantastic programs to enhance employees skills and really invests in employee development. Too bad there aren't a lot of areas for advancement in HR. Sodexo is great at work/life balance. There is so much flexibility to contribute you keeping all aspects of your life in order. It also has fantastic people which contributes to a great culture.

    Cons

    The pay isn't market value.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Amazing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Utility Worker  in  Warrensburg, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Utility Worker in Warrensburg, MO (US)

    I have been working at Sodexo USA part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    While working for Sodexo, they work with your schedule, I have had a lot of personal growth while there. I feel like I have learned a lot.

    Cons

    I feel a con would be for someone, is that the shifts are long (not for me)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Sodexo USA Response

    Aug 18, 2014Employment Branding Sourcing Manager

    It's great to hear that you have learned and grown during your time at Sodexo! I hope you continue to enjoy your time with us, and thank you for taking the time to post your review.

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  5.  

    A great place to work, team work all the way.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Food Server  in  Westminster, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Food Server in Westminster, MD (US)

    I have been working at Sodexo USA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great place to work, friendly people.

    Cons

    there are no cons, everything is fare

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice needed to be given.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    I learn a lot about being leader and leading. Trying to get two teams to work together in completing a over all goals

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Custodial Manager  in  Bay Minette, AL (US)
    Current Employee - Custodial Manager in Bay Minette, AL (US)

    I have been working at Sodexo USA as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    well it's a good work evironment but of the people can really test your paitence u will meet different people and can learn a lot .But work wise is good perk or far and few the leadership is questionible pay could be better but its a good life listen

    Cons

    no comment please in would not like to answer that question

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    na

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Sodexo USA Response

    Aug 18, 2014Employment Branding Sourcing Manager

    Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. Patience is essential in almost every job, especially when working with customers and clients. I'm happy to hear you've learned a lot at Sodexo and hope ... More

  7.  

    Overbearing, unfocused, poor quality

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

    I worked at Sodexo USA part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Efficient worker routine
    Receptive to flexible needs

    Cons

    Focus on making a college dining hall akin to a fancy restaurant instead of providing simple, good, healthy food
    Cleanliness and sanitation was an issue

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know your place - if you want to work in a real restaurant, do so - don't work in a college dining hall and waste money on fancy signs, marketing, etc.

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

    Team Lead

    • 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

    Good people to work for

    Cons

    lack of growth in some areas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be transparent with upward growth with the hourly workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Not really the expectation i had for a hospital.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at Sodexo USA as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Pros, getting the experience and in my profession

    Cons

    Very political and every man for him self, there is no room for growth and pay does not make up for what you have to put up with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change everyone in Mngt.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Sodexo USA Response

    Aug 26, 2014Employment Branding Sourcing Manager

    Hi there- Thank you for posting your review. While it's great to hear you feel you're gaining experience in your profession, I want to make sure you are familiar with our advancement opportunities ... More

  10.  

    Good Co-workers, Poor Company

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

    I have been working at Sodexo USA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There were always awesome people to work with. The customers were great as well. I enjoyed my time with this company before everything went down hill. I had a lot of fun and learned everyday. I didn't mind being on call or having to mandate people. I really truly was happy with this company for over a decade.

    Cons

    I worked with this company for 20+ years. I was loyal to them, however, they weren't loyal to me. I saw my first job with them get phased out for no reason even though I increased food sales every year along with customer satisfaction ratings that increased. My second job with them, I was promoted to GM and then demoted down to Food Supervisor which was just a fancy title for a cashier. I went from 50,000/yr to 12.50/hr. I don't see how that is fair to a veteran employee. I'm really just disappointed in them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Sodexo USA Response

    Aug 26, 2014Employment Branding Sourcing Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I'm sorry to hear about the situation you have described, as it sounds like you have been a loyal employee for many years. While I cannot speak to this ... More

  11.  

    Not good for healthcare

    • 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 full-time

    Pros

    Work experience for future job hunting.

    Cons

    Really don't provide clients with cost savings so contracts come and go along with employment. Very heavily marketed top heavy company with lots of dishonest sales people out to score a bonus. Try to act like a family business but don't follow thru. People in my area are like robots. Very routine and unrewarding work. Jobs in healthcare lack opportunity for individual expression and satisfaction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Honesty and integrity are more valuable then money. Cut the high cost of high paid upper and middle management and show clients a true savings to retain contracts. Better transparency is crucial. Treat long term committed employees better by offering severance or bridges to new jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Sodexo USA Response

    Aug 18, 2014Employment Branding Sourcing Manager

    I'm sorry to hear about the experiences you have described. While every unit is different, our management positions in healthcare and our other job environments provide the opportunity to make a ... More

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