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Sodexo USA Reviews

Updated 21 November 2014
Updated 21 November 2014
384 Reviews
3.3
384 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
  • Great benefits with employees who really care about their work (in 21 reviews)

  • Truly endorses work/life balance and offers solid paid time off and separate sick leave (in 10 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.  

    if there is ni job you can go

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bms in Banga
    Former Employee - Bms in Banga

    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
  2.  

    Great company with some flawed leadership at the local levels

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    • 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.  

    Chef's Assistant

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    • 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
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  5.  

    Great Company, Great Work life Balance, Room for Growth

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    • 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
  6.  

    I worked for fools

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

    I worked at Sodexo USA full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free meals, not much else

    Cons

    I worked for one of the worst companies around

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Sodexo USA Response

    Nov 4, 2014Employment Branding Sourcing Manager

    I'm sorry to hear you felt this way about your time at Sodexo. Just to clarify, our managers go through a variety of mandatory trainings, as well as self-selected development opportunities. Many of ... More

  7.  

    Great training, adequate resources, good online training portals

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager in New Orleans, LA (US)
    Current Employee - General Manager in New Orleans, LA (US)

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

    Pros

    Salary and training great for industry

    Cons

    DM Support stretched thin at times

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Sodexo USA Response

    Nov 4, 2014Employment Branding Sourcing Manager

    I'm so glad to hear you've enjoyed the training opportunities and resources we have available! Thank you for taking time out of your schedule to share your feedback, and thank you for your 5+ years ... More

  8.  

    middle management

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    • 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
  9.  

    Untity worker

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    • 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.  

    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
  11.  

    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

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