Sodexo USA Reviews

Updated 10 September 2014
Updated 10 September 2014
352 Reviews
3.2
352 Reviews
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Sodexo USA Group Chief Operating Officer, Chief Executive Officer, North America, On-site Services George Chavel
George Chavel
101 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.  

    Student Manager

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    Former Employee - Student Manager  in  Binghamton, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Student Manager in Binghamton, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Great people, Helpful, great leader, great benefits.

    Cons

    Needs management, overlapping responsibilities and emphasis on bottom line

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need better management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It was a ok experience.

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    Current Employee - Cashier  in  Tuskegee, AL (US)
    Current Employee - Cashier in Tuskegee, AL (US)

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

    Pros

    Feed employees..Really a good job if you are a college or high school student looking to make some extra money

    Cons

    Food Service, so it really doesn't pay much. Wouldn't consider this as a career job.

    Recommends
  3.  

    Team Lead

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    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

    Sodexo USA Response

    Sep 02, 2014Employment Branding Sourcing Manager

    I'm very sorry to hear you struggled with growth during your time at Sodexo. Internal promotion and development are part of our culture, and many of our managers began as frontline/hourly employees ... More

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  5.  

    Overbearing, unfocused, poor quality

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    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
  6.  

    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

  7.  

    Invaluable Experience

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    • 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
  8.  

    Amazing

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    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.

  9.  

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

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    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
  10.  

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

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    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

  11.  

    Excellent

    Former Employee - Operations Manager  in  Rochester, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Rochester, NY (US)

    I worked at Sodexo USA as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Excellent staff and support team. Excellent working environment. Benefits and Bonuses and great too.

    Cons

    The constant travels from city to city while managing several accounts for the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none.

    Sodexo USA Response

    Aug 05, 2014Employment Branding Sourcing Manager

    Thank you for posting a review. It sounds like you really enjoyed your time at Sodexo, so I encourage you to join our alumni community Reconnexions, in case you're ever interested in returning.

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