Sodexo Reviews in Chicago, IL | Glassdoor.co.in

Sodexo Chicago Reviews

Updated Jun 27, 2019

To filter reviews, or .

Found 53 reviews

3.3
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
84%
Recommend to a Friend
100%
Approve of CEO
Denis Machuel
1 Ratings
  1. "Worth it"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Baker in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sodexo full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You have a steady pay and benefits like 401K and healthcare

    Cons

    No cons for me, I loved working here!

    Sodexo2019-01-12
  2. "Growing COmpany"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Chef in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sodexo full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Lare Company, Room to Grow and have great experiences

    Cons

    Realignment of business model makes it a difficult place to work, but that will change over time

    Sodexo2019-06-27
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Long hours low pay"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sodexo full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The opportunity to learn a log

    Cons

    60 hour weeks are the norm

    Advice to Management

    Pay your hourly better. You'll get better performance.

    Sodexo2019-04-05
  4. "Part Time"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Food Prep, Cook, Server, Cashier in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Weekly Pay. My Location; the entire staff is off work by 2pm. The job is not really all that difficult.

    Cons

    Starting pay is too low. Only 10.00 per hour. Only 15 min break .

    Advice to Management

    Pay More!!

    Sodexo2019-02-09
  5. "Management needs attention"

    StarStarStarStarStar
      Current Employee - Shedd Aquarium Food Service in Chicago, IL

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

      Pros

      None really, besides weekly pay. Stress outweighs this unfortunately.

      Cons

      Employees are instructed by managers who only concentrate on giving tasks but don’t provide the proper means to do so. For example equipment.

      Sodexo2019-01-26
    • "Great For New RDs"

      StarStarStarStarStar
      • Work/Life Balance
      • Culture & Values
      • Career Opportunities
      • Compensation and Benefits
      • Senior Management
      Former Employee - Clinical Nutrition Manager in Chicago, IL
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      +Great for getting your first RD position +Relatively straightforward/quick hiring process +Upward mobility. I was promoted from clinical dietitian to clinical nutrition manager with < 1 year of clinical experience. +Better than average number of vacation days (however, this is canceled out by a con- see below)

      Cons

      -Pay and benefits lagging compared to self-operated hospitals/healthcare systems in my area (no commuter benefits or healthcare FSA offered, health insurance is so-so for what is paid by employee) -As a CNM, I often spent 9-10 hours a day on site to get things done, sometimes 12 -14 hours in one day to fill in for unionized diet clerks (and see my own patients) -Clients can make or break work experience. Unfortunately,...

      Show More
      Sodexo2018-06-29
    • "Retail manager"

      StarStarStarStarStar
      • Work/Life Balance
      • Culture & Values
      • Career Opportunities
      • Compensation and Benefits
      • Senior Management
      Current Employee - Retail Manager II in Chicago, IL
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Sodexo full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Great benefits package. Great work hours

      Cons

      Don't always communicate well with team

      Advice to Management

      Communicate better with team,

      Sodexo2018-04-23

      Sodexo Response

      April 30, 2018Employment Branding Sourcing Manager

      Wow - thank you for your 10+ years of service! Very impressive. Because of the great amount of experience you have, I want to thank you for sharing your point of view with potential candidates who may be reading this as they research Sodexo. While it seems most aspects of your time ...

      Show More
    • Helpful (2)

      "Strength when needed"

      StarStarStarStarStar
      • Work/Life Balance
      • Culture & Values
      • Career Opportunities
      • Compensation and Benefits
      • Senior Management
      Current Employee - General Manager in Chicago, IL
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Sodexo full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Large global company with options in a wide range of industries. Foster growth and learning for those who seek it.

      Cons

      Contract services provides a risk of loosing employment when the contract ends and accounts close. The company does not assign you to a new location, you must apply for other positions if they are available.

      Advice to Management

      Support dedicated, loyal, and talented managers by offering job placement assistance.

      Sodexo2018-03-06

      Sodexo Response

      April 9, 2018Employment Branding Sourcing Manager

      I appreciate your feedback and your many years of service at Sodexo! It's great to read all of the positive aspects you've found at the company so far. To address the contract services piece, there is always a chance that a contract might end. However, our team of in-house recruiters ...

      Show More
    • "Nice people"

      StarStarStarStarStar
      • Work/Life Balance
      • Culture & Values
      • Career Opportunities
      • Compensation and Benefits
      • Senior Management
      Current Employee - Retail Manager II in Chicago, IL
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Sodexo full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      They seem to care about their employees. I hear a lot of talk about work life balance and trying to maintain that

      Cons

      No complaints really. Good job decent salary work with good people. No complaints here wish there was a bonus structure for incentive

      Sodexo2018-03-08
    • "In my opinion there is no leadership and the company is more concerned with diversity quotas"

      StarStarStarStarStar
      • Work/Life Balance
      • Culture & Values
      • Career Opportunities
      • Compensation and Benefits
      • Senior Management
      Current Employee - District Manager in Chicago, IL
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Sodexo full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Decent medical, good shopping benefits except ticket links takes you ticket broker websites. The vision and dental plans were pretty good as well.

      Cons

      North America losing business, e.g. Higher Ed lost a ton of accounts and one VP lost a ton in a 3 state geography with zero accountability, they are hiring non-food experienced leaders and that strategy is crushing them, minimal growth and they could have another bad retention year. They froze merit increases so no one got raises, shareholders are not happy. Basically since their founder retired the ship has no leadership...

      Show More

      Advice to Management

      Hire the best people for the job with a food background and promote from within.

      Sodexo2018-04-07
    Found 53 reviews