Sodexo USA Reviews

Updated 23 October 2014
Updated 23 October 2014
372 Reviews
3.2
372 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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105 Ratings

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.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Resident District Manager in Boise, ID (US)
    Former Employee - Resident District Manager in Boise, ID (US)

    I worked at Sodexo USA full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Employee oriented and good company to work for

    Cons

    Seems to be a little preoccupied with ensuring they are Politically Correct

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good policies and managers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    There are more positive reasons than negative to work for Sodexo.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cook in Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Cook in Saint Louis, MO (US)

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

    Pros

    I knew nothing about food service when I started, but they trained me on several different aspects of the work.They are fair when promoting workers (always within the company.)

    Cons

    The biggest challenge is the high turnover of employees, I think they could be more choosy with their choices of new hires.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Accounting Analyst in Williamsville, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Accounting Analyst in Williamsville, NY (US)

    I worked at Sodexo USA as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    people, culture, flexibility, management, and salary

    Cons

    nothing really. Maybe more defined path of progression.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Operations Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Amanger in Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Operations Amanger in Minneapolis, MN (US)

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

    Pros

    Salary, Benefits reasonable adjustments for home life and good communication within the team.

    Cons

    A very large company of small units kept together by computer. Often main company does not have any understanding of the units it is using and has a one size fits all mentality. Can miss training for other issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice would be to listen to the units more carefully. Add more training Go back to carrying extra managers to fill in positions.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    i really luv this job its the best.

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

    I have been working at Sodexo USA full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    meet new pplz as well as the hours r the best no weekends ur out when school is out and u collect unemployment

    Cons

    long hours and the benifits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    needs to close earlier if there is no ppl there after a certian tyme

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Cashier year for 2 years

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sodexo USA

    Pros

    Good pay flexible work hours for students

    Cons

    Management needs to improve relationship with employees

  8.  

    My experience with Sodexo was awesome!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cafe Cook in Mount Laurel, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Cafe Cook in Mount Laurel, NJ (US)

    I worked at Sodexo USA as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    It's a great company, with wonderful, caring people.

    Cons

    The challenges are dealing with diversity, but I wouldn't have it any other way.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Sodexo USA Response

    Oct 07, 2014Employment Branding Sourcing Manager

    I'm happy to hear this! If you're ever interested in returning or have any questions, please join us on LinkedIn through the Sodexo USA Careers group. Thanks again.

  9.  

    Facilities Management Intern

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

    I worked at Sodexo USA as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very knowledgeable GM, allowed me to really explore what I wanted to within my account.

    Cons

    Not a great fit if you want a very structured program, other than that it was great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe have a bit more structured program, particularly some guidelines of what the outcomes of the internship are for the student/manager. Give the GM a little bit of training before the intern arrives.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Sodexo USA Response

    Oct 07, 2014Employment Branding Sourcing Manager

    Thank you for the feedback on your internship experience! It's fantastic that you were able to work with a leader who was knowledgeable in the field, and while it sounds like you have some ... More

  10.  

    student worker

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sodexo USA

    Pros

    free food for all after certain hours

    Cons

    management can be really bad

  11.  

    Sodexo was a nice place to work.

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

    I worked at Sodexo USA part-time

    Pros

    Sodexo was a nice place to work. The co workers were friendly and helpful. The hours were wonderful.... early morning to early afternoon, which left the rest off my day free. The position was not stressful. They had hot food which was good and we were always able to eat after a shift. The pay was decent and we were always paid on time.

    Cons

    The benefits were not that great and advancement didn't seem likely. There was heavy lifting for some types of work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer health benefits that are actually useful and affordable.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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