Sodexo USA

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Sodexo USA Reviews

Updated 22 February 2015
Updated 22 February 2015
412 Reviews
3.3
412 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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117 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Truly endorses work/life balance and offers solid paid time off and separate sick leave (in 12 reviews)

  • Great benefits with employees who really care about their work (in 21 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. Featured Review

     

    Great People at Sodexo

    • 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 (more than a year)

    Pros

    In addition to working with great people, I have benefited from many of the company provided training opportunities. The additional skills and experience have allowed me to be considered for promotions for positions I wasn't qualified for before. I look forward to growing more with Sodexo.

    Cons

    Being such a huge company, it's easy to feel like a blip on the radar. You have to make an effort to stay connected with what's happening companywide by reading email updates and using the company intranet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep offering training and developement to all level of employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Sodexo USA Response

    Feb 10, 2015Employment Branding Sourcing Manager

    I do appreciate you taking the time to post a review and am thrilled to hear you've benefited from the training opportunities available. To your point about Sodexo being so big, you are correct that ... More

  2.  

    Really bad company

    • 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

    Pay was good but now it is being lowered as the company sacrifices worker quality of life for more profits

    Cons

    Company treats workers as machines and pushes them until it burns them out or injures them. Workers on old pay rates are being pushed out to be replaced by lower paid workers or agency staff in a rush to make more profit. General moral of workers is bad bordering dangerous as most live on site and are isolated so have no opportunity to make Thor life better as they are stuck in the FIFO trap

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers are conditioned to the Sodexo way and are part of the problem, The global company has recently paid out of court settlements for racism and is continuously in court for unfair dismissal claims, stay away from this company for a career, use it like it uses you

  3.  

    Although the 'turn-over' is high, I managed to stay content with my job.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier/Banquet Server in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Cashier/Banquet Server in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    The benefits are pretty great! I started my 401K!!

    Cons

    Plane work environment. Different vibes with each crew.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ok first job.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Dietitian in San Jose, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Dietitian in San Jose, CA (US)

    I worked at Sodexo USA

    Pros

    Great vacation and benefits. Offer option to use combination sick leave with vacation to increase maternity leave.

    Cons

    Work all hours, low wage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase merit based promotions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good Company

    • 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 (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent opportunities, fair pay, diverse workplace

    Cons

    Long hours, hard work, yeah

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    big company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Current Employee - Supervisor

    I have been working at Sodexo USA full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    good place to start an gain knowledge everywhere lots of places to work

    Cons

    after being there so long you will need to branch out they do not do enough to promote within

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    very out going friendly just think it is time for a change

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Sodexo USA Response

    Feb 03, 2015Employment Branding Sourcing Manager

    Hello- I am glad you feel you've been able to gain a lot of knowledge from your position at Sodexo but am sorry to hear you don't feel there is opportunity to advance as an internal employee. A ... More

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Little guidance and low pay

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sodexo USA

    Pros

    Down time, good meals, nice looking college females.

    Cons

    Low pay, co workers who are mentally ill. Walk 1/4 mile to work if you can find a parking space

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put your hands on something and remain calm

  9.  

    It's a job, was able to experience many diverse roles and aspects of the food and hospitality industry.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mess Attendant in Camp Pendleton, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Mess Attendant in Camp Pendleton, CA (US)

    I worked at Sodexo USA

    Pros

    Union membership, flexible work schedule, 401k.

    Cons

    Difficult to get more hours when you work in a facility with people who have been working there for more than ten years.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    They treat employees and Lower Management terribly.

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

    I have been working at Sodexo USA

    Pros

    Benefits, paid vacation, extended time off if working in campus dining. Paid sick time. New management training from corporate.

    Cons

    Unfair or different treatment of lateral managers. Good old boys/girls club. If you haven't been there for awhile, you can't possible know what you are doing. No direction given from the D.O. or G.M. if it isn't right, they don't care if you have never been trained on something, even if you asked for training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to talk to hourly and lower management. You can't possible know what the client wants if you are never on the floor. Treat hourly employees better. Give them better wages. They deserve it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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