Sodexo USA Reviews

Updated 20 September, 2014
Updated 20 September, 2014
353 Reviews
3.2
353 Reviews
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Sodexo USA Group Chief Operating Officer, Chief Executive Officer, North America, On-site Services George Chavel
George Chavel
102 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.  

    excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Dietitian  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Registered Dietitian in Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    training, personal growth, cultural and values, compensation

    Cons

    leaderships, everything is very good as far as now

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Student Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sold me the Job that was not the Job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator

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

    Pros

    Flexibility with the job. Work from home when not at accounts and 3 weeks vacation time.

    Cons

    Job was not what they "pitched" to me. Very Very Corporate. They do not understand that not all marketing campaigns will work at all accounts. Behind the times on technology and digital marketing. A lot of "paper pushing" and last minute changes. 99% numbers focused. One person doing the job of 5. Burning out very quickly. No support and very negative on marketing role.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have new employees go to training at corporate before they start to understand the company. Be honest in the interview process in regards to role. Be more supportive to new employees. Very hard learning the culture when you have to figure it all out and have no one to point you in the right direction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    It was a ok experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    Team Lead

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

  7.  

    Overbearing, unfocused, poor quality

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    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

  9.  

    Invaluable Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  10.  

    Amazing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

  11.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

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