- Work/Life Balance
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
- good health benefits and RRSP matching, options for shares, etc - focus on training and development (access to a free online university), internal training organized regularly - large company so lots of room for growth and movement within the organization - in the sales jobs there is lots of room to grow in terms of salary, but it does take a long time to get there
- upper management is very male dominant, a bit of a "boys club" - the work life balance in certain roles seems to be quite poor not overly generous with holiday time - salary and compensation for things like a car allowance (when relevant) have not kept up with inflation and the very high cost of living in Vancouver
Advice to Management
Increase diversity. There is a definite feeling of it being a "boys club" and that there is no interest in having women at the top. Improve work-life balance in the marketing associate role. Improve policies on holidays and time off. Because the job is so demanding and can infiltrate evenings and weekends, there should be more paid time off. Employee productivity has been shown to improve with more paid leave.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Helpful (2)No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Sysco (Mississauga, ON) in June-2015.
Received phone call from company HR. Was asked about my experience, and setup face to face interview with Controller and Director the following week. I go in, and there was one person in the room, didn't introduce himself, just said hello have a seat. Pulled out my resume and glanced over it and mumbled "hmm..some reporting experience here and some there"..."well why did you apply to this company?" At this time I already knew he was wasting my time. The guy looked half asleep as it was friday probably, and had no desire to take an interview. Maybe they already selected someone internally, but I answered to the best I could. I did not inquire who he was and why the other person was not there, however I realized he wasn't the person that was supposed to interview me. There were blank moments during interview as if the guy didn't know what to ask. The whole process was barely 10 min. They should call and cancel interviews if they have no motive to hire. Haven't heard from them over 3 weeks and I don't expect to hear from them.
- Why did you apply to this company? Tell me about yourself? What made you interested in this position? Answer Question
This company has the menu that restaurants depend on. Sysco is the #1 foodservice supplier in North America, serving about 400,000 customers through a fleet of 8,800 delivery trucks and more than 180 distribution centers in the US and Canada. Its core broadline distribution business supplies food and non-food products to restaurants, schools, hotels, health care institutions, and other foodservice customers, while its SYGMA Network focuses on supplying chain restaurants. Sysco distributes both nationally branded products and its own private-label goods. In addition, Sysco ...