Sodexo USA Reviews

Updated May 13, 2020

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  1. "Great company, great pay even for entry, not a lot of pay growth for hourly, but skill will turn you salary."

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cook I in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sodexo USA full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, pay, hours and safety bonuses, management was personable at my chow hall. Sodexo/USMC Culinary Competitions (w/ US Govt. Contract). Paid every week. Safety bonuses (may be per contract). Overtime (after 40 hours) is x1.5 for 8 hours (40-48 hrs.), then after 49+ hours its Doubletime. Wonderful OT hours at some busy locations. 60 hours a week average. Work-family, everyone enjoys their job and one another. Company has forgiveness policy on substance abuse, gambling addictions, etc. if informed of before action is required by them; if you inform them early you qualify for paid treatment options, PTO, etc.

    Cons

    Locations that are extra busy (chow halls, prisons, etc.) will overwork their cooks and not properly continue training after assigning new tasks to inexperienced workers. Hourly Payrate is high for Entry to Intermediate experience cooks; payrate is in comparison very low for Experienced cooks, especially with the responsibility. This is only for hourly positions, transitioning to salary position after building experience is a smart move.

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    Sodexo USA2020-04-02
  2. "Just no."

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Content Writer in Gaithersburg, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    None come to mind. Just stay away, especially if you're an experienced proposal writer.

    Cons

    Low pay, lying and inconsistent management, no room to grow, terrible professional development opportunities, redundant and inefficient processes, no work-life balance. I could go on, and intend to update this with examples.

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    Sodexo USA2020-05-14
  3. "Great people they put you first no matter what"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Food Service Worker in Lynchburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay. Great management. They are very excited to work with you no matter the issues.

    Cons

    Some leads are bossy and rude. Most people are loud and non-christian

    Sodexo USA2020-04-01
  4. "Only here for the pay check and experience."

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Framingham, MA
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The coworkers are awesome to work with.

    Cons

    Think hard before accepting a job with them! They do not care about their hourly employees. Pay/Benefits for hourly employees stink care more about benefits for Managers. Also sad that they allow their Managers to bully their employees and nothing gets done. You go to HR and everything get sweep under the rug.

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    Sodexo USA2020-03-31
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Worst company to work for"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ogden, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sodexo USA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    can't think of any

    Cons

    just horrible, don't work there , Nepotism, don't even try to contact HR

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    Sodexo USA2020-04-04
  6. "Hardworking Humbel"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Lead Supervisor in Olathe, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sodexo USA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Love the hours customer service and work with good employees that listen and do there job and of course benefits and great pay.

    Cons

    the bad is contract will be over soon new company is coming and i just want to move on.

    Sodexo USA2020-02-11
  7. "Sodexo"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Lead Cook in Bridgeport, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Been with company over 18yrs seen many changes ... recipes could use some attention an updates

    Cons

    If it's working retail for sodexo it a different walk in the park no guarantees for permanent work

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    Sodexo USA2020-01-31
  8. "so-so"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Registered Dietitian in Augusta, GA
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, very friendly flexible schedule

    Cons

    little opportunity to advance

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    Sodexo USA2019-12-27
  9. "Low pay - omg"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Controller in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are really no pros outside of getting the measly check they broke your back for

    Cons

    - unprofessional -very low pay, like crazy low -they expect you to make this job your life -unorganized -a chaotic mess

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    Sodexo USA2019-12-10
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Modern slave wages"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Custodian in Piscataway, NJ
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place and good managers at lower level. Lower managers are cooperative and will help you in anything they can. Also, Colgate employees are very respectful and nice people to work for and with.

    Cons

    Horrible salary. I believe, if it was not prohibited in the US constitution, whomever is in charged of the salary in here would’ve gladly purchased a few slaves in order to avoid paying their employees and saving that money for the company. This company severely underpaid workers to the point which is straight up unethical. They take the maximum advantage of people with lower working skills, those who don’t believe in themselves that they could not get another job or migrate to another company, and severely underpaid them. An example of this is that you would need to work for this company in here for over a decade if you want to receive at least the national average salary on many of their position. I wish Colgate, like other big companies such as Apple and Google currently do, would hold their long-term contractors to some ethical standards with their employees.

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    Sodexo USA2019-11-11
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