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Sysco Canada Reviews

Updated 24 April, 2019
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Pros
  • "Good benefits and pention matching" (in 7 reviews)

  • "There was a lot of opportunity for overtime" (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "Bad management hard work, heavy good, 3 pallet in the same order in less than hour" (in 4 reviews)

  • "Demanding, long hours and benefits not that great" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great co-workers, like family"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Procurement Manager in Coquitlam, BC
    Current Employee - Procurement Manager in Coquitlam, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sysco Canada full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity for job diversity, inclusive culture

    Cons

    Old technology entitled staff, change is difficult

    Advice to Management

    Hold low performers accountable


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great company (with some improvements)!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sysco Canada full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Excellent team environment
    -Great people (my immediate supervisor is amazing)
    -Plenty of learning opportunities and SIU program (great clients)
    -Career development is good and highly encouraged within my team.
    -Lots of free coffee and cookies.
    -Recently set up a recognition program to show appreciation for those who go above and beyond.

    Cons

    -Systems are outdated and a little bit sluggish at times.
    -For a major industry leading food distribution company, there is no cafeteria in the corp office. The physical setting and atmosphere of the Canadian corp office is really old and outdated. Very small break room with no seating and the lunch room is practically non-existent. Curious as to why the Sysco Canada office could not mirror the H/O in Houston (which is really nice).
    -Not a lot of restaurants in the area.
    -Can get stressful at times but work/life balance is still achievable.
    -Not a lot of transparency from senior management.
    -Benefits are below standards.
    -Very high turnover
    -Very poor internal communication. Sent an email to a co-worker for a request only to find out they were let-go or moved on a week later. No notice was ever sent. This is a little embarrassing to be honest...

    Advice to Management

    I understand that it is essential to listen our customers to improve our services but please make an effort to listen to your employees as well since they are the ones serving the very same customers. Set a proper example and invest in improving the culture from within. Display the same zeal you have for customer service to also employee well-being.

  3. "Sales 5 years"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sysco Canada full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    the base pay is good. access to food products. learning about the food industry and operations. great information about the global market and food trends. it's a fun job for most parts

    Cons

    Bad politics, lots of backstabbing from other sales, some office staff will be unsupportive or even passive-aggressive.

    a lot of reports and really bad slow and archaic software.

    leadership will call the whole sales team profanities when given back feedback or frustrated

    Advice to Management

    respect and support your employees
    your employees will respect and support your customers


  4. "Wouldn’t recommend"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Waterloo, ON
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Waterloo, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sysco Canada full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - large company so if you’re willing to move around there is a lot of opportunity
    - health and dental benefits
    -2 weeks vacation to start

    Cons

    - senior leadership doesn’t care
    - just a number
    - heavy work load without compensation
    - terrible communication within the company and future goals unclear


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Bad Politics"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director, Finance Controller
    Former Employee - Director, Finance Controller
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sysco Canada full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    High salary just to lower turnover

    Cons

    Low ethics , Bad politics , lack of leadership from management.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on the core business , It's a food delivery business


  6. "Challenging"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Planner and Category Analyst in Winnipeg, MB
    Current Employee - Planner and Category Analyst in Winnipeg, MB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sysco Canada full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    People, flexibility, recognition, challenges
    A job that’s constantly evolving and changing. Striving to be an industry leader and all the benefits that come with it. Clear vision for today and the future

    Cons

    Getting through the red tape

    Advice to Management

    Be open to other opinions


  7. "Don't do it"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sysco Canada full-time

    Pros

    people are very nice to work with

    Cons

    salary and benefits suck. benefits are employee-paid

  8. "Account Executive"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sysco Canada full-time

    Pros

    Significant responsibility
    Managed a very large territory
    Outstanding learning for food service industry and operations

    Cons

    Very hectic
    Lots of ambiguity in process, but this also allows opportunity to make decisions

    Advice to Management

    Improve software and increase number of staff to manage accounts


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Zero loyalty to their employees"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Administrative in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sysco Canada full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Coworkers are great and hours are reasonable.

    Cons

    Below market pay and your treated like a number in the eyes of the corporation. Sysco wants you to be loyal but they will show you the door to save a dollar regardless of how long you have been here.

    Advice to Management

    Stop thinking about your bonuses and think about whats good for the company in the long run.


  10. "Supervisor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sysco Canada full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great policy programs for customers and employees

    Cons

    Achieve success at employees expense to profit shareholder investors.

    Advice to Management

    Put your money where your mouth is and you might become the great company you pretend to be.