Operations support coordinator, Driver supervisor (Former Employee), Edmonton, Alberta – March 4, 2014
Pros: benefit flex care, on site gym, on site cafe, flexibility for schedules.
Cons: cafe hours, job work/ life balance, job security.
Was blessed to have the opportunity to experience several positions at Sysco. When I began my journey Sysco was the type of company one could grow with. Now it lacks job security for any position there. The more money you earn the more at risk you become for your services no longer required. Regardless of your knowledge or years of service. It's unfortunate – more... that the company decided to downsize staff with many years of service and knowledge just so they could rehire other people at a lower wage. So now many positions are based at a lower wage that certainly does not match the work volume and expectations. Some positions that use to be full time are now classified as part time. The company decides to focus on numbers than employees. On paper they look great and cover all the required basis, but struggle to practice what they preach. If you love to be micromanaged this is the company for you. This is a fast paced environment that struggles to maintain teamwork among departments. They say one thing and do the complete opposite. Sink or swim – less
Its a great place to work, like the people and the work environment
Agreements Specialist (Current Employee), Houston, TX – September 18, 2013
Pros: great working atmosphere
Its a great place to work busy at times especially closer to months end that's when most of our orders are due by. I've learned to accomodate to change since I've been there, lots of changes have occured from new managers to reassigning duties. I'm very friendly so I've gained some new friends/co-workers. The reason I'm looking for another job is because – more... I have my degree in CAD Drafting and I would like to get back into that industry. The hardest part of my job would probably be when deadlines are not met. The most enjoyable part of my job is when I leave know a bit more than when I arrived in the morning, like they say you learn something new everyday. – less
Marketing Associate (Former Employee), San Diego, CA – September 9, 2013
sysco is a great place to work for. Their focus in training their employees goes out of the box. Always providing one on one training by using their Managers to lead by example. A flexible work schedule is a big plus!
Fast growing company experiencing double digit annual growth
SALES MANAGER (Former Employee), Houston, TX – September 9, 2013
Pros: good benefit program. room for advancement in the company.
Cons: public companies are more demanding than privately held companies.
Leader in the industry. Management stood by their employees. Double digit growth expected and required. Very structured environment. Work load was demanding. Surrounded by good group of hard working people.
Route/shuttle driver (Former Employee), Jacksonville, FL – August 29, 2013
Pros: rewards and bonuses for your hard work
Cons: off one during the week
typical day at work long steady shifts I learned how to be patient and listen to customers management was good co-workers all get along and work together hardest part of day unloading pallets off truck
Manager (Former Employee), Florida – August 28, 2013
Pros: people always need food, so, this business is not going away
Cons: long hours, odd shifts
With so many changes coming so fast, stress is growing at a rapid pace. They seem to want to replace anyone with talent/tenure with someone that will do the job for half the cost with no regards as to what it will cost them later.
Their recent IT Department changes prove the above. They are now hiring IT people to replace the ones they "downsized" – more... just recently.
They will feel this even more when OSHA goes through a few more of their buildings!!! – less
Food Picker (Former Employee), Wayne, MI – August 16, 2013
Pros: the pay was great.
Cons: short breaks, no help, bad new around each corner.
Job was driving a 6ft. pallet jack with hard controls with three pallets with thight corners where you can barely turn have to stack and sort items which can get too 7 ft. tall. Drive around stick labels try and wrap it up too be loaded on the truck. You only get a sorten mount of time to pick. It was UAW so everyone there was trying to stop you get – more... into your way or not trying to help you make your time. – less
whs operations/maint (Former Employee), Jackson, MS – July 31, 2013
Pros: enjoyed the people i worked with, the job at hand. i do enjoy fixing broken things and learning new things
Cons: management never took suggestions from experienced workers, furnished proper matierials to fix things properly.
I started working on night shift back in Sept of 1999. I held several jobs while in the shipping dept. I took a job in the maint dept back in 2004. My primary job was to work and service equipment such as forklifts and pallet jacks. Often I would be asked to help with building maint. I would work on dock doors and dock lights along with resurfacing – more... the floors. Whatever was asked of me I would do. – less
Marketing Associate (Former Employee), Austin, TX – July 31, 2013
Pros: great benefits and paid time off
Cons: paying for my own gas
I was a sales representative. A typical day would be to get to customers around 8:00am. Take orders, sell customers new products and then scout out new customers to grow my territory. I learned to be self sufficient and be my own boss. Time management was also something I learned with this job. I had great managers that showed me the ropes and worked – more... closely with me when I needed their help closing the deal on new accounts. Everyone I worked with was helpful and nurturing and we created a family environment. The hardest part of the job was believing in the product. The most enjoyable part of the job was meeting new people and providing them with service that added ease to their day. – less