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Perfect place to fly under the radar
Marketing Associate (Former Employee) –  CalgaryAugust 8, 2012
This is a great job if you're new to sales and learning the business.

It is boring as heck if you just want to go out and make a decent living.
Pros
lots of samples, extensive training
Cons
long probationary period, mediocrity unintentionally encouraged
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nice work place
Warehouse operator (Former Employee) –  edmonton, albertaApril 10, 2015
shipping and receiving goods, packing orders and shipping it to buyers. i worked from 9pm to 5am. i am hard working person willing to learn
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Difficult job but can have huge benefits
Marketing Associate (Former Employee) –  Kingston, ONFebruary 7, 2013
Really have to be motivated and manage your time properly. High expectations from Sysco on a daily basis. Great job for balancing life and work.
Pros
financial and time
Cons
stressful and unpredictable
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Good company to work for!
Recruiting Consultant (Former Employee) –  TorontoFebruary 18, 2015
Can't think of anything negative. Really good place to work. They take care of their employees. They promote within. Lots of family events.
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Great Company that believes in their employees
Health & Safety Specialist (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ONNovember 24, 2013
The company believes in investing in their employees to help build a stronger team. The most enjoyable part of the job was working with all the hourly employees hands on.
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Busy work day
Operations Manager (Former Employee) –  EdmontonAugust 23, 2012
Work is very busy and can consist of 200 plus emails each day. Hard work is rewarded for incented group but only if you make your profit plan
Pros
vacation time is above average
Cons
long days, work load is extremely busy
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awful place to work
order selector (Current Employee) –  Halifax, NSMarch 2, 2015
i currently work as an order selector in the warehouse in halifax, the company talks about safety all the time and training seminars, but in the 6 months i've been there we only did 1 little short training session, and that was only because the system went down. The management does not care about they're employees at all. They only care if you get your numbers, if you dont then they will fire you. I started in september 2014 and since I've been there they have fired 5 people because of theyre numbers and 12 people that started after me quit because they couldnt hit they're numbers. Sysco does not give you a chance to advance at all, they tell you they will train you on the forklift but they never do, the only perk of the job was the paying of incentive, but they changed it so much in 6 months that i was making 400$ extra a week to now i'm lucky to make anything becayse they want you to pick faster, scan more product labels, and not have any short on trucks. All in all sysco halifax employees have referred to the job as a slave movement, management takes takes takes but does not give anything in return.
Pros
nothing anymore
Cons
management sucks more and more each day
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A good place to work
National Pricing Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Lakeside, NSJanuary 20, 2015
The company is a good place to work for - great co -workers! There is a lot of deadlines and you must be able to time-manage well.
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High tech equipment / facility , high business volume , good food for employees , great appreciation , thank you.
runner (Former Employee) –  calgaryMarch 11, 2012
High tech equipment / facility , high business volume , good food for employees , great appreciation , thank you.
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wearhouse worker
Warehouse Attendant (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BCDecember 8, 2012
typically prepare and wrap orders fro shipping to local food outlets, receive and organize food and goods in an organized and safe manner using the first in first out guideline
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First experence
Order Selector (Former Employee) –  Regina, SKApril 1, 2014
This was my first job in Canada and I learned a lot of things here. How the work is done at a workplace.
What are the benefits we get.
Safety is always first.
Work with rules and regulations.
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A happy positive work environment
Accounts Payable Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Port Coquitlam BCAugust 4, 2012
Great teamwork and communication documented at this establishment. It has been a pleasure to work with such a diverse group of people.
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Hard work but good environment
Order Selector (Former Employee) –  Peterborough, ONOctober 30, 2012
You recieve orders to be delivered and you fill the orders to be loaded on the trucks for delivery.
Pros
fast paced the shifts fly by
Cons
night shift work
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amazing company
Marketing Repressive (Former Employee) –  Grande Prairie, ABOctober 18, 2014
I enjoyed my time with Sysco Edmonton very very much!!!!! Day to Day is great for Family life/ Work Balance
Pros
great sal/com
Cons
long hours
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great place to work
picker (Former Employee) –  Kingston, ONJanuary 16, 2015
great place to work. the people were patient as well as hard working.
Pros
golf tournaments
Cons
no work
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Productive and fun workplace with table tennis table.
Shipper/Receiver (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, ABJanuary 19, 2014
Productive and fun workplace with table tennis table.Fast,pace and productive environment.
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Productive and fun workplace
Accounts Receivable / Cash Application Analyst (Former Employee) –  Calgary, ABJune 3, 2014
Awesome co-workers. Great place to work at. Occasionally free lunches.
Pros
Free lunches
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market leader
Senior Protein Brand Specialist (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ONFebruary 19, 2014
Market leader
great training
on the job freedom
great working with clients
great co-workers
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warehouse
Warehouse Attendant (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BCJuly 15, 2013
load and unload trucks ensure stock rotation and the proper orders were on the proper trucks
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High Turnover - Low wage- Micromanaged
Operations support coordinator, Driver supervisor (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AlbertaMarch 4, 2014
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 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
Pros
benefit flex care, on site gym, on site cafe, flexibility for schedules.
Cons
cafe hours, job work/ life balance, job security.
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