Having worked for Sysco in two different province I have polar opposite reviews as both OPCO's differed greatly
Marketing Associate/Territory Manager (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 28 January 2015
Laptop open at 7:00a.m. each morning to review orders and look for problems or delivery schedule conflicts. Learned many sales techniques and how to vary them according to different accounts/personalities. Many levels of management to turn to in a given day if needed. Losing business to the competition was most difficult aspect to deal with. Seeing customers gain new business from my recommendations was always most rewarding part of job.
Very fast paced place to work, behind on the safety aspect of a work environment. wants to be informed of safety concerns just very slow to do anything about it. co workers were great to be around and very informative of the working culture and express their concerns freely
Order Selector (Current Employee) – Regina, SK – 2 November 2014
Same work everyday. Learned pros and cons of unionized work culture. Head office issued new productivity plans are not suitable in common to all warehouses. Working in freezer for ninety cents more not worth damaging body. Week goes faster.
Shipper/Receiver (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 5 September 2014
I am picking orders,I am selector putting right box on right pallet on right zone to keep our costumers happy.Main goal it is to deliver right product to our costumer.I am learned that even when is hard day and we are way behind of schedule when we all stick together we can deliver it on time and keep our costumers happy.That is a strength and spirit of good working environment.
Biiling Office Coordinator (Former Employee) – Calgary AB – 12 August 2014
Very stressful most times because all time management but do-able.Had to know alot of codes. The hardest part was when our printer's went down and all we could do was wait . The most enjoyable was most the people because become like second family.
Operations support coordinator, Driver supervisor (Former Employee) – Edmonton, Alberta – 4 March 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
Benefit flex care, on site gym, on site cafe, flexibility for schedules.
Sales Representative -Outside Sales (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 28 August 2013
Extensive experience in account management, account penetration and prospecting (cold calling) Consultative selling approach combined with strategic critical thinking skills Adept at closing the sale Grew low performing territory into profitable territory Excellent communication skills, self motivated individual Possess strong interpersonal and leadership skills necessary for growth and success
Marketing Associate (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 9 May 2013
My daily responsibilities was insuring my accounts were taken care of and I was expanding my territory. I learned true customer service by insuring every issue and problem was my problem...if my customers had an issue, then it was my issue. There was very little opportunity to move ahead. The last year was difficult with so much change. I had three bosses in the last year and very little support in the last 9 months.
The best part of the job is the thrill to help customers. I would enjoy that I helped them out of an emergency or help them with there long term growth.