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Productive and fun workplace
Accounts Receivable / Cash Application Analyst (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB3 June 2014
Awesome co-workers. Great place to work at. Occasionally free lunches.
Pros
Free lunches
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First experence
Order Selector (Former Employee) –  Regina, SK1 April 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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High Turnover - Low wage- Micromanaged
Operations support coordinator, Driver supervisor (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, Alberta4 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
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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market leader
Senior Protein Brand Specialist (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON19 February 2014
Market leader
great training
on the job freedom
great working with clients
great co-workers
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Very enjoyable if you enjoy working with people
Food Sales (Former Employee) –  Prince George, BC20 January 2014
Loved the job. Every day was different even thou i saw the same schaduled accounts each week.
Enjoyed the challenge of growing my cusatomer base as well as increasing sales in existing accounts
Pros
flexible schedule, to a point. great support from 1st manager
Cons
not so much support from final manager.
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Productive and fun workplace with table tennis table.
Shipper/Receiver (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB19 January 2014
Productive and fun workplace with table tennis table.Fast,pace and productive environment.
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Great Company that believes in their employees
Health & Safety Specialist (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON24 November 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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Outstanding and Outgoing Sales Rep
Sales Representative -Outside Sales (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB28 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
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Delivery Truck Driver (Former Employee) –  toronto21 August 2013
long days hard work
4am start
12 plus hr days
great pay
not much more top say
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warehouse
Warehouse Attendant (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC15 July 2013
load and unload trucks ensure stock rotation and the proper orders were on the proper trucks
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A challenging rewarding company
Marketing Associate (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON9 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.
Pros
good pay
Cons
have to work 6 days a week.
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Fast paced environment.
Fork Op, Order Picker. (Current Employee) –  Regina, Sk. Canada7 February 2013
Poor management, favoritism, little regard for customers or low end employees. Only concern seems to be about efficiency(numbers) & not the safety/ well being of the worker. Inadequate training with regard to operating systems. Unable to approach managers with safety concerns or job related issues. Unreasonable expectations in regard to work performance or ability. Unable to understand I.T. personnel who seem to lack the ability to speak the English language & offer little help/support. Warehouse too small to accommodate pallet jacks. Some aisles too narrow for safe fork lift operation. Cracks in warehouse floor & leaky roof are hazards for pedestrians, pallet jack & fork operators. If you're looking for stable, long term employment with little or no stress, then this is not the place for you!
Pros
good pay, benefits.
Cons
management, hours, job security.
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Difficult job but can have huge benefits
Marketing Associate (Former Employee) –  Kingston, ON7 February 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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wearhouse worker
Warehouse Attendant (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC8 December 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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Hard work but good environment
Order Selector (Former Employee) –  Peterborough, ON30 October 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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Busy work day
Operations Manager (Former Employee) –  Edmonton23 August 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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Perfect place to fly under the radar
Marketing Associate (Former Employee) –  Calgary8 August 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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A happy positive work environment
Accounts Payable Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Port Coquitlam BC4 August 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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exceed physical limit,work very hard or be suspended or terminated!
Material Handler (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB27 April 2012
a typical day in the warehouse floor,is always in a hurry and trying to reach a certain percentage or piece counts just to get a performance bonus $$$, but when they hire temporary foreign worker, they make it a must that your should a certain very high performance (95%) or else you'll be re-trained, suspended or terminated. maybe this is the very reason only temporary foreign worker mostly endure the job here to earn money to be sent home to their love ones. Many time we do not take full breaks or lunch just to continue the job and have high performance.
Pros
performance bonus, free work out, you'll never gain weight even you eat a lot.
Cons
unsafe, mistakes salary deduction, forcing to reach a certain high performance, or be terminated.
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High tech equipment / facility , high business volume , good food for employees , great appreciation , thank you.
runner (Former Employee) –  calgary11 March 2012
High tech equipment / facility , high business volume , good food for employees , great appreciation , thank you.
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