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Marketing Associate (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB7 October 2016
Good people to work with but management doesn't treat everyone equally. Different deals for employees who have the same job title.
Pros
Good people, free food, good healthcare
Cons
Everyone not treated equally, vehicle expenses are not covered
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A good professional workplace
Order selector/Lumper (Former Employee) –  Port Coquitlam, BC7 October 2016
I was an order selector and lumper and they are both hard work type jobs for sure. The order selecting job was very hard on my body because of the constant heavy lifting at nights. My body just doesn't function well at night. But overall, Sysco is a great company to work for. The people there are fun to be around, it's a nice professional environment and the pay is prettt good.
Pros
Free food and drinks
Cons
Hard physical work
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would recommend
Helper (Former Employee) –  Port Coquitlam, BC24 September 2016
would recommend this work place,people were very nice and so was the work environment, but some cons are that bu there is a lot of people working so it could get a little over whelming.
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Productive work place that encourages communication and bonding
Production Packaging Associate - Student Intern (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC9 September 2016
Co-workers cared about each other and tried to make each other's work less hard. Communication was stressed by managers to induce maximum work efficiency and encourage bonding between people.
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Great place to work team work second to none
Day Shift Supervisor (Current Employee) –  St. John's, NL4 September 2016
Day started at 5:30 am ended around 4:30pm 4 day week with the occasional Friday to cover other supervisors vacations/ day off .
Work with the staff here was very rewarding, all worked together as a team to ensure that all tasks completed daily, within time frames .
What I learned that all members of a team want feed back on tasks completed, showing that no matter the job ,if no communication good or bad, with employees, results are hard to get they need to be part of the process .Hardest part of the job was ensuring that trucks late to ferry or road conditions were given priority to ensure that customers orders were complete
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A productive environment
Customer Service Specialist (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB14 August 2016
Working here can be fun, everyone is supportive of each other.

Expectations for performance is high and environment supports success.

Great and friendly managers.
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Fun place to work
Order Selector (Former Employee) –  Regina, SK6 August 2016
Was a physical lifting job. After sometime body gets use to that. Good place to work because of performance bonus. Supervisor were nice. Workout and work at the same time.
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Stable work environment
Warehouse Manager (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON5 August 2016
Sysco is an industry leader which offers a stable working environment, both at the associate and management level. The operations staff are unionized and leadership requires a great deal of diplomacy to achieve success.
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Time Pressured kind of work but good salary
Shipper and Receiver (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB1 August 2016
Its physically demand job. Time pressured, need to get 95% output percentage everyday, but got a good salary.
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Great Opportunities but Bad Work/Life balance
INSIDE SALES MANAGER (Current Employee) –  Waterloo, ON11 July 2016
Great advancement opportunities with little to no education but fairly poor work/life balance. Great people that all have fantastic drive but the culture get's ruined by the need for more productivity. I prefer quality over quantity and Sysco prefers quantity. If that's your thing you'll love it! If it's not then you might struggle with the balance of what you want to do and what you need to do.
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Good place to work
Shipers and Receivers (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB27 June 2016
A good place to work as afar as warehouse is concerned. Lots of good worker with lots of advancement on the job. Hardest part of the job is when you go more than 8 hours, the most enjoyable part is when you get your bonus.
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Growing business
Seafood Supervisor (Current Employee) –  toronto18 May 2016
- 7-4
- Product knowledge learning opportunities
- knowledgeable employees
- fast pace
- Team culture
- modern food safe facility
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Order Taker
Inside Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ON9 May 2016
No sales

Just non stop order taking with very little focus on sales.

Stay far far far away from this place.

I regretted ever stepping foot in this building and you will too.
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Fun place to work if you do your own work first
Warehouse Clerk/Auditor (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON9 May 2016
Worked as a summer student under the heading warehouse clerk and auditor.

When I got to know everyone it was a fun and rewarding place to work. There is a sense of community among the workers and people tend to allow newcomers.
Pros
Good pay, feeling of a team
Cons
Long hours
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Great workplace with learning opportunities and a fast pace
Inside Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Waterloo, ON24 April 2016
-- Place customer orders and address any issues they have with their service level
-- Help coworkers with product questions or technical issues
-- Assist customers with product information and finding the best product for their function
-- Provide service in a timely and friendly fashion
-- Friendly environment among coworkers
Pros
Great Benefits, Team lunches, Learning opportunities
Cons
Schedule, depending on area serviced, can differ from a "9-5"
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poor management
Broker (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB7 April 2016
dont work for sysco winnipeg, management will never listen to your problem and will always say do more do more, even if that means driving trailer with air leak, or full loaded to back of trailer and you have to unload and deliver that trailer by standing at 3 inch wide lip. and do not be a broker there, that ll be your life's biggest mistake, including myself 5 brokers are gone.
Pros
none
Cons
long list
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Freedom to make your own schedule, very flexible
MARKETING ASSOCIATE (Current Employee) –  Coquitlam, BC5 April 2016
Very much enjoy working here, being a great experience, flexible hours, not a 9 to 5 job. met some incredible people who will be life long friends. Middle management is difficult to deal with, because great MAs don't take the DSM job because quite often it's a pay cut to take a promotion.
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its alright ,we have a gym inside the company
Order Picker/Packer (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB18 March 2016
typical day at work just continues order pick ups ,i learned to be totally organized, mangement wise is pretty fair, my co-workers are awesome, difficult part of the job is when we get difficult orders with lots of quantity like about 50 or more of the same product with the weight of 50pnds and you have to do it in like 2-5 mins.the most enjoyable is when work is done.
Pros
good environment
Cons
heavy job
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Sysco Toronto, Order Selector
Order Selector (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON17 March 2016
The typical day at work includes a pre-shift meeting with the management and supervisors to go over the daily safety topics and other issues in the business.

Your shift starts out by doing a safety check on the equipment you are using to ensure proper policies are followed in order to prevent accidents or any unsafe conditions. A machine must be approved on all conditions before use.

Once you are set up you get your first order and begin building up your skids. You can work in either Dry, Cooler or Freezer environments where you select cases in order to build skids for what each customer needs. Your progress is tracked based on your scanner and the time it takes you to complete an order and drop it off on the dock for shipping.

Management provides good insight on what to do to ensure proper selection of cases and how to keep the customers happy by placing the boxes safely on the skid to avoid damage.

All employees work together to ensure safety, using our truck's horn to signal properly and co-exist without crashing into each other or our surroundings.

The hardest part of the job would be the physical strain it can put on your body. Lifting is very important in that you should use proper lifting technique to avoid soreness and/or injuries.

Repetitive motion can wear you down so it is very important to take care of your body in order to do this job well. Recommended spending time at the gym, eating properly and getting enough rest.

The most enjoyable part of the job is that your co-workers are very helpful and good people. They can easily become good friends
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You are also paid fairly well considering this job does not require extensive education, but the physical toll it puts on you makes it worth it.

Working the night shift can be rewarding for part-timers as it provides good income for a student who has classes during the day.

Although not everybody is a night owl, some people enjoy driving home when the roads are clear as opposed to rush hour.
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Pros
Employee appreciation: Super Bowl extended lunch by 15 mins to enjoy the game, free Wings + Beverages for all employees
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great work environment, like family
Inside Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Waterloo, ON15 March 2016
friendly, competitive working environment. like family. continuously learning with week after week training classes with hands on learning and venders of all kinds. Busy schedule, fast paced. Weekly and monthly prizes for accomplishments.
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