Very stressful place to work and very little support from upper management
Operations Manager (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 13 October 2018
Very little support from upper management and a very inconsistent place to work when upholding rules and policies. Management is barely supported by the Human Resource department and this is the biggest mistake Sysco makes in my opinion. The company tries to make everyone happy, but in reality that is impossible and creates a worse environment.
Genuinely good people outside the four walls
Too much authority is given to departments that don't deal with the everyday noise.
Administrador de Ordenes (Former Employee) – British Columbia – 15 October 2018
- Un día típico de trabajo consistía en hacer las tareas asignadas con los compañeros de trabajo en un ambiente adecuado y con supervisores que te hacían mejorar cada día en tu desempeño. Aprendí a realizar mis labores correspondientes de manera rápida y eficaz gracias a los compañeros de trabajo que tienen mas experiencia y a los supervisores de turno.
Delivery Driver (Former Employee) – St. John's, NL – 11 October 2018
If you are a new driver Sysco is a great place to work, you really learn how to get around the city in a big truck. Great co-workers. The hardest part of the job was the physical demands on your body, but if you can stick with it it will get you into fantastic shape.
Truck Driver - Class 1 (Current Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 6 October 2018
They treat you like a wok horse they work you 14 hour days you make a mistake they try to fire you supervisors are awful no experience equipment is garbage the loads are backwards number ones at the bottom you were just picking all day while they are asking you why are you taking so long warning stay away very very stressful ,money sometimes is not everything working for them, you will eventually get hurt good luck
Too much of a workload supervisors are sarcastic and will lie to you
Az delivery driver (Former Employee) – Toronto – 3 October 2018
Very disappointed with this Company. I had only 40 hrs left from my probation period and they dismissed me. They have just used me for 5 months and as soon as the business started getting slow they started getting rid of new people who are not unionized. Be careful guys before you start working with them this place is full of politics and back stabbing. Very hard work and you get all garbage deliveries for couple of years. It is based on seniority and they have many old people who been working from last 10 years or so. All downtown calls are downstairs or upstairs which drained out all the energy. I would recommend that get incorporated and work for your own business. I only like about this job is my co- workers.
Administrator (Former Employee) – Woodstock, ON – 30 September 2018
Sysco is a well organized company to work for. They have good processes, policies and procedures. A safety focused culture who care about their employees. Great opportunity for starting your career. Not much room for advancement.
Merchandising Assistant (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 29 August 2018
The job was interesting because it did not limit me and did not allow me to be repetitive as there are always new challenges. Consistency of new challenges had really allowed me to grow professionally and had given be strong organizational skills. Most importantly the management was very nice, kind and happily answered any questions that i may have had regarding work.
good workplace good people and can leaqrn lost of skills.
Swamper (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 28 August 2018
was an early shift mostly 3am start times. meet lots of great people repetitive workout throughout the day. the hardest part of the job I would say is the really long days like 16 17+ hours and only getting a few hours of sleep for the next day. The most enjoyable part is just doing the job great people lots of exercise. plus I got to known the city really well.
Delivery Associate (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 20 August 2018
12 years at Sysco and they promote from within who they want to promote. The people in charge of the transportation department are not qualified to do the job. They were selected by a higher up that liked them. Guys are promoted more on the buddy buddy system vs actual qualifications. Huge lack of communication between departments. Drivers are always the last to know what is going on, trucks are loaded poorly. You will touch the same box 8 times before you deliver it. The pay is good but you are underpaid for the actual work you do. There are better jobs out there that pay less and have a better work life balance and are easier on the body
Order Selector (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 9 August 2018
The pay is great but what you have to go through isn't worth it. A lot of kissing up to upper management,back stabbing,bullying and unrealistic work expectations make this a toxic enviroment. Avoid at all cost
Large Corporation with little regard for employees
Marketing Associate (Outside Sales) (Former Employee) – Port Coquitlam, BC – 30 July 2018
Business to business sales of food service products outside sales, lots of driving around high expenses for phone, internet and gas but can be tax deductible face to face customer interaction some cold calling required to grow sales
Delivery Associate (Current Employee) – Port Coquitlam, BC – 16 June 2018
Great job if you want to keep in shape without going to the gym. (known as "industrial athletes") Job requires that you have excellent class 1 driving skills and efficient customer service. Excellent pay scale as well as comprehensive benefits.
Environmental Health & Safety Work Term Student (Former Employee) – St. John's, NL – 30 May 2018
I was fortunate to have a work term placement with Sysco for 8 weeks. The staff were very supportive, friendly, and knowledgeable. During my short stay, I was able to complete projects that were very fun and important to the company.
Unfortunately my placement was unpaid and there was no future position available for me
Driver's Helper (Former Employee) – Dieppe, NB – 11 May 2018
Day started at 4 am 4 days a week. Learned how to scan pieces being delivered. Management was fair and friendly. Hardest part of the job was pushing 150 lb carts through a foot of snow. working with the customers was always the best part of the day