Sysco works hard to create a positive enriching work environment, however there is little to no training for lower to middle management. These managers are often promoted as a next step in their career but lack the necessary skills to lead a team to excellence.
What I learned working at Sysco is that there is a big difference between managing and leading. I also learned what it is like to work for a very large corporation and that it can often be difficult to have your voice heard without good leadership support.
Co-workers at Sysco a very diverse. There are all walks of life employed by this company and this diversity was welcome. Sysco touts that they hire "world class talent" but I did learn that they tolerated some people that may have been in over their head.
In my role, I found the hardest part to be that there was no job security. My department was created in an attempt to centralize procurement but the mission failed resulting in the closure of our department and immediate layoffs.
Hands down the most enjoyable part of the job was the friendships that were built during my tenure.