Used to be a good place to work. Now there's no job security and weak management.
Pros: decent benefits
Cons: no job security, cutting product offering, cutting pay and/or firing people, poor upper management, short-sighted management, clueless corporate leadership, innept program management, slow implementation of any new policy... i could keep going...
Sysco employees used to be proud of how long they've worked for the company. Now they seem to be counting the days until they leave. Corporate has been taking more and more control over the individual OpCos and upper management transfers in for other markets and starts cleaning house before they have any knowledge of the unit's culture or operations. No one feels secure in there job and even performing sales people aren't safe.
We used to be able to "sell" Sysco's wide product offering, strong brand, and business resources. Now they've reduced it all.
It's almost cliche, but they are losing sight of the value of a talented sales force and instead placing value on young and inexperienced employees who are more easily manipulated and will willingly except a lot less salary. Making shareholders happy is good, don't get me wrong... I was one. But they seem to not pay attention to history and other publicly-traded companies in other industries that have made the same mistakes.