Route/shuttle driver (Former Employee), Jacksonville, FL – August 29, 2013
Pros: rewards and bonuses for your hard work
Cons: off one during the week
typical day at work long steady shifts I learned how to be patient and listen to customers management was good co-workers all get along and work together hardest part of day unloading pallets off truck
Manager (Former Employee), Florida – August 28, 2013
Pros: people always need food, so, this business is not going away
Cons: long hours, odd shifts
With so many changes coming so fast, stress is growing at a rapid pace. They seem to want to replace anyone with talent/tenure with someone that will do the job for half the cost with no regards as to what it will cost them later.
Their recent IT Department changes prove the above. They are now hiring IT people to replace the ones they "downsized" – more... just recently.
They will feel this even more when OSHA goes through a few more of their buildings!!! – less
Food Picker (Former Employee), Wayne, MI – August 16, 2013
Pros: the pay was great.
Cons: short breaks, no help, bad new around each corner.
Job was driving a 6ft. pallet jack with hard controls with three pallets with thight corners where you can barely turn have to stack and sort items which can get too 7 ft. tall. Drive around stick labels try and wrap it up too be loaded on the truck. You only get a sorten mount of time to pick. It was UAW so everyone there was trying to stop you get – more... into your way or not trying to help you make your time. – less
whs operations/maint (Former Employee), Jackson, MS – July 31, 2013
Pros: enjoyed the people i worked with, the job at hand. i do enjoy fixing broken things and learning new things
Cons: management never took suggestions from experienced workers, furnished proper matierials to fix things properly.
I started working on night shift back in Sept of 1999. I held several jobs while in the shipping dept. I took a job in the maint dept back in 2004. My primary job was to work and service equipment such as forklifts and pallet jacks. Often I would be asked to help with building maint. I would work on dock doors and dock lights along with resurfacing – more... the floors. Whatever was asked of me I would do. – less
Marketing Associate (Former Employee), Austin, TX – July 31, 2013
Pros: great benefits and paid time off
Cons: paying for my own gas
I was a sales representative. A typical day would be to get to customers around 8:00am. Take orders, sell customers new products and then scout out new customers to grow my territory. I learned to be self sufficient and be my own boss. Time management was also something I learned with this job. I had great managers that showed me the ropes and worked – more... closely with me when I needed their help closing the deal on new accounts. Everyone I worked with was helpful and nurturing and we created a family environment. The hardest part of the job was believing in the product. The most enjoyable part of the job was meeting new people and providing them with service that added ease to their day. – less
Meat Cutter (Current Employee), Charlotte NC – July 28, 2013
Pros: free coffee in the breakroom
Cons: horrible benifets, not full time hours
Well let's face the facts about the Meat cutting side of Sysco NC.... Fact#1.The BCBS insurance was $500 a month for a family plan plus a $3,500 deductable .The company did away with the employee pension plan after I was hired. Fact#2. The Charlotte NC Sysco location "for meatcutters" is actually a company called Buckhead Beef which was recently aquired – more... by Sysco and has very little if any involvement with the actual Sysco corporation and its companys culture. Fact#3. There is no onsite human resources department to go to at the Buckhead Beef/Sysco location ...so if you have an issue, you're on your own. Fact#4. You are not promised 40 hours a week from the start ,and Buckhead Beef/Sysco is notorious for laying people off/cutting hours during the slow season
Be advised,do your research and invest your time and energy into a company that will do the same in return. – less
Sales and Marketing Territory Manager (Former Employee), Palmetto, FL – July 26, 2013
Pros: autonomy and money
Cons: 7 days a week/70 hrs a week/vertually no money
I loved working for this company and made A Lot of money until the market crash. Went from making over 75k annual commission plus bonus to $300 a week commission average in the summer and $600 in season in 2010. Company was doing a total reconstruction at West Coast Florida. I fell back on my nursing license during this professional and personal transition, – more... but extremely motivated and ready to get back into food sales!! – less
Marketing Associate (Current Employee), Indianapolis, IN – July 23, 2013
Pros: i am able to manage my work day/week for the most part.
Cons: company does not help pay for the expense of managing my territory.
The company offers a great deal of professional resources for their employees and customers. I try to utilize these resources as much as possible and find success through team work. I enjoy helping our customers realize they can be more profitable and showing them how to do it. It is very frustrating when customers do not seem to care about their business – more... and reject obvious solutions to challanges. Recent cuts in commission and an increase in micro management has caused a decline in moral. – less