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Fast paced, large staff, another facility to open!
Facilities Maintenance Manager (Former Employee) –  Front Royal, VAApril 28, 2017
Assisting to open this facility on time greatly challenged. I had never been tasked with a job of this magnitude. 1M square feet, a 350,00 fleet truck facility and a hundred acres of property. Everything was fast paced. Since Sysco had never invested in something of this great magnitude many items were missed during the initial contracts. I was tasked with contracting the remaining items. Since the facility fell under Homeland Security many issues needed addressing. Many hours and 4.5 million dollars later the project was complete. All of the operations management was imported from the corporate office in Houston, TX. All were in their twenties and early thirties. The great re-distribution plans had some severe flaws. To compensate we worked 14-16 hour days, seven days a week. I had a staff of forty six and six supervisors. We had the second largest ammonia refrigeration system in the Shenandoah Valley. I enjoyed the challenges the job generated. I was compensated very well and received bonuses. I reported directly to the president and had a budget a little over 5.5 million. Although the compensation was extraordinary I realized I was going to burn out. You can only work for so long without a day off.
Pros
Compensation and co-workers.
Cons
Two years without a day off
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Loads were not organize well
Class A Driver (Former Employee) –  Sparks, NVApril 28, 2017
This company was ruff to work for. I could be way ahead of schedule and then not be able to find a particular product . That product could be on some other pallet in the trailer . Sometimes taking a hour of longer to find.
Pros
Steady work
Cons
loads were horrible
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No job security
Tractor-trailer driver (Former Employee) –  Warners, NY 13164April 27, 2017
Union job, but the union is in bed with management. They really do nothing at all but negotiate contract. Recently lost huge Tim Horton acct to another company and layed a ton of us off and closed a warehouse over one acct. Wish they had opted to keep people on and look for another acct to replace it. If management wants to get rid of you they do so on stupid technicalities.
Pros
good benefits
Cons
bad union
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Great place to work
Dr (Current Employee) –  Shreveport, LAApril 26, 2017
Very great place to start your driving career. They also have great benefits. This is a great way to began your driving career. However, the hours and amount of time on road can really take a toll on you and your family.
Pros
Hours of work
Cons
Great benefits
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very nice
driver / router (Former Employee) –  Jessup, MDApril 25, 2017
Good place to work.
Show up at scheduled departure time. do pre trip on equipment and go deliver food product on the trailer. could be 1 to 20 stops on trailer with 700 cases. very physical work but get to know different people and drive in all types if weather.
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very hard
Driver (Former Employee) –  Washington StateApril 25, 2017
no life, split days off and on call on your day off, management
does not care all they care about is making through the day. the loads are awful, digging through every pallet
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Organized Fast pace environement
Order Selector/Loader (Former Employee) –  Modesto, CAApril 24, 2017
Great pay/ Great management. fast pace and not a place to go if you are not a hard working ind. Everyone has a min amount of work/quota to pull. Going above and beyond always gets noticed and rewarded.
Pros
Strong management team
Cons
Long hours somedays
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work
Warehouse Worker (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILApril 24, 2017
it was really nice you put your head set on and you grab a pallet jack and you start picking orders and just pick till your shift is done it a really good job the people were very nice they teach you everything that you need to know about the job.
Pros
it was a great place to be
Cons
when you have a problem finding things sometimes bosses take a long time to come find you, you have to ask them over and over again
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Fun place to work.
Selector (Former Employee) –  Calera, ALApril 23, 2017
Great place. Managers are just not on one page. Friendly environment to work at. The employees help with anything you need. Also, they try to work around your schedule the best they can.
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Pays well but you will put in hours
Transportation Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Tolleson, AZApril 20, 2017
As a Supervisor you are given a group of drivers to watch over, you need to train them on delivery methods, speed, where to park, you need a Class A CDL to be a Supervisor and you will be on the road/field a lot but also work at the Operation Center, long hours.
Pros
Money
Cons
Long hours, bad management, lack of recognition
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Sysco
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TO LABELING SUPERVISOR (Former Employee) –  Plant City, FLApril 20, 2017
Sysco is a large company. The pros is that there were great insurance benefits, vacation time, FMLA, etc. if needed. Client oriented was another positive. The cons is if you are looking to form friendships or warm working relationships you really won't get that family vibe. It's just too large and busy. Human Resources was great.
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productive work environment
Marketing Associate (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXApril 20, 2017
fast-paced work environment with many learning activities and coaching available. great management and willing to assist in any way needed. pay was good and flexible schedule allowed for family time.
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Overall good work environment
Merchandiser/Logistics Analyst (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXApril 18, 2017
Very fast paced and stressful work environment. People looking to get ahead and be promoted. People were judged against each other and you had to be on top.
Pros
Free food
Cons
Competitive bosses
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fast paced
Technician (Former Employee) –  denver, coApril 18, 2017
very little down time. enjoyable work environment. very little team building and hard work is required to succeed. self motivation is a must but very easy to do in this environment
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The $$$ & Benefits are good, BUT THAT'S IT!!
Route Driver (Current Employee) –  CaliforniaApril 15, 2017
Working for this place has definitely sharpened my skills as a driver due to the fact that you'll be making deliveries to a variety of customers ranging from restaurants,hospitals, prisons etc. that can be located in the most remote places where a tractor trailer shouldn't even be going, very tight spaces, narrow alleys, low overhangs and so on. You'll be having to do a high number of stops & cases that usually mean at least a 10-16 hour day of heavy labor, for the most part you will touch every box in that truck multiple times because of the way their loading system is set up,everything is backwards for example the cases for you stop 1 will be at the bottom of the pallet and the 10's on top, makes no sense, but stuff like this makes you constantly be digging for product, and the time that they give u to make those deliveries are a joke, this just adds to the stress of your day. Management is also joke, they're like puppets having they're strings pulled by someone else which also works against u because whatever problem u report if they're boss tells them otherwise they can't do anything about it letting u learn to deal with it, so pretty much you learn to solve most problems yourself (SO THEN WHAT ARE THEY REALLY SUPERVISING??). The money is good BECAUSE of the overtime, the benefits are great & the other drivers you work with for the most part are also cool to work with. Oh and don't get hurt cause if u do they won't know u, all they care about is themselves...
Pros
Pay, Benefits & co-workers
Cons
Everything else
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Exciting and Fun
Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Indianapolis, INApril 14, 2017
Great Company to work for and you got to make strong relationships with your Customers. Great Products and a fun place to work at. Learned a lot about the industry.
Pros
Fun workplace
Cons
non
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Excellant customer service and product quality
Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Nashville, TNApril 13, 2017
Excellent managed and run company at all levels. Their commitment to quality and customer service is unsurpassed. The pay scale is considerably lower than their completion.
Pros
good products and customer service
Cons
Low Pay
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Great benefits
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXApril 12, 2017
The company culture is a little hard to understand but the benefits are great. Working there was quite a learning experience on so many levels. Lots of employees have moved up through the ranks and are in positions that they are not really qualified for.
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over worked and under paid
Marketing Associate (Former Employee) –  Harrisburg, PAApril 12, 2017
they care nothing for their employees. They have lots of promises that they don't keep. they took my district and dissolved it, taking all the accounts that I opened, gave them to some other salesperson and threw me out to the street with no compensation whatsoever.
Pros
none
Cons
all
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great workplace
Cycle counter (Former Employee) –  Central Islip, NYApril 11, 2017
learned hi lo aand pallet jack skills great workplace enviornment typical workday was to take inventory of product.management was verry good and very personable
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