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High turnover rate
Driver (Current Employee) –  Metro NYC Jersey City, NJMarch 13, 2017
Overly hard work. It's a two-man job but only one man is doing it. Some of the supervisors are kiddish with overbearing Egos. Supplies to do the job correctly and effective are scarce.
Pros
Great pay
Cons
Some supervisors are Childs Play
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Poor Company to work for...
Marketing Associate (Former Employee) –  Kent, WAMarch 9, 2017
All aspects of the company are driven toward adding to the bottom line of the company. Employees are shown little value and are churned on a regular basis. Marketing Associate is expected to work Sunday through Friday with mandatory 4 hour sales meetings every Friday including once a month 8 hour meeting. Employee moral is poor and politics run rampant.
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No work life balance
Marketing Associate (Current Employee) –  Durango, COMarch 9, 2017
You will need to give them your life to work for this company. If you are a single person with no responsibilities, it may work for you but it requires 70 hours a week if you want to make any money. It takes 5 to 10 years to make a decent living. If you have that kind of time, it may work for you.
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Great enviroment
Outbound Warehouse Manager (Current Employee) –  Jacksonville, FLMarch 8, 2017
Very challenge day by day.
Challenges every minute.
Work side by side with you co-workers build trust.
Is very demanding environment, all ways need to make sure you give 100 + in daily basis.
Pros
Great benefits
Cons
long hours for managment
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fast paced work place
Demand Planner (Former Employee) –  Cypress, TXMarch 8, 2017
learned a new way of ordering which I had not done before, new experiences are always good -- sometime very stressful but learned to multi-task in several different ways which will help in future work places
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Great
Delivery Driver (Former Employee) –  Norman, OKMarch 8, 2017
i just love the company the people are great and so are the customers love waking up and going to work the pay is great and will help you with anything
Pros
good
Cons
have one
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Flexible workplace-must be self driven, organized, and quick to learn
Marketing Associate (Current Employee) –  Charlotte, NCMarch 8, 2017
Overall, working for Sysco has been a good experience, with great flexibility, decent compensation, and a stepping stone for my professional career.

A typical day requires 1-3 hours computer work-monitoring sales audits, daily reports, managing customers needs, etc. Each day is different in that some days are spent prospecting potential customers and other days are spent visiting current customers, discussing new products, collecting payment, working on menu ideas, etc. Wearing many hats and being a problem solver is a KEY skill required for this job.

Some weeks are non-stop busy managing my territory, including orders, brokers and samples, food shows/district huddles/sales meetings. Other weeks may allow time for working on order guides, menu analysis, and other requirements of the job that are beneficial to strengthening customer relationships.

I have learned great organizational and time management skills. I have developed a comfortable and warm approach to customers, prospects, and coworkers. I have deepened my knowledge of food products and the industry. I have continued to build on my abilities of working as a team member, as well as working independently.

Best part of the job: flexibility and getting to talk food with customers. Hardest part of the job: missing the creativity and love of food that gets lost or left behind due to all other daily requirements, reports, customer problems, that occur every day
Pros
Flexibility, food shows, networking, product knowledge
Cons
Small fish/big pond, compensation structure, lack of "love of the job"
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Exciting and Fun Job
Marketing Associate (Former Employee) –  Denver, COMarch 7, 2017
Driving around to all of the Restaurants within a 50 Mile Radius. Selling Food to Kitchen Managers, Owners and Food Service Personnel. Very Challenging and Fast Paced. Long hours including weekends, not much Family Time. Great Pay and Exposure to many people.
Pros
Great Pay
Cons
Long Hours
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If you eat out, more than likely the food came from Sysco
Warehouse Manager/Delivery Driver (Former Employee) –  Olathe, KSMarch 7, 2017
I spent twelve years at Sysco, they have grown year after year.
There size is often there down fall, employees just become numbers not people, Years ago the president of the company knew every employee by name.
Pros
There's always work
Cons
the company is too big
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Good
Forklift Operator (Former Employee) –  Lewisville, TXMarch 7, 2017
I like working there with good people. They also care about their employees and the work that is put in. Plumbing is a good skill to have but can be hard on the body.
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productive and competitive work place
Selector/Loader (Former Employee) –  Medley, FLMarch 6, 2017
Good work place good environment to work at times short notice but a good place with good benefits and good pay. management can be knit pic at times but besides that a good place.
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Food sales
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PAMarch 6, 2017
Typical Highly competitive sales with a company that is the best in the business. But also maybe to big? Sales staff is pretty consistent but they seem to move upper management around to much including fast promotions and demotions. Terrific experience on my part I just chose to find other opportunities.
Pros
support
Cons
culture
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This is a good job.
Business Development Specialist (Former Employee) –  Plympton, MAMarch 5, 2017
I have done the same function of direct business to business sales for Broad-liners for 17 years now. SYSCO is the biggest by far. This is good and bad.
Pros
Independent work environment
Cons
Not a place to be a single father of 3 young children.
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Hard job not the typical truck driver job
Driver (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILMarch 4, 2017
Best job I have had this job is not for everybody if your a typical driver this job is not for you this job is for someone who has a good customer service skills and independent worker very demanding if you have a family and want to make a good buck I'd apply but just know you will see them on your days off unless you live close to the terminal you work out of. normal days run about 12-14 hours on occasion you may work 16 hours your body will hurt but it's worth it great benefits and a pension
Pros
Free food from stops
Cons
The everyday hustle and constantly digging for 1 piece
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Lofty expectations with little support
Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORMarch 4, 2017
This is a multi-tasking job that has management spouting flavor of the week tasks. They often talk out of both sides of their mouth and expect you to reach goals with limited supplies and proper running tools to do the job right.

A supervisor will be held responsible for multiple positions and be spread thin. If you love hard work, this is for you. Just don't expect a social life.
Pros
Decent compensation
Cons
HIGH turnover, lack of support staff, no recognition
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Loved the Customer Service Department
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Riviera Beach, FLMarch 2, 2017
Worked 9am to 6pm. Learned a great deal about providing customer service. The management team was most encouraging when we had a glitch in the system. The hardest part of the day was closing and trying to make sure all our orders had processed smoothly. I enjoyed most the camaraderie and well everyone worked together.
Pros
Lots of free food samples
Cons
Not close to my home
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Awesome place to work
Talent Acquisition Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXMarch 1, 2017
Great working environment and co workers are great to work with. Great perks with the company. Great working schedule, excellent holidays off. Syscoss
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fast paced
Selector (Former Employee) –  Lubbock, TXFebruary 28, 2017
a lot of movement long nights learned how to use a pallet jack and how to stack cases For the route drivers always a fast pace just a lot of movement alright
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Run away from this place
Driver (Former Employee) –  Wilsonville, ORFebruary 27, 2017
This place is a joke. One month of training and they think you can run a route like a seasoned driver. Always trying to find new stops and digging through pallets that look like they were loaded by someone purposely trying to make your day miserable. Broken pallet jacks no scanners. Management doesn't care why your running late your behind hurry up. If your over an hour behind you need to call in and prepare to be "debriefed" which is how they worded it in a memo the next day as to why you were behind. Too bad they treat drivers like this because with the pay and benefits offered this is how all jobs should be compensated. Just can't deal with all the BS. Run away and don't think twice.
Pros
Compensation
Cons
Management, warehouse loading, not enough training.
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Not a company to work for
Pick up and deliver driver (Former Employee) –  Wilsonville, ORFebruary 27, 2017
You have no life other than Sysco. They work 6 days a week when you new up until who knows when. The pay is okay. I've had better pay and a lot less headache and body aches. The job itself shouldn't be nearly as hard as it is over at Sysco. The way the trailer is loaded doesn't make any sense whatsoever. Sign on bonus or not I personally know that I'll never work for the again.
Pros
Free food from the restaurants you deliver to. Benefits
Cons
You never have a day off. The equipment is horrible, WAY below the average
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