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Anonymous shared this review of Sodexo, United States on Jul 30th, 2020
"After taking a role and given a salary that was 60% of my male predecessor (same role, same credentials, even same degree from the same university), I had routine job duties reassigned during pregnancy and was terminated my first day back 9 weeks post-partum in a "downsizing" that only included a few people. I specifically don't use the term "maternity leave" because Sodexo does not offer maternity or paid parental leave. They offer short-term disability to qualifying employees at a % of salary based on length of service, up to 6 weeks for a natural birth and up to 8 for a C-section, the first week of which is taken out of your sick days. FMLA runs concurrent with vacation and sick days--so if you take the full 12 weeks, they will run out your sick and vacation days, leaving you with 0 upon return to work (with a newborn). There is no back-up childcare. My office had no pumping facilities (but that turned out not to matter since they terminated me three hours into my first day back). Senior-level female executives in most verticals are either childless or have older children. Upon termination, I was reassured that it would "give me time to be at home with my newborn." "
Anonymous shared this review of Sodexo, United States on Jan 27th, 2020
"I have no complaints and I thought it was an equal and fair place to work. "
Anonymous shared this review of Sodexo, United States on Oct 18th, 2019
"Corporate Flexibility is great but at a certain level (DM/Director+) you are expected to travel a significant amount. The highest levels have 50-75% travel which make it impossible to manage if you have a dual income/single parent household with young kids. Women tend to hit glass ceiling fast. "
Anonymous shared this review of Sodexo, United States on Oct 14th, 2019
"You do best with Sodexo when you are willing to take risks and grow your career. You need to put in the hours. They are serious about management standards. I work in operations, where maintaining client relationships is a critical skill. It’s frustrating when you lose a contract, which is becoming increasingly common in today’s ultra competitive environment, especially in partnerships with healthcare organizations. I’m at a point in my career where I’ve run into non competes and agreements not to hire- a real challenge at 58. Its not easy to find another contract at my level.. You really have to leverage connections to stay employed when you are between contracts, and it’s imperative to pick up new skills. Not for people who want to coast to retirement. Women are active in leadership roles at all levels at Sodexo. "
Anonymous shared this review of Sodexo, Europe on Aug 26th, 2019
"I would say its very hit and miss on management However head office see everyone as a number and they are very unfair with wages."
Anonymous shared this review of Sodexo on Feb 2nd, 2018
"Good company and tell her to join and be happy work at home is great "
Anonymous shared this review of Sodexo on Jan 6th, 2018
"Depending on the department you work in, i do find that they're super flexible, and can be accommodating as necessary"
Anonymous shared this review of Sodexo on Dec 10th, 2017
"It’s an okay job to work for but nothing to retire from "
Anonymous shared this review of Sodexo on Jul 22nd, 2017
"There are many opportunities for advancement, employee focused groups are an important part of the fabric of the company, mentoring opportunities, company based learning"
Anonymous shared this review of Sodexo on Feb 9th, 2017
"Sodexo has an impressive number of women in leadership positions, with strong goals supporting an increase in the coming years. There are ample opportunities for growth and development in just about all areas of the business."
Anonymous shared this review of Sodexo on Jan 30th, 2017
"I've been with Sodexo going on 5 years. Sodexo has an impressive number of women in leadership positions, with strong goals supporting an increase in the coming years. There are ample opportunities for growth and development in just about all areas of the business. There is also a strong Business Resource Group for women (and men) called WING. "
Anonymous shared this review of Sodexo on Jan 12th, 2017
"They do not offer paid maternity leave. It is challenging to get a flex schedule approved in order to accomodate your doctors appts, etc."
"Lots of talk about work life balance but company is inconsistent in practice. Maternity leave was a disappointment - few women take full leave. Came back from leave and had choice between "mommy track" or traveling 70% for promotion with a newborn. Both global and US CEOs are women."
"Don't get older than 55.Or bigger than a size 6."
"Worked for Sodexo for about ten years, enjoyed my time there. Flexible work culture, supportive of work/life balance in general."
"It is an organization where you came find opportunity to enhance the community you work in. Compensation cannot be your driving factor when selecting where you work. I don't feel women's issues here are any worse than other organizations. There are pockets of discrimination."
"the pay is small. the guys in the kitchen get most of the credit. the people out front get almost no praise. we work just as hard as they do and we have to deal with customers"
""Word to the wise" watch out for other people. They'll stab you in the back."
"the big bosses do not treat the women good"
"I've worked here for five years and in a non management position it greatly depends on the bosses whether women are treated well. Management wise there seems to be a bias based on the client. However the company tries to be very women friendly and focused on diversity. The issue is for hourly employees women are not highly considered, and with no paid maternity leave it is sad."
"Company policy of a minimum of 50 hours per week for management is not explained prior accepting position. More likely though, work week is 60 hours plus....although you send in a payroll time sheet confirming 40 hours per week. In my unit sexist comments were the norm."