The Management are bully's and senior staff from head office are happy to say it is classed as Bantering . You are worked like dogs for a low wage and expected to do extra hours without pay while the management and supervisor are happy to sit in the office all day mucking around .
Web Developer (Former Employee) – Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire – 24 September 2018
I worked for a company called P&MM who where located in the Warwick, the company was then bought by Sodexo and the office moved to Milton Keynes. When the company was purchased the following promises where made to the staff from the Warwick office;
- We could work from home 3 days a week. - We could have flexi time, meaning we could work any hours as long as the 7.5 hours a day was completed. - We would have all of our expenses for travelling refunded as well as any additional funds we used when travelling. This was only for the first year after the move. - Pay rise would be given.
For the first year after the move everything promised was given and the job was really good. BUT after a year Sodexo went back on everything they promised and removed working from home, flexi time and expenses (The expenses was the only thing due to expire after the first year.)
Sodexo hired a new IT manager which had the worst attitude and really didn't care about his team, the director was too scared/shy I guess to stand up to the manager.
This manager was the one responsible for breaking the promises made to us, he was also very aggressive and when ever the topic was brought up he refused to listen to reason.
We where given two weeks notice for the chnage in time in office, no flexibility was given.
It was either his way or we whee told to walk.
So I walked.
I don't recommend working for them at all, also I wouldn't believe anything you are told by them.
My fellow programmers where brilliant people, even know a lot of them have now left.
Oil company employee (Current Employee) – Not employed – 30 August 2018
I am employed on an offshore installation where Sodexho have recently aquired the catering contract. They aquire contracts by undercutting other contractors by offering reduced manning levels as an incentive to oil companies to give them contracts. Oil Companies to their own discredit know that the offered manning levels in the contract are rediculously low. The postion offered as Steward / Heliadmin and providing radio cover during helicopters were all individual job positions offshore at one point but have now been combined into 1 role. Work for this company at your peril! Stress, burn out due long hours and addittional unplanned extra working hours are not mentioned in the job description but are a fact of life in this role. This has a huge impact on an individuals safety performance and to the safety of their colleagues / fellow workers. The wages may apoear to be high but trust me they are disgracefully low compared with the industry average.
Poor wages, long hours, Onshore management that don't llsten.
Catering Assistant - Part Time (Current Employee) – Aberdeen FC, Pittodrie Stadium – 24 August 2018
Working at Sodexo gave me the experience of interacting with customers of different needs. It taught me to work under pressure and deal with complaints. I will be able to bring these acquired skills along with my work ethic, motivation and confidence, which has always been at a high level.
Cleaner (Temporary) (Former Employee) – 130 Station Road, Sidcup, DA157AX – 13 August 2018
Anytime I would be in for work I would be content and understand exactly what needs to be done. Other staff were really helpful and made doing certain jobs easier by always being readily available to help when necessary.
Domestic Cleaner (Former Employee) – Royal Stoke University Hospital – 10 August 2018
Worked for sodexo for approximately 6 months, doing night shifts. Loved my job but unfortunately the pay is poor towards what people with a trust contract get. If they paid the same rate of pay then they would be a great company to work for.
Casual Worker (Former Employee) – Newcastle upon Tyne – 8 August 2018
I worked here twice from April-May 2017 then August 2017-April 2018. Although the shifts were easy always 4 hour shifts when a Newcastle match was on. i worked on food kiosk, serving food, and bottles of alcohol.
none now (Former Employee) – Blackpool, Lancashire – 4 August 2018
Steer well clear from this vile company! Loyal staff made redundant and replaced by agencies after months of false hope. A number of employees, such as myself have been with the company for multiple years to be told that a temp will be replacing us.No empathy shown at all. All we have been offered by them is the opportunity to apply for jobs that are not geographically suitable neither financially! Malicious and nasty company that show no heart. I would not recommend Sodexo to my worst enemy, nobody deserves this treatment. Dispicable!
a few cheap toiletries but thats about it.
all about money with this company. lack of faith with higher management.
Hard Services Manager (Former Employee) – Northampton, Northamptonshire – 27 July 2018
A decent company but spoiled by poor management at operational level. The systems and the ethos are clear and well laid out, but the implementation is way off. People are utterly disposable if the budget is not making the operational managers look good. Staff turnover is appalling through stress and poor support. I have never seen a company that treats its staff so badly - but this is because Sodexo doesn't necessarily know what the operational managers are up to. Smoke and mirrors springs to mind.