I worked in the SBEC school cafeteria in Southaven, Ms. we were off when school was not in session. It was easy work, no stress. Sodexo was removed from the school when MMI Hospitality received an invitation to take over the cafeteria. This was my first job after my husband died and something I knew I could do. At that time we had to rotate taking the towels home to was and dry and take back the next day. We each, in turn, did this for a week. We had no dishwasher so we did all dish washing by hand, here we also rotated. I’m sure things have changed now In Their schools. We left most days by 2:30.
I really enjoyed my time at Sodexo it was an excellent company to work for. I learned a lot working for Sodexo they supplied me with on-the-job training allowed me to grow and become myself within my job.
I really liked this job. I would probably still be there if I didn't move away.
I really like the work that I did there considering how much I like to cook and do customer service. I love to help others!
Not only the students but also parents making negative remarks about the food, sometimes the service (when we were short handed). Students trying to get a second lunch for free by different means. Students banging on the windows, making smart remarks, yelling and screaming to the servers. Not being able to serve on time due to waiting on food or assemblies.
It was one of the most hostile environments Ive ever worked in. Most of the time the particular management I worked with and her sister in law would be talking about life and get mad because I wasn't doing my job fast enough to cover theirs position.
Checking the Menu every Morning after you clock-in so that you know what you are to prepare for Lunch and then confer with the manager to find out the quantity to prepare and then promptly start the process.
Love the fast-paced and it makes time go by and everyone is friendly and very helpful.
If you are going to work here you have to have patience. Management can get annoying or they do too much or not enough for the employees. There are a few managers that will go above and beyond for the employee but the higher up managers don’t care as much sometimes.
I really enjoyed working for Sodexo. It was a very fulfilling and rewarding job, always learning something new on the job every day. But some of the physical aspects of the job were overwhelming for me. The best part of my day was when I interacted with the public, the clients, and worked independently. The hardest part of my job was being micro-managed and trying to get along with another gal who didn't care for me. I can multi-task if needed and I can be a good follower, yet sometimes I find it offensive with the way people tell me how things should or shouldn't be done. It comes across to me as being very critical and not being constructive criticism.
I didn't have any beneifts so I don't have any cons to indicate
They certainly do not pay enough for all of the duties that are required on this job. The turnover is high. The environment stressful, like we're always behind and pressured to hurry up. The temp agencies send workers which are not prepared for the broad variety of duties they must do and the speed which it has to be done. Fighting "fires" all morning and afternoon, and then cleaning up the trashed work areas and dish room.
Supervisors were unprofessional, played favorites cussed a lot during meetings. There are better ways to get point across without cussing. Let some workers stand around and not clean up their areas, leaving it for the later shift. Told other supervisors to treat workers badly so they would quit.
Could use more communication with their employees. Some women are nice to work with and some are bullies to work with in the schools. I wished I had a better experience than being bullied from some of my co-workers.