Sysco is an American company involved in marketing and distribution of food products, healthcare and educational facilities, hotels and hospitality business. In this article, we will take a look at warehouse jobs offered by Sysco.
Sysco has been around since a long time now, beginning in 1970. At that time, it managed to have sales more than $115 million. In the year 1996, Sysco was the third largest company in Houston, where it is headquartered. As of 2010, Sysco grew to $37 billion in sales. Today, Sysco does business with more than 400,000 customers and operates in more than 180 locations in the U.S.
With Sysco, you can work as a Warehouse clerk or Forklift operator or Forklift mechanic as well. As far as clerical warehouse duties are concerned, you will be working with vendors and outside
carriers and tracking loads and scheduling them. You will be responsible for ensuring proper paperwork and necessary processing. You will process orders in both IDS and EXE for order extraction. You will be required to work closely with the management team and ensure smooth operation of the warehouse. You will also perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
For clerical positions, PC skills are essential (MS Word, Excel and Outlook) and minimum of a High school diploma.
You can also choose to work as a warehouse selector, where you will be required to operate an electric pallet jack or forklift, select the correct products from warehouse racking, label the products using SOS label technology, palletize it as selected to build customer orders and deliver the product to the dock in a safe and efficient manner. Position of a selector requires you to be ready to work overtime hours and weekends as well. You will be working in areas with temperature and humidity variations depending on local weather conditions.
For non-clerical jobs such as that of a selector, you will be lifting weights between 75 to 100 pounds and working rapidly at a constant pace for the entire shift, in a fast-paced environment.
Benefits being concerned, Sysco provides Medical/Dental/Vision Coverage, Basic / Supplemental / Dependent Life Insurance, Basic / Voluntary Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance, Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Savings Account for full-time associates and dependents. You also get berevement leave, Direct Deposit, Holidays, Long Term Disability benefits, 401(k) plan, Vacation, and Stock Purchase Plan.
Online job application:
Online job application for Sysco is pretty easy. You can search for jobs based on category or keywords by following this link: https://jobs-sysco.icims.com/jobs/intro
Clicking on the above link will take you to a page where you can specify location as well as category, or you can choose to perform a keyword based search, or you can find jobs within a specified radius from your current location. Make your choice and click on ‘Search’ button, which will take you to a page displaying the results of the search performed. Click on a position that you wish to apply for and you will be taken to a new page listing the requirements and describing the job at length. To apply for a particular positon, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on ‘Apply for this job online’. This will take you to a new page where you can click on the link which says ‘Fill out an online form’ which will begin the application process.
For the job interview, you will largely be asked the usual questions such as why you wish to work with Sysco or when you can start, but you might also be asked a question that isn’t usual, like “What was the hardest thing you ever did?” But it will mostly be standard, expected questions.
As an order selector at Sysco, the average hourly salary is $17.88/hr with the highest reported salary being $31/hr and the lowest reported salary being $10/hr. Other warehouse positions are similar in terms of salary.
The employee satisfaction for Sysco is not bad, and 58% approve of their current C.E.O Bill DeLaney.