Career springboard

95% of our employees are in direct daily contact with our consumers. Sodexo's success depends on our employees’ expertise, pride and pleasure in delivering our services across all of our businesses. We strive to ensure that each individual, whatever their qualifications, has the opportunity to continuously develop their skills and advance in their responsibilities.

For us, being a career accelerator begins by offering broad access to employment and ensuring the maximum possible job stability.

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Long-term jobs

The vast majority of jobs we offer are permanent contracts. In France, for example, 90% of our 35,000 employees have permanent contracts (compared with an average for all companies of 76%). Part-time or temporary workers are mainly hired in our foodservices activities. With our broad presence in many countries, publication of internal job offers can offer many opportunities for part-time workers: access to a full-time position or an opportunity to supplement their time with work on a nearby site.

Stable, protective, and challenging working environment

Providing a stable, protective, and challenging working environment at every step of your career is at the heart of our employer’s commitment.

For the fourth year running, Working Mother magazine named Sodexo one of the “Best Companies for Hourly Workers” for 2012, awarding those employers that have the best policies and programs for promoting women and a dynamic work life culture. The survey, conducted by the Working Mother Research Institute, found that women at the winning companies earned 56% of all promotions from hourly non-manager to non-exempt manager positions. Sodexo also offers its hourly workers personal and family health insurance benefits.

Promoting access to employment for all

We develop policies providing specific support for minority and disadvantaged populations.

In France, each year for more than 10 years, we have recruited 150 people with disabilities.

In Australia and Canada, we have developed many programs to promote employment of local minorities, such as Australian Aborigines and individuals from Canada’s aboriginal communities.

In the U.S., the number of employees from minority backgrounds grew by 12% over the past five years and the number of African American executives increased 33% between 2006 and 2010.

Local communities in Canada

In Canada, the Group supports local communities through job-training programs as well as recruitment campaigns.

Human Resources Key figures

460,000 employees in 72 countries

1st France-based private employer worldwide

14.6 hours of training per employee provided

69% Employee engagement rate*

84% of employees rate Sodexo as the best employer in its sector*

*2018 employee engagement survey sent to 386,262 Sodexo employees to which 211,501 responded.