ARAMARK Reviews

Updated 16 October 2014
Updated 16 October 2014
681 Reviews
3.0
681 Reviews
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ARAMARK CEO Eric J. Foss
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189 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance if you are in the right account, good 401k program and benefits (in 16 reviews)

  • Ability to learn various aspects of contract management; opportunity to work in different lines of business (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • They have great training programs, great work life balance, great benefits (in 20 reviews)

  • The upper management that wasn't at the direct location was never seen (in 29 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    HR Director

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Director in Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Director in Philadelphia, PA (US)

    I worked at ARAMARK full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    large global company with many locations

    Cons

    large global company that isn't truly global

    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Customer Service

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    Current Employee - Food Service Worker in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Food Service Worker in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at ARAMARK part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    it pays your lunch, suitable working environment as a college student. Flexible schedules according to your school schedules.

    Cons

    know who you are working with. Sometimes they don't really want to solve conflicts on site, because they don't want to make a big deal.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Large Company a lot of accounts

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ARAMARK full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Large company. room to move up

    Cons

    A lot of paperwork. a thankless job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus on the business.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Too easy no expectations

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    Former Employee - Shipper Receiver
    Former Employee - Shipper Receiver

    I worked at ARAMARK full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Easy to stand out by working hard, opportunities for job change constant, easy workload, scheduling. For a no brainer job it's great.

    Cons

    Pay, not paying raise when job position advanced, not holding people accountable, not giving the moral for people to want to achieve, not enough employee feedback. Overall lack of care and disorganization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employ passionate people and pay better so you get a better standard of employee.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Feel Like A PLUG_IN

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    Former Employee - C-8 Executive Chef in Phila, PA (US)
    Former Employee - C-8 Executive Chef in Phila, PA (US)

    I worked at ARAMARK full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits. Good people who worked there.

    Cons

    Required to go up and beyond the scope of profession, example 12 hrs per day and running the stewarding as well as being responsible for the food aspect,. should have two different managers, for these kinds of responsibilities.
    came to end of quarter was laid off. Feels like just a plug in for a quarterly term, with little chance to advance or even become competent in job at hand. loading of responsibilities without proper training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep close watch on persons in the director roles. How they treat workers to get end results.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Thrown to the wolves

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    Current Employee - Food Service Director in Sioux Falls, SD (US)
    Current Employee - Food Service Director in Sioux Falls, SD (US)

    I have been working at ARAMARK full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits and quality of life are the best aspects of Aramark. In fact, if the time spent there wasn't so miserable it would be a great job.

    Cons

    HUGE communication issues. Complete lack of training. You are literally thrown to the wolves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set people up for success..... with ore than mind numbing training videos.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to grow

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Raleigh, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Cashier in Raleigh, NC (US)

    I have been working at ARAMARK full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great work access to amenities. Good oppty to move up if possible.

    Cons

    Too many people not serious about a stepping stone to a career. Too many people want to socialize. Fratnization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. More drug testing periodically.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Overall, a positive experience. Friendly staff and great food.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ARAMARK

    Pros

    No nights, weekends or holidays.

    Cons

    Very rude customers, talk down to you, look at you as you're beneath them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing really.

  10.  

    Good Company to work for

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    Current Employee - Regional Services Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Regional Services Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at ARAMARK full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I have been with the company for 3 years, they offer a good package and give flexibility. There is very much a collaboration culture, can rely on your colleagues. Some possibilities for promotions. Recently went through restructure and improving processes and procedures.

    Cons

    Not so great benefits (like maternity leave etc). They also have short annual leave allowance of 20 days but you can collect days in lieu. Training programs could be better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at annual leave allowance and training provision.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    overall positive experience

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    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Mesa Verde National Park, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Mesa Verde National Park, CO (US)

    I have been working at ARAMARK full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Access to national park, good co-workers, opportunities for advancement. Cheap housing. Meal discounts

    Cons

    Upper management can sometimes seem unfeeling. at cusps of seasons hours can be low. Pay is somewhat lower than average.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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