ARAMARK
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ARAMARK Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 15, 2014

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Accelerate to Leadership Program Interview

Accelerate to Leadership Program

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at ARAMARK.

Interview Details – I had one over the phone interview which seemed to go well, and they flew me out to their headquarters. They did not recruit from my school, must likely cause their business is not concentrated in Michigan, but the initial recruiter was reluctant to have me on board.
The interview in Philadelphia was a half day with around around 200 candidates. Associates were spread throughout the conference room, those of which would be interviewing us individually in teams of two. While scoping the candidates it didn't seem that there were many interested in a clear job role or career, just that they want to become management. They also had little OTJ experience with few internships and such. They recruited a majority of "their own people" hiring people out of Philadelphia who had connections with the company, and placing them nationwide without much consideration to their prior experience.

Interview Question – We pride ourselves on integrity. Describe a situation where you showed a tremendous amount of integrity in what you do.   Answer Question

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Food and Beverage Intern Interview

Food and Beverage Intern
Newark, DE

I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at ARAMARK in March 2014.

Interview Details – I scheduled my interview at a hospitality career fair which my University hosted. The paper which I wrote my information on gave a numerical date for the interview day, so I had to figure out the day of the week (to figure out my class schedule) myself. It also failed to list a location, but I assumed that they would email me more information about it. A week passed, and I ended up calling my schools hospitality building to find out the location.

The interview was very friendly and professional. She even offered me water when I coughed.

Interview Question – I was asked to come up with three adjectives which describe myself as I am at work.   Answer Question

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Intern Interview

Intern
Newark, DE

I applied through college or university and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at ARAMARK in March 2014.

Interview Details – I had a Skype interview but they also recruited on campus. They try to get back to you in a weeks time which is really nice. They ask you pretty basic behavioral questions such as:
1. Name a time when you were able to help someone who was struggling? Why was this difficult? How did it help you
2. Why Aramark?
3. What segment of the industry are you interested in?

The recruiter was really nice and friendly, and made the process not intimidating.

Interview Question – 1. What is the most frustrating thing about your job? (I work for Aramark)
2. What is the thing you are least proud of on your resume?
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Leadership Development Program Interview

Leadership Development Program

Interviewed at ARAMARK

Interview Details – I had an on campus screening interview that went well. I was surprised that they asked me about salary in my screening interview (but never on the actual interview day.) Afterwards, I was invited to the Aramark day at a local hotel. Everyone was very friendly but it was very unorganized. We sat idle for most of the day with a short morning info session and 45 (?) minute interviews by pairs of interviewees. It was very confusing because the interviewers were unaware of the position I talked to the screener about. There was very limited information ahead of time about what the specific roles were. You had to wait until the interview day to truly find out information. Most of the positions were to be a manager in an Aramark dining or hospitality facility. When I tried to e-mail my screener to ask questions, she never answered (despite offering to help me). I was also scheduled a second screening interview which was canceled at the last minute once the screener realized I'd already been recommended for the interview day.

Interview Question – mostly predictable behavioral questions   Answer Question

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IT Internship Interview

IT Internship
Phoenix, AZ

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at ARAMARK in February 2014.

Interview Details – Initially met them at a career fair at a university and they scheduled an interview the next day. Interview was very casual with a sales manager. Let me drive the interview by focusing on my questions. Could not focus on the specifics of the role as they were more hiring for a program and did not have specific positions laid out yet. Left the interview feeling very good about how I did and Aramark as a company.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time you could not meet a deadline.   Answer Question

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General Ledger Accountant Interview

General Ledger Accountant
Nashville, TN

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 days - interviewed at ARAMARK in January 2014.

Interview Details – Initial phone interview was great, interviewed with manager was great onsite interview in Nashville was terrible. Interview was not prepared

Interview Question – Being interviewed by someone that was not prepared and imtimidating   Answer Question

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Food Service Manager Interview

Food Service Manager

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at ARAMARK.

Interview Details – I got a call from the HR Recruiter. It was then followed - up with a face to face meeting. No word on the next round yet.

Interview Question – Nothing unexpected   Answer Question

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Manager Trainee Interview

Manager Trainee

Interviewed at ARAMARK

Interview Details – First applied with aramark through the university job fair. First phase was a thirty minute phone interview. You are then contacted within a week to inform you if you proceed. The next and final round is held in the area of your geographical request. There, you are interviewed twice by two interviewers. They will then contact you within two to three weeks with a decision.

Interview Question – Give a time where you felt the need to justify yourself.   Answer Question

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Business Analyst Interview

Business Analyst
Phila, PA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at ARAMARK.

Interview Details – Phone interview with Talent Acquisition, Live interview with hiring manager and Vice President of Division, Resume submitted via mutual friend

Interview Question – Review this spreadsheet and give me a title   Answer Question

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Catering and Retail Manager Interview

Catering and Retail Manager
Sacramento, CA

I applied in-person - interviewed at ARAMARK in November 2013.

Interview Details – Had interview November 5, 2013. I feel it went well, they said I should hear something either way by next week. Fingers crossed.

Interview Question – General Questions   Answer Question

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