ARAMARK Reviews

Updated October 19, 2014
Updated October 19, 2014
686 Reviews
3.0
686 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance if you are in the right account, good 401k program and benefits (in 17 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 21 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Technologically inept company, none of the new systems work efficiently which wastes valuable time.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ARAMARK full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Multiple opportunities to move up in the company

    Cons

    The culture is driven by the bottom line. It is encouraged to maintain a good work/life balance yet it is difficult to be granted time off due to business needs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Management rarely listens to employees.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Not bad salary for a starting position. Very flexible hours. Very good at hiring those most in need of jobs.

    Cons

    Essentially had to train myself on the job. Management was not good at listening to complaints or recommendations of workers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good people overall, but too small to work for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Huntersville, NC
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Huntersville, NC

    I worked at ARAMARK as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    People are nice, friendly, engaging. Decent atmosphere and comfortable furnishings.

    Cons

    Very rigid office hour policies with little to no flex at all. In addition, if you are a contract worker be warned. All that is necessary for you to be dropped is for a small number of clients to cancel their service contracts for you to lose your seat. In such a situation there is no advanced warning and you should keep your resume handy and updated at all times. Never stop looking for work and treat Aramark HT as a stopping point between more stable employment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    offer more WFH/Remote opportunities. Be more flexible with contractors who want to skip a day of work in the summer but still make up the time. Be open and honest about finances and don't promise a contractor a 3 month contract and not live up to your end of it. That is just bad form all the way around.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Very unorganized company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Housekeeping Supervisor in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Housekeeping Supervisor in Warren, MI

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

    Pros

    Great benefits as far as paid time off and vacation. Company still pays when employee is away on military orders.

    Cons

    Very unorganized. Does not pay supervisors enough money for what is expected of them. Too many useless meetings. Lack of communication between Aramark and the company we are contracted through. Will not provide supervisor with smart phone to access email on the go, but do not want us to be at our desk for long periods of time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Supervisors should make more money or have less responsibility.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Event Coordinator

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Event Coordinator in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Event Coordinator in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Not too many positive things to say about this job. I'm contracted out to a really nice company but my pay rate is so low to the point I have to have another job yet this is a fulltime with OT job

    Cons

    Low pay, and reporting to too many bosses, no progression within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise for hybrid positions contracted out or at least more frequent raises

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Leaves a lot to be desired.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Food Prep, Cook, Server, Cashier in Spokane, WA
    Former Employee - Food Prep, Cook, Server, Cashier in Spokane, WA

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

    Pros

    The only real pros of working with Aramark with my particular team was the hourly wage received and the flexibility in scheduling.

    Cons

    The management for my particular location is atrocious to say the least. My manager berates employees, is constantly behind on paperwork/ordering inventory, and is uneducated on how to run a business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Screen who is hired for management positions.

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

    District Manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ARAMARK

    Pros

    free meals and clients are enjoyable to work with

    Cons

    management is clueless. popularity is the only way to succees, dumb way to run a business

  9.  

    It was fine but seasonal not permanant

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Food Service Worker in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Food Service Worker in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Get to see some of the games and players.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Worst Job

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student Worker in West Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Student Worker in West Hartford, CT

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

    Pros

    The only pro is having amazing co workers

    Cons

    when I fell on the job, I was never informed that I can only go to APPROVED hospitals. So instead of workers comp covering my expense I was sent to collections having to pay back my hospital bill.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to be great managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Corrections

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cook Supervisor in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Cook Supervisor in Dayton, OH

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

    Pros

    Good first job to get foot in door and learn the food service industry.

    Cons

    No training available. If you aren't a quick learner you will fail...and fail horribly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit cutting payroll then expect remaining staff to complete the unrealistic requirements of the job. Every facility is not the same and requires more than a FSD to run it. You are doomed to fail if you do not develop a line of succession. Take note people are leaving in droves. Also do not believe your own hype. Certain LOB are great others are not and corrections is at the top of that not so great list.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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