ARAMARK

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ARAMARK Reviews

Updated January 14, 2015
Updated January 14, 2015
777 Reviews
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ARAMARK CEO Eric J. Foss
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance if you are in the right account, good 401k program and benefits (in 19 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 33 reviews)

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  1.  

    Unorganized

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounting Senior Assistant in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Accounting Senior Assistant in Nashville, TN

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

    Pros

    Agile work environment that allows for better team work and collaboration. Nashville GBS is a really nice facility with free coffee.

    Cons

    Interview was extremely misleading. Management is extremely disorganized and it is very difficult to get in contact with direct report. The company does a good job of making employees feel dispensable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Housekeeping Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ARAMARK

    Pros

    •Descent entry level job
    • Pay was ok for a entry level

    Cons

    •Bad upper management
    •No room to move up in company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was Jail work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ARAMARK

    Pros

    Always busy and fast paced

    Cons

    Many cons but overall not so bad

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    University of Chicago Medicine

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    No doubt about it they are ALWAYS hiring. The only pro is if you NEED a job, I mean need a job go.

    Cons

    Pay, benefits, hours, upper management. No challenge. Union account ( employee ran)
    I promise you within a year you will quit or be fired. Good luck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote within. Give managers a chance to show what they know. Come up with a plan EVERYBODY will follow. IF one manage is doing something differently the building will be the same it it today, falling apart.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Extremely disorganized

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ARAMARK

    Pros

    Decent wages, uniforms, flexible schedules, That's, about, it.

    Cons

    Poor training, poor management, no benefits (Worked over 30 hours, was offered nothing) , higher management couldn't keep facts straight.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate to each other. Consider better training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company but...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Bakersfield, CA

    I have been working at ARAMARK full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent time off benefits if you have time to take it.

    Cons

    Aggressive staffing model that does not allow time for customer service due to lack of staffing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you stay long enough things might work out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Underwhelmed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - District Manager
    Former Employee - District Manager

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

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, career opportunities, and location.

    Cons

    You are micromanaged and severely hindered in your ability to make a real difference. Your career trajectory is chosen by higher ups, and you have little to no say on your next career move. If you chose to go in a certain direction in your career, where it doesn't benefit the management team for which you work, then you aren't truly supported and treated like an outsider. Aramark is a territorial company. You would do well to seek employment elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop "talking" about being a company that takes care of its people, and show it by your actions!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

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

    Pros

    Salary Pay.
    Hourly Employees.
    Location.

    Cons

    Pay full price for food.
    No leadership.
    Poor communication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do your job. Interact. Support. You are collecting a paycheck just like everyone else. You are not better than anyone else.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Chef / Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ARAMARK full-time

    Pros

    The down down time when students are on break and summer hours are short. If you like filling out logs and labels then this is the company for you. Why focus on food and customers when you have paper work that must be done and if you like working with outdated technology and operating systems then work here.

    Cons

    Overworked underpaid if a mangers is not hired with in a month they will NEVER be replaced and you will be the one picking up the slack and if your 2 managers short your picking that slack up as well. So now you have 3 jobs to do and upper management could care less only about bottom line. The CEO is gonna bury this company with the focus purely on bottom line and with zero focus on food and customer service. They don't care about customers or employees ARAMARK motto " write them up and get them out " all you here is cut cut cut and jesus how can any work ever get done with all LOGS and reports that no one ever reads. At one time it was a great place to company to work for but Eric Foss this not Pepsi so listen to people that actually make you money and focus on customer service and good food. Hiring younger cheaper managers ( puppets) with no voice is not the answer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out while you can because you will be replaced by cheaper younger Management as well. Don't think it's not coming.

  11.  

    Company advancement

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ARAMARK

    Pros

    Vacation, pto and teammates.

    Cons

    Very narrow view of it's managers, directors and chefs. They put you in a bucket that works best for them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your people

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