ARAMARK Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
654 Reviews
3.0
654 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 16 reviews)

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


Cons
  • It has a horrible work life balance (in 16 reviews)

  • The upper management that wasn't at the direct location was never seen (in 25 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ok company. Not concerned with your long term goals.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The pay is good, so are benefits.

    Cons

    The management has no concern about your long term goals, only how you can help them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with your employees honestly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Fast paced growth company which is very political.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager  in  Pine Bluff, AR
    Current Employee - General Manager in Pine Bluff, AR

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

    Pros

    Fast paced growth environment with opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    Can be a meat grinder for those not on top.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember your employees are the heart and soul of the organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Fenway Concessions

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Concessions Manager  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Concessions Manager in Boston, MA

    I worked at ARAMARK part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Atmosphere, friendly co-workers, history of fenway

    Cons

    Parking, management, unpredictable late nights

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Aramark is a very good company to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dieatry Clerk  in  Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Dieatry Clerk in Naperville, IL

    I have been working at ARAMARK part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Working with coworkers who understand you and want to work together.Training is always available,good managers who are even keel and have a professional attitude when approaching a problem. Weather it's equipment or people, has a proactive approach to solve it.

    Cons

    Inconsistent coworkers, who call off or won't cooperate with rest of team. Makes work harder to keep up with. Depending on area of work and patient load, we have to try to be ready for anything that's happens.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Trustworthy?

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Location Supervisor  in  Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Location Supervisor in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits, good accounts, great to work in business dining accounts, easy to request a day off if you give a decent amount of notice.

    Cons

    Need to improve their food concepts as their competitors are coming around the corners and stealing many of their big accounts. And once they loose an account the employees are really out of a job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your promises/ offers made to your employees. Take care of your employees, especially the ones who are hard working!

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

    Not bad, not great.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Cook  in  Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Lead Cook in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at ARAMARK full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of accounts around Phoenix. Plenty of places to transfer to and learn new roles.
    Good opportunities to move up.

    Cons

    Never heard company values, if they even exist for this company.
    Local management has quite a bit of sway, which can be a good or a bad thing. Performance and results are pitted against how your manager feels about you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There was relatively little accountability between my manager and his boss. I was okay with him hiring his cousin as a dishwasher at the same rate I was being paid. I did not like having to do my job and the dishwasher's job while they watched youtube videos in the office or went to 2 hour lunches together. Especially since our rush period was the lunch period.

    Also, I didn't mind having the manager leaving for a day at a time to pursue an affair. We got more work done on those days. I did not like him offering to find a mistress for myself or the other cook.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    cook, baker.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cook  in  Logansport, IN
    Current Employee - Cook in Logansport, IN

    I have been working at ARAMARK full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    health insurance, payed vacation, room for promotions.

    Cons

    at times can be dis-organized. Where I work you have a top pay. But some workers make less and do more of the work. Not an even work distribution.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Gave an idea to save the company money for grease removal. Nothing was said from the company for an employee who does care about money savings. But on the other foot I care in hopes that the more the company would save that my pay might go up. If I am topped out at my pay then why do other cooks make three dollars more on the hour than I do. I do the same work or more than one. Soon if the cost of Insurance goes up I will not be able to afford to live or I will be forced to give up my insurance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    rsr

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ARAMARK

    Pros

    good money and good benefits

    Cons

    dirty job, but it wasnt too bad

  10.  

    Good work and life balance.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ARAMARK

    Pros

    If you put your time in and are a team player there are many good things to come to you.

    Cons

    If you do not play ball with all employees if they have the slightest bit of disagreement with you they will have you fired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to both sides of a story regardless of protocol because it creates a unfit ful work enviornment.

  11.  

    Not the best job for entry level

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Lead in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Good company benefits for full time employees

    Cons

    Reduce hours during the summer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay employees their worth not pennies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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