ARAMARK

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ARAMARK Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
777 Reviews
3.0
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.  

    Nutrition Services

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Nashville, TN

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

    Pros

    great supervisors, great hours, flexible

    Cons

    contracts can be lost or terminated and it leaves employees confused

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    provide hourly employees with more incentives

    Recommends
  2.  

    Best company to work for.

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

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

    Pros

    Work/life balance, Salary and benefits are top of the line. The people I work for are friendly and professional. I am treated with respect and I feel like I matter to the organization. Every time I think my job can't get any better.... it does!

    Cons

    I can't think of a single thing that I dislike or consider a con working for Aramark. I have worked with many companies in my 30+ years as a Manager, and none come close to being as great as Aramark.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing all of the wonderful things that you do for your workers. Valuing the hard work and dedication that they have for the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

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

    I worked at ARAMARK

    Pros

    The people are the best part of working at Aramark. There are so many great people that work for Aramark. I've worked for the company for 3 years and have been in 4 different (progressive) roles within the company and have enjoyed working for/with the people in each of the teams.

    The development culture of Aramark is amazing. There are so many opportunities for advancement and to change roles into different lines of the business. It's a great place to start and develop a career that allows for you to continue to learn. It offers this advantage which other companies in the area are unable to offer.

    The benefit package is average. It's better than what my spouse's company offers but not quite as comprehensive as another company I've worked for.

    The location of Headquarters is ideal for those living in the Philadelphia area. It's convenient from the suburbs of PA and NJ as well as within the city. It's a short drive from the airport as well which makes travelling easier.

    Cons

    The only con I've seen currently is that the company is in a change phase. It gives a certain level of insecurity for the workforce as it's not always clear what's going to happen next. Things have settled down since the changes have begun but there seems to be a lot of change still to come.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Admin Assistant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at ARAMARK

    Pros

    Room to grow professionally and to network with other professionals. J
    Have a lot of support from other departments and corporate office

    Cons

    Benefits are horrible, managers are not fair with employees, def. Have favorites

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work! The people make the company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    The people are the best part of working at Aramark. There are so many great people that work for Aramark. I've worked for the company for 3 years and have been in 4 different (progressive) roles within the company and have enjoyed working for/with the people in each of the teams.

    The development culture of Aramark is amazing. There are so many opportunities for advancement and to change roles into different lines of the business. It's a great place to start and develop a career that allows for you to continue to learn. It offers this advantage which other companies in the area are unable to offer.

    The benefit package is average. It's better than what my spouse's company offers but not quite as comprehensive as another company I've worked for.

    The location of Headquarters is ideal for those living in the Philadelphia area. It's convenient from the suburbs of PA and NJ as well as within the city. It's a short drive from the airport as well which makes travelling easier.

    Cons

    The only con I've seen currently is that the company is in a change phase. It gives a certain level of insecurity for the workforce as it's not always clear what's going to happen next. Things have settled down since the changes have begun but there seems to be a lot of change still to come.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some additional transparency as to what changes are to come would make employees feel more secure in working at Aramark. For example: whether Aramark is going to remain in Philadelphia long term or if they see it's headquarters moving else where.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    A company beyond comparison

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Clemson, SC
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Clemson, SC

    I worked at ARAMARK full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    This company changed my life. It proved to me that hard work and dedication really does pay off. during my 5 year stretch with this company I was promoted several times, and really felt valued as an employee.

    Cons

    The only downer is if your working on a college campus or with any school department there are the breaks during summer and holidays. You are generally laid off during these times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to management would be to continue doing what your doing. The policies and practices at Aramark are perfect just the way they are.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent benefit as a on-call banquet server

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at ARAMARK

    Pros

    Even this is a on call job, the benefit is excellent

    Cons

    honestly i didn't see any cons working there

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome!

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

    I have been working at ARAMARK

    Pros

    I loved the job, the people, and supervisors!

    Cons

    I wish they had more day time full time positions.

    Recommends
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    With less than six months in position, this has been one of the best experiences of my career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Support in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Field Support in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at ARAMARK

    Pros

    Great people with a lot of integrity, and respect for others. My business unit likes to have fun while working, and understands that having a little fun at work is good for creating and sustaining positive energy, along with social and emotional capital. I also feel I am compensated very well, which makes me appreciate Aramark all the more.

    Cons

    Inconsistencies with policies, processes, and messages across the business I support. However, with the new CEO in place, and a recent restructuring of AUS and Refreshment/Vending, I see that changing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I know it's time-consuming, but get out and meet the people more, as in town halls, focus groups, facility walks, etc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Environmental Services

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Driver in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Driver in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at ARAMARK

    Pros

    I like working for Aramark cause the management is positive and fair but of course I;ve hadetter experience in other fields concerning this Company such as Central Sterile Supply areas working for Memorial Region medical Center; in the Central Sterile Supply Department washing instruments also a freat deal of esperience in driving for a Armour Company Brinks Inc;

    Cons

    To get a better understanding to move forward with other jobs available if possible knowing that I can move forward to better and more experience jobs If I like working with an ongoing work place to be promoted to better opputunities...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have an outstanding Management; but not of many Career Goal as this Company awesome and understanding staff..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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