ARAMARK

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ARAMARK Reviews in Cincinnati, OH

Updated August 17, 2014
Updated August 17, 2014
626 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.  

    good

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    Former Employee - Site Manager  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Site Manager in Cincinnati, OH

    Pros

    they are very good about promoting people who work hard and dont mind giving that little extra to make the client happy.

    Cons

    not the best when it comes to support for thier managers. they dont seem to have time to return phone call or e-mails unless they are from the client personally. some times thats not enough to get what support you need from higher management.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    I work for Aramark (ACS) It is the foodservice contractor in correctional institutions.It's a hostile environment.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Food Service Director  in  Lebanon, OH
    Current Employee - Assistant Food Service Director in Lebanon, OH

    Pros

    Good pay for salaried management. Great for hourly employees almost unlimited overtime. Some hourly employees exceed manager salary by the time they get over time.

    Cons

    Work short handed a lot. Work seven days before an off day. Constant battle between state employees and Aramark employees .Because the state has contracted Aramark, the correctional officers whom formerly performed our duties are very hostile. The hostility is manifested both openly and covertly. Aramark (ACS) has taken a lot of heat lately for it's poor sanitation practices. Yet the state fails to provide water hot enough to wash or sanitize dishes. The pipes in the wall are so rotten, that if they turned the water up to the proper temperature it would cause major renovation costs to the state run facility. We have to boil water in a struggle to wash dishes to serve 2800 in mates three meals per day. The maintenance staff (state) provides not preventative maintenance. Some un repaired equipment without seals have become home to pests to embed themselves in. The walls are infested with rodents, and roaches, and Aramark has had the contract for less than a year. Who was there first the rodents or Aramark?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a job fair of massive proportions. Work with the state to expedite the results of background checks. Work with medical professionals to expedite drug test and TB tests. Give management the time and the people to train properly to avoid the sanitation and filth that has occurred recently,. And let the state do it's part by providing hot water and maintenance on it's food service equipment which will discourage the harboring and infestation of pests.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Aramark is changing, not for the better

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Food Service Director  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Food Service Director in Cincinnati, OH

    Pros

    Good name in the business. Great benefits

    Cons

    poor work/life balance. expect you to work 65 hours per week, every week.
    New leadership is putting his stamp on the organization, just for the heck of it. Lots of good long term folks have left in last year, sad to say but maybe time to bail-hard choice for a 20+ year employee who has given much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop adding new upper management positions of vision, strategic development, assistants to assistants to directors and spending money to look pretty for wall street and force front line managers to do more with less. Lower managers generate the income to support the added fluff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    rewarding job with advancement opportunities

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    Current Employee - Lead Supervisor  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Lead Supervisor in Cincinnati, OH

    Pros

    hours of operation
    direct relationship with client
    good job if wanting to learn foodservice on corrections side

    Cons

    very tight employee coverage
    numbers driven company
    hourly managers not given same benefits as salaried managers but held to same standard

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at your benefit package for hourly managers. We are held to the same standard as salaried managers but do not get the same "perks". Appreciate your employees better, without them you would not have a business. And do you match 401k contributions?

    No opinion of CEO

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