ARAMARK
3.1 of 5 497 reviews
www.aramark.com Philadelphia, PA 5000+ Employees

ARAMARK Reviews

Updated Apr 11, 2014
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3.1 497 reviews

                             

73% Approve of the CEO

ARAMARK CEO Eric J. Foss

Eric J. Foss

(117 ratings)

56% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Ability to learn various aspects of contract management; opportunity to work in different lines of business"
    in 10 reviews
  • "Very nice managers, lots of opportunities to gain valuable experience"
    in 9 reviews
Cons:
  • "It has a horrible work life balance"
    in 10 reviews
  • "The upper management that wasn't at the direct location was never seen"
    in 18 reviews
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Hard work, little appreciation

Food Service Worker (Current Employee)
Cherry Hill, NJ

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

ProsHours were good for moms with school aged children

ConsHostile, dangerous working conditions. Paperwork obligations were enormous.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't give a holiday gift to employees that they have to still cook to appreciate, especially since they cook for a living.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Frustrating

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at ARAMARK

ProsThe advantage of working here is that the right hand does not know what the left hand is doing. This means that you can either spin your wheels trying to make multiple parties happy while projects get scrapped left and right, or you can sit back and do little until it is clear which direction the company is really going to go.

ConsThe disadvantage of working here is that the right hand does not know what the left hand is doing which can be infuriating until you realize that you can kick back and relax until dust settles.

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Looking for the best for less.

Catering (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

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

ProsHard working employees that really care about the jobs they have obtained.

ConsThose who seem not to care about their positions are left alone,with no consequences while those who care are left to pick up their slack. Supervisors allow substandard performance to go on as long as there is no backlash from their superiors.

Advice to Senior ManagementAdhere to the standards you've set, for your customers as well as employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Overworked an underpaid!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at ARAMARK part-time for less than a year

ProsTeacher and student (s) staff...where simply terrific

ConsAlways felt rushed (time managed innappropriately). 2-3 truck deliveries a week on top of prepping, setting up, serving , maintenance duties!

Advice to Senior ManagementFine the best and safest and efficient approach for time management assigned duties..

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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My experience at ARAMARK was not a good one.

Sales Associate (Former Employee)
Portland, OR

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

ProsCoworkers were fun and easy to work with.

ConsThe management was self-serving and terrible. They showed numerous counts of disrespect to employees. Management did not listen, they only expected. I understand that to some extent, but they were terrible at finding the correct balance.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease remember that you have to respect your employees for your business to thrive.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Gone.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at ARAMARK

ProsGood 401k and retirement plan match.

Conswork life balance was poor

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Good for the time being, would never stay with this company.

Retail Sales Associate (Current Employee)

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

Pros1.It's really good if you're a student looking to work part-time because they work with your schedule.
2. The work is really easy to do and it doesn't take long to catch on.

Cons1. Cutting corners. It's so hard to get work done, when it feels like management doesn't want to provide us with things we really need like soap, paper towels etc....
2. The food is really not good. How do you operate a dining hall and serve food raw/burnt?

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease care more about your customers.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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It was a really easy job while in college

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at ARAMARK

ProsChoose when I wanted to work each week without consequence for choosing not to work

ConsMy boss was the most racist, sexist human being I have ever met in my entire life.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't be racist.

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Framed for telling the truth

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

Prosbenefits are better than most and compensation is good depending on your race and the length of your nose

ConsRacially biased in $60k+ salary jobs-younger inexperienced person given 40% higher salary and not terminated after destroying equipment and many bad customer reviews. Tend to ignore employee concerns, constantly looking for a "fall guy" as a form of damage control,
Non-anglos are held accountable for all mishaps.

Advice to Senior Managementgather facts-find out what is really happening, talk to employee,listen to employee, discuss issues with employees

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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There is plenty to like, and plenty to dislike.

Marketing (Former Employee)

I worked at ARAMARK full-time for more than 3 years

ProsOne of the best things about working for Aramark is the endless opportunities for upward growth. The operational side of the company has countless rungs up the ladder.

ConsThe corporate environment is a bit unforgiving. There is never much of a place for people to express any new thoughts or ideas about more efficient ways of doing things.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe a bit more open to the people in the field with hands on experience.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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