ARAMARK Reviews

Updated March 22, 2015
67 reviews filtered by
  • Philadelphia, PA Area
  • Any Job Title
3.6
67 Reviews
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
ARAMARK CEO Eric J. Foss
Eric J. Foss
26 Ratings

67 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Good Company, though lost its way...

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

    I have been working at ARAMARK full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, good clients and good benefits

    Cons

    More bottom line fociused than necessary. Lost sight of the customer and associate

    Advice to Management

    Need more transparency in the career process

  2. My experience working with this company was ok.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Food Service Worker in West Chester, PA
    Current Employee - Food Service Worker in West Chester, PA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working here I was able to work on my own. I was free to take a short break when I wanted.

    Cons

    I wasn't trained at all. I was just thrown into the water. Also I had to quick because supervisor wouldn't comply with my pregnancy.

    Advice to Management

    Management should be more concerned about pregnant employees .

  3. Helpful (1)

    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Helpful (1)

    Decent Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Food Service Worker in West Chester, PA
    Former Employee - Food Service Worker in West Chester, PA

    I worked at ARAMARK part-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Starting pay for base work in minimal unless you're a student or something, like me. So i started at 8.50 which isn't too bad, better than 7.25 or something like that.

    Cons

    My workplace didn't have many cons. Mainly just the shortage of required supplies (uniforms and kitchen utensils)

  6. Helpful (2)

    Human Resources Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Human Resources Intern in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Intern - Human Resources Intern in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at ARAMARK as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of long-term upward mobility

    Cons

    Need to be paid more

  7. Helpful (4)

    Hanging In There

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

    I have been working at ARAMARK full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity to travel and make a position your own. Minor empowerment can become major successes. Felxible time to be in the office or to work from home in order to get projects completed. Employees are encouraged to support the Front Line Managers since the are the represenatatives of the organization.

    Cons

    With continued lay-offs and working to make the company a bit lean there are times when the lack of communication has some spinning their tails. Salaries are not fairly based, if you are a management favorite you then reap the rewards if not you get the consistant yearly 2% increase. Intradepartmental fighting brings down the team spirit. Under utilized talent pool.

  8. Aramark Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Specialist in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Program Specialist in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company philosophy and very community focused

    Cons

    I really don't have any significant cons.

  9. Positive experience, great people to work with.

    Current Employee - Cashier in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Work environment is positive. Good benefits, weekends and holidays off and competitive pay. Great motivation for employees to work hard for incentives and bonuses. Great experience to learn with opportunity to move forward within the company

    Cons

    Lack of technological advancements, older employees seem to be set in their ways with no openness to change. Management communication can improve to set expectations for employees to understand how to better perform the job and fulfill responsibilities.

    Advice to Management

    Improve management communication, consistent feedback and ways to improve.

  10. HR Director

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Director in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Director in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    large global company with many locations

    Cons

    large global company that isn't truly global

  11. Helpful (3)

    Feel Like A PLUG_IN

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - C-8 Executive Chef in Phila, PA
    Former Employee - C-8 Executive Chef in Phila, PA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits. Good people who worked there.

    Cons

    Required to go up and beyond the scope of profession, example 12 hrs per day and running the stewarding as well as being responsible for the food aspect,. should have two different managers, for these kinds of responsibilities.
    came to end of quarter was laid off. Feels like just a plug in for a quarterly term, with little chance to advance or even become competent in job at hand. loading of responsibilities without proper training.

    Advice to Management

    Keep close watch on persons in the director roles. How they treat workers to get end results.

Work at ARAMARK? Share Your Experiences

ARAMARK

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.