ARAMARK Refreshment

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ARAMARK Refreshment Reviews

Updated August 1, 2014
Updated August 1, 2014
37 Reviews

3.0
37 Reviews
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  1.  

    Fustrated

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    Former Employee - Assistant Kitchen Manager  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Assistant Kitchen Manager in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Very professional food service company. Felt truly appreciated by upper management, also recieved free food, good benefits. No end to what you can learn about institutional food service industry.

    Cons

    Long hours, Little chance of advancement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Clandestine

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate  in  Carson, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Carson, CA

    I worked at ARAMARK Refreshment full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good pay. Teamsters Union if you like a Union job. Very self driven job. Not too many people breathing down your neck and you're out on the road.

    Cons

    Long hours. You're not done until you're done. It can be back breaking work. The managers aren't interested in getting input from the guys in the field.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to listen to their employees suggestions and not be so secretive about their decision making process. They should be more inclusive with their employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ARAMARK Refreshment as a contractor

    Pros

    Working here comes with lots of perks as well as a relaxed office environment.

    Cons

    Growth within company is limited

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    If you are looking for a sales career, don't believe the Aramark propaganda!

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    Current Employee - Sales Specialist  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    The company is financially stable.

    Cons

    If you want the to earn an above average income and have the freedom of an outside sales position. Don't look here. Your opportunities for high commission are very limited and you will be micro managed. There is a constant threat that if you don't report the company required activity numbers, you will be replaced. This results in a culture of prolific false reporting. Managers do not care about their employees. They caed about "hitting their number". There is a "Communistic" feel to working here. Work / Life balance stinks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the field level employees. Create a fun, supportive, engaging work environment and you will get a more productive engaged employee without having to micro manage. Place a much higher value on the customer experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Learning experience!

    Current Employee - Sales Specialist  in  Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Phila, PA

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

    Pros

    Always positions opening up within Aramark since it is a big company there are lots of places to go.

    Cons

    Going through some restructuring of management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Started out as a good employment experience....

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ARAMARK Refreshment full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Monday-Friday work week. Made pretty decent money. You can advance with this company if you play the game.

    Cons

    Leadership/Vision is lacking (locally & nationally). Local leader was very poor. Some markets are better than others as the more successful market centers tended to have better local General Mgr.'s that would not always follow corporate directives (they could do this because they were bringing in the results year after year) and could make sound business decisions on their own that would benefit them/company at the local level. The company seemed to view the potential success of the company as only coming from the top - down which may work for some companies but certainly did not translate to success for this business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know the business better. Get to know your managers better. Get to know the clients better! Bold moves by corporate are only good if they are properly thought out and are relevant in gaining market share. Employees (worker bees) do matter. At least act like you care about them!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    The company gives you plenty of responsibility and pays well with great benefits

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Awesome benefits, and aggressive in gaining market share, really powerful marketing and top of the line products.

    Cons

    Many layers of management requires sometimes lengthy approval process.
    Too many meetings and conference calls imo.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Identify your best workers and promote from within more often.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Overall Great company...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Overall Aramark is very good company with great earnings potential and the potential for growth is defiantly there if you are willing to whatever it takes and work many long hours

    Cons

    Local senior leadership can be very difficult to work with it is a sink or swim kind of environment any request for help will be denied. Austin is a branch and is very understaffed. With this Job you wear all of the hats Business Development Manager ,Route Sales Manger, Operations Manager, Service Manager and Warehouse Manager and your are expected to preform all duties exceptionally well...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the investment to get the right people in the right jobs and keep them. In order to grow with out losing people you must have a support staff

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Kaos

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    Former Employee - RSR  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - RSR in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Employees and co workers were good people, hard workers and dedicated. Most have long standing tenures with ten or more years of service in the industry. Committed to excellent service and high standards of business in building good customer relationships.

    Cons

    Bought out several smaller companies over the past several years. Merging companies assets, employees, customer accounts, products and differing philosophies of business practices caused great confusion and frustration due to poor general management and oversight during major transitions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Assert and insert more confidence and stability down to the lower ranks, give more encouragement and accolades to the heart and soul of the the people who drive the business. Exhibit better more consistent leadership and communication to plug gaps

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    service tech

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ARAMARK Refreshment full-time

    Pros

    union job, good health benifits

    Cons

    union job pay is on a scale not by what experience you have.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    very diorganized company accross the board. from HR to the top

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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