ARAMARK Reviews

Updated July 4, 2015
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ARAMARK CEO Eric J. Foss
Eric J. Foss
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Pros
  • The people are great and work-life balance is the best here (in 19 reviews)

  • Ability to learn various aspects of contract management; opportunity to work in different lines of business (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • work life balance could improve (in 21 reviews)

  • too many upper management meetings (in 33 reviews)

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  1. Food Service Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Food Service Manager in Garland, TX
    Former Employee - Food Service Manager in Garland, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Very good company to work for, benefits are very good

    Cons

    When starting a brand new venture, more than just want to has to be in place.

    Advice to Management

    Choose those whom are to put together new ventures that has great implications to your company, really surround themselves with better people that has the same goals for the company in mind


  2. Helpful (1)

    Could have better management team.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Food Prep, Cook, Server, Cashier in Starkville, MS
    Former Employee - Food Prep, Cook, Server, Cashier in Starkville, MS

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

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

    Pros

    The hours were great. The balance were great.

    Cons

    Too few breaks for long work hours. Some management members were horrible.

    Advice to Management

    Change the management so that they are not able to pick favorites.


  3. na

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant

    I have been working at ARAMARK (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    they keep you busy on a daily basis never boring

    Cons

    need advancement route for the admin people not ignore them


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  5. Good Salary & Benefits, Low Morale

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Bel Air, MD
    Current Employee - Sales in Bel Air, MD

    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

    Good Salary & Benefits Package
    Excellent product offering
    Room to grow & move up in the company
    Flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Low morale comes in waves, everyone seems to get sucked in.
    No formal training on products or services you are to be selling
    Commission structure for management level sales employees is poor and demotivating
    Paperwork and 'putting out fires' consumes 75% of your day to day (not the case for local sales consultants- management level only)

    Advice to Management

    Formal training is a must!!
    Reminder that most sales people are motivated by money. When the commission payout is low, even with a good salary, it can be very demotivating.


  6. Food Service

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Food Server in Bellingham, WA
    Former Employee - Food Server in Bellingham, WA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The company had a fantastic policy on keeping the workplace organized and clean. There were monthly meetings in which we were required to attend and discuss the latest months goals, future plans and food safety procedures. The managers were respectful, and there to assist you when you had any questions or concerns. Overall a wonderful place to work at. While being a full time student the dining hall has been a very flexible and and helpful place to work at.

    Cons

    A very progressive company with a lot of growth for student development.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  7. Helpful (4)

    DO

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Operations
    Current Employee - Director of Operations

    I have been working at ARAMARK full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity. If your willing to relocate, you will move up.

    Cons

    Entry level location manager job is tough. If you can endure and get to run your own account things get much better

    Advice to Management

    Hang in there. Bonus level management is nice and the hard work pays off


  8. Great company

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

    I have been working at ARAMARK

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

    Pros

    Amazing work life balance, great benefits and even better managers. Success is a team effort and it is apparent here.

    Cons

    Not much I can say about this company that isn't great.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up.


  9. Operations Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Environmental Services Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Environmental Services Manager in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at ARAMARK

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Abundance of opportunity and growth within the company.

    Cons

    Fast paced can be hectic at times can consume your down time if not balanced right.

    Advice to Management

    Get the facts first before reacting or any decision making do your homework.


  10. New hire

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ARAMARK part-time

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

    Pros

    The managers really work well with you throughout the hiring process. They give you great advice I would say as to how to get things done on the job. They train you out the gate and if you have any questions just ask. They tell you what to expect & they are ok with you requesting not to be placed on the work schedule. They try to work with you.

    Cons

    New management so the current employees are a little untrained when it comes to the correct by the book way to do things.

    Advice to Management

    Continue with what you're doing. Glad to see new management that's willing to train & go the extra mile to help employees.


  11. Financial Analyst

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Philadelphia, PA

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

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

    Pros

    great learning experience, coworkers, exposure, support

    Cons

    salary could be better, hours could be better..but overall is a comfortable place



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