ARAMARK Reviews

Updated April 21, 2015
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Pros
  • Good work-life balance if you are in the right account, good 401k program and benefits (in 19 reviews)

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

Cons
  • They have great training programs, great work life balance, great benefits (in 21 reviews)

  • The upper management that wasn't at the direct location was never seen (in 33 reviews)

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  1. Operation Manager

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    Former Employee - Director of Operations in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Director of Operations in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at ARAMARK full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Benefits were good close to home

    Cons

    Didn't promote women, overlooked them for less qualified men. Its a man would

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the most qualified candidates even if it's a women.

  2. Terrible management

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ARAMARK

    Pros

    It was easy to get hired from this company.

    Cons

    The had terrible management because no one paid attention to needs of employees

  3. Poor management

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    Current Employee - RSR in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - RSR in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at ARAMARK

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

    Pros

    Work at your own pace

    Cons

    No help from management at all

    Advice to Management

    Care about your job and customers

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  5. Helpful (1)

    UGH!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ARAMARK

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Well, there are really no pros to working here. What used to provide a good work/life balance is gone. Schedules are slashed based on some outside consultant that seems to have absolutely no idea on how to run a food operation.

    Cons

    Micro-managing, poor training, dump new programs without proper training or working bugs out of systems but hold everyone accountable to the screwed up numbers.

  6. Become a family

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ARAMARK

    Pros

    flexible schedule, get to taste food,

    Cons

    temp service, no movement up in company, keep you in their system,unorganized, cut hours, make you work a lot with less pay

  7. Helpful (1)

    I have experienced a somewhat regretful experience being employed by the starbucks branch under this company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Starbucks Barista in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Starbucks Barista in Tampa, FL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Only pros that I can say that I have noticed while working here is that they are somewhat flexible with your schedule.

    Cons

    Don't get me started. Upper management is horrendous, there is no opprotunity for advancement within the company, management often comes into store angry and yells at the workers in front of employees.

    Advice to Management

    Fire everyone honestly

  8. Helpful (1)

    They don't care

    Current Employee - Barista
    Current Employee - Barista

    I have been working at ARAMARK

    Pros

    My chances of getting fired for being lazy are slim to none, since I'm not lazy, but clearly they don't let my coworkers go for it either

    Cons

    Upper management doesn't care even remotely about the actual labor force. The pay is awful, but you can't quit because if you work on a university campus like I do they'll just find another grunt to fill the space.

    They take all of the standard benefits from the companies they franchise away from the employees. I work at a franchised Starbucks, but we don't get any of the same benefits.

    They cut hours to save money without caring that it leaves the store short staffed.

    Advice to Management

    Consider how your desires to save money effect your employees. If there is no reason to care, they won't try their hardest.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Working at Aramark was like working In a 3 ring circus...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Driver in Oregon City, OR
    Former Employee - Driver in Oregon City, OR

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

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

    Pros

    If I could give any reason to work there I honestly do not know what it would be.... weekends off is the only thing that comes to mind....

    Cons

    Where do I start.... There is no communication at all it is awful and as a route guy you being the face of the company you get dealt the most crap... Management does not follow through at all... price increases all the time.... the place is Just a joke. Ask a client who has aramark for there uniform rentals or linens or other needs... 7 out of 10 will say how awful they are... Family life kiss that good by... Equipment try driving trucks with over 320000 miles no heater no head lights just junk of equipment.... Unless you are a route driver who has seniority then you get a nice truck...if not they just c r a p on you

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    Advice to Management

    Learn how to communicate... Update your equipment... Try to stop ripping every one off...

  10. Helpful (1)

    worst job ever

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    Current Employee - Management in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Management in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at ARAMARK full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    there are no pros for this unfair labor company. The most racist company I have ever worked for.

    Cons

    The same comments as for the pro.

    Advice to Management

    Follow up on your complaint from a corporate stand point.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Terrible for student employees

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ARAMARK

    Pros

    working part time while in school, extra pocket money, flexible hours

    Cons

    taking advantage of students, no benefits, overworked, micromanaging

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