ARAMARK Uniform and Career Apparel

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ARAMARK Uniform and Career Apparel Reviews

Updated December 19, 2014
Updated December 19, 2014
186 Reviews
2.5
186 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The company does have some good benefits even though their not as good as they used to be (in 21 reviews)

  • Good pay, ok benefits, career opportunities, of you're willing to relocate (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • If you are to succeed you must be willing to give up your work life balance (in 10 reviews)

  • Managing 30 to 40 % price increases every year and having to manage retaining the business (in 18 reviews)

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  1.  

    Blah

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accounts Receivable Specialist in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Accounts Receivable Specialist in Lexington-Fayette, KY

    I worked at ARAMARK Uniform and Career Apparel full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Okay pay if you have no experience.
    Decent Benefits
    Days (every once in a while) when they feed us.

    Cons

    Not a fan of call centers and you have to stay available on you phone to take incoming calls. You also have to make outbound calls to businesses in your Market Center to collect aging accounts - they even make you call businesses that are current and not past due. I hated that and so did the customers.
    Customers would send it payments and the check would be cashed but sitting out in space and we'd still have to call and collect without having time to fully research their payment.
    Never had to solve issues in your Market Center because you had to make a certain amount of phone calls per day and couldn't work over slight over time. Couldn't even remain in the building and spend free time trying to research customer payments
    Does not allow time for Customer Service.
    Has a point system.
    Sometimes have multiple Specialist calling on the same accounts which is confusing to the customer, some people who call don't event notate the database so when you call the customer is angry because they just spoke to someone or relayed information to someone else that failed to enter it in the database.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do better!

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    It all depends on the location.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - District Manager in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - District Manager in Richmond, VA

    I worked at ARAMARK Uniform and Career Apparel full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Extensive training, above average pay and benefits. Good community involvement.

    Cons

    Seemingly always short-staffed and hiring process moves like a glacier. Administration competency varies greatly from location to location.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You spend $1000's and countless hours training front line managers, then have them report to GMs who have no idea of company policies and processes. I was actually disciplined for failing to commit a business conduct policy violation. Yes, you read that right.

    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Eh..

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accounts Receivable in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Accounts Receivable in Lexington-Fayette, KY

    I worked at ARAMARK Uniform and Career Apparel full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people I worked with were mostly really great people that I enjoyed working with and helping out when needed. You will talk to a lot of different people on a day to day basis. Pay and benefits were decent.

    Cons

    Training left a lot to be desired depending on what area you were in. Sometimes it felt like you were just thrown to the wolves and were supposed to fend for yourself. Some of the rules weren't really fair to real world problems that can sometimes arise. Unrealistic goals you were supposed to hit every day/week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really listen to your employees and their concerns/complaints. Don't just hire bodies, hire people that are best suited for the job and can help you keep customer relationships positive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    In twelve years with this company, I experienced much success providing a positive gain by controlling production budget

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Plant Manager in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Plant Manager in Nashville, TN

    I worked at ARAMARK Uniform and Career Apparel full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I felt like I was a major contributer to the success of the company, as well as creating an atmosphere where people wanted to come to work everyday. I took on the responsibilities that others did not care to want to do. Worked diligently each week to ensure that the job got done.

    Cons

    Political structure changed dramatically with the insertion of a GM of Production. The lack of knowledge of this person with respect to the daily work requirements complicated the overall culture with the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure that the personnel in charge of a facility has adequate knowledge or the willingness to take good advice from the right people to keep the business operating as it should.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    An unfriendly place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Burbank, CA

    I worked at ARAMARK Uniform and Career Apparel as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very profitable company. And pay bonus were generous.

    Cons

    Leadership by fear and intimidation. No work life balance. Company direction changed continually.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees like humans not machines.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Sales

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at ARAMARK Uniform and Career Apparel full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good people in middle management. I learned a lot about the sales process and business to business sales. They provide a gas card and a car allowance.

    Cons

    pay cuts happened to all the sales force. upper management is always trying to recreate the wheel, company recently went public so you have someone looking over you back always. Service is hard to work with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit trying to change everything every 6 months. In sales it seems that they are cutting staff all the time, Training is good but the market in uniform sales is bad lots of competition with other uniform companies, hard to make money there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great hands on experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Step Up II Leadership Summer Intern
    Former Employee - Step Up II Leadership Summer Intern

    I worked at ARAMARK Uniform and Career Apparel as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The company really values its employees and does a great job of recognizing those who do well. The Company has great growth opportunity and so many business units that you can work in.

    Cons

    The internship program is new so managers sometimes did not know everything that was going on with the hiring process. There was little communication as to when the internship would end.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Opportunities, great place to start your career.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cherry Hill, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cherry Hill, NJ

    I have been working at ARAMARK Uniform and Career Apparel full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities to move in management positions especially if you will relocate. 401k. A lot of great networking opportunities.

    Cons

    Work life balance, compensation- negotiate high when you come in the door you will be there for awhile with raises of 1-3 percent. As with all companies not just Aramark medical insurance is declining each year. Union employees make it difficult to manage business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employe appreciation such has work loads lightened so work-life balance can be improved. Empower market center mangers to run their businesses

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Aramark Uniform Services

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ARAMARK Uniform and Career Apparel

    Pros

    Good Pay, Good job stability

    Cons

    Hard Work, long hours, miscommunication

  11.  

    Aramark is a great place to work.

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

    I have been working at ARAMARK Uniform and Career Apparel full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, Good people to work with. Everyone is very goal oriented. Good pay.

    Cons

    Too much micro-management from senior management at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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