Aramark Higher Education

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Aramark Higher Education Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
145 Reviews
3.0
145 Reviews
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Aramark Higher Education President Chris Hackem
Chris Hackem
62 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible Hours, Level of Creativity, Co-Workers (in 5 reviews)

  • Strong organization, well funded, good benefits (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • upper management was only about the bottom line, work a large staff with part timers' (in 13 reviews)

  • Not much work-life balance if you are salaried (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aramark Higher Education full-time

    Pros

    great company lots of upward mobility good managers great work environment great culture great people great everything

    Cons

    None it was a great organization to work for and would recommend to all at every level of the organization

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great student workers, Terrible Union

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student Manager  in  Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Student Manager in Hartford, CT

    I have been working at Aramark Higher Education part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great for an on campus job. It was easy to get hired and depending on your location the hours were not that bad at all

    Cons

    Working with the different union workers was terrible. They were all lazy that did a sub-par job because they didnt have to put in too much effort

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stronger background checks for union

  3.  

    Terrible work/life balance!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations/Marketing Manager
    Current Employee - Operations/Marketing Manager

    I have been working at Aramark Higher Education full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Room to move around within the company. Chance for promotion.

    Cons

    Lots of hours, policies constantly changing, feels like your barely keeping your head about water, expect way too much from management without enough staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's not the management, its the corporation that needs to look out for their management teams

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Just a step

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Location Manager  in  Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Location Manager in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Aramark Higher Education full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible time
    free food
    good vacations/sick time

    Cons

    no real opportunity for salary growth
    bad for low positions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs some reality check

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Aramark Higher Ed

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

    I have been working at Aramark Higher Education full-time

    Pros

    holidays to enjoy with family, great customer service environment

    Cons

    No training programs initiated effectively

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great co workers, like family

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Food Service Worker
    Current Employee - Food Service Worker

    I have been working at Aramark Higher Education full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Love helping those who I serve.

    Cons

    Not enough money for the hours you put in, and the benefits are expensive. Don't feel appreciated by the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    With out us you can't walk. So treat your legs better than what you treating them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good Company

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

    I worked at Aramark Higher Education

    Pros

    Great benefits for salaried managers. Company has good perk programs with different business that offer discounted products and/or services. Lighter schedule during summer and winter holidays. Good programs for development.

    Cons

    High retention limits the options for advancement in certain regions. Incorporating a diverse workforce slowly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Attention and support are often given to larger accounts in an attempt to retain the business. Being proactive and executing trend setting initiatives prior to problems arising would prevent loss of business.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    The people are no longer Aramarks most valuable asset

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Food Service Director  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Food Service Director in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Aramark Higher Education full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Aramark used to be a great place to work

    Cons

    No work life balance. Very little communication. No care for employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Not great, not horrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student Worker
    Former Employee - Student Worker

    I worked at Aramark Higher Education part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Student managers, supervisors, and the mid level management (i.e. Tim and Jamie) are wonderful
    Other student employees were very friendly
    Good social environment overall

    Cons

    Upper level management puts on a nice face, but is rude and unhelpful
    It didn't feel like Aramark cared at all about hourly employees
    Would rather throw away food than let workers take it home

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Company is good but account was horrible

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Food Service Supervisor  in  East Stroudsburg, PA
    Current Employee - Food Service Supervisor in East Stroudsburg, PA

    I have been working at Aramark Higher Education full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits, meeting new people, hours

    Cons

    Management needs to care more about their employees needs and be more interactive with employees rather than hiding behind closed doors all the time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take on your own work instead of passing it on to lower paid staff, be more compassionate to employees and have more communication between higher ups

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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