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Aramark Overall Is A Very Good Company To Work For...

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Current Employee - Food Service Director in Tampa, FL
Current Employee - Food Service Director in Tampa, FL

I have been working at ARAMARK

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great place to work for a work/life balance...however the salary ranges are not the most competitive. You have to negotiate your own salary or they will low ball you.

Cons

Have to relocate for just about any kind of promotion...not very good in all cases. Spend time to inspect and evaluate the company and the job before you decide to join. It can be a very good job if it is what you are looking to do. The company used to spend a lot more money on the employees, but these are hard times...

Advice to Management

Please find more ways to thank the FLM's and FTE's for all they do. We used to do regional meetings....

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  1. Quality of Life job, but slow for career advancement...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Food Service Director
    Current Employee - Food Service Director

    I have been working at ARAMARK

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Quality of Life. Coming from restaurants and crazy, ever changing shift schedules, I now work Monday through Friday. I have the ability to leave if something comes up and family is first throughout Aramark. I started Aramark with 26 paid days off per year (10 holidays, 6 personal days, 10 vacation days) and left a major chain restaurant after 10 years with 15 paid vacation days off per year...

    Cons

    It's still the food serive industry and many times you have to get in the trenches and cook, restock items, run catering orders and so on. That's with any small business though...

    Advice to Management

    Not all corporate policies and programs apply to every account. Many of them are productivity killers and do not add value to every account.

  2. ARAMARK Higher Education - good place to be if you rather work hard than smart

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Can't Disclose - This Would Give Me Away in Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Can't Disclose - This Would Give Me Away in Phila, PA

    I worked at ARAMARK

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    One need not be very bright to be successful. The culture rewards people who are comfortable in working extremely hard in a reactive mode. At the leadership level (Band 5) you have a lot of opportunity to play golf in the course of doing business. It is fun to spend a lot of time on college campuses. Most people want to do a good job. If you are young, unattached, and interested in living in different parts of the country, then you have an opportunity to move up in the company. Many times the most critical factor in filling positions is willingnes to relocate.

    Cons

    They do not know what to do with smart people. They do not want to think strategically - it is too difficult as is calls for people to be introspective of the impact of current practices on future opportunities for growth. Many of the leadership level people (band 5) in the field started out as work-study caferteria workers in college and jocks. If you did not hang out with that crowd in college, you probably will not want to do so now. Dealing with college administrators can be very difficult for two reasons. First - they lack a fundamental understanding of how business works, therefore they struggle with understanding rationale business decisions. Second - colleges use the dining programs as a major source of revenue to fund school budgets. This puts enoumous pressure on the dining managers to balance quality and affordability.

    Advice to Management

    Stop saddling the field with enormous growth targets every year - this causes an unreasonable and unfair level of stress for all involved. Compensate the leadership level more fairly - Band 5s are paid 20% below market. Make it a requirement that no one in the HQ Tower can achieve Band 5 until they have proven themselves for at least 2 years in a field role. This will cut down on some of the well intended, but ignorant decision making in HQ.

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