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Aramark Reviews

Updated June 27, 2017
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Pros
  • The work life balance was the reason I took the job (in 67 reviews)

  • Great company with great people, helping clients with great solutions (in 121 reviews)

Cons
  • No work life balance support of leadership is weak cavewhen things get tough they cave (in 107 reviews)

  • Lack of connection from the upper management to the workers (in 173 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Nice company for seasonal work"

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    Former Employee - Server in Laramie, WY
    Former Employee - Server in Laramie, WY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aramark (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are a lot of great, interesting locations to work in. Have contracts in some awesome national parks. Not contract work.

    Cons

    Low paying seasonal work. No benefits for seasonal employees.


  2. "Good work"

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    Former Employee - Night Maintenance in Scranton, PA
    Former Employee - Night Maintenance in Scranton, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aramark full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people, good times, best supervisor there is

    Cons

    The hours were offset from standard shift, for instance night shift was 8p-4a, where standard might be 11-7

    Advice to Management

    Listen

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Executive Chef"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Chef in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Executive Chef in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aramark full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Aramark is strong National & International Company

    Cons

    Revise hourly pay than we can compete with the market when we hiring new employees


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Fairly Decent."

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Huntersville, NC
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Huntersville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fairly laid back. Not many calls like a regular call center. Set schedules, but voluntary OT pops up from time to time.

    Cons

    Could use a little more holding team accountable, but they're extremely confrontational. Again, that's the culture that's created, though.

    Advice to Management

    Being firm doesn't mean that you have to be a grouch and being kind and courteous doesn't mean that you have to be a pushover. Find the balance.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Cool Job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cool job, great atmosphere, upper management were cool, paid well

    Cons

    like most places when season was coming to an end they didn't want tell you when to expect the lay off


  6. Helpful (1)

    "A great experience"

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    Current Employee - Production Chef in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Production Chef in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aramark full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Well, in my experience working for five years there is the team work, deferent type of food we prepare. I like the way organize the menus.

    Cons

    Avery day I have challenges, and I always see a way to finish them.
    Aramark to me, was end still being my perfect job ever. I'm very thankful.

    Advice to Management

    Well , I will say more team work. And make us always feel as a family that's very important to my because in that way I feel more motivate every day.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "A2L Program"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aramark full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people. From the 1st day, I felt that I had support but also plenty of autonomy to make my own management decisions that would directly impact the business. Lots of trust from directors and other managers to accept someone straight out of college and let them manage others. Overall really great program and I highly recommend it!

    Cons

    Not knowing what the next steps are. Aramark doesn't do a very good job communicating what the next steps are for graduates. I'm still not sure if I'll have an opportunity to move and still stay with the company.

  8. "Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aramark part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to move up.

    Cons

    Working with people that were entry level and untrained


  9. "No direction, just get the work done"

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    Former Employee - Accountant in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Accountant in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Better than not working, good people to work with

    Cons

    Low salary in comparison to area, bad management

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees


  10. "Good for part time way to make money, but not much else"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harrisonburg, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harrisonburg, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aramark part-time

    Pros

    Co-workers are very friendly and compassionagte

    Cons

    Management is hard to work with and can sometimes seem uninterested in problems

    Advice to Management

    Try harder to connect with employees and listen to constructive criticism


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