ARAMARK
3.1 of 5 501 reviews
www.aramark.com Philadelphia, PA 5000+ Employees

ARAMARK Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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3.1 501 reviews

                             

73% Approve of the CEO

ARAMARK CEO Eric J. Foss

Eric J. Foss

(119 ratings)

56% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Ability to learn various aspects of contract management; opportunity to work in different lines of business"
    in 11 reviews
  • "Good work-life balance if you are in the right account, good 401k program and benefits"
    in 11 reviews
Cons:
  • "Quality of life & work/life balance is horrible"
    in 11 reviews
  • "The upper management that wasn't at the direct location was never seen"
    in 21 reviews
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Have been treated well

General Manager (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

I have been working at ARAMARK full-time for more than 8 years

ProsAs a manager, you are allowed to act as an entrepreneur, running your business with a support network of, primarily IT applications with overhead costs borne by the company, generally. Good work-life balance if you are in the right account, good 401k program and benefits.

ConsChallenges include lack of human support as cuts are made at the corporate level, programs rolled out to the field with no allowance for covering the cost from the account, programs rolled out to the field with what seems to be incomplete consideration of operational issues, extended wait times as more service matters are consigned to phone support (an operator doesn't have 35 minutes to sit on hold to follow up a pay issue)

Advice to Senior ManagementConsider expanding support instead of continuing to contract support. A corporate value is Front Line First but that doesn't seem to be being "lived" by the company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Working in Accounting/Finance has become a challenge...

Accounting/Finance (Current Employee)
Philadelphia, PA (US)

I have been working at ARAMARK full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGreat work/life balance, challenging workload, approachable management, opportunity to cross departments and lines of business.

ConsUnorganized restructuring of accounting/finance departments has lead to an unachievable workload for those who have remained loyal and stayed with the company.

Advice to Senior ManagementShow that you appreciate and respect your employees, and be honest in regards to restructuring.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company with many incentives for management.

Director of Finance (Former Employee)
Philadelphia, PA (US)

I worked at ARAMARK full-time for more than 10 years

ProsStock option purchase plan for management.

Consno work at home option; limited flexibility.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Place to work

Senior Accounting Assistant (Current Employee)
Nashville, TN (US)

I have been working at ARAMARK full-time for less than a year

ProsGreat benefits and the opportunities for growth are endless. There are many perks for working with this company including many corporate discounts. Opportunities to travel are perks as well.

ConsAramark does not do a great job training employees. Seems disorganized at times. I feel like the pay for the position was below the average for the type of work I was doing.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Best in the hospitality business

Food Service Director (Former Employee)
Kansas City, MO (US)

I worked at ARAMARK full-time for more than 5 years

ProsAdvancement opportunities are there. Work in very challenging and the rewards are there.

ConsYou have to be available to work all hours seven days a week

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep taking care of your people

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great experience so far

Lead Baker (Current Employee)
Columbus, OH (US)

I have been working at ARAMARK full-time for less than a year

ProsEveryone works together as a team. I love seeing the Executive Chef and the Foodservice Director helping out. Great benefits and pay. Management is very encouraging and positive.

ConsNone yet, really. Maybe a little slow on hiring additional help. My training was a little lacking, but I'm a quick learner and love to figure things out myself, so I've managed.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't really have any advice yet.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great People

Intern (Current Employee)
Chapel Hill, NC (US)

I have been working at ARAMARK as an intern for more than a year

ProsMid level management is understanding and easy to work with. They are flexible with my schedule. There are plenty of opportunities to join projects and further develop skills.

ConsSometimes mid level management elects to take short cuts and come back to tough questions when they come up later, which can be hard for someone who likes to be thorough from the beginning.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Experience

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at ARAMARK

ProsThe program offers an excellent way to learn by doing.

ConsThere is a lot to do on a daily basis and your employees may not be so willing to do the tasks that are delegated to them.

Advice to Senior ManagementSome things simply do not work on the front lines. Take some time to ask the advice of those underneath you.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Floor Supervisor (Former Employee)
Parma, OH (US)

I worked at ARAMARK full-time for more than a year

ProsExcellent HR, unlimited opportunities, paid OT

ConsUnion Env. was very challenging with a predominantly Cleveland work force

Advice to Senior ManagementCJ Rocks!!!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Full of education

Catering Director (Current Employee)
Carrollton, GA (US)

I have been working at ARAMARK full-time for more than a year

ProsThe people, the people, the people

ConsThe workload, the hours, the workload

Advice to Senior ManagementGet a very detailed offer letter. Be willing to relocate or face stagnation. Ask for more money.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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