ARAMARK Reviews

Updated 1 October 2014
Updated 1 October 2014
666 Reviews
3.0
666 Reviews
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ARAMARK CEO Eric J. Foss
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187 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance if you are in the right account, good 401k program and benefits (in 16 reviews)

  • Ability to learn various aspects of contract management; opportunity to work in different lines of business (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • They have great training programs, great work life balance, great benefits (in 20 reviews)

  • The upper management that wasn't at the direct location was never seen (in 27 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for.

    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at ARAMARK part-time

    Pros

    I work for them at a local high school. I'm off when the kids are off.

    Cons

    None so far, don't anticipate any.

  2.  

    Good experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cook
    Former Employee - Cook

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

    Pros

    I worked here during college as a way to afford my expenses. The managers were nice and very understanding that school came first. An over all good experiecne.

    Cons

    I was paid minimum wage as a student and quite often they were overly strict with certain policies that seemed unnecessary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more than minimum wage.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    worthwhile experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Conference Manager  in  Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Conference Manager in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)

    I have been working at ARAMARK full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    lots of support if you have the right mentor.

    Cons

    alot of work even on your days off

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ensure all employees have equal work loads.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Aramark is a great company to work for the benefits are great.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier/Barista  in  Highland Hills, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Cashier/Barista in Highland Hills, OH (US)

    I have been working at ARAMARK part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    You can get a degree in culinary arts that aramark pays for.

    Cons

    You really work hard and a lot of standing on your feet

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We should be able to have chairs at our register and not stand on our feet on concrete floor.

    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Fair giant needs work to be good.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Food Service Manager  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Food Service Manager in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at ARAMARK full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Your location or DM/GM, determines your success with the company. And their poise will come from the clients patience. Opportunities for advancements are amazing as long as you're able to relocate if necessary. Overall culture is a great experience. Learned a lot from others along the way. PTO/Vacation is fair after employed for a while. Company is really huge. You can go as far as you want.

    Cons

    Very tight in some lines of business. Training is to a minimum due to budget restraints. High turnover in big wigs. Just as you learn their names, they're gone and then their ideas diminish. Compensation takes a while to be adjusted just from inflation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You get what you pay for. Pay your employees. Have them trained. Restructure the bonus program for the DMs, GMs and Directors. Not to mention the Managers especially. Show Band 8 Managers some love also. Maybe a Christmas gift card instead of a turkey or maybe some low turnover % $'s. There's a bigger picture of importance than just numbers even though numbers don't lie.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Banquet Server

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ARAMARK

    Pros

    Good pay if including tips.

    Cons

    Working hours fluctuate from 5am to 11pm

  8.  

    A good place to begin your career

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Specialist  in  Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Specialist in Philadelphia, PA (US)

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

    Pros

    1) Good place to begin your career
    2) Lots of training and networking opportunities
    3) Lots of opportunities for advancement

    If you are hard working and ambitious this is a great place to begin your career. There are plenty of opportunities for growth within the company and internal candidates certainly have a leg-up in the interview process.

    Cons

    1) Poor work-life balance
    2) Changing company culture that is not "Aramark" cultur

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Aramark sells services (services = people) not products. There is a reason that a lot of the top talent has left over the past two years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Front Line Manager in healthcare

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - FLM
    Current Employee - FLM

    I have been working at ARAMARK full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Pay can be good with good performance and if you have a good boss

    Cons

    Company cares only about money, not it's employees or it's clients. So money focused that service is often not provided

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Caring about your customers needs will result in client retention and financial betterment to Aramark.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ok company. Not concerned with your long term goals.

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

    I have been working at ARAMARK full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The pay is good, so are benefits.

    Cons

    The management has no concern about your long term goals, only how you can help them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with your employees honestly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Fast paced growth company which is very political.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager  in  Pine Bluff, AR (US)
    Current Employee - General Manager in Pine Bluff, AR (US)

    I have been working at ARAMARK full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fast paced growth environment with opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    Can be a meat grinder for those not on top.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember your employees are the heart and soul of the organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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