ARAMARK Reviews

Updated 29 October 2014
Updated 29 October 2014
697 Reviews
3.0
697 Reviews
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ARAMARK CEO Eric J. Foss
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance if you are in the right account, good 401k program and benefits (in 17 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 21 reviews)

  • The upper management that wasn't at the direct location was never seen (in 30 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    It's a great company, just all depend on which division you are working in. By far I think the CPS/k-12 is the hardest but a great experince

    Current Employee - Area Manager in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at ARAMARK full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pay is ok, there is a lot of training for management

    Cons

    To much driving. I spend more time driving that I actually work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Boring and Uneventful

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ARAMARK

    Pros

    Free ticket to a ball game

    Cons

    unorganized
    bad pay
    workplace environment was terrible
    politics with bosses
    high turnover rate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promore from within
    treat others better
    organize organize and organize

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    The training provided was very helpful.

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    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Lansing, KS (US)
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Lansing, KS (US)

    I worked at ARAMARK full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Management willing to help RSR succeed.

    Cons

    Upper management unorganized and not willing to assist RSR's

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Positive experience, great people to work with.

    Current Employee - Cashier in Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Cashier in Philadelphia, PA (US)

    I have been working at ARAMARK full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Work environment is positive. Good benefits, weekends and holidays off and competitive pay. Great motivation for employees to work hard for incentives and bonuses. Great experience to learn with opportunity to move forward within the company

    Cons

    Lack of technological advancements, older employees seem to be set in their ways with no openness to change. Management communication can improve to set expectations for employees to understand how to better perform the job and fulfill responsibilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve management communication, consistent feedback and ways to improve.

  6.  

    Aramark Review

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    Former Employee - Program Specialist in Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Program Specialist in Philadelphia, PA (US)

    I worked at ARAMARK full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great company philosophy and very community focused

    Cons

    I really don't have any significant cons.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A experience like no other!

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    Current Employee - EMT in Colorado Springs, CO (US)
    Current Employee - EMT in Colorado Springs, CO (US)

    I have been working at ARAMARK full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Beautiful views and during the summer plenty of hours and fairly flexible schedule. Most of the employees interact as if we are all one great big family and stay in contact beond just working together

    Cons

    My biggest problem is dealin with the altitude it can be bothersme and a. It difficult to acclimate to. As with all companies they have their ups and downs but I wish the management took the role of their EMTs more seriously instead of just employees that cost the company money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If it was your mom, dad, son, daughter and they were in need of medical attention how would you want them to be treated? EMTs could play such a vital role in bringing new customers and receiving revisits from people who are a bit unsure about their safety and the summit of a 14er

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    fulfilling, rewarding, integrity, fair

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ARAMARK full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity, rewards, integrity, support, knowledge

    Cons

    cliques, sheltered, untrusting, slow to react

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    excellent

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    Former Employee - Radiology Service Engineer in Hagerstown, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Radiology Service Engineer in Hagerstown, MD (US)

    I worked at ARAMARK full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    different interesting and challenging task

    Cons

    too many upper management meetings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    cut down meeting

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    It was okay easy for students

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ARAMARK part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They raise your pay every few months. It was a very easy job. management was nice

    Cons

    Not any that I can really think of. An easy job if you are a full time student they work around your classes really well

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    really nice managers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Feel Like A PLUG_IN

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    Former Employee - C-8 Executive Chef in Phila, PA (US)
    Former Employee - C-8 Executive Chef in Phila, PA (US)

    I worked at ARAMARK full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits. Good people who worked there.

    Cons

    Required to go up and beyond the scope of profession, example 12 hrs per day and running the stewarding as well as being responsible for the food aspect,. should have two different managers, for these kinds of responsibilities.
    came to end of quarter was laid off. Feels like just a plug in for a quarterly term, with little chance to advance or even become competent in job at hand. loading of responsibilities without proper training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep close watch on persons in the director roles. How they treat workers to get end results.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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