ARAMARK

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ARAMARK Reviews

Updated Jul 25, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.1 605 reviews

72% Approve of the CEO

ARAMARK CEO Eric J. Foss

Eric J. Foss

(167 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance if you are in the right account, good 401k program and benefits(in 15 reviews)

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


Cons
  • It has a horrible work life balance(in 17 reviews)

  • The upper management that wasn't at the direct location was never seen(in 25 reviews)

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    Cool

    Back of House Kitchen Worker (Former Employee) London, England

    ProsBeing paid weekly was good.

    ConsThe amount of food for lunch was not enough.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore food for people at lunch.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very good so far

    General Manager (Current Employee) London, England

    ProsMy immediate bosses they are fantastic the family feeling of being in our team is great

    ConsOur office culture is encouraging and empowering I can make my own decisions and drive my business for my client

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt isn't always one size fits all concepts don't work everywhere

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

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    A company with the worst management systems.

    Cashier, Team Member (Former Employee) London, England

    ProsThe wages are good, I'd say and you don't have to spend money on meals when you're working.

    ConsThis is list is not gonna end. There is no value of the opinions of the ones that are below in the chain, the managers always seem to be pissed off and they tell you off for the simplest reasons. The workers are made to feel that they are working FOR Aramark, not working WITH Aramark and I believe the outcomes would be much better if the managers let the workers feel that it's all about group achievement in this sector of business.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease read my response to the 'Cons' section and try to improve those aspects.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    No problems in my employment and good pay as a high school student.

    Mess Steward (Former Employee) Wattisham, England

    ProsGood pay, good work experience for a high school student that had no prior experience - I'm glad they gave me a chance. Good holiday, and a nice Christmas bonus too.

    ConsProbably should have been given more training, particularly in COSHH. There were times I realised I was lacking training which was made more difficult by the fact I worked alone on weekends, for example I didn't know how to give a customer a refund, and there was no present who could do this for me.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure the staff is fully trained and supported when in need of help.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Weymouth Olympic Sailing Village

    Front of House Supervisor (Former Employee) Weymouth, England

    ProsThey paid me a decent wage
    My colleagues were all friendly and supportive
    I enjoyed being given Instant responsibility

    ConsManagement were sometimes reluctant to make changes
    Over an 8 hours shift would have nothing to do for 4 hours and then be swamped for the other 4 though that's the nature of the culinary industry perhaps.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe team could be used more effectively. We never had the correct number of staff - always too many or too few.

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    Great First Job.

    Cashier (Former Employee) Hayward, CA (US)

    ProsYou get a flexible if your a student.

    ConsCustomers can be hostile and rude.

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    Good

    Student Worker (Former Employee) Tampa, FL (US)

    ProsEasy, Campus job, and flexible hours.

    ConsVery low raises (3 yrs of work increase to $0.30 total). Failure to acknowledge hard workers. Keep bad workers employed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

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

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    Excellent Place to Work

    Senior Financial Analyst (Current Employee) Philadelphia, PA (US)

    ProsGreat mobility and a great place to grow in your career.

    ConsI can't think of any cons

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

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    I have been a host, patient ambassadoe, room service co-ordinator, and currently a diet assistant.

    Diet Assistant (Current Employee) Irving, TX (US)

    ProsThe people are all caring for the patients, and staff.

    ConsThere are a lot of different challenges at the same time, but that is what I like to solve the problums.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey need to talk with their employees to see what is really going on at the workplace.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company with great people

    Communications Manager (Former Employee) Philadelphia, PA (US)

    Prosgreat people with good company values

    Consvery large company so sometimes you feel like a number

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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