ARAMARK

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ARAMARK Reviews

Updated 27 February 2015
Updated 27 February 2015
798 Reviews
3.0
798 Reviews
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ARAMARK CEO Eric J. Foss
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226 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance if you are in the right account, good 401k program and benefits (in 19 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 33 reviews)

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  1.  

    Really enjoyable!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Procurement in London, England
    Current Employee - Procurement in London, England

    I have been working at ARAMARK

    Pros

    A great place for career-minded people who are passionate about what they are doing. Flexible on the work-life balance.

    Cons

    Little job security due to the nature of client contracts.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Going down the pan!

    Current Employee - Manager in Birmingham, England
    Current Employee - Manager in Birmingham, England

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

    Pros

    Got the opportunity to work at the London Olympics which was amazing.

    Cons

    Don't supply the correct uniform or safety shoes.
    No option of growth with training courses.
    National min wage.
    not everyone gets long service recognition for some reason.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk more to your workers they may actually have something useful for the business.
    Focus more on the service rather that what you make on the bottom line....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Aramark south east manston

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant in Manston, England
    Current Employee - Assistant in Manston, England

    I have been working at ARAMARK

    Pros

    None that i can think ofone of the worst jobs around for any benefits

    Cons

    Ive worked at manston foe seven years theres only one way you can further your career is if your face fits any jobs that are going we are never informed just told when the job has gone .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be fairer with your employees with job opportunities

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Services Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Regional Services Manager in London, England

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

    Pros

    I have been with the company for 3 years, they offer a good package and give flexibility. There is very much a collaboration culture, can rely on your colleagues. Some possibilities for promotions. Recently went through restructure and improving processes and procedures.

    Cons

    Not so great benefits (like maternity leave etc). They also have short annual leave allowance of 20 days but you can collect days in lieu. Training programs could be better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at annual leave allowance and training provision.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    At this moment in time , absolute madness ,

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Chef Manager in Nottingham, England
    Current Employee - Chef Manager in Nottingham, England

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

    Pros

    None,none none none none

    Cons

    No stock ,consult unit managers , no help ,consult unit managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to your staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Could be better

    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at ARAMARK

    Pros

    Struggling to find one...

    Cons

    Not enough support or training given, not enough head office people listen to the front line team. Won't supply uniforms for you or safety shoes!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start listening to front line colleagues before you start losing business....They/we know the customer better than anyone.
    Reputation is extremely important but are you really get g a good with at the moment from you employees..?

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    UK Aramark do not work to Aramark ideals

    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

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

    Pros

    I had a great time and felt honoured to have had the chance to be part of the Olympic team.

    Cons

    I understand that businesses have to expect re- structure once in a while to stay competitive, but the way this process was carried out across the East Midlands region by my area manager was disgraceful, if not in some incidences illegal. My team and I all had the arduous task of applying for our own jobs, conveniently re titled to avoid redundancy payments. This process was scheduled to take 10 days, and in actual fact took over 8 weeks, with the roles offered changing 3 times, and appointments/interviews cancelled without notice. Every member of my team was treated unprofessional, and many as a result chose to find alternative employment rather than carry on working for Aramark, maybe what they wanted all along. One of my colleagues heard my area manager discussing my replacement, with his assistant, prior to my interview, and thought it courteous to let me know, my replacement being an ex colleague of the area manager. The final indignity in this whole affair was when I had to share a waiting room with this person, as my manager had arranged his interview directly after mine. In my time as a manager with Aramark, my area manager cancelled 27 business meetings in 3 months, and to say I got very well acquainted with his voice mail is an understatement
    I understand the U. S arm of the company has a fabulous reputation, not so here in the UK.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Choose very carefully, the people below you are not just stepping stones to tread on as you carve your own career.

  9.  

    Cool

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Back of House Kitchen Worker in London, England
    Former Employee - Back of House Kitchen Worker in London, England

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

    Pros

    Being paid weekly was good.

    Cons

    The amount of food for lunch was not enough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More food for people at lunch.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Very good so far

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - General Manager in London, England

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It isn't always one size fits all concepts don't work everywhere

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A company with the worst management systems.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier, Team Member in London, England
    Former Employee - Cashier, Team Member in London, England

    I worked at ARAMARK part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    This 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 ManagementAdvice

    Please read my response to the 'Cons' section and try to improve those aspects.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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