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)

55% 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 16 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 16 reviews)

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

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    Amazing and employee friendly work environment, and also allowed for job rotation, thereby eliminating work burn-out

    Junior Clerk/Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) Kamloops, BC

    ProsFlexibility, Teamwork and room for career development. Also was opened to employees to bring ideas to the table and there was also open door policy.

    ConsLow wage and due to the environment (school) it had it's slow days. Which as a result give employees less work hours.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you are doing because your employees love it. The open door policy keeps the employees motivated knowing they can be heard when they have complains.

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

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    good

    Cleaner (Current Employee) Pictou, NS

    Prossteady money is always payed on time

    Conslearning the work ,the hours

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    General Help at university food court

    General Help (Former Employee) Ottawa, ON

    ProsCo-worker, schedule flexibility, great way to make money on campus, location, supervisor

    Consmanager, have to your work shoes and pants using own money and they were pretty picky about it

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt would be better if the manager and whole leader team have some sort of procedures to follow.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Ok for a summer job

    Cashier (Former Employee) Vancouver, BC

    ProsThere are some tips and it's easy job overall.

    ConsUnorganized as in its more on the job training then anything. They don't show you how to do certain things until the time comes.

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    Cook (Former Employee) Edmonton, AB

    Proseasy jobs everyone can do them

    Consgot some complains from supervisons

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    Canadian Market is not respected and valued

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Toronto, ON

    ProsStable business, life work balance

    ConsUS doesn't appreciate the canadian market and downgrade it into a regional office. Authority of making business decision has been pulled back to Corporate Office.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    General Help

    Cashier (Current Employee) Ottawa, ON

    ProsFlexible hours
    tolerance for students when they have exams or projects

    Consminimum wage, poor career opportunities

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Happy with friendly colleagues but not the selfish and lazy supervisor.

    Cashier (Former Employee) Edmonton, AB

    ProsEsay job even though sometimes is tired.

    Conslow pay rate and never get more even though you work for Aramerk around a couple years.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt's so terrible that the pay rate doen't change at all after 3 years. Hope the owner can benefits the employees more.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Boring

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Toronto, ON

    ProsJob Security, medical care, people are nice, relax. It's a good job for people who want to retire or house wife who just want to earn a stable and secured income.

    ConsPoor middle level management. Poor technology ( we were using some old printing and cutting machines from the 70s!) Lack of training.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore career opportunities. More 360 degree evaluations. Channels of communicating to upper level management. More employee training should be provided.

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    Very dissappointed and demoralized working for this company.

    Food Service Manager (Former Employee) Peterborough, ON

    ProsI enjoyed learning the various food programmes, and becoming familiar with the policies and procedures of the many franchises contracted with ararmark. Many food programmes were fun and innovative. I learned also that lying and cheating play a much larger role in some corporate structures than I had previously witnessed.

    ConsMiddle management are actually worse off than the unionized employees, which can breed a resentment. They are also the most disposable when there are disputes or grievances. Union reps are very aware of this. There is an old boys club mentality in the management echelon.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo not rely on your internal customer satisfaction surveys as idicators. They are administered by the same managers who are pressured to bias the information collection. Do not rely on weekly inventories that are tweaked to provide results, that, presumably senior managers are bonused on. As a private company you need to be more transparent on the compensation structure of management and company profits. You need to investigate areas of high management turnover.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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