ARAMARK Reviews

Updated 22 October, 2014
Updated 22 October, 2014
690 Reviews
3.0
690 Reviews
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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 29 reviews)

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  1.  

    Too easy no expectations

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    Former Employee - Shipper Receiver
    Former Employee - Shipper Receiver

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

    Pros

    Easy to stand out by working hard, opportunities for job change constant, easy workload, scheduling. For a no brainer job it's great.

    Cons

    Pay, not paying raise when job position advanced, not holding people accountable, not giving the moral for people to want to achieve, not enough employee feedback. Overall lack of care and disorganization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employ passionate people and pay better so you get a better standard of employee.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    worthwhile experience

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    Current Employee - Conference Manager in Winnipeg, MB
    Current Employee - Conference Manager in Winnipeg, MB

    I have been working at ARAMARK full-time (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
  3.  

    Cashier

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    Current Employee - Lead Cashier in Kanata, ON
    Current Employee - Lead Cashier in Kanata, ON

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

    Pros

    Wonderful environment and wonderful employers to work for. Very laid back and enjoyable atmosphere to work in.

    Cons

    Is night time work and can work past 11 pm at nights

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Negative

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    Former Employee - Kitchen Prep Cook in Victoria, BC
    Former Employee - Kitchen Prep Cook in Victoria, BC

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

    Pros

    Consistent schedule although advertised as 40 hours per week,but not always the case.

    Cons

    Had to pay for own parking and meal deductions(even though the time required to start work had to have your own car,as no bus at that time) A lot of bad staff relations and one rule for one and not for another. Weak leadership which contributed to poor work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean up your management. Have staff evaluations and procedures that are followed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    good

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    Current Employee - Cleaner in Pictou, NS
    Current Employee - Cleaner in Pictou, NS

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

    Pros

    steady money is always payed on time

    Cons

    learning the work ,the hours

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    General Help at university food court

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    Former Employee - General Help in Ottawa, ON
    Former Employee - General Help in Ottawa, ON

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

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

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    Former Employee - Junior Clerk/Administrative Assistant in Kamloops, BC
    Former Employee - Junior Clerk/Administrative Assistant in Kamloops, BC

    I worked at ARAMARK as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Ok for a summer job

    Former Employee - Cashier in Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Cashier in Vancouver, BC

    I worked at ARAMARK part-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

  10.  

    cook

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    Former Employee - Cook in Edmonton, AB
    Former Employee - Cook in Edmonton, AB

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

    Pros

    easy jobs everyone can do them

    Cons

    got some complains from supervisons

  11.  

    Canadian Market is not respected and valued

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Stable business, life work balance

    Cons

    US 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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