ARAMARK Reviews

Updated 25 April, 2015
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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. Great company

    Former Employee - Head Cashier in Mississauga, ON
    Former Employee - Head Cashier in Mississauga, ON

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    excellent training, huge on site team. many opportunities to work elsewhere as it is a big company.

    Cons

    management seemed to switch around a lot - there was little connection to upper management despite their being an on-site operations manager

  2. Good Service industry

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    Former Employee - Cashier
    Former Employee - Cashier

    I worked at ARAMARK

    Pros

    -Great management team and employees
    -flexible hours

    Cons

    - Low pay and placement

  3. Poor management, decent pay, many incompetent people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ARAMARK

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay, decent hours

    Cons

    Poor benefits
    Poor management
    Insufficient staff

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  5. Aramark Catering Events

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    Current Employee - Catering Manager in London, ON
    Current Employee - Catering Manager in London, ON

    I have been working at ARAMARK

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Management, Good Salery. Sign in system. Good rota system, good training and uniforms provided for specific events. Good direction and interaction with senior management. Ability to rise through the ranks good, career path positive in industry.

    Cons

    Problems with payment, system crashed a few times. This may have been specific to my centre. Management too involved at times. Over worked at times, expected in catering industry. bad time tabling often working without notice. Not a great work life balance.

  6. Too easy no expectations

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    Former Employee - Shipper Receiver
    Former Employee - Shipper Receiver

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

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

    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 Management

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

  7. 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    lots of support if you have the right mentor.

    Cons

    alot of work even on your days off

    Advice to Management

    ensure all employees have equal work loads.

  8. 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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

  9. 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 a year)

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

    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 Management

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

  10. 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 a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    steady money is always payed on time

    Cons

    learning the work ,the hours

  11. 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 a year)

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

    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 Management

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

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