ARAMARK Reviews

Updated 25 August, 2014
Updated 25 August, 2014
632 Reviews

3.0
632 Reviews
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ARAMARK CEO Eric J. Foss
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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 for 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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    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 for less than a 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
  3.  

    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 for more than a year

    Pros

    steady money is always payed on time

    Cons

    learning the work ,the hours

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    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 for more than a 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
  6.  

    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 for more than a 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
  7.  

    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.

  8.  

    cook

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

    I worked at ARAMARK part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    easy jobs everyone can do them

    Cons

    got some complains from supervisons

  9.  

    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 for 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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    General Help

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    Current Employee - Cashier  in  Ottawa, ON
    Current Employee - Cashier in Ottawa, ON

    I have been working at ARAMARK

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    tolerance for students when they have exams or projects

    Cons

    minimum wage, poor career opportunities

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

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

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    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Edmonton, AB
    Former Employee - Cashier in Edmonton, AB

    I worked at ARAMARK

    Pros

    Esay job even though sometimes is tired.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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