Compare UniFirst vs Aramark BETA

See how working at UniFirst vs. Aramark compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at UniFirst vs. Aramark. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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UniFirst

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Aramark

Employee Ratings

  • UniFirst scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 1592 reviews)
UniFirst employees rated their Overall Rating 0.4 higher than Aramark employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.4
(based on 7967 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.8
UniFirst employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.5 higher than Aramark employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
3.3
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.7
UniFirst employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.6 higher than Aramark employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
3.1
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.7
UniFirst employees rated their Work-life balance 0.4 higher than Aramark employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
3.3
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.6
UniFirst employees rated their Senior Management 0.6 higher than Aramark employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
3.0
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.7
UniFirst employees rated their Culture & Values 0.6 higher than Aramark employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
3.1
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
UniFirst Ceo Steven S. Sintros
86%
86%Steven S. Sintros
UniFirst employees rated their CEO Approval 20% higher than Aramark employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Aramark Ceo John Zillmer
66%
66%John Zillmer
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
67%
UniFirst employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 10% higher than Aramark employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
56%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
65%
UniFirst employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 20% higher than Aramark employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
45%

Salaries

Aramark has 449 more total submitted salaries than UniFirst.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
District Service Manager3 Salaries
CA$56,199/yr
Customer Service Representative3 Salaries
CA$18/hr
Route Service Representative1 Salaries
CA$57,160/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Supervisor5 Salaries
CA$16/hr
Customer Service Representative5 Salaries
CA$38,709/yr
Office Manager3 Salaries
CA$46,870/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Great training" was the most mentioned Pro at UniFirst.
  • "Good pay" was the most mentioned Pro at Aramark.
  • Aramark had 183 more reviews than UniFirst that mentioned "Long hours" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Great training"(in 67 reviews)
"Great company"(in 67 reviews)
Pros
"Good pay"(in 198 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 191 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 84 reviews)
"Sales rep"(in 47 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 267 reviews)
"Upper management"(in 264 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - District Service Manager

I have been working at UniFirst full-time for more than a year

Pros

-The management team in the service department works as a unit to tackle challenges instead everyone having to fend for themselves. -The nature of the job allows you do develop both your relationship... management skills with your direct reports inside the company as well as your clients. -The compensation is fair. A lot of companies have been struggling to retain staff because of the low wages they offer. UniFirst is different. If you put in the work, you reap the rewards. -Almost all management (at all levels) is promoted from within. They value loyalty and reward it as such.

Cons

-There may be stints of 12-hr days depending on the time of year or whether delivery reps are sick/on vacation.

Advice to Management

None. The previous management team had run the location into the ground. The current management team has consistently and steadily improved the state of the location to the point where it is a great... place to work!

"Na"Aug 25, 2021

Former Employee - Floor Staff (Box Office Cashier, Concessions, and Usher)

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

Pros

Good pay and flexible schedule.

Cons

Certain floor managers are too strict.

Advice to Management

Ensure floor managers are not bias not employees.

Job Postings

Aramark has 14,087 more recently posted open jobs than UniFirst.