Food Service Worker (Former Employee) – Aurora, IL – January 17, 2018
Preparing and setting up food stations for high school breakfast and lunches. Cleaning up and sanitizing work areas. Taking food temperatures throughout shift to ensure foods are kept at their proper temps.
Good hard working co-workers and the student contact.
Sometimes a bit repetitive with alot of hand washing required.
Office Worker (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – January 17, 2018
In the beginning it seemed like a great company. But they have consistent issues with paying their employees, HR concerns are swept under the rug, and the administrative head at my location lacked true leadership skills to be able to motivate a team to work together. Typical days at work were not typical at all, there was no consistency and no room for advancement. Would not recommend working here more than 6 months.
Caterer (Former Employee) – Greenville, SC – January 17, 2018
Working with Aramark part-time and juggling school was hard at first but it became second nature. The staff became my family almost overnight, literally, sometimes we would work till 2 am but it was always fun. If you do not like getting dirty, this job is not for you! You get covered in food, drink, sweat, etc. I know this sounds bad but every worker is in the same boat and so you are all a unit. Usually after events such as weddings or ceremonies, once the event was over, we would get to eat the food and sit with our coworkers before cleaning up. That was the best time, you really got to know the people and having that fun break before the real work (cleaning up) got you motivated to clean and be productive. I loved it here and I was sad to go but I got a job offer I could not turn down.
Advancement into the higher band levels disappearing
Food Service Director (Current Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – January 16, 2018
If you are satisfied with rising to become a salaried manager/director band level you will be challenged and motivated until you want to retire from this great organization. However, advancement into higher band levels are few and far between and have been thinned out across all LOBs. For those that have a plan to meet milestones in their career with advancements in the organization that had a leadership path to follow have no alternative but to look outside the organization for their continued professional journey. Heartbreaking and what a shame. The CEOs 50/50 rule of VPO/RVP band level on up that for every promotion internally for those roles an external candidate must be hired also to fill those roles has left some very talented up and coming insiders up for sale to the outside world at the expense of this organization paying for their superior leadership skills over the years.
I worked for Aramark through North East Pre Release Center in Cleveland Ohio i had an great learning experience through Aramark they showed me a lot of different things while i worked there and the people were friendly and respectful
Better than average food service management position with quite a few perks
Salaried Manager (Current Employee) – KY – January 16, 2018
The position is quite stressful throughout the University Fall and Spring semesters, but there is adequate down time and reasonable vacation opportunities in the summer. Sadly, a very difficult position to maintain a strong hourly team due to lack of qualified candidates and low starting wages in comparison to local industry. Perks do include free meals and time off for many Holidays and University breaks. Ever increasing job responsibilities without adequate reward/compensation, however.
Free meals, much more time off compared to standard corporate restaurants.
Poor wages for beginning hourly staff resulting in weak overall team, high turnover. No bonuses at current salaried level.
I learned many things at this partticular job. Made many new friends and enjoyed working for Aramark.
Food Service Manager/Lead Supervisor (Former Employee) – Memphis, TN – January 15, 2018
Good enough place to pick up skills and experience. Made many new friends and enjoyed the opportunity to meet and train employees. Did receive full Training in the area I was place in both areas. Enjoyed to camaraderie.
some employee benefits
broken promises, lack of employees, cut throat on hours