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I worked, briefly, for Aramark. In my time I learned about their company philosophies and culture. Aramark management watches the needs of their employees. They accommodate those needs as much as possible. In my experience both my immediate manager and her manager knew my limitations because they watched me. In the end we parted ways because we all knew my physical limitations were impacting my ability to do the job. It was an amicable separation that resulted in mutual respect. I have never encountered this type of job culture before. It is clear that Aramark hires for and instills a culture of care and compassion.


Free lunch, observant managers, and fun coworkers


I did not see any.
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Pour management, due to them only caring about the dollars and not the customers. Management was rarely on site to assist with product issues. A flavor of the weak run of business.
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The experience is worth your wild

What is the best part of working at the company?You get to work with a diversity of people you alyou are, so that's a lot of experience with the cash register.And working with multiple peopleWhat is the most stressful part about working at the company?Is dealing with the intoxicated customersWhat is the work environment and culture like at the company?It is very diverse. There's a lot of different different age groups.Different music between males and femalesWhat is a typical day like for you at the company?For me it's pretty laid back Very fast paste. It can become very stressful dealing with the intoxicated customers.Very energetic
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Has Potential

Typical day at work?Clock in work a few hours, break, then 2 more hours, lunch, work, break, work then clock out. Pretty straight forward. -What I learned?I need to speak Spanish to communicate with other coworkers.-Management?The Managers who hired me were cool, pretty chill and trying to get me on board through their system. -Hardest part of the job?Communication with people who don’t speak English. -Most enjoyable part of the job?Staying productive and getting things done. Monkey see monkey do.


Free food when available, work area had a dynamo grippy slip proof floor, work area seemed workable


No Orientation, Uniform situation is strange (could not find mine on day #3), Food is Sysco and overloaded with bad ingredients (was amazed their client was happy with Sysco), Lockers are the size of a mouse cage, area for personal clothing very messy, kitchen staff did not change gloves on a regular basis, log in issues everyday and could never login in even when Management gave me new passwords and login, food there gave me the runs, was expecting more but they couldn’t deliver
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I would not recommend this job no raises

What is the best part of working at the company?None very poor management play favoritism What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Supervisor and their family members doesn't know how to treat employees What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Horrible place to work for poor communication What is a typical day like for you at the company?Long and stressful always pushing for more than you can do
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  • Clear sense of purpose
  • Ability to meet personal goals

Hanover health is the worst

The problem is in the kitchen. They get mad at new staff if you ask for help. Don’t do it to yourself. The job not worth it plus they all goes out to smoke and comes back in and start to cook. Even the head cook. They only washed their hands when they saw me or put on a hair net. If you have family there go put them in a better place


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Every day is a challenge and you have to be up for the challenge

What is the best part of working at the company?Daily pay give you an option if you need money daily for things you can't wait for until payday What is the most stressful part about working at the company?I would have to say some of the wages for the roles and the level of importance of the job What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Diversity and culturely challenged with each work place What is a typical day like for you at the company?Normal day just working under the conditions required to do the job
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HVAC technician

I’ve worked for the company for 6 years enjoyed my coworkers and managers started off as a general maintenance went for my epa certification for HVAC and moved into the HVAC position pto is fair and they offer floating holidays earned really good money during covid with all the OT (triple time or double time) pretty laid back just do your job and whatever management requires from you. Only reason I left was to advance in the career I chose other then that it was a great place to work. (Phoebe Allentown).


Great co workers and managers pay was average life balance was good especially if you have a family


Snow removal, moving furniture
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Custodian work

I learned about working well with others making your appointments on time leadership accountability, working well with others. I really didn’t have any difficult part about the job or a position that I had I love everything about the position that I was doing my position was I was a CDL turnaround driver, but I also stayed back to help people load up the food and sanitation products
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Some co workers were awesome others were lazy and and criminals

Short staffed severely, over worked and under paid except for the temp workers they bring in and pay up to 10$ more an hour than their own loyal employees and it’s unionized and they do nothing
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I love my job, but it's not a fair environment, I'm treated unfairly, Im always the blame if anything takes place, lack of communication, lack of income, I can not grow and I'm at a stand still
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They sell you an experience and they will never follow thru with what was talked about in the interview. With promoting from within, raises.

Things are constantly changing due to personal feelings, hiccups management may have done. They will lie in your face and make up things to keep from moving you along to grow within the company. The job isn't hard, and the most enjoyable thing about the job is meeting some of the people you work with.
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Not what they say

I enjoyed going to work only because of the customers. Management treated everyone unfairly and sometimes even targeted employees. Even if an employee had medical reasons and a doctors note for shifts they were not able come in, they would still count it as an occurrence towards their absence and only allowed 7 per calendar year.
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What is the best part of working at the company?All are friendly n respect fullWhat is the most stressful part about working at the company?If I will be late at work or manager will scold at meWhat is the work environment and culture like at the company?Good and helpful n perfect environmentWhat is a typical day like for you at the company?At Covid time when it started
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High expectations for the amount of staff provided

If YOUR focus is solely on Aramark’s goals, it’s a smooth ride. But if you’re focus is on YOUR goals, or the client’s goals then the ride can get a little bumpy.The Correctional division of Aramark is so separated by the rest of what they represent, it’s almost condescending that they continue to profit off of this particular “market”.The mistake is made when you believe that you brought recognizable experience to the table; actually made a positive impact on your staff, your clients, & your Managers. The ride is definitely roughest when your integrity is compromised.


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Zero recognition for anything positive. Negative feedback is overwhelming
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No customer service

Bad management and bad product quality . The problem is that they are out asking production and they have no idea what they want to spend on it is upside down
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Fun. Treated fairly.

Great place to work, treated fairly by lower level management... not so much by upper management they have good benefits for full time. I would definitely work there again.
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Great workplace....

Its my first job so i dont really now but its ok. On a usual day we get like 800 students per meal and like 100 extra. But ive learned about half of my cooking there.
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Great place to work

Great place to work. Had lots of great experiences and memories there. Learned a lot and made some great connections. Work was rewarding and interesting
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Low pay

14.6 an hour for food prep. Management is kinda poor. No set positions constantly floating which can produce a lot of stress. Pay really needs to go up especially since Aramark is a Forbes company
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Just like is day do your work and go home don’t trust anyone

What is the best part of working at the company?Free lunch and hours that I work the people at the job site are very friendly and nice What is the most stressful part about working at the company?The young kids you work with thinking they can do your job . And they tell the boss on you but not themselves What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Crazy because they lie on you and try to get in good with the bossWhat is a typical day like for you at the company?Very good when certain people are not at work
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Based on 21,134 reviews

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3.4 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.2 out of 5 stars for Compensation/Benefits
3.1 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.1 out of 5 stars for Management
3.3 out of 5 stars for Culture

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