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its ok
Food Service Director (Former Employee) –  Tucson, AZNovember 5, 2018
Its all about who you work with, Overall the company is not bad, but my upper management had a lot of problems with contracts and growing the business
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poor experience
Food Service Director (Former Employee) –  Kent, OHOctober 22, 2018
Aramark wasn't the company for me, nothing negative to say, just wasn't good fit. Hard to manage company and client expectations. Constant scrutiny from client and upper management. majority of employees you manage work for the client not aramark at least at KentState. very difficult to effectivly hold people accountable.
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4.0
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Flexible place to work with great benefits but hard to find dedicated employees
Assistant Food Service Director (Former Employee) –  Newark, NJOctober 15, 2018
The hardest part of the job is the people. You get a few diamonds in the rough, but the rough out weighs it all. The hourly employee turnover makes the job stressful as a manager.
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Great company, learned a lot
Assistant Food Service Director (Former Employee) –  Philadelphia, PASeptember 25, 2018
I've spent many years working for Aramark in different capacities. I learned a lot and would love to work for them again. I found the salary to be, better than that of most companies.
Pros
I always had weekends off
Cons
Some locations are run better than others
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I am a chef manager. All the other accounts in the area of food service directors and chefs
Food Service Director (Current Employee) –  Wilsonville, ORSeptember 23, 2018
You are expected to take a laptop home and work nights and weekends to get your job done. All the other accounts in the area have food service directors and chefs
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Good place to work
Food Service Director (Former Employee) –  Tallahassee, FLSeptember 22, 2018
Aramark was a good company to work for. The pay was good and work life balance was good. upper management was very pushing and not supportive. Just very demanding
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Foodservice Supervisor, Corrections
Asst. Director of Foodservice (Current Employee) –  Michigan City, INSeptember 18, 2018
Job is mostly supervisory. Need to be trained in case offender labor is not available. Yes, you are working side-by-side with offenders. There are many security cameras that are monitored to promote safety and to verify incidents (if they happen).
Most days, you check out keys and stand around. Other days, you could be walking literally miles on end, but not realize it.
The stress level is constantly at a high level. When meals are being served, there is no break time. When you have to serve hundreds of meals within a short period of time, things get hectic.
Veteran staff get complacent, incoming staff training could be better. Managers are so busy that training get forgotten about.
Pros
do not have to take the job home
Cons
high stress level, in a prison
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Not bad, but not great
Food Service Director (Former Employee) –  TexasSeptember 16, 2018
I was an FSD. The training with RMK is non existent. Impossible budgets, huge amount of redundancy in information, and laughable expectations from all areas of support. Very left leaning in culture. They expect consistency throughout the organization as far as labor, food cost, and direct expense targets, however each location has an independent contract that dictates what is to be provided. How can you assign the same financial expectations to each profit center when every contract is different. Lack of consistent direction from the top down. Very confusing company strategies. That's what happens when you try to be everything to everybody.
Pros
Time off policies
Cons
Confusing expectations that change regularly, poor training
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Not well balanced...
Food Service Director (Current Employee) –  O'Fallon, MOSeptember 4, 2018
Aramark is a very micro managing company. Work life balance is definitely slanted toward the work side of the equation. The day to day interaction with customers is the best part of the job.
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Aramark was a great company to work for most of the time.
Food Service Director (Former Employee) –  Tallahassee, FLAugust 14, 2018
Aramark was a great company to work for but really depends on upper management and account. Great for promoting within the company and staying with the company.
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4.0
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Very Competitive
Food Service Director (Former Employee) –  KentuckyAugust 10, 2018
On call all day everyday, but paid well. Lots of training opportunities. Hardest part is finding work/personal life balance. Would recommend for single person
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Food Service Director
Food Service Director (Current Employee) –  Dearborn, MIAugust 7, 2018
Client driven, customer based operation. Upper management has a YES culture event when running Aramark programs. Great employees, work is fun. Aramark use to allow creativity but not much anymore.
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5.0
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Lots to offer
Food Service Director (Former Employee) –  Ontario, OHJuly 20, 2018
Good pay good advancement opportunities and capable, experienced supervisors. Huge company that has it's act together with friendly and approachable home office people.
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Great company up until you reached a certain year of service
Food Service Director (Former Employee) –  Decatur, ILJuly 15, 2018
Aramark was a great company to start my career but as the year went on ARAMARK was more about keeping costs down by hiring less experienced managers thus putting the business at risk.
Pros
Great company to start with
Cons
Seniority versus bottom line
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5.0
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Awesome
Food Service Director (Former Employee) –  Dubuque, IAJuly 10, 2018
Loved company hated client. Being a profit center taught me a lot about accounting. I purchased well and did not mind being able to travel for the company.
Pros
Good pay
Cons
Bad client
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Not the place to work if you have a lot of hands on food service experience.
Food Service Director (Former Employee) –  Narragansett, RIJuly 6, 2018
Positions with Aramark are very tedious and analytical. There is a good amount of paper shuffling and redundant paperwork that takes away from the impact a manager could have in actual operations.
Pros
Hours were good. Followed school calendar.
Cons
Salary
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4.0
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Really Good place to work
MULTI-UNIT FOOD SERVICE DIRECTOR/DISTRICT SSL (Current Employee) –  PennsylvaniaJuly 6, 2018
Typical day starts at 0500 and ends around 3 pm. Days vary depending on the day but usually conducts paper work in the early morning, prepare food from 8-10 and work food line form 11-1230 and end day with paperwork and cash receiving and auditing
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A fasted paced workplace
Food Service Director (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJune 27, 2018
6 am until 6 pm was an average work day.
Organization is key.
Management team was a chain of command that you had to report to.
The environment was all business.
The hardest part was keeping the kitchen staff on there toes.
The most enjoyable part was dealing with the client.
Pros
Busy day
Cons
Staffing was an on going job
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4.0
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Productive Workplace
Food Service Director Fort Edward USFD (Current Employee) –  Fort Edward, NYJune 26, 2018
A typical work day would include prepping meals for the kids at school, invoices, serving, cleaning kitchen, and everything paper wise behind it to make it work. I learned how to communicate with staff and superiors better and also improved in meeting deadlines. The hardest part of the job would be bring in new staff for the lack of motivation of current staff. But the most enjoyable part of my job was seeing the kids and getting to know how they were as students and whats going on with them.
Pros
Creativity
Cons
Not year round job
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Very hard place to work
FOOD SERVICE DIRECTOR (Former Employee) –  Tulsa, OKJune 20, 2018
It is a cutthroat company who lost sight of the employees when they went public. A day at work in management is learning activities online, dealing with the client. Scheduling and maintain 12 employees and their days off vacation etc.. Accounts Payable Accounts Receivable, ordering of food, paper and chemicals. Also inventorying everything up to and over $ 100,000 of said inventory weekly. Maintaining a great a great relationship with vendors. Working around inmates all day without adequate officer protection and constantly being threatened. The hardest part of the job was separating yourself when you leave the jail and transition at home to be with my family, also not having an assistant to assist in day to day operations which could switch on a dime. The most enjoyable part of the job was coming home safe.
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