Aramark Employee Reviews for Food Service Director

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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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2.0
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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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3.0
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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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4.0
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competitive
Food Service Director (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAJune 18, 2018
Aramark was a competitive place to work. Fast paced workplace. Great salary. Career advancement opportunities. Great seminars. Talented staff. team players
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salary
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4.0
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Aramark
Food Service Director (Former Employee) –  Fort Thomas, AZJune 9, 2018
is a good company, training was given to help apply the skills needed to get you along in your career. Friendly environment, helpful employees and senior staff.
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3.0
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Good
Food Service Director (Former Employee) –  Alexandria, LAMay 30, 2018
Oversee operations of food service for a 239 bed hospital.
Catering, Retail and Doctor's Lounge Outlets. Oversee preparation of 600 patient meals daily.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Lack of Support
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Terrible Company
Food Service Director (Former Employee) –  Central City, KYMay 25, 2018
The culture at Aramark is company-focused with little regard for the worker bees at the bottom. The company talks a good game but it is all talk and no action.
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very demanding work with little to no reward or recognition
Food Service Director (Current Employee) –  Nelsonville, OHMay 17, 2018
I love the job I do. I feel I am good at the job I do. There is little to no reward for the employees and the job performed. Not a family oriented company.
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5.0
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Fun place to work get to meet new people
Food Service Director (Current Employee) –  Montgomery, ALMay 16, 2018
Good global company to work for. Well rounded management team, culture is in the air, you see it through talking to associates its like family there. Learned how to bill good client relationships.
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3.0
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upper management lacks
Food Service Director (Current Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAMay 15, 2018
upper management doesn't seem to look for for new ideas from individuals that are in the field. uses people from corporate areas with limited knowledge of field.
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Great Company
Assistant Food Service Director (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCMay 9, 2018
Each account has its kinks. I have no problem pulling long days, such as, 12 or 14 hours but I should not be pressed about needing short days. I have FMLA and get harassed whenever I need to be off.
Pros
Free meals, daily stipend
Cons
long hours; low pay;
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awful place to work
Assistant Food Service Director (Former Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNMay 5, 2018
If you like working 10+ hours a day, without a break, this is the place for you. You can advance but your family/home life could suffer because of all the hours that you have to put in here

You learn a lot of different management skills and techniques that will help you at either a later job or when you move up the 'chain'

They really low-ball you on the pay skill--if you think you're making good money, you aren't because the people that you are managing make more money than you
Pros
free lunch
Cons
Horrible hours, long days
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