office worker/cashier (Former Employee) – Hayward, CA – 19 July 2012
this can be a fast paced and busy environment. Aramark is known to be a superb company to work for, but at my particular location, very few employees were offered opportunities to work fulltime which means no benefits. This company also pays VERY little while expecting very much. The management is probably some of the worst I've ever had as well. Out of approximately 200 employees, not one of them seems to enjoy their job. This location has to do mass hiring every quarter because very few want to come back.
work on a college campus, interesting customers, ideal for students
low pay, low quality of management, low chance of qualifying for benefits or getting enough hours
Executive Assistant to Regional Vice President (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 4 November 2016
I worked at the head office and being an Admin person I was the first point of contact. My day use to start with managers requesting for Special Pay notice because some of our employees did not get paid. I believe that all employees are entitled for their salary. Sometime I also receive request for booking flight, hotel reservation or there could be some grievances. I would always have request from Tim Hortons or Pizza Pizza or Subway requesting their documents. In addition to regular office work.
I learned to prioritize your work
Aramark is a big company, we have different line of business and we all worked as a team.
The hardest part of the job is during month end, when you have to reconcile all accounts, and have to work a couple of evenings till 8 or 8.30 pm to make sure everything is correct.
Productive and an ok work place. Good managment, fun staff
General Labourer (Current Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 11 November 2016
The company has gotten me where I am today . I am thankful for that but now I must move on. Managment is great. The staff is fun and working in many facilities across the hamilton. They have great benefits and pay is all right.
Concession cook/runner/cashier (Former Employee) – Kanata, ON – 9 February 2017
My job with Aramark meant that I was a cook and cashier at the Canadian Tire Centre, where I would be responsible for cooking food for over 100 customers in the span of a 20 minute intermission. The job was highly stressful and I may very much credit my abilities to cope with extreme magnitudes of stress to my time spent in this position. The concession stand/restaurant which I worked in was packed with some of the greatest people I have ever met in my life and they made the job fun and, ultimately, enjoyable. The management was tremendous, the workplace was hot but as would be expected with stoves and fryers at maximum setting for hours on end.
Fun and enjoyable experience working in a hospital setting of a workplace
Housekeeping (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 15 July 2016
I truly enjoyed working with Aramark specially at St. Paul's Hospital. Working with people of diverse background, meeting people, patients, staff of the hospitals, nurses, doctors and co-workers 5 days a week was an unforgettable experience.
Benefits are good and working with different people at the workplace was enjoyable
Working with people of different language sometimes the source of misunderstanding at the workplace
Productive and a place where I learnt a lot under my directors supervision
Office Manager (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 7 November 2016
A typical day at work includes accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll Management and progressive meetings.
I have learnt to do the payroll and accounts receivable with expertise. Learnt to Manage the entire office culture and relationships.
Management and co-workers go hand-in-hand. I have learnt to manage deadlines and outcomes by polishing my skills to address them to my my co-workers and sub-ordinates.
Hardest part of my job is its in-mobility. I would sit on my computer for 8 straight hours working on different things followed by meetings.
Enjoyable part of the job is to encounter something new everyday and to resolve issues with the Management Team. I always like to ice it up by putting some extra effort to make sure that the issue does not arise again.
Baker. Breakfast cook (Former Employee) – Fort MacMurray – 5 January 2017
12 hour shifts with leading staff , opportunity to DO FROM SCRATCH opportunity to implement superior methods and standardized I learned to LEAD in a positive way with positive encouragement to GET IT DONE I learned how to PROVIDE excellence in CHOICE Management always gave support to lead and provide NEW and innovative ideas co workers were diverse and talented¸Hardest part of job was when contract was over to leave this incredible place Most enjoyable part of this company was the ability to move between one camp baking to over seeing all support staff the confidence they had in me to learn all aspects of camp to one day provide me with qualities to be a BEST MANAGER
Stand Attendant (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 16 June 2016
working at aramark at rogers is kinda new and much busier than kfc but i get the job easier because its the same job i got in kfc like customers service, i learned much better communication skill because they dont have any worker in my same country, the hardest part of the job is when they giving a give aways because its more people than the normal day but its fun because you can get some tip from the customer
I always enjoy my day serving my customers no matter what? because I have a compassion heart.
Customer Service (Former Employee) – Food Court, Carleton University – 2 May 2016
Before we start our fun and busy day. The Director, Managers, supervisors and chefs gather us (the workers) for meeting. To remind us about the government Health and Safety Regulations; how to cope up with stressful situation by a positive attitude especially in dealing with customers. As far as i am concern, there's no such a difficult job if I love my job and have a positive attitude.
Worked with Aramark for almost 5 years Planning major conferences Meeting and planning with Internal and External clientele; day to day catering operations ranging from from buffet spread, receptions to plated dinners.. Worked with the best of the industry professionals Gained knowledge on Financials and budget planning Extensive long hours, stress and pressure can sometimes make this job challenging Managing big and major events is the most enjoyable part of the job
Runner (Former Employee) – Montréal, QC – 14 December 2016
Through the time that I worked for Aramark, I thoroughly enjoyed the experience working with the energetic team and the amazing management. I highly recommend this company to anyone looking for a fulfilling and entertaining work environment.
As long as you can stay on your toes, and keep up, Aramark is a fantastic place to work.
Maggie McDonell - Food Service Director (Former Employee) – Gloucester, ON – 22 January 2017
Over worked. Under paid for the clearance needed to enter the secure location. Not enough management to run the two buildings they were located in. Split decision making. Work place culture was present I had to do two jobs and more each day while they waited for another person to be hired. The most enjoyable part was that it 5 days a week> Monday through Friday with government holidays off.
Cleaner (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 17 October 2016
*Management is the most unorganized thing about this place *you never know what you will be doing next *management needs management hardest thing about this job, is when you have one bad worker, you are told to go and help that coworker "get their area up to par" instead of them being disciplined. bad worker has been here 4 years and still cant clean without a complaint. (it is time for other means, of help if you ask me) *nothing is ever written in stone and we never know what we will be working into the next day. we sign for a position and get it taken back the same day * collective agreement,basic human communication and respect..well those rules are only for the workers and not the management team
your pay wont ever reflect the work you have to do, management will bring the worst out of you, never properly train, in case of emergencies
The camps I worked worked at with Aramark were exceptionally well organized. The food we put out was the best food you could create for a camp environment. Great variety of food that people working hard in an extreme environment everyday would appreciative. Lots of fresh fruit, and baked goods, and a wide variety of main courses and entrees. I loved the quality of food we put out. It was always top notch.
When you work everyday with a group of guys and girls you develop an appreciation for who they are. You develop bonds and connections and it makes the whole experience enjoyable. I met some of the coolest guys while working with Aramark. Still think of them fondly.
Great facilities, clean, very competent staff. Great transport to and from the camps.
I honestly can't think of a single con, other than I wasn't working with the sane team all the way through.
Executive Chef (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 5 November 2016
My day was enjoyable - the multicultural atmosphere - the staff unity - the management organisation.
Work was pleasure - and when you enjoy what you do, it is no longer work - it is fun.
My hardest part of the job was to find replacements for staff that were ill or couldn't make it to work for some reason. Even though everyone was cross-trained, I had problems due to the union seniority issue.
The most enjoyable part of the job was the client satisfaction and staff acceptance of me.
Food service worker (Former Employee) – Halifax, NS – 1 March 2017
Good management with flexible timing, very good environment to work. Everyone is friendly and willing to help others. I have learned how to improve my leadership skills and to solve problems very easily.