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
Kitchen Staff (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 17 August 2017
Best place to work here if you are indian sri-lankan or pakistani. When I started working here all I could see were brown people not that I am trying to be racist but it felt so uncomfortable when you are working and a couple of people are conversing in a foreign language and it feels you are not wanted in a team or not welcomed very well. The chef is very partial and only favours people who treat him like some god I guess thats the culture where he comes from. One sous chef is from spain and I guess he is hired just for decoration as he too has no direction. Work is fun as everybody is doing whatever they want to do.Shifts changes overnignt and without any intimation.Money gets deducted from your paycheck whether you eat or not at the facility.
Cashier/Server (Former Employee) – Scarborough, ON – 15 August 2017
a fast paced kind of job dealing with different type of people. The workplace is enjoyable as you meet different kind of customers and I enjoyed helping them. The hardest part of the job is dealing with difficult and demanding customers
Cashier (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 7 August 2017
People are good and helped me a lot there, they are nice, and give me many types of works so I can learn more. The manager is easy to reach and she is a kind person, we can talk for whatever problem I got and she is always nice to help me.
Most unsupportive work environment I have ever worked in
Food Service Worker (Former Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 12 July 2017
This is the most unorganized place I have ever worked at. Wrongly assumed working for a university would be a positive atmosphere. I worked at the terrace food court and when the lead manager went on mat leave her replacement created a hostile work environment through bullying and blatant favouritism. Laurier university should be ashamed for handing their food services over to this awful company. Will not be returning to work here in September.
Dietary Aide, BDHSSA (Former Employee) – Inuvik, NT – 12 July 2017
It was a great experience working in a clean environment with a great friendly team. The timing was always a rush, rush. I enjoyed learning, great trainers, and great people all around. the supervisors were helpful and the manager was great.
i like to work in a fun and productive work enviornment
Kitchen Stewart/ Line cook (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 7 July 2017
I like to work in a neat and organized place, with hard working and productive people. I learned a lot of different skills over the years working in kitchens, which over the past 4 years I really noticed an improvement in my work. worked long days and even 12 days in a row, with some 12 hour shifts on event days or concerts. I would like to work for someone that I can advance my skills in the same field, or try something new for a change.
Remote camp workplace with plenty of pros and cons
Janitor/Fire Warden (Former Employee) – Anzac, AB – 7 July 2017
A typical day at work would include basic janitorial duties - sweeping, mopping, dusting - keeping the workplace well-kept to industry and client standards. I learned a few different minor tricks of the janitorial trade but nothing I haven't already experienced in past work. Learned a lot as a Fire Warden - evacuation procedures, calming influence, leadership, reporting. Management was great for the most part, but it was stated a few times that head office was preventing them from giving extra hours, they were frequently forced to lay people off, and supplies needed for everyday work were cut short because of budgeting reasons. The workplace culture had its ups and downs. A lot of language barriers between co-workers, some co-workers were forced to pick up the slack of others even when there was strict timelines set in place for each task, some co-workers were hired by head office without all necessary qualifications (Class 5 license especially) which forced co-workers who did have a license to extend their hours for certain tasks, but overall it was a good environment because Management and Supervisors ensured, to the best of their abilities, that everybody had a prominent role in everyday tasks. The hardest part of the job was the constant uneasiness about job security because of all the lay-offs, working in freezing temperatures outside in the middle of the night, and the long hours and rotations (21 days on with 10-12 hour shifts and 7 days off). The most enjoyable part was always being able to stay busy and having something to do, and working for a few co-workers whomore... were easy to get along with. Also the free and near-unlimited food as an accommodation was pretty enjoyable as well.less
Pay, free food, good management, rec room for down-time when not working
Server (Current Employee) – Lethbridge, AB – 30 June 2017
typical day at work is getting set up for the day, getting dining room and servery set up. i learned more about food management and time and speed adaptation. management is very good and always willing to adapt to my schedule. the hardest part of the job at first was time management but overcoming that it is a very enjoyable job. the most enjoyable part of the job is interacting with the residents. the serving and kitchen staff also make my job very enjoyable
Very unpleasant management team makes this employer extremely difficult to enjoy. What should have been a highly enjoyable job was ruined by a poor workplace culture espoused by management that tolerates it.
Dietary Aide (Current Employee) – edmonton – 20 June 2017
I like working for Aramark bosses step in and help when needed and thank you for coming in and doing a great job. co workers are fun to work with and made friends there very easily. fast paced work time management a must some heavy lifting.
Chef / Manager (Current Employee) – Halifax, NS – 19 June 2017
Very hard worker . Keeps staff in control . Over looks inventory and food production . Train staff on food safety . Makes sure food is fresh and always looks good . Keeps hours of production under control .