In all, I have choosen not to try and return to this job, because, they were not willing to work with me when I first took off sick,
Dietary Aid (Former Employee), Parry Sound, Ontario – September 10, 2013
Pros: friendly work place, everyone did a job, working as a team member.
I really enjoyed working with aramark, but in the begining of 2013, I was suffering from high blood presure, and consent pain in my right arm and wrist... after seeing doctors, and being told that I had to come off work until I had surgery, aramark desided to terminate my employment with them, as I wasnt available for them. I then went on EI sick bennifits – more... for 15 weeks, have had my surgery, doing very well, and would now like to re enter the work force. – less
2nd (Former Employee), coklynn and pink mountain – July 27, 2013
Pros: good food and good staff
Cons: too much abuse
This company sucks they do not care one bit about there employees thay bulling and lots of mental abuse goes on and I think because they allow staff to do whatever they what yes I mad at this company for what happen to me since 2011 2013 they just brush under the rug and the ones that do it are aloud too stay to work and I fully beleave what goes around – more... comes and you Aramark will get your turn in life – less
Dish line Attendant/Busser (Former Employee), Toronto, ON – July 26, 2013
Pros: meal plan
Cons: temporary shift
Part time workday started at 11 AM earlier for kitchen staff and cashiers. Management was helpful and always stressed courtesy along with "front line first" customer service policy. My co-workers were very friendly, chatted and had their laughs with customers. I talked to the regulars. The most difficult part of the job was keeping up serving customer – more... regulars because of their experience of past events at the cafeteria.They were more understanding at how the building was mapped out and, I managed to learn from them quickly. – less
Baker Assistant, Team Member (Former Employee), Thompson Rivers University – June 20, 2013
One day the baker of Timmy's were absent due to sick without any notice, and my supervisior was not also there in the workplace and that i had to bake all the products without any help from anyone. From my last job i learned how to behave with co-workers and how to do better in team works.I enjoyed my job a lot as everyday I needed to do some new things
Cashier, Team Member at Tim Hortons (Former Employee), Kamloops, British Columbia – June 20, 2013
Pros: free lunches
Cons: long hours
One day two of our team member was sick. They took a sick leave, So me and my other co-worker had to do their work. Tim Hortons was very busy, and I had to take a lots of pressure. All my co-workers was friendly, they helped me a lot specially my manager. I didn't find anything hard in Tim Hortons. The best part of the job is that, they use to schedule – more... my working shift based on my university classes. – less
Delivery and Vending Sales (Former Employee), Waterloo Region – May 15, 2013
Pros: great customers and wage
Cons: no support by managers
Lots of things changed daily to the amount of product you need to carry on the truck. Management was not good in giving direction nor support when asked. The best part of the job was the amount of money you could make....as it was a vending company
Aramark Higher Education is a stable honest employer.
COUNTER ATTENDANT-September (Former Employee), University of Alberta, Edmonton AB – April 23, 2013
Pros: we have a meal program where meals at a cheaper rate are deducted from our paycheque.
Cons: there should probably be more efforts at communication between staff.
A typical day at Aramarks' is not usually stressful. However there are employees who are stressed by the work and it requires some skill to deal with them. Sometimes if I offer assistance, this is enough, other times being assertive clears up situations. A sense of humour usually is helpful. I like the fact that kitchen work in general is physical. – more... I can move about. I am not sitting all day. I like the gradual learning about food, even indirectly as it is practical knowledge. I like the continuous movement of customers and staff because usually people are busy. Usually busy people are happy people. – less
Fun and productive working alongside and for lots of nice people.
Cashier/Caterer/Dishroom Operator (Former Employee), Kitchener, ON – April 23, 2013
Pros: free breakfast and lunch and drinks. great co workers and management. weekends off.
Cons: long days
A typical day at work starts really early. You have to be there by six in the morning to open the cafeteria. Starting the coffee setting out all the condiments and plastic cutlery. Preparing the tills for the day, setting up the prepackaged snack racks and making sure your surroundings are clean and neat. Through out the day your to make sure there – more... are no unsightly messes and keep everything stocked, deal with customer complaints and requests with a smile and respect and be courteous. If you cannot answer one of their questions kindly and politely redirect them to someone who can. Switching from Breakfast to lunch hour but taking away all the breakfast items and making room for the lunch items. Cleaning up spills from the morning rush and just fixing little things that seem out of place. After lunch you must count the tills and just make sure things are clean and in the right place until about three in the afternoon which is beginning of closing, where you return all the racks to the storage area wash the coffee pots, lock all the fridges and freezers and shut off the lights and lock the doors.
I learned Mostly how to work fast and effectively and how to deal with a customers complains and make people happy, and to always give service with a smile and kindness.
Management was great. My boss and I had a great relationship while staying professional. He taught me a lot about how to be a great employee and that even the littlest things count. He was professional and new how to make customers happy. My co-workers were always there if I had a question in the beginning and where always there to assist me if I needed it. They were very hard working and dedicated people that you could also have (work appropriate) fun with.
The hardest part of the job is being up very early and being home very late. this job was a little over an hours drive from my home. So being there that early was difficult some days. And in the winter months it gets dark earlier. so sometimes it was dark when I would get home. Just driving back and forth in the dark and feeling like you have no daylight to yourself.
I loved the people I would serve, they were always so nice. there was the odd person with a complaint but if you could fix it for them they were grateful for it. It felt great to be able to help people and to spend the day doing something you loved. Learning new things and being around great co-workers and management made this job the best one I have ever had. – less
CASHIER (Former Employee), Greater Sudbury, ON – April 17, 2013
Pros: only $1 to eat lunch
Cons: standing in one spot for 9 hours..
I would come in count my float, greet my fellow co-workers, I would check and make sure everything was filled up, such as coffee bagel products are all in place and greet customers with a smile. I learned how to cash out floats, also helped with in house orders such as meals and conferences. I enjoyed working with the staff a great team. The manager – more... was one that actually took time and got to know his employees and cares. The hardest parts of the job would have to be the crazy days... The days of special events. I had to serve over six hundred people in one afternoon. It was a little challenging but I got through it and survived. Over all the best thing about this job was the students and there sense of humor, The atmosphere was always bright! – less
Kitchen Porter (Current Employee), Thunder Bay – April 7, 2013
Pros: meals are included at little deduction from paycheck
Cons: hardest job i have ever had
Was hired on the spot, oppertunities for advancement, relatively easy to pick up shifts
unionized- cant really negotiate for yourself as a worker, it is sometimes problematic to take breaks due to work load, fellow employees refuse to do more work than what they have to. union dues are high. poor treatment of part time employees (student employees – more... too), by managers and fulltime employees, – less