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An excellent place for any Executive Chef to work. They provide you with all the tools and you take onus of all that you do.
Executive Chef (Current Employee), TorontoApril 24, 2014
Pros: free food on duty. benefits. pension plan. growth and salary increments yearly.
Cons: pay for parking.
I had a team put in place - they were the 'backbone' that I stood on. Coming in to work every day was a pleasure - knowing that whatever you have taught this staff will be put to use.

I would meet with all of them - sometimes separately - check on the previous days logs and records - check production sheets for the day - Check with Catering and their – more... team to see that all is running smoothly. Touch base with the Sous Chef and the kitchen. Get behind the Ovens when necessary.

Working with all types of cultures and nationalities, it was not just interesting to work alongside them, it was really fun. We were unionized and the staff was really well tempered and dependable.

I learned a lot about management and people skills working with a diversified group.

The hardest part of the job would have to be when a reprimand was necessary. I would have to do a 'write-up' and an action for correction.

Praising the team for a job well done would have to be the best part of the job. – less
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Great apportunity!
TIM HORTONS/CATERING MANAGER (Current Employee), toronto, onApril 24, 2014
Pros: opportunity
Cons: seasonal layoffs
No questions ARAMARK had given me the opportunity to where I am today. They allow me to grow, learned, trained many aspects in the business. The only downside to this job is that seasonal closures
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okay
Short Order Cook (Former Employee), Thunder Bay, ONApril 15, 2014
Pros: meeting new people
Cons: management
When I worked for Aramark it was okay to start off with, but then it turned bad when I was transfered into the kitchen as a short order cook.
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Enjoyable workplace for a fan of music.
Seasonal Bartender/Cashier at Molson Amphitheatre (Former Employee), Toronto, ONApril 13, 2014
Pros: was able to hear some of my favourite bands while working.
Cons: not always guaranteed a busy work night.
Working at Molson Amphitheater for ten years was quiet the experience. Throughout the many years at Aramark there was many changes with management and employees. I felt very secure in my position and worked one-on-one with one of the supervisors for the majority of my stay within the company. The job was very simple itself; ensuring customers had the – more... best experience possible. I really enjoyed serving customers and seeing them enjoy themselves while at a concert. – less
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Great team members
Light Duty Cleaner (Current Employee), Joffree ABApril 10, 2014
Pros: free lunches, no weekends or holidays
Cons: low salary, poor benefits
I enjoy working for Aramark and working with the other staff,we all get along great and as a whole we make an awesome team.

Having an approachable supervisor is a bonus,as you can talk to her and she listens without judgement or reproach,and offers advice
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fun work place
Grill cook, cashier, Tim Hortons baker (Former Employee), Edmonton, ABApril 9, 2014
Pros: half off lunches
Cons: by the end of the year i started to lose hours because we were closed for summer
A typical day at work consisted of prepping food in the morning then cooking and serving customers throughout the day, with regular clean up then cleaning and sanitizing my work area at the end of the day. I learned more about the people that I served more than the actual work place, because of my previous experience in the food industry. I enjoyed – more... everyone that I worked with. I was mostly on my own through out the day because I was the only grill cook and I had my own station. The hardest part of my day would have been the lunch rush because I was constantly on the go, although I wouldn't really consider it hard. The most enjoyable part of the job was meeting new people and learning about their cultures. Because it was a collage I meet a lot of new people from different backgrounds and different stories. – less
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Best Employer and Atmosphere Possible
Stand Manager (Current Employee), Kanata, ONApril 8, 2014
Working for Aramark Canada at Canadian Tire Center has been the best experience I've had working in a Guest Service environment. The Guests are happy, the staff is happy, everyone has fun working. It's a great place to work.
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Enjoyed working in the atmosphere at Hockey
Server (Current Employee), Vancouver, BCMarch 30, 2014
Pros: we did have 1/2 price food at one point in building, i never took breaks so i don't know what happened the last few years
I felt that people were not trained in the position that they were hired for. They were just thrown into the job position and kind of got training as they went. Our last manager since I have worked there in the nineteen years was one of the best. This manager was approachable and didn't hesitate to talk to customers when needed. Never made us feel intimidated – more... or uncomfortable when we needed some advice or just to talk. Always tried to be a team player even though it was management. – less
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Fun place,great atmosphere
Expiditer (Current Employee), Vancouver, BCMarch 27, 2014
Pros: safe, fun working environment
Cons: never having the necessary tools to perform job effectively
I have enjoyed the last 7 years working for Aramark and in that time have formed many friendships along the way. Having been working with the same people for this length of time makes it feel more like a family and that also gets extended to the managers and office staff! The only downside to working there was that it wasn't full time steady employment – more... and during the Summer months had to live within a budget. – less
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good
Warehouse worker (Current Employee), Vancouver, BCMarch 27, 2014
Taking orders, building orders and delivery.
The hardest part of the job is after the event.
Most enjoyable part of the job is during the event.
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Best job
Warehouse Assistant (Former Employee), Thunder Bay, OntarioMarch 26, 2014
This was the best job and employer I've ever had.

Sadly the Corrections division in Ontario's contract expired.

All Ontario Corrections staff for Aramark were laid off.

Miss this job.

Andre Bisallon was an excellent District Manager.

Would gladly work for this company again.
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hardworking & not a good working area
General Duties Staff (Former Employee), Halifax, NSMarch 24, 2014
lots of hard-work, too much rivalry in the working area, management wasn't good....and the food are the worst one (voted by everyone).....in fact it was average...so-so
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Productive workplace with fun people.
Prep Cook (Former Employee), Oromocto, NBMarch 20, 2014
Pros: got free food
Cons: very hot in the kitchen especially when its 30 celsius outside.
I learned how to cut, cook, and serve all kinds of foods. Interacted with a steady flow of people daily, and learned customer service skills. I also had the WHMIS training before this job so i learned sanitary issues and chemical hazards.
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productive, challenging
COOK (Current Employee), toronto canadaMarch 20, 2014
Pros: free meals
Cons: over time pay
a very busy work place, challenging to handle people that is on unionize environment. I enjoy because every single day of work is learnings
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one of the worst companies I ever worked for
cashier (Former Employee), Calgary,ABMarch 20, 2014
Cons: supervisors taking credit for work done by others
Did not enjoy working for aramark,and would not recommend them to anyone.They increased meal fees;do not pay for Family Day,or Heritage Day.It's like working for a union-length of employment counts for more than competence.Had to threaten to go to Employment Standards in order to receive vacation pay;two months later,am still waiting for roe,final pay – more... statement and T4[due 3 weeks ago] – less
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Long Hours
Shipper/Receiver (Former Employee), Calgary, ABMarch 14, 2014
this Company are really great everybody is treated fairly and positive environment.
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awesome company
Camp attendant (Former Employee), Edmonton, ABMarch 11, 2014
Pros: free food and lodging
Cons: too many people
I loved it there

People were great and treated you well

MAnagement was also great

Hardest part of the job was knowing you are leaving for a week and you have 2 days left LOL
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Friendly environment and a lot of experiences gained for future jobs
Warehouse Porter (Current Employee), Toronto, ONMarch 5, 2014
Pros: discounted lunches and tickets, great co-workers, friendly management
Typical day
-We usually start in the evening around 3pm-4pm
-Go through a bag check when we clock in
-After signing in we are assigned tasks before the event starts
-During event we are to supply vendors and restaurants with goods that they run out of
-Towards ending of event we do a clean up of empty beer kegs on all levels of the stadium and a clean – more... up of the warehouse
-After event we are to report to the manager and give an update of all tasks that were to be completed
-End of day sign out getting 6-8 hours of work depending on the event

What I've learned
-Protocols and procedures for receiving goods and equipment
-The responsibilities of preserving and storing food items including health and safety factors
-Communication is key when dealing with large quantities of goods that are served to customers on a daily basis, i.e. inventory, and requested goods from vendors and restaurants

Management
-Well organized
-2 or 3 managers always on site in the warehouse
-3 or 4 managers on each level of the building to ensure that there is no miscommunication between the warehouse and the vendors
-Hours are very precise, tracked well and no one is ever short of a payment
-Payments are bi-weekly

Co-workers
-Very fun to be around
-Knowledgable of their job requirements and experienced in our responsibilities
-Safe and responsible regarding ARAMARK standards

Hardest part of the job
-Getting through heavy crowds of people with goods and equipment on busy event days without anyone getting hurt

Most enjoyable part of the job
-Doing our tasks alongside great co-workers – less
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Awesome place to be, but again tough for part timers
Lead Hand (Former Employee), OrilliaMarch 3, 2014
It is difficult to get into a full time postion as any one who already has a full time position loves it and will not leave
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Great Pay
Camp Administrator (Former Employee), Conklin, ABMarch 1, 2014
Pros: free room and board including meals
Cons: long days and hours
Long hours but good money. Worked the late night shift was really slow but worth it in the end.

About Aramark

Keeping employees fed and clothed is one mark of this company. ARAMARK is the world's #3 contract foodservice provider (behind – Read more