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
Customer Service (Former Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 30 June 2017
Was unaware of my start date until the day before. Orientation was very unorganized, missing paperwork and did not start or finish on time. The training I was provided was minimal and I had to figure most things out for myself.
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 .
its fun working over there cause of friendly environment
Runner and Cashier (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 18 June 2017
i appreciate all the workers that worked with me and my supervisor is also so friendly and he trained me like his best friend.the environment was also fresh due to which i easily manage to do any work.
Cook (Former Employee) – Dartmouth, NS – 13 June 2017
Overall a great place to work. Too bad it's not for the whole year, instead of the school year. Chef has sporadic outbursts that can upset people under him, but he really is harmless. The staff culture is very inviting.
Enjoyed working with people, fast paced, kept me busy
Dishwasher (Former Employee) – Kanata, ON – 8 June 2017
Working at Aramark kept me very busy. I like to work and be busy while at work and this opportunity allowed for this. I enjoyed meeting people, working in a fast paced environment and was knows as the "go to person' when extra work needed to be done
didn't always considered raised concerns for health and safety
Cook and Cashier and Dishwasher (Current Employee) – Scarborough, ON – 6 June 2017
Wish people would thank you more give better increases of hourly paid employees. Would like to be evaluated. Have staff evaluate also. Then get together and talk about increase of payments of staff members.
Benefits dental drug plan and physio
Need eye glass coverage. Need to be more appreciative of staff..
Cleaner (Former Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 29 May 2017
I got descent hours at the beginning. Which was nice. I got 50% off food. It was in the evening which was also good. But one thing I couldn't stand was multiple people telling me how to do a simple task. I had to work every single weekend and when I spoke up. They lessened my shifts. Then took me off the schedule. I got laid off because new management came in and got rid of all the older workers. And hired new ones. They didn't explain why I was not scheduled to work anymorw and they said you don't work today. But I knew something was up so if I didn't get my lock it would have been cut off. I got a mail telling me I was laid off. And they made me give back the uniform. That I had paid for and didn't even pay me back my money.