Aramark
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Overwork certain employees

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Gave them my all and more. Was used and abused by management. Left all alone to do functions by myself including clean up. Worked long hours and had to be back early.

Pros

All school holidays off and weekends too

Cons

Long exhausting hours
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So out of touch.

Management is completely out of touch, head office is by far stuck in 1982. Nothing is made in house, their “prima” program for recipes are mediocre at best. I have seen people come to work late and inebriated multiple times, yet management did nothing. Hr department- very feckless and lack responsibility. Salary- everyone is underpaid- but they say well you have work life balance, mean while half the employees all have second jobs, the pay is very low They compare themselves to big catering company’s / hotel service yet pay for and offer mediocre service. If you enjoy an environment where everyone has zero motivation, please feel free. You aren’t gonna be inspired if this is your passion and career.

Pros

Nothing

Cons

Not an attractive company to work for.
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Loved this location

Canada life building cafeteria was the absolute best location, customer base and coworkers/management!6 years was not long enough!if you like good service this was a great experience

Pros

Great people

Cons

Low wage
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Le problème est pas la compagnie qui est pas bonne ,les compagnies sont correctes c’est la direction qui est pas correct l’injustice. et l’équité

La compagnie est bonne comme toute autre compagnie mais c’est l’injustice et l’inegalité qui fait que c’est pas vivable l’es chouchou et les stoules ont des avantages que les autres ont pas comme être dans sa chambre à 15hrs30 et payer jusqu’à 18hrs ne jamais. faire de grand ménage de passé des hrs à aller fumé quand d’autre son a course dans la cuisine des personnes vont fumés trois fois d’affilée j’ai trois patrons trois gros salaires pour rien avant j’ai toujours eue un patron ça marchait très bien j’aurais tellement de choses à vous dire la perte d’argent qui sort pour rien c’est épouvantable

Pros

Repas gratuit

Cons

Assurance collective pas assez de protection
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Terrible management

Management doesn't seem to know what they're doing half the time. Worked there for 5 years never got vacation time. Overworked. Sometimes worked 7 days a week

Pros

Access to free food

Cons

Management
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No love for the females!

Works ok, all male management. They only like female management for housekeeping. ( not for kitchen or any other area but). Work hard without adequate pay. Ask for a raise, they say no. Tell management to go F themselves and get promoted. What a company to work for!

Pros

Maybe the people

Cons

Everything else
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You are not going anywhere with this job

Been working for Aramark at Saint Mary's University for 2 years, it's steady for a part-time job as a university student, but if you want to work there as your career, it's not a good idea. There's a lot of teamwork, basically, you don't need to do many things on your own unless they trust you. The pay is below the minimum as they deduct some money from your every 5+hours shift for the meal you are getting. The management would not appreciate you more because of your hard work, they will just make you work more without paying you more. Coworkers there were nice, there are people from all kinds of different cultures so it's interesting to make friends with them. Not a good place to work overall.

Pros

Free leftover food

Cons

no advancement, low pay
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Overworked

Overworked and under paid , never respected as a person or employee , as a salary person , you always work free hours , anything over 8 hours a day was free hours , only the company benefit, not the worker , most weeks I work for free hours than hours I got paid

Pros

Free lunches

Cons

Long hours
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Remote site - terrible management

The management don’t always know what is going on between each other. They are very driven by numbers and money. They don’t value their staff nor do they pay them well. When asked for a raise it’s minimal, around $0.25/hour. There are no bonuses and travel pay is low. They are very secretive towards the client and have no transparency. I have seen a situation where they don’t like an employee and instead of termination they have demoted and made working conditions poor for this individual. My guess is so that they will quit saving the company any severance. In general I would not recommend this company to anyone.

Pros

None

Cons

Poor management. Terrible environment.
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Ambiente diversificado

Me gusto mucho trabajar para esta empresa ya que pude crecer al nivel profesional con ellos. Subi los escalones hasta tener el puesto de gerente regional

Pros

Salario, pension, seguro medical

Cons

El mercado ha cambiado bastante lo cual era menos interesante para mi
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Solid and stress free

Aramark was a good experience and I gained knowledge that I otherwise, would not have attained.Possitive people to work for and withGood wage.Stress free environment
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Terrible place to work. Take any other job you can.

You will have the life sucked out of you with this company. You are not really working for this company but for the Contractor that orders you around and Belittles you constantly to your Manager who is in their back pocket. Management is clueless and very lacking in any type of good skill set for this position. We often wondered where Head Office found these people. Read only the reviews that pertain to the real jobs you are applying for, and not the office workers or other Supervisors who are trying to raise the star rating for the company profile. Take the time to read all you can across Canada as you will understand the terrible Management you will be working for. They will NEVER have your back and will suspend you whenever possible.

Pros

None

Cons

Pitiful Management, total lack of respect for workers
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Not my favourite place to work

Not the best experience here. Not enough hours to go around. Tossed from placement to placement. Company seems cheap, no holiday party, no bonus. I had a number here rather than a name.

Pros

Meh

Cons

Mehhhh
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Very productive and fun work place.

Flexibility was at 100%, everyday was a fun day. Always had good food and they were always presented very nicely. Aesthetic was a big deal, from the way everyone was dressed, to the good food, to good music, awesome book shelves and so much diversity in one place.

Pros

Free lunches plus snacks!

Cons

None
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upper management always looking issues with your work

As a former supervisor of 12 staff I can tell you that those staff were great ( for the most part). However, upper management when not MIA is always breathing down your back. Micromanagement to its fullest. No matter how hard you work, its never good enough. Follow the directions you were specifically given yesterday...and today you were completely in the wrong for doing so. Couldnt win in any way...Completely toxic! Stay away. No raises, no appreciation and aftre the fact NO job references provided ( which you are told at time of hire)Stay away.....far , far away!

Pros

pay

Cons

everything but the pay
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Frendly and help in learning more

Iam happy to work there again .alrhough i left the job for some personal porblems but love to join this company again .Co workers and supervisor r very help ful .

Pros

Free lunch

Cons

Felexible hours
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Potential

The job itself was great! The pay and raise system could use some work. Our site had a revolving door of management but overall the experience was a good one.

Pros

Never work past 6pm

Cons

Pay raises and managment
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poor management..

they act like they care.. but.. don't.. the minute you get sick or disagree with them.. they do everything in their power to get rid of you.. no matter how many years you put in.. the managers get bonuses, Christmas parties and year round work.. while the f/t worker gets laid off all the time with no pay.. no Christmas bonus or even a party.. and god sakes you get sick.. horrible company.. some good workers and a few good managers.. but.. aramark as a whole sucks and don't care about their employees!

Pros

time off in the summer

Cons

no team work and you will never hear when you do good only when you do bad..
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Poorly Run

They're extremely cheap, example: Rather than have maintenance for something for lets say $100 once a year, they'd rather have it break completely every 4 and then it costs $1500 to replace and they have to cut down on work hours for the next week or two. Every manager I had was there barely fit too be in charge of 1 person never mind about 11.

Pros

Benefits

Cons

Stressful Poor managment Cheap company
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Great overall experience

My experience there was awesome but cut short due to Covid outbreak. Hours are long and you need to be available for all scheduled events. So there is sometimes required OT.
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Hard environment, not enough pay

You don’t get paid for the work you put in. Low wages for very hard work, often overtime hours. Not appreciated for the work you put in. Would not go back.
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