I loved working there i met hundreds of people that were students of the college, but I also met tons of employees from all over the world had many barriers when it came to language and accent, but the one thing we all had in common was our love for the people we cook for making us passionate for our job.
My first thoughts as a new team member at aramark was, "Wow no training"! Overall it was a pretty good placed to work. Later with all the different management changes the job started becoming more and more stressful. The last manager (chef) came in with the foul mouth and threats. It quickly became clear Aramark was no longer the place for me.
Typically when i wold show up at work i would start off by washng my hands and clocking in. i then would go to the incharge roster for that shift. then i would see what was on the menu for hat night and start to cook for the faculty and for the students.
Aramark has very nice managers. There is opportunity for benefits after 90 days. Salary is not much in regards of the amount of work to be done. There are times when overtime is offered, but not enough.
So when I was hired I was not told you have to buy a $200 parking permit because Aramark wont provide parking and the college owns everything, they also do not tell you that you will be off for 1 week at thanksgiving and 3-4 weeks at christmas. They will work you to death if you let them and play favoritism to some. Worst management I have ever seen. For a large company i figured they would have orientation and a proper training program, instead you are told very little about how or what to do and thrown to the wolves.
This was a great experience I meet some great people and I love the location I worked at Old Dominion University. the schedule with working with higher education works well for me with the hours and time off. ther is much room for growth .
If you are not one who can adapt to a situation and stray from a plan, you will not enjoy working here. Coworkers are not unlike most kitchen staff, and the work is challenging and rewarding if you are in to cooking.
As long as this company knows you can do retail job by yourself and you make them large profits, you'll remain at same job level for many years. .. still no advancement after 6+ years. It's really borderline discrimination.
The respect and caring for fellow employees was off the charts. Was a joyful and pleasant experience for me everyday. I was blessed to be in there presents. Thanks to all I hope the feel that from me .