Took a role for the money. That was a bad choice. Culture is terrible. Senior managers do not develop good leaders, rather use people as stepping Stones. District managers and regional leadership offer no clear expectations and rather tell you what you are doing wrong than coaching. No work life balance and you are seen as weak for wanting to take time off. There is no training classes or development classes for managers.
Decent pay if you negotiate
Just about everything else. Culture, work life, development opportunities
If you want to constantly look over your shoulder to count the number of knives in your back, this is the place for you. Working for Aramark was eye opening to me as a young man at how people can use position of power to push personal agendas and radical racial beliefs.
Job Security. Dirt and germs are not going anywhere
Currently, the caliber of upper management has went downhill. There used to be a time when it was hard to get into the company. They only selected the best candidates, now any Tom, Dick and Harry they let in.
Aramark site managers do not value input from seasoned manager. When you give input, they marginalize, devalue you.
Training and development was non-existent. There is no work-life balance or flexibility in scheduling. Many inconsistencies in accountability throughout positions/departments. Benefits were decent for individual. The PTO/vacation allotment was great, unfortunately due to the "needs of the business" you may not be able to take your time and lose it.
Management from the direct level on down were great. They were very professional and managed well, even under stressful circumstances. But the general managers knew nothing about the operation and were never there. They openly insulted the managers and received kickbacks from other contracts. Very corrupt.
Good benefits, decent pay
Contracts sometimes end, and then you are stuck without a job if you cant move out of state, the company does not inform you about the terms of the contract, and they effect your ability to navigate companies after the contracts end
The hardest part of my job is balancing the many tasks and duties asked of each manager on a daily bases. The way you balance priorities vs "to do" items is very essential in learning how to make sure your daily operations run to plan. I enjoy talking to patients every day and seeing them smile when excellent service is provided. Also, our EVS staff members on all shifts are enjoyable to be around and really want to grow and gain knowledge about Environmental services/Sanitation.
The employees that I work with are very friendly and it makes my job exciting. A typical day would be to:
Review invoices from received products from various vendors.
Deal with daily discrepancies from the client, as well other vendors. Reviewing production line procedures making sure the product meets USDA guidelines.
Ordering various products through several different vendors also reviewing financial inquires, while maintaining a 10 million dollar inventory.
I was hired in as a Operations Manager and after 10 years I am at a dead in job position with a company that is being ran from a corporate position. The job has not been enjoyable for some time now. I have out grown the position and ready for a new challenge.
The company is always trying to cut corners, to save money. They don't put the customer or their employees first.
The focus for the company is always changing leaving the employees confused about the direction.
The company doesn't do a good job explaining the changes.
Pay was good until they changed the bonus program.