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Rick

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Rick

General Manager
U.S. Marine Corps - Chief Warrant Officer 2, Heavy Equipment Officer
About

I'm a general manager at Aramark and have been with the company for five years. I started as environmental services director and ended up in more of a general role. I work in the facilities realm. We do housekeeping and plan operations – that's the business that I'm responsible for, but I've been in a few different accounts.



I enjoy being able to develop the frontline managers. As I learn things, I try to pass that onto them. I want to make them better managers and help them find the resources that they need as they develop.



You can be as successful as you want to be within this organization. If you want more, the sky is the limit. There are so many opportunities.

Advice

Don't get caught up with titles and the role. You'll be a general leader at Aramark, and it's an opportunity to step into a career. It's a huge business that has so much potential. It's not a glamorous job, but it pays well, and there is a lot of opportunity.



There is a lot of leadership training in the military, and you just can't get that anywhere else. We have jobs for anyone, from an E1 private all the way up to the Four Star General.

Takeaways

The thing about Aramark is that it’s similar to the military. They give you the tools and the resources that you need to be successful. In the Marine Corps, we have the Marine Corps Order (MCO) and we have our policies and procedures – Aramark has the same sort of structure. They give you everything that you need, and you just need to meet your goals.

With a military background, you instantly understand orders, and accomplishing your mission is a number one priority. If you give me a mission, I’ll complete it, even if it means a twelve-hour day. I think a lot of that experience translates.

I’m actually trying to do more grassroots recruitment – I’ve been reaching out to local reserve units in the Marine Corps, trying to get marines coming off of active duty to learn more about Aramark. For many of them, it’s essentially the same job.

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