Bon Appétit Management

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Bon Appétit Management Reviews

Updated July 31, 2014
Updated July 31, 2014
39 Reviews
2.9
39 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Used To Be Great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bon Appétit Management full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Fantastic Ideals, Great People To Work With, Good Experience, Decent Opportunities If Willing To Relocate

    Cons

    Pay is horrible unless you're a salaried manager. Virtually no upward advancement unless you transfer. Ridiculous expectations for minimum wage pay. We're a little company that is trying to swim with the big corporate fish and are turning into just another food service company. Nothing special anymore. There is no work-life balance, it's all 'work', and when you want to enjoy life outside of work, your requests are typically laughed at.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit worrying about the bottom line ALL the time. Look at employee turnover. These employees that leave year after year are leaving for a reason, and its you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Love what they try to do, do not love the results

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    Current Employee - Catering
    Current Employee - Catering

    I have been working at Bon Appétit Management full-time

    Pros

    Team oriented. Many perks for retirement and health.

    Cons

    Confused and "hands tied" do to poor contract negotiating. no follow through.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your team. Reward those who work hard for you, and stop trying to please those who don't.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great mission, but execution varies at each account.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at Bon Appétit Management part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The staff is like a big family. Managers are very approachable and you have the opportunity to wear many different hats. Meals are excellent.

    Cons

    Sometimes the environment is too much like a big family--bickering, gossip, and favoritism can happen. Not to mention the account may be put under immense pressure and have to take some short cuts in terms of sustainability (the company's main mantra).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make some surprise visits to the east coast accounts, which seem to see a lot less corporate reps.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Sustainable Learning

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    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Bon Appétit Management full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The company really embraces sustainable foodservice
    Employees are valued as individuals

    Cons

    The company limits itself in its efforts to be so sustainable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember to pave the way for a path for future employees; help each other grow

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good for entry into the industry

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    Former Employee - Prep Cook
    Former Employee - Prep Cook

    I worked at Bon Appétit Management as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    - Reasonable pay
    - Health and vision insurance after probation period
    - Fun events for holidays
    -You get to meet other talented people

    Cons

    -Management style promotes a first and second class system between client and contractor.
    -Limited growth within the team and inadequate compensation when you are a lead.
    -Unpaid hours on time card (Doesn't happen to everyone,but it happens)
    -Supplier choices do not match up with mission statement 100%

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be active on the line with the team during a rush and listen to what the staff say. You'd be surprised how useful our advice is.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    BA Cafe & Catering Manager

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    Former Employee - Cafe Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Cafe Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Bon Appétit Management full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great fall back job while searching for employment in another industry.

    Cons

    Not much room for growth

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Caterer  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Caterer in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Bon Appétit Management

    Pros

    Good work environment
    Nice people
    Good service
    Decent compensation
    Good for a part time job
    Space to move up
    Nice locations

    Cons

    Not the best pay in the world

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Too much hard work for very less pay.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Bon Appétit Management

    Pros

    Customers make the work place exciting.

    Cons

    Colleagues and Managers are the major cons

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    It's alright...

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    Current Employee - Retail Supervisor  in  Wheaton, IL
    Current Employee - Retail Supervisor in Wheaton, IL

    I have been working at Bon Appétit Management

    Pros

    Decent pay, the company stands for great values and beliefs, good food, nice employees and a fairly good place to work.

    Cons

    Company doesn't implement values and beliefs very well, doesn't always treat employees the best and fires employees they don't like, even if they're hard workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know your employees, communicate more clearly, make expectations more clear (even your "Great" ones) and start offering benefits that match up with your values/beliefs.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Alright

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bon Appétit Management part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I worked for the Bon Appetit service in my school, and my coworkers were very nice. They taught me what I did not know, and helped me and things got busy.

    Cons

    I often had 4 hour shifts, and it was very tiring to stand for such a long time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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