Bon Appétit Management

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Bon Appétit Management Reviews

Updated October 3, 2014
Updated October 3, 2014
41 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good company, but very high manager turnover rate within specific accounts

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bon Appétit Management full-time

    Pros

    Great benefit package, and M-F schedule
    Socially responsible, supporting sustainable purchasing
    Many accounts across the country if your looking to transfer
    Respectable training courses are provided

    Cons

    Low pay and unqualified managers. Employees are promoted too soon to fill in for the high turnover rate
    Management is unorganized and not in sync with each other
    Poor recruiting practices
    Long hours and unmanageable work load
    High ideals, but cannot adhere to them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay a little more money and get in experienced qualified people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Many ups and downs

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sous Chef in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Sous Chef in Phila, PA

    I have been working at Bon Appétit Management full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There's a lot of room for creative cooking...You don't have standardized recipes.

    Cons

    People in management are reactive instead of proactive.
    The management style here is undermanagement, so you always have to cover you self.
    Any ideas to improve conditions are typically dismissed unless it's their idea.
    The bottom lines is corporate has a standard that isn't being held up here because the directors constantly manipulate the truth behind what's really going on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to hypermanage your staff, and realize that their failures are your lack of competence to train properly. Oh, and please learn to hire based on KSA's!!! And if you don't know what that is you're part of the problem.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Used To Be Great

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bon Appétit Management full-time (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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    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 (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
  7.  

    Sustainable Learning

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Bon Appétit Management full-time (more than an 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
  8.  

    Good for entry into the industry

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Prep Cook
    Former Employee - Prep Cook

    I worked at Bon Appétit Management as a contractor (more than an 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
  9.  

    BA Cafe & Catering Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cafe Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Cafe Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Bon Appétit Management full-time (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
  10.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  11.  

    Too much hard work for very less pay.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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

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