Bon Appetit Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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  1. Grocery Supervisor

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bon Appetit

    Pros

    Worked with some awesome people in management, and made some good friends.

    Cons

    Most laborers were union and difficult to deal with

    Advice to Management

    Use all means of support that is at your disposal. Being overly strict on company guidelines is a way to run a department.


  2. Caterer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bon Appetit part-time

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The managers were very on-pont and professional; communication was great, and there was a solid system for handling any kind of situation. The job itself was fine, just what you would expect with a catering gig.

    Cons

    Sometimes events were severely understaffed, requiring those present to really push to complete all tasks assigned. A lot of untouched food was thrown away, that was hard to see...

    Advice to Management

    Make sure all events are staffed with the appropriate amount of workers. Assign hours more consistently, and be sure to continue to improve communication during events.


  3. Convoluted expectations, Razor thin labor budget & GM that is most comfortable belittling his employees. Life is Good

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cook in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Cook in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Bon Appetit full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The pay is good & weekends off.

    Cons

    The equipment is abysmal. How our talented team achieve success is a daily miracle.

    Advice to Management

    The GM could benefit from people management classes. He is disrespectful, does not listen & runs on assumptions. Creating respectful work places begins at the top. Leading by example would clear up perpetuated respect issues.


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  5. Be prepared to have good days and bad days. Certain chefs can be a bit bipolar at times!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server, Porter in Berrien Springs, MI
    Current Employee - Server, Porter in Berrien Springs, MI

    I have been working at Bon Appetit part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    - Stable hours. You don't have to worry about too much variability in your paycheck, which is good for budgeting. - Clean and safe environment. - Not too fast paced most of the time.

    Cons

    - Benefits at my location were horrible. The only "benefit" was 40% off of a single meal after working 12 hours. When you're not getting too many hours, that benefit leaves a lot to be desired! On top of barely earning above the minimum wage, the benefit is basically negligible. - Lack of "community" feeling. Upper management has no interest in knowing non full-time employees. I still don't understand how you can't call someone by their name when you have a nametag on! - Chefs at my location are either nice, or complete jerks (for no reason whatsoever!). You kind of have to learn who to stay away from.

    Advice to Management

    Be more friendly to the workers! Take five seconds out of your "busy" day spent in the executive office and ask workers how they're doing, if they had a good weekend, etc. Make the working experience a little more enjoyable!


  6. Helpful (1)

    Mediocre job with okay benefits and low pay.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Barista in Northfield, MN
    Current Employee - Barista in Northfield, MN

    I have been working at Bon Appetit full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of time off (unpaid) as the restaurant is only staffed minimally during summer and time off for students (you get two weeks off for Christmas, spring break, etc). The work is not hard and the place is always staffed well enough to deal with the students - it is very fast paced.

    Cons

    It is disorganized, and the pay is not good. The pay seems okay, however with all the time off it makes your annual income sadly low. The benefits are only okay and if you don't hold an office position you pay more on them so you can have them through the summer.

    Advice to Management

    Be professional and take employees behaving badly seriously. It is frustrating for people that work hard every day to see others not doing anything or constantly getting in trouble and not getting written up or fired.


  7. Overall it was a delightful experience

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Caterer
    Former Employee - Caterer

    I worked at Bon Appetit

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Some pros about working at Bon Appetit are good camaraderie amongst co-workers, a chance to deal with customers, definitely a place for a person who enjoys being around people.

    Cons

    A con for Bon Appetit is there isn't much room for growth, and most the skills learned here don't transfer over to another field.

    Advice to Management

    Keeping everything the same



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