Bon Appétit Management Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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Pros
  • Fantastic Ideals, Great People To Work With, Good Experience, Decent Opportunities If Willing To Relocate (in 3 reviews)

  • commited to the community and local farmers (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • We're a little company that is trying to swim with the big corporate fish and are turning into just another food service company (in 3 reviews)

  • Long hours and unmanageable work load (in 2 reviews)

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  1. As far as food service goes, it's fine.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Barista in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Barista in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Bon Appétit Management full-time (More than a year)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Unlike many food service jobs, people tended to have a fairly stable number of hours. Generally a friendly crew of people to work with, at least locally (I worked at the Fred Hutch campus in Seattle).

    Cons

    Lack of communication between management and employees made it unnecessarily difficult to be prepared for events. Not much opportunity for advancement. Pretty low wages, but it's to be expected in food service.


  2. General Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager
    Current Employee - General Manager

    I have been working at Bon Appétit Management full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Schedule, Benefits, Salary, Farm to Fork initiatives, Creative outlets, Work Life balance

    Cons

    No cons overall a great company to work for

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work, Listen to the employees


  3. Decent short term company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Catering Assistant in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Catering Assistant in Sacramento, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Treats employees well, health benefits

    Cons

    no consistency with rules, hard to move up

    Advice to Management

    Consistency is key.. Dont play favorites, work with the employees on things


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  5. if u have school age kids with no child care for summer or school breaks this is the job for you

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bon Appétit Management part-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    I just love my job

    Cons

    Lay offs is a big con


  6. Less than stellar experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Catering Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Catering Assistant in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Bon Appétit Management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Free food is the only pro.

    Cons

    -Workers are underpaid and overworked -No upward mobility -Most of the time the team was understaffed -Overuse of temp staff

    Advice to Management

    To avoid high turnover, reward employees for hard work. If the employee is full-time, think about giving benefits. Hire more part-time students instead of relying on an understaffed and overworked group of full-time employees.


  7. Great Company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager in Burbank, CA

    I worked at Bon Appétit Management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Leading the industry in many levels

    Cons

    A few upper management are cold fish taskmasters

    Advice to Management

    Relax


  8. Cashier

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Bon Appétit Management (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    you can make some cash while at school. It's an easy job anyone can do it.

    Cons

    management is not so good. You get paid a little working there.


  9. restaurant manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Bon Appétit Management full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - unique and fun settings for corporate establishments - high service standards - above average food and beverage quality - free meals

    Cons

    - strong favoritism - abrasive feedback with harsh criticism from GM - lack of consistency in performance and expectations senior management - strong divide between management and floor staff - any topic regarding compensation is a sore subject - one's upward mobility is limited by personal agenda of GM - poor training program; sink or swim atmosphere - transparency is nonexistent

    Advice to Management

    The floor staff feels they are either over-worked or not being compensated accordingly and are also very intimidated by the management , thus leading to attempts to undermine or subvert any systems that are put in place.


  10. Bon Appetit Catering

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    Current Employee - Server in Atascadero, CA
    Current Employee - Server in Atascadero, CA

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

    Pros

    All of the cooks who work for Bon Appetite are so nice. You get fed leftovers on the job.

    Cons

    You cannot take food home and have to throw away tons of it. The call in caterers usually have no idea whats going on. There is always a scramble to get things done right during big events which could be avoided with better planning.


  11. Overall, a good company

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bon Appétit Management full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay for that area and that job Good benefits including health and retirement

    Cons

    Very "corporate" atmosphere Lots of mandatory training that was redundant

    Advice to Management

    Treat the really good, loyal employees better Get rid of those who don't do their job although this seemed to be impossible



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