Bon Appétit Management

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Bon Appétit Management Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
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    Grill Cook

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bon Appétit Management

    Pros

    Great Management Team! Very supportive of issues and help when its needed. All employees are well rounded people.

    Cons

    High stress environment, pay is not worth the amount of task they expect from one.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Long overdue payment of weekly gratuities, bonuses and commissions.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Bon Appétit Management

    Pros

    Bon Appetit Mgt. offers a decent benefit package, career opportunities, and locations for employment.

    Cons

    Majority of managers work minimum of 75 hours a week with minimal recognition. Main con is the recurring issues around paying server gratuities and managers commissions and bonus when achieved. Lack of HR support forced several associates were forced to contact the Labor Board for support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay associates in timely manner when wages are rightfully due.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Adobe, lehi UT

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bon Appétit Management

    Pros

    it was nice to have the same clientele every day.

    Cons

    Didn't like the sudden change in Exec. Chefs

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    Horrible management, low pay, 5 days vacation a year

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    Former Employee - Line Cook in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Line Cook in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Free meals, strict schedule, 8 hour shifts.

    Cons

    Terrible management, very disrespectful, lots of yelling and overall stressful environment. They can't care less about your performance, they don't know the names of cooks who works for them, very rude and greedy. Very low pay and poor benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect your employees. Learn their names ( not just "hey you-come here").

  6.  

    Good experience as a student worker at a fast-paced environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bon Appétit Management

    Pros

    As a marketing assistant, I learned a lot from all the managers.

    Cons

    Pay rate was low, but that was probably because I was a student worker.

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company that cares

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    Former Employee - Barista in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Barista in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Great food, good and flexible hours, room for growth

    Cons

    Miscommunication between supervisors and mgmt

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Choose supervisors wisely based on skill

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    busy with good company standards

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    Former Employee - Prep Cook
    Former Employee - Prep Cook

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

    Pros

    Good team values, good quality food, good food with free meal available to employees, approve of corporate values, purchases support local businesses. Great experience as a fairly new kitchen employee where I was able to learn a lot of skills and techniques from seasoned and skilled cooks and chefs.

    Cons

    Benefits are not available for some employees, if you are designated "on-call". A pay increase may not be given to employees if it is not requested, even when they are returning for a second or third season. Schedule changes were occasionally made without notice. During heaviest workload, management would overlook some scheduling and purchasing details which were important to employees and business success because they were overwhelmed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Generally, good work. I approve of the standards and mission of Bon Appetit. The only thing I would ask is that you be attentive to how employees are classified; Someone should not be termed an "on-call" employee if they regularly scheduled to work a full time shift.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Large Catering Management Company

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    Former Employee - Prep Cook/Catering Assistant in Redlands, CA
    Former Employee - Prep Cook/Catering Assistant in Redlands, CA

    I worked at Bon Appétit Management part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Company supports sustainable, local and healthy produce
    Chefs purchase from local farmers when possible
    Strong sense of community in the kitchen
    The hours are good for working moms

    Cons

    Some of the cooks did not care about their jobs or the quality of their food
    Sometimes a disconnect between management and staff, upper management just didn't pay that much attention.
    Not much room to grow, you stay in the same position
    Pay is quite low
    Cooks could use more on the job training & skill building

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would do training workshops for the kitchen staff so that they can learn new culinary skills and dishes which would make them more excited to produce quality food. If you work in a kitchen you generally like to cook but culinary school is often not worth the cost so providing an incentive for your crew to learn would really boost morale.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great people to work with

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    Former Employee - Caterer in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Caterer in Cleveland, OH

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

    Pros

    It's a pretty laid back environment for the most part. Everyone is very friendly with one another. Team leaders are easy to get along with.

    Cons

    There are multiple managers all saying different things or telling you to complete a different task. Sometimes hours can be extreme 10+ shifts. Operations are not streamlined yet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appoint one head manager that caterers are to listen to. Streamline your operation so even a new employee can come in and get the flow. Start vetting new hires more stringently.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

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

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    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

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