Bon Appétit Management

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Bon Appétit Management Reviews

Updated December 9, 2014
Updated December 9, 2014
44 Reviews
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44 Reviews
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  1.  

    It looked promising, then turned out to be mostly lies and false hope...

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    Current Employee - Seattle University in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Seattle University in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    passion for sustainable and farm to fork food production was a plus. creative meals made daily. hours and benefits were good.

    Cons

    everything else from supervisors to managers was poor, poor work ethics, lies, discrimination, intimidation, unfair hiring practices. road blocks at every turn while trying to get promoted.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good Company Bad Management No room to grow

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    Former Employee - Cook in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Cook in Colorado Springs, CO

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

    Pros

    great benefits, pay was reasonable

    Cons

    management was not very respectful on employees, they also kept incident hush hush/ in house

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rescpect your employees and put better people into positions of leadership

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    They don't keep their word

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    Current Employee - Line Cook in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Line Cook in Chandler, AZ

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

    Pros

    I get weekends and paid holidays off. I get to be creative with what I cook and I don't have to use recipes when I am making my food.

    Cons

    I was promised great benefits advancement opportunities and a 40 hour work week. None of that happened and not to mention the current team of managers is a joke and don't have their employees best interests in mind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't say things and promise things if you have no intension of doing what you say. And have your employees back.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    High integrity organization. true to its mission.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bon Appétit Management

    Pros

    solid company for foodies looking for a stable professional and personal lifestyle.

    Cons

    for those who need a playbook it can be challenging at times. good for those who are self starters.

  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good culture, no transparency.

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    Current Employee - Barista in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Barista in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Bon Appétit Management full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Starting pay is better than other food service. The pace of the jobs are nice. The campus I work on is amazing and most of the facilities are newer which makes for a beautiful work place. The coworkers I have are, in general, affable and kind to work with. It deals like a small company but has all the benefits of a large well established corporate business. The hours, for food service are as good as it gets.

    Cons

    Hard to find full time hours, even when they have been promised to you. Never expect anything to happen with enough time to prepare. Management at a everyday level is not truthful with what is going on in the shops and plays favorites consistently. Hard to get items that are needed to provide for the customer. Expect to have to do way above and beyond in order to advance. Management expects that workers at all levels knows what is going on campus wide with little or no information being given.

    I was outright lied to about advancement and promotion with a pay raise. I have been with the company for 2 years and have never had a review. I also had to write my own job titles/ responsibilities at one point and was given no feedback- horribly frustrating. I was supervising a cafe (FOH) managing 4 people and 3 orders. I was offered a promotion that would have had me managing a coffee shop- another 3 people to manage and 3 more orders- and cafe. I was excited to have more responsibility and learn more. I turned it down when they offered me only $1.50 more an hour to more than double my workload. After I turned the promotion down I was given half the work that would have been included in the promotion and no raise. I went from not doing any of the cash handling to having to handle money from 3 separate cafes/coffee shops on campus- with no compensation. When I asked to set down to working in a coffee shop I was treated like I had done something horrible and no one had any conversations with me about why I stepped down.

    Long story short I wouldn't recommend it unless you're looking to work really hard and maybe get nowhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a more effective and efficient training system.
    Be more transparent with what you want and need from your employees.
    If you demand more work from managers/supervisors- pay them more.
    Help your team to know and understand changing focus on campus.
    Work on daily communication between management and supervisors.
    Time worked should always be time paid.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Wonderful People

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    Former Employee - Marketing
    Former Employee - Marketing

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

    Pros

    Immensely kind, sweet people in management. They truly care about their employees.

    Cons

    Work can become monotonous, as all creativity is determined by HQ in California

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    not what they used to be/ claim to be

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    Former Employee - Executive Chef in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Executive Chef in Portland, OR

    I worked at Bon Appétit Management full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    unit level management usually in it for good reasons

    Cons

    misrepresentation of what they sell, not living up to their promises, corporate level management is a joke.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Overall happy working here

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Barista in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Barista in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Bon Appétit Management full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great health benefits
    Competitive pay
    Fun work environment

    Cons

    Off anytime school is not in session

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more professional

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Senior Management
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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
  11.  

    A decade of disappointment.

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    Former Employee - Director of Dining Services in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Director of Dining Services in Honolulu, HI

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

    Pros

    The vision by the CEO in early days of the company fueled the engine that drove expansion.

    Cons

    The same by believing in your own hype & thinking it will sustain you and the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get off your high horses........and join us in the real world. Work with your employees, not at them.....especially those who still carry the torch yet get passed over by senior management who finally get caught embezzling a decade later.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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