Bon Appétit Management Reviews

Updated July 31, 2014
Updated July 31, 2014
37 Reviews

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  1.  

    Overall happy working here

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    Current Employee - Barista  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Barista in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Bon Appétit Management full-time for more than a 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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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
  3.  

    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 for less than a 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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  5.  

    On-site catering with excellent commitment to local, organic, and healthy food options.

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    Former Employee - Food Service  in  Caldwell, ID
    Former Employee - Food Service in Caldwell, ID

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

    Pros

    All of my exposure to management gave me lots of experience learning to improve my food knowledge, and gave me the opportunity to help develop other staff members. The company is clearly committed to buying local products and supporting the community they serve. The quality of the food is outstanding. I worked in a variety of capacities for Bon Appetit, and while catering or serving or prepping food itself is not fabulous, the positions are paid well for the area, and it is stable work as long as you work hard! I could always work if I wanted to (as a part-time employee, I could pick up extra shifts, or help in another department).

    Cons

    Many supervisor changes in my years there. Long hours- but that comes with catering jobs! Food service is sometimes repetitive, but again- that's the job.

    Recommends
  6.  

    good experience not a lot of room to grow.

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    Current Employee - Barista  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Barista in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    good schedules work mondays to fridays and set hourly schedules. Shut downs on some main holidays.Some times in some cafes almost 2 weeks between christmas and new years some times the time off work great for vacation.

    Cons

    No good pay rates and when needed you have to move around your station to fill in for others. Vacation time is mostly use during the holidays shut downs and not when you really wan to you work all year to get vacation to use it during the shutdown in the holidays.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    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 for 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Top-down management style caused much wasted work and inefficient procedures

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    Former Employee - Executive Chef  in  Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Chef in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    Normal working hours for food service

    Cons

    Poor management team. The sustainability focus they claim doesn't exist.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Started out as a positive, when terribly wrong...

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    Former Employee - General Manager
    Former Employee - General Manager

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

    Pros

    Smaller company owned by huge conglomerate; small company feel with big corporate backing.
    Business principles are good if/when followed; fresh, local food when and wherever possible.

    Cons

    Senior management not consistent with expectations of individual managers
    Senior management doesn't back individual managers if inconvenient
    Inconsistency with overall treatment of managers - especially men vs. women (look at their ratio of men to women chefs/managers....)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your eyes....not everyone is doing business the way that you may think they are.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bon Appétit Management

    Pros

    Some of the employees were cool. Parked your car in an underground garage if you get there by 6am.

    Cons

    Management and no sense of direction. Really made me leave the industry that I loved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of managers. Hire more educated people with experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Sustainable Learning

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    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Bon Appétit Management full-time for more than a 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

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