Bon Appétit Management Reviews

Updated March 27, 2015
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  1. Mixed Baggage, Rotten Management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Good co-workers help make or break any team. I was fortunate enough to have great teams during my time working for Bon Appetit.

    Cons

    Favoritism is alive and well on the part of management. If you're on their good side then you're likely to get the days off you need and the tasks you enjoy. If you're on their bad side, then good luck to you. I worked at the same location and dealt with three different managers. Rules only applied to those management did not like.

     I was both the favored and un-favored depending on who was a part of the management of the time. This place lacks some transparent rules, maybe a little seniority.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 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.

  3. Executive Chef

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bon Appétit Management

    Pros

    Promote an ideal and healthful dining program

    Cons

    Poor Mid/Upper Level Management. No measurement rubrics for staff.

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

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Great company that cares

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7. Long overdue payment of weekly gratuities, bonuses and commissions.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8. Horrible management, low pay, 5 days vacation a year

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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").

  9. busy with good company standards

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Large Catering Management Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11. Great people to work with

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

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