Bon Appetit Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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  1. Review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Cairo (Egypt)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Cairo (Egypt)

    I have been working at Bon Appetit full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    friendly enviroment, loyal employees, excellent CEO, ambitious, promotes group work, appreciates it's employees and it's human resources, provide training and opportunities to grow, experts in the field of food and beverages, aiming to keep up with the increasing competion through upgrading their branches and giving them a new look in all aspects from A to Z.

    Cons

    branches need upgrading, jobs in the company require skill and effeciency as they deal with food so a single mistake can ruin it's reputation.

    Advice to Management

    always evaluate your employees regularly, provide training, appreciate the hard workers and work on improving the lesser skilled worker.


  2. Has been a great experience so far

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Bon Appetit

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Respect by mgt has proven to me I can speak and be heard and I feel very valued.

    Cons

    Pay too low for work load

    Advice to Management

    Up the starting pay scale


  3. Outside the box look to management skills in a company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Catering Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Catering Assistant in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Bon Appetit part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Food industry experience, Learning different types of food and how the maintenance keep the establishment neat

    Cons

    Different professional environment than an artistic environment


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  5. A great job for a student worker

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Supervisor in Northfield, MN
    Former Employee - Student Supervisor in Northfield, MN

    I worked at Bon Appetit part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Very flexible hours that allowed you to work around almost any schedule. Great people who help develop many crucial job market skills

    Cons

    Set in a college so the atmosphere was as you'd expect. Poor communication skills when it came to new information.


  6. Well oiled machine

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

    I worked at Bon Appetit part-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Bon appetit has a certain way of doing things, and if you have good leadership that can communicate that process, things work beautifully.

    Cons

    If the leadership is sub par, or isn't communicating properly, it makes the collaborative environment break down. Certain people will start pulling more weight than others, and nobody's happy.

    Advice to Management

    Give high fives. Increase communication across different moving parts.


  7. Director of Catering

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Catering Manager in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Catering Manager in Saint Paul, MN

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great company values and commitment in material and top corporate management. Enormous opportunity to grow as you progress through your career. I enjoyed working with peers from other locations on larger events.

    Cons

    Some management is not fully committed to company values. I believe there should be random drug tests; including managers.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees; really look at how hard they are working


  8. Helpful (1)

    Interesting and fruitful.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lacey, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lacey, WA

    I have been working at Bon Appetit

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Interesting challenges and people, with chances for advancement for those dedicated enough and (near) immediate overtime via commutes to other Bon Appetit locations.

    Cons

    Scheduling problems, and lack of turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, and keep an eye out for talent.


  9. great job for now but not much of a future.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Middletown, CT
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Middletown, CT

    I have been working at Bon Appetit

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Bon Appetit is very flexible with work schedules and allows workers to negotiate work schedules between themselves. The management is very understanding of the demands that are placed on students attempting to balance work and academic demands. Lots of (edible) perks that traditionally come with food service, but especially easy to take advantage of because there is very little (pretty rarely actually) direct management oversight of the workplace.

    Cons

    There is a serious lack of communication between the management and the student workers. Workers end up informing each other about different rules, regulations, and procedures, which is not necessarily a trustworthy or reliable source of such important information.

    Advice to Management

    tell student workers directly/in writing of any new rules/changes etc.


  10. Grocery Supervisor

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bon Appetit

    Pros

    Worked with some awesome people in management, and made some good friends.

    Cons

    Most laborers were union and difficult to deal with

    Advice to Management

    Use all means of support that is at your disposal. Being overly strict on company guidelines is a way to run a department.


  11. Caterer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bon Appetit part-time

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The managers were very on-pont and professional; communication was great, and there was a solid system for handling any kind of situation. The job itself was fine, just what you would expect with a catering gig.

    Cons

    Sometimes events were severely understaffed, requiring those present to really push to complete all tasks assigned. A lot of untouched food was thrown away, that was hard to see...

    Advice to Management

    Make sure all events are staffed with the appropriate amount of workers. Assign hours more consistently, and be sure to continue to improve communication during events.



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