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Bon Appetit Reviews

Updated 13 August 2015
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  1. Cashier

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    Former Employee - Market Cashier in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Market Cashier in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Recommends

    I worked at Bon Appetit (More than a year)

    Pros

    Cool hours and environment great people

    Cons

    can get boring hours may be too long


  2. Decent Experience at Bon Appetit

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Bon Appetit part-time

    Pros

    Consistency in management, fair employees, pride in organically grown, fresh produce.

    Cons

    The work experience at Bon Appetit felt very impersonal; I did not feel like a valued employee or part of a team.

    Advice to Management

    Work on company re-branding to make the customer service experience more personable. Also, work harder on creating positive team environment.


  3. Cafeteria Worker

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    Former Employee - Server/Waiter in La Mirada, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Server/Waiter in La Mirada, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Bon Appetit part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The management was very personable and accommodating, but always pushing you to produce the best work they knew you capable of. Very encouraging staff and management, fast-paced environment at times, certification in food service, and a kind Latino community of chefs we served with.

    Cons

    Occassional burns and work can overlap with morning, afternoon, or night chapels.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure everyone has gone through the certification program and sends it before staff begins working. I never received my food service certification course, and yet was required to work. This is a violation of the Health and Safety Code.


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  5. great company

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    Former Employee - Front of House in Appleton, WI (US)
    Former Employee - Front of House in Appleton, WI (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    guaranteed work hours, great pay, wonderful staff, overall good company

    Cons

    hard to schedule time off


  6. Grocery Supervisor

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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.


  7. Caterer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Bon Appetit part-time

    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.


  8. Has been a great experience so far

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    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


  9. Can be horrible or great.

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    Former Employee - Catering Manager in Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Catering Manager in Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Farm to fork program, sustainable solutions. The pay was okay and benefits were acceptable. Hourly staff was wonderful to work with. The food is very creative and tasted great. Had opportunity to try foods that would not been able to otherwise.

    Cons

    Horrible management team, disrespectful, and threats of bodily injury were common. The Gm, operations manager and executive chef were like a high school click. Verbal abuse was a daily occurrence. When HR was notified about the hostile environment, I was dismissed because of " customer complaints". When in fact I was let go because I stood up to the three jerks that were in charge and the college wanted to save money. To this day no one has been hired to replace me. Our clients told us what they wanted but the chef refused to make it without making it with some obscure ingredient added to it.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to be part of a team and listen to other people. Our clients should be the most important thing, not the egos of the chef and operations manager.


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

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    Current Employee - Catering Assistant in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Catering Assistant in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    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


  11. A great job for a student worker

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    Former Employee - Student Supervisor in Northfield, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Student Supervisor in Northfield, MN (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    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.



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