Compass Group

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Compass Group Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
109 Reviews
2.9
109 Reviews
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Compass Group CEO Richard Cousins
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Large company with good benefits (in 5 reviews)

  • Great people that are passionate (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Also, low pay because of being in food service industry (in 5 reviews)

  • Not enough full-time jobs in NYC or Long Island (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great company, but frequent lay offs to adjust to school calendar.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Cashier  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Retail Cashier in New York, NY

    I have been working at Compass Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Managers were very flexible and understanding. Provided a professional atmosphere.

    Cons

    Frequent lay offs during the year since I worked on a school campus.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Regional sales

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Director
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Director

    I have been working at Compass Group full-time

    Pros

    You are provided with a company vehicle and gas card. The pay and commissions are very good.

    Cons

    The operations department is very hard to work with. They have too much to do. Your emails are not answered for days. We are taught to use a sales funnel process to sell. We also use the disc profiling process to sell. There is so much admin work that it is hard to keep up. You work all the time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The training on systems used needs to be improved. There is lots of training on the sales funnel process but you get lost in the ROI's and all the other paper work involved.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Challenging but rewarding

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Compass Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    25 days PTO and higher than avaerage salaries

    Cons

    Hours of operation intrude on quality of my life

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company growth has slowed down since the beginning creating less opportunity for growth in my area

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Fast-paced, great advancement!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Training Specialist  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Regional Training Specialist in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Compass Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Ability to move up in ranks if you are a go-getter. Company benefits are great.

    Cons

    Work-life balance when in stressful project management crunches.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get on the show called Undercover Boss. The middle-management staff are the ones who work the hardest.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Food Service Worker  in  Edinboro, PA
    Current Employee - General Food Service Worker in Edinboro, PA

    I have been working at Compass Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    nice people to work for, when you leave work you are tired if you are older, we have nice benefits. they are willing to work with you if there is a problem or a family emergency,

    Cons

    if you don't suck up to management, you don't get away with things, we don't get overtime usually training is one day and people who smoke, get more breaks than the ones that don't,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the only thing i have to say is that the older generation are hard workers, they have alot of knowledge respect them and have the younger ones learn from them if they want to respect their jobs, working is hard and nobody said it is easy,

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

    Highly Political and Self Important Working Environment Stuck in the Past

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Compass Group full-time

    Pros

    For the most part, the atmosphere is one of low expectations. It's very difficult to feel like you are underachieving. Pay is decent.

    Cons

    Everything about this company is traditionalist. There is no sense of new ideas. Creativity is undervalued. Little to no young professionals with fresh ideas. Management is highly politicized and unwilling to compromise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit the nepotism and shake up the management structure. Allow those with new ideas the chance to make them work. Stop hiring and retaining poor, complacent talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    you gotta be in the "group"

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Chef
    Current Employee - Executive Chef

    I have been working at Compass Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    401k is company assisted a bit

    Cons

    upper mgmt. stress really quick, unit mgmt. have to use vacation for any sick time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    chill

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Overall good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clinical Nutrition Manager
    Current Employee - Clinical Nutrition Manager

    I have been working at Compass Group full-time

    Pros

    - ability to transfer within the company after working in position for 18 months
    - multiple sectors within the company which allows for a wide range of job choices

    Cons

    - average pay
    - items on evaluations not released till mid year

    Recommends
  10.  

    marketing intern

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern

    I have been working at Compass Group as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    good work environment and always trying to help team member

    Cons

    there were no bad things in the Compass Group

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Closing Supervisor

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

    I have been working at Compass Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great Place To Work Invirement

    Cons

    Late Night No Home Life

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Custer Come First

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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