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Compass Group Interview Questions

Updated Sep 2, 2014
Updated Sep 2, 2014
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    Hospitality In the Mining Industry Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Compass Group in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    Inital communications was via email, sending cv then selected to go to HQ for a group session, presentation/information about the company, a small maths test and finally the 1:1 interview. The person interviewing me didn't even wait for my answers, was rude, took notes that looked impossible to read. I realised that there were a few people in line to be interviewed but there were at least 5 or 6 interviewers for about 30 applicants so no big deal as far as time etc.
    Looked like a farily smooth operation except this is a recruitment company and with an interviewer like this a really bad representation of the company. In hindsight I should have waited for another interviewer.
    The recruitment supervisor leading the presentation did a great job and was very thorough.
    I had travelled a fair way early this morning - about 3 hours - so I was ready to do my best but was rather deflated after such a treatment. Drove back home for another 3 hours thinking about how silly the interview was and how on earth she would be able to work as a recruiter with that attitude.
    Anyway, it's all experience I suppose but I would be very interested to know if there are other people with the same opinion and perhaps what to be aware of during these circumstances. There must be a right or a wrong answer to "why do you think you'd be good for this position?" I replied because I'm a hard worker, a great team player etc etc. So you can't help but think that there is a formula to live up to or maybe it's just about the interviewer and their attitude. This person definitely didn't like the job and should recruit herself to another position that doesn't involve other people.

    Interview Questions
    • why do you think you should be chosen for this position?   View Answers (2)
    • what would be the hardest part of working away?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Sous Chef Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jacksonville, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jacksonville, FL
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Compass Group in August 2009.

    Interview Details

    received the interview through a friend that worked there. Met with the head chef and talked for about 30 mintues. Asked basic questions about techinques and recipes. Every recipe is off the top of the head, so there are no formal recipes. Offered me the Job and I took it.

    Interview Questions
    • Do you know how to cook a turkey?
      Do you know how to make sushi?
       
      Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    pay rate is low.. due to high volume of employees
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Hospitality Bar Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Compass Group in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    Had to apply several times online before i heard back. I was invited for an interview with many other people, and talked to one manager, asked about why i want to work there, similar jobs, time managment, what you can bring to the company. Fairly easy to answer and they are very nice people. Great for part time jobs and experience

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Server/Dishwasher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rockford, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rockford, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Compass Group in April 2009.

    Interview Details

    Be open to working weekends and holidays. They are vey safety oriented-keep that in mind. One interview. 30 minutes. Be neat! This is a company that cares about the color of your socks-even if you work in the kitchen-so pay attention to your apperance.

    My backgroud check took two months! But I think that's a record. I didn't mind, but it is unusual because I don't move around or had ever changed my name.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you want to work here? Do you have any problem working with a racialy diverse team? Do you understand the importance of confidentiality?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was told the job paid $8.50/hr (min wage?) like negotiation was out of the question.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tilburg (Netherlands)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tilburg (Netherlands)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Compass Group in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    Telephone interview followed by a face to face interview. General questions, Why this company , why this type of job ? Important to notify about your interests in company and the specific job description. Salary is at market conform but negotiations about wages is possible.

    Interview Questions
    • How could you improve the sales/turnover of our department ?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    negotiate about salary
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Hospitality & Catering Staff Interview Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Swansea, Wales (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Swansea, Wales (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Compass Group in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    I applied for the post online and was emailed back inviting me to attend one of their interview days (this was in 2012). The interview was fairly informal and was focussed around you as a person and them just getting to know if you'd work well in their work environment. They asked if I had previous experience in retail and if I worked well in a team etc.

    Interview Questions
    • As it was an informal interview, none of the questions were taxing.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Food Service Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Compass Group.

    Interview Details

    I applied online via the compass group website outside of their normal recruitment time, which at the time only had the Chef job available. I didn't hear back until they were actually recruiting. I received an email which specified a time and date for interview. The interviews themselves were very quick to accommodate for a large amount of people to be processed.

    The interview itself was straight forward. Basic questions relating to the job, working on a team, relevant past experience, cooking, and education were asked.

    A few days after the interview I received an email inviting me to the instruction day. I don't remember if I was told what my job would be, since I was not suitable for the Chef job. I did the general training, and not the food prep training, even though that was where I was put when I actually started working. Adjusting was not very difficult, however and the job was doable.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Patient Flow Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tucson, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tucson, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Compass Group in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed with the VP at TouchPoint (sub company of Compass). I personally was ready for the interview as I prepared myself. I did the best I could with my resume and research the company I thought I was applying to. I found out mid-interview when the VP asked me what I could tell him about the company, that I was interviewing with the wrong company. The VP asked me if I wanted to continue with the interview as he thought there would be a position I was qualified for or if I would like to leave. I chose to stay, partly because I was frozen in terror, but I'm glad I did. It really says a lot that it was handled the way that it was, especially by the VP.

    Interview Questions
    • I was given five minutes to explain a procedure, any procedure and afterward he could ask me any questions.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I was very happy with the offer, there was no need to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Accounts Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ludhiana (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ludhiana (India)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Compass Group in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    First Interview with HR Executive then With Accounts Manager and Branch Manager at Ludhiana Branch

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Customer Service Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Greensboro, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Greensboro, NC
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Compass Group.

    Interview Details

    Being hired can be difficult, in the interview, you really have to impress them with your words and confidence. It can be hard but I was always told to be myself.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you want to work with Compass Group Chartwells   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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