Compass Group Interview Questions

Updated Jul 1, 2015
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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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?   2 Answers
    • what would be the hardest part of working away?   1 Answer
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    Sous Chef Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jacksonville, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Compass Group (Jacksonville, FL) in August 2009.

    Interview

    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

    pay rate is low.. due to high volume of employees

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    Customer Service Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Compass Group (Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)) in April 2014.

    Interview

    sit in room with manager sign a form and show i.d. and thats all i had to do there is no questions about the job role or anything. all i got told was they were very understaffed and always need people.
    it is very easy to get job with compass as no formal qualifications needed or skills required

    Interview Questions

    • were in cambridge am i from.   1 Answer
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    Waitree Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Aintree, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Compass Group (Aintree, England (UK)) in February 2012.

    Interview

    asked a range of questions which allowed from employees traits and personality to come out. as well as this we where asked to talk through as task and how we would break it into smaller task in order to get the job done. very busy interview day as there are loads going on at the same time. we were asked to bring our passports and bank details along to the interview with us.

    Interview Questions

    • how would you go about assembling a flat pack?   1 Answer
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    Hospitality Bar Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Compass Group in June 2010.

    Interview

    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

    • Why do you want to work here   1 Answer
  7. Helpful (1)  

    Server/Dishwasher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rockford, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Compass Group (Rockford, IL) in April 2009.

    Interview

    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

    I was told the job paid $8.50/hr (min wage?) like negotiation was out of the question.

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    Bedrijfsanalist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tilburg (Netherlands)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    (Translated from English)

    Application

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

    Interview

    Telefoongesprek gevolgd door een persoonlijk onderhoud. Algemene vragen: waarom dit bedrijf, waarom dit soort werk? Belangrijk om je te informeren over wat voor jou in het bedrijf belangrijk is, en over de specifieke functiebeschrijving. Salaris is marktconform, maar onderhandelen over de beloning is mogelijk.

    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

    • Hoe zou je de verkoop/omzet van onze afdeling verbeteren?   How could you improve the sales/turnover of our department ?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Onderhandelen over salaris.

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    Hospitality & Catering Staff Interview Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Swansea, Wales (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Compass Group (Swansea, Wales (UK)) in August 2012.

    Interview

    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
  10.  

    Food Service Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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.

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    Food Service Worker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Compass Group (New York, NY) in August 2011.

    Interview

    Quick, simple and resume based. I came in wearing professional attire. There was 3 managers there. The questions were fairly easy and food related. They made sure I was not a criminal. There was no drug test.

    Interview Questions

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