Compass Group Reviews

Updated April 16, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    It was a very fun and educational experience.

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    Former Intern - Graphic Designer in Charlotte, NC
    Former Intern - Graphic Designer in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Compass Group as an intern (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people were very helpful and nice, you were given clear expectations and directions on what to do.

    Cons

    None really, it was a joy

    Advice to Management

    Just continue to do what you do

  2. Good Advancement Opportunities; Learned a Lot

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Manager in Charlotte, NC

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good PTO, learned a lot, many advancement opportunities

    Cons

    Lots of red tape due to size of corporation

  3. Field work is tough, but the experience as a whole is positive

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Catering in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Director of Catering in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Compass Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Upward mobility encouraged, decent benefit package, relocation packages included with cross-country moves, positive leadership from superiors including cross-sector changes.

    Cons

    there is no such thing as a 50 hour work week, budget allowances are rarely in-line with account needs.

    Advice to Management

    Push the mentorship program more!

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  5. Compass has been an excellent employer to me.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Human Resource Consultant in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Human Resource Consultant in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Compass Group

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits, processes, and business vision and values are outstanding.

    Cons

    Technological investments for people platforms could be upgraded.

  6. Fast-paced, great advancement!

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    • 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 (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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

  7. Good work experience, advancement opportunities are really hard to come by.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Compass Group

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are excellent and opportunites for continuing education good.

    Cons

    Opportunities for advancement are simply not there despite verbage otherwise

    Advice to Management

    Truly support and encourage career growth and advancement

  8. Helpful (2)

    Don't work in Field Accounting

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    Former Employee - Regional Accountant in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Regional Accountant in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Compass Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    20 days vacation is the only one I can think of.

    Cons

    Terrible management, not all employees treated the same, terrible pay, more customer service than Accounting, DON'T WORK HERE!

    Advice to Management

    Stop playing favorites to the employees that are sheep and follow everything you say. Value different opinions!

  9. yes

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Catering Supervisor in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Catering Supervisor in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Compass Group

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Pay scale was very low, especially for college graduates.

    Advice to Management

    Managers should have direct knowledge of everyone's pay.

  10. intercompany accountant

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    Former Employee - Intercompany Accountant in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Intercompany Accountant in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Compass Group

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    the company is extremely team oriented

    Cons

    there is virtually no training

    Advice to Management

    there should be more focus on training

  11. Compass Group: Not a bad place to work.

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    Current Employee - Treasury Analyst in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Treasury Analyst in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Compass Group

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's a very large company with lots of room for career advancement. Since the company is so large, there's also the opportunity to change careers later if I chose to switch careers.
    Compensation seems to fair when I look at what my friends at other large companies are making. However, this may not be across the board. I originally applied for a different position at Compass where the starting salary was way under market for the position. Needless to say, I did not take that position until something better came along. Pay increases also seem to be slightly above average, up to 5.5 percent or so. Also depending on your position, there may be occasional market study increases. These are usually on in very specialized positions.

    Cons

    Sometimes the company seems too large. With about 360,000 employees, it's harder for your work to really stand out. You have to be that much better than your co-workers when it comes to promotions, especially in a large department or area. The impact of your work to the company can seem to gets lost with so many sub companies, departments, & areas. I've worked for other smaller companies before, & it's definitely better to have fewer bosses or "higher-ups" over you. It just means that there are that many more people to try to impress & people's toes not to step on.

    Advice to Management

    Nada.

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