Compass Group Reviews

Updated April 23, 2015
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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. Good Advancement Opportunities; Learned a Lot

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

  2. Great Team, Managers and Pay!

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

    I have been working at Compass Group full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    - Employee engagement
    - Great management
    - Job growth
    - Exceptional compensation
    - Great benefits
    - NO micro management
    - Clean semi corporate environment
    - Variety of opportunities

    Cons

    Some of the new ideas were created to make it more convenient for the clients, but in actuality what it is doing is making them more self sufficient (to an extent) and as a contractor for different buildings in different locations, eventually our purpose will no longer be needed. Just a word to the wise.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to conduct bi- weekly conference calls. Employees feel connected to one another considering everyone is located in different states and it also allows everyone to communicate with one another at the same time. Also, continue to allow employees to engage. It is greatly appreciated and it makes employees feel important because their voice is being heard and in return Compass will have a low turn over rate.

  3. Pretty decent place to work.

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

    I worked at Compass Group full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great place to work. Nice, fun, and energetic. Pay was pretty fair given the location and I had the opportunity to interact with guests. Management was okay.

    Cons

    For me, it was pretty grim on advancement opportunities. Despite working hard and not having any write ups or complaints from guests, there was no place to learn any other station or job responsibility. Looked forward to learning how the company worked

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  5. Finance Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst

    I worked at Compass Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Ability to work on a lot projects and gain great experience.

    Cons

    No work life balance and salaries are well below market.

  6. Assistant General Manager of Hospitality

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant General Manager of Hospitality in Manchester, NH
    Former Employee - Assistant General Manager of Hospitality in Manchester, NH

    I worked at Compass Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits including time off. Provided trainings and resources to help you do your job. Management very supportive.

    Cons

    If you have had ma agent positions any where else you would understand that Morrison was the best.

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

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    • Senior Management
    • 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!

  8. Great to work for their dining services.

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

    I have been working at Compass Group part-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Business cares about its employees

    Cons

    Corporate is too large to handle employee issues.

    Advice to Management

    Engage in employee rewards programs

  9. Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at Compass Group full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    A ton of opportunities to move up within the company if you have the drive to do so. Good tools for managers to do their jobs correctly.

    Cons

    On contracts where it was shared (Between FLIK and Eurest) there was a power struggle between the two management teams.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to offer opportunities to the employees and ensure there is proper training and development for the people who would like to move up.

  10. No work life balance. No respect for people just care about the numbers

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

    I worked at Compass Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Free Food every single day you worked

    Cons

    Too many to list on here

    Advice to Management

    Need to have a training program in place for new managers. Revisit the training every 3 months to ensure the new policies and procedures were communicated

  11. managment

    • 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    they are great they work for all of the people and help whenever needed

    Cons

    you get tried of doing the same thing everyday all day you want to keep the job exciting

    Advice to Management

    keep your employees happy and they will give you the same ! always show your not different jump in and help from time,to tme

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