Compass Group Reviews

Updated September 3, 2015
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Compass Group CEO Richard Cousins
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Pros
  • Large company with many opportunities for growth and advancement (in 5 reviews)

  • Great people that are passionate (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Ability to attract quality hourly assoicates on current low pay scales is difficult (in 5 reviews)

  • All lower to senior managers treat you like cannon fodder (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Compass

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of good people to work with, team players.

    Cons

    Lack of communication from managment.


  2. dishwasher

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They offer great incentive program for all employee's!

    Cons

    Nice place to work for and safe!

    Advice to Management

    Well done and very perfessinal.


  3. Regional Sales Director

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great training programs, leaders, and support systems

    Cons

    Compensation plan, communication, no growth support


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  5. Assistant Director Of Dining Services

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Dining Services in Shaker Heights, Cuyahoga, OH
    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Dining Services in Shaker Heights, Cuyahoga, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Compass Group (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company, I wish I was still working with them

    Cons

    make you know everything you need to know, bad management


  6. cook

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cook in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Cook in Wilmington, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They care about their employees, great benefits, I have a great job, great boss and an awesome district manager.

    Cons

    For me there isn't any.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing, caring about your employees. Making sure they have the tools to do the job.


  7. good experience

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Fairport, NY
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Fairport, NY

    I worked at Compass Group (Less than a year)

    Pros

    benefits, nice hours, food, fast pace experience

    Cons

    no intern program structure, bad wage


  8. Compass Group Professional

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Specialist in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Business Specialist in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've worked in three Compass sectors in the past three years, all in professional roles in both the field and corporate office. The company has unlimited growth potential if you're willing to put in the work to move up and excel, and the company offers a huge variety of positions, departments, sectors, etc to cater to varying professional interests. The overall business outlook is very positive - this is a secure company. The compensation is fairly competitive within the marketplace, and you can work for the company across the US and globe, offering great flexibility for individuals needing it. There are several great leaders and managers throughout the company who are willing to invest time and energy into growing associates that want to progress upwards in their careers with Compass (you just have to find them).

    Cons

    Compass is huge and it can be easy to get lost in the shuffle and numbers. I don't believe their benefit packages are very competitive - average medical benefits, poor maternity leave and family leave benefits, poor telecommuting offerings, average PTO allowances. They stay very behind the curve on modernizing benefits, office conveniences and perks, etc. Regarding the corporate office in Charlotte, I wish they offered more food options onsite (they are largely a food company, after all) as well as more onsite perks such as daycare, various flexible work spaces (ie - more collaboration spaces, perhaps a quiet room and a coffee house space, etc). Technology is way behind the curve. Although they do have a lot of talented managers and professionals, the number of talented people-managers in the operations is extremely limited. Offer better salaries to your feet on the ground (unit directors, RDOs, etc) so we can hire, mentor, train, and promote better talent moving forward. Work/life balance for unit directors is extremely poor in most cases.

    Advice to Management

    Make the corporate office a more inviting and fun environment (think Google campus but scaled down) - of course catered to what the Charlotte associates are interested in. Hire and train better managers. Our managers should be people growers first and foremost (before they are excellent operators, culinarians, etc). How will our company remain a leader across the globe if we aren't growing our future leaders?


  9. Great People !

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    Current Employee - You Associate in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - You Associate in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    It is a great place work at Compass group, to get various customer experience.

    Cons

    The only thing , I just looking my future career job Accounting , if I get Accounting job, I will so happy work with compass group. I very familiar with compass , please let me know in washington DC and Virginia area.

    Advice to Management

    I would like to say , take me !!!! Great People !


  10. Compass Group Review

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    Current Employee - Restaurant Associate in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Restaurant Associate in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Outstanding coworkers, beautiful environment and atmosphere, great managers/leaders. Great way to build up/improve on communication, and other skills (like bartending, and leadership).

    Cons

    Improve on hiring better general managers.

    Advice to Management

    Understand your hired staffs more, it will create a better working experience when every staff feels comfortable with their job. This starts with the management.


  11. A food service company attempting onsite Audio Visual support

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    Former Employee - Tier I AV Technician in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Tier I AV Technician in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Compass Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free lunch! Decent benefits package. Lots of opportunity to move into other positions and get promoted.

    Cons

    A very large company. On the AV end of things, management was very incompetent, very passive, and generally speaking did not care about the health and well-being of their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. Be open minded. Think progressively. Do not accept status quo.



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