Compass Group Reviews

Updated July 29, 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. Utility

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ATTENDANT UTILITY in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Former Employee - ATTENDANT UTILITY in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)

    I worked at Compass Group full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Apart from the pay ( which is very tiny on a 2 and 1 site) there are no good things iI can think of about this company. I you value you mental wellbeing I would not work for this company.

    Cons

    The downside of working for this company, the know exactly how to rip off there workers andget away with it by being able to manipulate the wording in the contracts that they get us to sign.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management is to start caring about your staff because one day the word will be out about how you rip of your workers and nobody will work for you.


  2. Great People !

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - You Associate in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - You Associate in Alexandria, VA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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 !


  3. very good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Catering Server/Cleaner in Maidstone, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Catering Server/Cleaner in Maidstone, England (UK)

    I worked at Compass Group

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

    Pros

    a fair company overall. I have worked both on the catering side and cleaning side for compass. good training programs. I have currently applied to seek employment with this company again

    Cons

    not always been available for problems


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  5. support services manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    -hardworking employees -reasonable pay -work can be very rewarding depending on the client at the site you work at -Opportunities for training and since the company is large, there is room for career advancement if you play your cards right

    Cons

    -Senior leadership can make the workplace stressful -Compensation to individuals held confidentially and someone junior than you may well be making more than you and you never know -Senior leadership so concerned about bottomline that they overwork employees -Benefits are mediocre -Bonuses do not trickle down to those who make money for the company

    Advice to Management

    -Value your employees and treat them with respect or they will work towards your downfall -Compensate your employees fairly and they will make you shine -Show your employees that you understand the job by getting your hands dirty


  6. Team Lead

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Support Associate in Chertsey, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Support Associate in Chertsey, England (UK)

    I worked at Compass Group (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good advancement opportunity, team work feels like a big family, open policy allowing employees to try out new skills, and lots of room for learning.

    Cons

    Long working hours with very short breaks.


  7. Compass Group Review

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Restaurant Associate in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Restaurant Associate in Princeton, NJ

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

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

    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.


  8. great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier/Daily Starter in Richmond, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier/Daily Starter in Richmond, CA

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

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

    Pros

    great food and place to work for

    Cons

    none, its a really great company


  9. Logistics assistant

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Logistics Team in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Logistics Team in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Compass Group full-time

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

    Pros

    Discounts at various other companies

    Cons

    Expected to work way more hours than contracted to

    Advice to Management

    Look after staff


  10. Working outside the food service

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Compass Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the management is excellent Large stable company Transfer opportunities world wide Decent benefits Strong compliance with health and safety standards

    Cons

    There is no discernable culture Minimum pay as the market You will always a vendor Management can be quick to fire Perks are minimal

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to listen more closely to employees as well as clients. Good advice is sometimes overlooked.


  11. Catering Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Food Service Manager in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Food Service Manager in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Location is good, salary is ok and I have a good team round me.

    Cons

    Blood out of a stone comes to mind. No pay rise in over 2 years To much paper work Note books slow and out of date

    Advice to Management

    would they listen....?



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