Compass Group

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Compass Group Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
109 Reviews
2.9
109 Reviews
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Compass Group CEO Richard Cousins
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Large company with good benefits (in 5 reviews)

  • Best work environment and professionally qualified staff in my team makes me very comfortable to work with (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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Food Service Worker  in  Edinboro, PA
    Current Employee - General Food Service Worker in Edinboro, PA

    I have been working at Compass Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    nice people to work for, when you leave work you are tired if you are older, we have nice benefits. they are willing to work with you if there is a problem or a family emergency,

    Cons

    if you don't suck up to management, you don't get away with things, we don't get overtime usually training is one day and people who smoke, get more breaks than the ones that don't,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the only thing i have to say is that the older generation are hard workers, they have alot of knowledge respect them and have the younger ones learn from them if they want to respect their jobs, working is hard and nobody said it is easy,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good company to work for if can meet targets

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

    I worked at Compass Group full-time

    Pros

    Large company with many opportunities for growth and advancement.

    Cons

    Either meet targets and expectations or you will be replaced.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Highly Political and Self Important Working Environment Stuck in the Past

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

    I have been working at Compass Group full-time

    Pros

    For the most part, the atmosphere is one of low expectations. It's very difficult to feel like you are underachieving. Pay is decent.

    Cons

    Everything about this company is traditionalist. There is no sense of new ideas. Creativity is undervalued. Little to no young professionals with fresh ideas. Management is highly politicized and unwilling to compromise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit the nepotism and shake up the management structure. Allow those with new ideas the chance to make them work. Stop hiring and retaining poor, complacent talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was a very fun and educational experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer  in  Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Charlotte, NC

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Just continue to do what you do

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    PROFITS BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Compass Group

    Pros

    Scratch cooking, No Late nights & Holidays were shared and early.

    Cons

    Hard working Under-paid Skelton crew, Old equipment in disrepair. Unskilled or under-skilled managers. Constant threats of firing if over budget on labor or food costs. Bottom line came above Seniors we served. If you tried to speak to corporate it's a run around. Getting anything approved is a nightmare. All that matter was getting apartments filled all else is second at best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember service first. If you provide quality food and housing it will speak for itself. That will be the best marketing campaign you could very pay for. Visit and work. Yeah work with those who are in daily contact with the seniors who PAY your salaries. Looking at the bottom line of a P&L will never tell you anything about the future profitability. Actually, going into the trenches will. A general cannot lead form the comfort of his office.
    Corporate is always to busy or too lazy to figure out the problem. It's a get them in and get them paying. It's unfortunate that seniors pay all this money and corporate seems to think as long as the checks come in; they're doing their jobs.

  7.  

    you gotta be in the "group"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Chef
    Current Employee - Executive Chef

    I have been working at Compass Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    401k is company assisted a bit

    Cons

    upper mgmt. stress really quick, unit mgmt. have to use vacation for any sick time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    chill

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    had an excellent manager in treasury

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Treasury Analyst
    Former Employee - Treasury Analyst

    I worked at Compass Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    only worked here as a temp so I do not know how it is as a full time employee

    Cons

    hard to get in as a full time employee

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay higher wages to temp associates

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    OK, but short work year due to school schedule, and student enrollment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Cook  in  Rutherford, NJ
    Former Employee - Lead Cook in Rutherford, NJ

    I worked at Compass Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Cooking the meals for the students, and staff was very rewarding, change from the company before to this one was understandable for business. Tried to please the students, and staff with what they felt they wanted to eat.

    Cons

    After the change we lost a couple of key employees, but due to enrollment issues some of the educational staff was let go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the faith it will work out.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Overall good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clinical Nutrition Manager
    Current Employee - Clinical Nutrition Manager

    I have been working at Compass Group full-time

    Pros

    - ability to transfer within the company after working in position for 18 months
    - multiple sectors within the company which allows for a wide range of job choices

    Cons

    - average pay
    - items on evaluations not released till mid year

    Recommends
  11.  

    marketing intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern

    I have been working at Compass Group as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    good work environment and always trying to help team member

    Cons

    there were no bad things in the Compass Group

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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