Compass Group Reviews

Updated August 22, 2014
Updated August 22, 2014
104 Reviews

2.8
104 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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Compass Group for more than 3 years

    Pros

    there is nothing good about this company

    Cons

    Treated as if you should be "Happy to have a job". If that's all you care about good luck, that's all you should expect. Do not expect to be appreciated. And do not expect anyone to acknowledge what you bring to the table. Professional growth is not a something that occurs within.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach. Appreciate your employees don't make them victims.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Assistant Director

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Compass Group

    Pros

    Large company with good benefits

    Cons

    you get lost in the mix

    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Certain business units are great. Others, not well-run. The disorganization becomes apparent at the corporate level

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Compass Group

    Pros

    Large company. Lots of opportunity

    Cons

    If you are in Morrison, you are doing great. Other business units, not so much. Also, low pay because of being in food service industry.

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  5.  

    Great opportunities and room for improvement.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Austin, TX

    I worked at Compass Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Large company and many job opportunities.

    Cons

    Not many marketing opportunities and low salaries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need better organization within sector operations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A professional, positive environment in which the company promotes career development and growth.

    Current Employee - Director of Dining Services II
    Current Employee - Director of Dining Services II

    I have been working at Compass Group full-time

    Pros

    Promotes growth, lots of resources, tons of opportunity

    Cons

    Longer hours, very competitive, HR department is scared of hourly associates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None, they are doing a great job.

  7.  

    unhappy worker

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    Current Employee - Grill Cook  in  Cherry Hill, NJ
    Current Employee - Grill Cook in Cherry Hill, NJ

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

    Pros

    I was expecting be a nice company but sucks!!

    Cons

    To many bosses making a lots of money and hard workers earning cheap salaries!!!!! Especially when the chef manager has special treatment with the cashier letting her be absent or out, And she get the same pay???? And hard workers got screw with vacations days, sick days and getting the right salary??? Holding paystubs with the purpose of hide his special treatment with this girl???

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a better way to determine the salary between cooks and cashier, be professional and give the right pay!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nepotism at its finest

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at Compass Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Strong portfolio of services. Market leader and well known name. Strong training program for sales executives. Nice benefit package. Profit motivated which leads to creative ways to make deals work.

    Cons

    Very political. Not open to new ideas or perspective. The "Compass Way" is the only way. On the sales commission side, the rules for getting paid changed throughout the year. You never were completely sure of how much, when or if you would get paid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open up to other processes, techniques or styles. You may learn something.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Some facts about Compass

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    Former Employee - General Manager  in  Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - General Manager in Boca Raton, FL

    I worked at Compass Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    It's a job
    If never open your mouth or ask for anything you will have job security

    Cons

    False job descriptions
    No support
    Figure it out or call the help desk
    Low salaries vs managed volume
    No room for growth, only if you are a personal friend of senior leaders

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow what you preach and make sure your regional managers aren't hypocrites

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    on campus work experience

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    Current Employee - Student Worker  in  Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Richardson, TX

    I have been working at Compass Group part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    huge focus on employee benefits

    Cons

    very low pay for lower scale jobs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Can increase the pay scale

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    General Food Service Worker

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    Current Employee - General Food Service Worker  in  Bowling Green, OH
    Current Employee - General Food Service Worker in Bowling Green, OH

    I have been working at Compass Group part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    They let you work around your school schedule and there are scholarships. There is a message board that lets you sub for someone else.

    Cons

    the 6 pt system. 5 points equal a no call no show and if you call off under and hour before your shift it is considered a no call no show.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring back the older dessert lady. I miss the Chinese stir fire food place, and the other kinds f pizza they used t have.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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