Compass Group USA

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Compass Group USA Reviews in Charlotte, NC

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
174 Reviews
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174 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good pay and good benefits for a beginner (in 7 reviews)

  • Although a large company, they allow you to make decisions and think for yourself (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is not always obtainable (in 9 reviews)

  • very long hours for low pay and NO Work Life balance (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    Personal growth, PTO days, flexible work times

    Cons

    Turnover in some departments, overtime

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Support in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - IT Support in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Compass Group USA full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    They allow you to grow. They give many tools to make this happen.

    Cons

    Dress code is a little tight. Be nice to have relax day on Fridays.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Company is huge but was not the company for me

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accounting Specialist in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Accounting Specialist in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Compass Group USA full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I loved the growth potential and the possibility of advancement. The company realized they were the largest food supplier in the market and could set their own prices and terms. The company seemed very excited that I was there and to get training in place.

    Cons

    My desk was not assigned when I arrived, my mentor was not yet determined, I had to finally go ask the person who assigns computers to finally get my laptop and username/password for training. I realized it was a cube farm which would be fine had I just graduated school and it was my first foray into the corporate world. I realized quickly that I would do well at this job but it would have to be either quick advancement or I would have had to leave. I also didn't figure out what the pay schedule was until after I had left.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please take some steps to be better prepared when new employees arrive for their first day, especially after delaying their start day by 2 weeks. It didn't appear to be unusual though and was business as usual that everyone was a little confused about what was going on. Be more organized assigning assets and making sure the employees have a space that is theirs when they arrive so they can feel like they belong.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Company, high nepotism rate, poor leadership in certain areas

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Compass Group USA full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people. mostly flexible work environment. Some movement possible, but limited. Good HQ location. Dress code finally joined peers. Food service is good.

    Cons

    Training budgets are almost non-existent. Highly conflict averse environment. Hard to challenge status quo. Vision & strategy seems missing most of the time other than contract wins and retention rate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop your internal people more, invest in them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    It has been a good experience,

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Banquets in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Banquets in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Compass Group USA part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Large company. Pays on time.

    Cons

    No advancement. It would be nice if the manager would give employees advice about how to move up in company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to employees about advancement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Family Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 USA full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is the opportunity to create your career path because its so huge and there is every opportunity imaginable -education and experience helps though. Family friendly in my experience.

    Cons

    So huge and so different in different sectors of the company (11th largest employer IN THE WORLD). Over 28 sectors (companies) that are autonomous. Also an advantage though - if you want a change you can just change sectors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leverage the diversity advantage. This is one of the most diverse and talented workforce that I have come across and there is so much to offer from the diverse set up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Director in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    Succession opportunities for all associates.

    Cons

    None that I could think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Tension free work place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Remedy Consultant in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Remedy Consultant in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Compass Group USA as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Highly talented colleagues, Work Environment

    Cons

    I don't see much downsides

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A great company if you can get in and find your niche.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    Loved the autonomy and freedom to think outside the box. I was lucky enough to be a remote employee and had an excellent work-life balance as a result of that. I was able to work with great mentors and coworkers that made themselves available during work and off hours.

    Cons

    Seemed like there was no communication between different offices within corporate. There was a lot of expense report micromanaging. What one person did with their p-card didn't always equate to a team-wide rule. Too much time between communications with Senior staff and remote employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Believe in your people a little more, some feedback is always good, especially for remote employees that aren't in office on a regular basis.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Accountant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Regional Accountant in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Regional Accountant in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    Great company with great benefits. Flexible schedules and work/life balance.

    Cons

    I have no cons at this time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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