Compass Group USA Reviews

Updated May 14, 2015
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Compass Group USA CEO Gary R. Green
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Pros
  • Good pay and good benefits for a beginner (in 7 reviews)

  • If you want to work in food service, it's a large company with lots of different divisions or acquired companies (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance is not always obtainable (in 11 reviews)

  • very long hours for low pay and NO Work Life balance (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    I.T. Business Analyst

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Information Technology Business Analyst in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Information Technology Business Analyst in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Compass Group USA (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good employer to work for

    Cons

    Poor manager and management for my position


  2. Good Company

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

    I have been working at Compass Group USA full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Compass is a very stable business in terms of market share and revenue. Has a good reputation in the industry and offers associates a supportive and flexible work environment.

    Cons

    For those of us in venue support roles there appears to be an urgency to gain market share at the expense of taking measured, wise decisions. Emphasis seems to be on just closing the business and working through the functional details later.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage wisdom. Most any management group can keep an operation going but managers who take wise decisions as opposed to 'smart' or 'forward-thinking' are less likely to leave associates jaded and cynical.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Field Accounting, Team Lead

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    stable company will stay in business

    Cons

    No work life balance. All of the good responses are coming from management, go figure. Diversity is a joke, all caucasian management and all caucasian field managers. Skip this place I can't wait to get out of here.

    Advice to Management

    Resign, time for a fresh start and new talent. Please don;t make us attend another ridiculous meaning less meeting. I hope to be gone before your year end. Skip the stupid team building and give us bonuses for our hard work. Everyone is laughing at you top management people in field accounting.


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  5. Great company with plenty of opportunity.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Corporate in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Corporate in Charlotte, NC

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

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

    Pros

    Large company with plenty of opportunity to grow a career. If you work hard and do a good job, you will be rewarded.

    Cons

    A large company still working on being good at being so big.

    Advice to Management

    The management team are strong. My only advice is keep leading and evolving.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Compass Group

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Consultant in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Human Resources Consultant in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Compass Group USA

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

    Pros

    I like to work for Compass Group because hey are open and engage. They enjoyed guiding and teaching and make efforts to shape me. I am lucky to get to work with them.

    Cons

    I would appreciate if they could provide more specific details about the objective of my job. Sometimes they are a little vague about the ultimate goal of different phases.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Ok job if you are looking for job. People this is not a place to land a career.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Compass Group USA

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

    Pros

    Networking with hospital staff and working with Patients. Also the rotating shifts.

    Cons

    Poor management that doesn't care about employees under them. Working in a poor morale. High turnover from people quitting. No paid holidays or pto.

    Advice to Management

    Don't look Down onto your employees or hold employees back from advancement.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Corporate office - depends on your dept

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Compass Group USA

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

    Pros

    Opportunities for growth/movement are available (unfortunately it sometimes takes knowing the right person). Company has good values and Sr Management seems to have a good direction/goal for the company.

    Cons

    Lots of cliques amongst the managers, managers are very gossipy, when something goes wrong there is lots of finger pointing, lots of politics/red tape so some things take way longer to accomplish than they should.


  9. Helpful (6)

    Compass is not so employee friendly

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The people I work with are great. As far as I can tell, they are sincere. Dress code is business casual.

    Cons

    Cafe is very expensive considering this is a food service company. They do not subsidize. Medical benefits are expensive, I cannot afford the family coverage as it is too expensive and I know I am not the only on in this situation. This company is so huge and is extremely profitable but it does not trickle down to the employees at all. Raises are tiny, no type of bonus at all.

    Advice to Management

    Give more benefits to your employees. They deserve it.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Compass Group does many things right.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Executive Chef in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Executive Chef in Charlotte, NC

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

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

    Pros

    Compass groups prime directives are in line with todays hot topics..sustainability, green, farm to table, safety, training, community involvement, career advancement

    Cons

    very large company...easy to get lost in the shuffle, so much of what is expected does not take each individual situation into account


  11. Great company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    Pros

    Personal growth, PTO days, flexible work times

    Cons

    Turnover in some departments, overtime



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