Compass Group USA

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Compass Group USA Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated November 2, 2014
Updated November 2, 2014
190 Reviews
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190 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
  • Terrible upper management; no communication; no work/life balance; hostile work environment (in 11 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Great Place to Work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Human Resources in New York, NY

    I worked at Compass Group USA as an intern

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers, company values, delegate responsibility. I worked there as a intern in the Human Resources Department.

    Cons

    Training could be more well established. There was a lot of mentorship, but no formal training program which would have been nice.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    sushi chef

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    Former Employee - Sushi Chef in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sushi Chef in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    good pay benefits is ok no good district and regional support ,large company but

    Cons

    outside of direct operations the bureaucratic and administrstive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    terrible

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Horrible Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Clinical Dietitian Specialist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Clinical Dietitian Specialist in New York, NY

    I worked at Compass Group USA as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Can't think of one great thing.

    Cons

    They are a bunch of idiots their talent management and hiring process is the worse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Resign and move to another company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good people but limited resources

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - National Finance Director in Rye Brook, NY
    Current Employee - National Finance Director in Rye Brook, NY

    I have been working at Compass Group USA full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Enjoy food & people. Outgoing company.

    Cons

    Limited training adn benefits are average

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement better training and add more competitive priced benefits.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Be ready to fight!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    opportuity and benefits are good

    Cons

    salaries are low and enviornments are tough

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increased fairness with salaries

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company to work for. Benefits are great and pay is pretty good too.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pastry Cook in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Pastry Cook in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    I worked for The Met Museums MDR restaurant under contract by Compass Group. They have a union you can join after 3 months of employment and after 1 year you get health insurance and PTO. MDR is not a entry-level restaurant but their pastry department is a very easy-going environment. You use a lot of the basic recipes you learned in pastry school to make most of their menu and occasionally get to experiment and try out some of your own techniques. Overall I enjoyed working there. I learned a lot about the restaurant scene and doing mass production with a small team.

    Cons

    Some of my challenges working here was my commute to and from work and the extensive walk from the locker room to the dining room but other than that I had no problem. I was always let to work on my own with little supervision.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication is key when it comes to fulfilling the needs of the customer and restaurant. There always room for improvement when it comes to communication.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I have 5 years experience in college dinning with sanitation for NYC standard and create means, food nutrition.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sous Chef I in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sous Chef I in New York, NY

    I have been working at Compass Group USA full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very standard clean sanitized and healthy place to work is compass group sectors. We are
    Always keeping in state standard. Creating gluten free, vegan, food nutrition, using for the menu circle for the year.

    Cons

    Working with union employers, according to the company rules managing employer like as
    Hours break times. Regular payments overtimes. Working with multiple nationals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    It was a good company to start with .

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    Former Employee - Food Service Associate in Middletown, NJ
    Former Employee - Food Service Associate in Middletown, NJ

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

    Pros

    The job was close to home ! I happened to work with a great group of people ! Job was fast paced and people oriented

    Cons

    To begin with the work was more than you expected ! You can't mind physical labor . The pay was low

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would offer employees a better salary and more incentive to stay with the job

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Director of Food Service

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    Former Employee - Director of Foodservice in Bridgewater, NJ
    Former Employee - Director of Foodservice in Bridgewater, NJ

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

    Pros

    Very few. Poor organization. Unrealistic expectations.

    Cons

    No work life balance. Very little support from upper management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Unnapreciative of young talent

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Purchase, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Purchase, NY

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

    Pros

    Free food at the dining hall

    Cons

    Managers feeling entitled to treat employees like dogs
    Long hours for minimal pay, especially for managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Educate mangers who been in the service industry for many years that the younger generation doesnt need to be yelled at like 3 year olds to accomplish tasks

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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