Compass Group USA Reviews

Updated August 3, 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. Great growth opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Conference Coordinator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Conference Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Structured, organized environment. The company promotes from within so there are always opportunities for advancement to other accounts. The higher management, (CEO and VPs) of the company are extremely supportive and inspiring.

    Cons

    Bi-weekly pay is discouraging. Unorganized orientation for new hires.

    Advice to Management

    Management could work on better communication skills and accountability.


  2. great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Food Service Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Food Service Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Has room for growth

    Cons

    Head management staff needs to be a little more patient

    Advice to Management

    Take it easy and work with the team


  3. Awesome company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Food Service Worker in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Food Service Worker in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Need more opportunities in terms of growth.


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  5. Good Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Food Service Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Food Service Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Compass Group USA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Plenty of different divisions so plenty of opportunities across the US

    Cons

    Salaries were low but it's the industry.

    Advice to Management

    NA


  6. Great Place to Work!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Human Resources in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Human Resources in New York, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


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    sushi chef

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sushi Chef in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sushi Chef in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Compass Group USA full-time (More than a 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 Management

    terrible


  8. Horrible Company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Clinical Dietitian Specialist in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Clinical Dietitian Specialist in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Resign and move to another company


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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Pastry Cook in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Pastry Cook in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Compass Group USA full-time (Less than a 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 Management

    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.


  10. Be ready to fight!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    increased fairness with salaries


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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sous Chef I in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sous Chef I in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    N/a



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