Compass Group USA

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Compass Group USA Reviews in New York, NY

Updated November 2, 2014
Updated November 2, 2014
190 Reviews
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190 Reviews
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Compass Group USA CEO Gary R. Green
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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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.  

    Be ready to fight!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  6.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  7.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  8.  

    Depends Which Sector You Work In

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Catering Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Catering Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at Compass Group USA full-time

    Pros

    Large Employer- many opportunities globally

    Cons

    Some sectors better managed than others

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good organization

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Catering Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Catering Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at Compass Group USA full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Possibility for advancement and transfer in various sister company

    Cons

    Need to know the right people to get promotion or transfer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management should visit units more often

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    No good

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

    I worked at Compass Group USA full-time

    Pros

    Hours are pretty easy. Overtime is available.

    Cons

    Poor management, no room for growth, senior staff is hopeless, you're treated like children, no one wants to be there and everyone i constantly looking for another job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take notice in your employees. Reward the few people left who actually care and remain professional. Promote from within and know who the weak links are.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    worked hard for 5 years and during the 5th year had tough P&L acct and got let go.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - General Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Compass Group USA full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    opportunities to learn and receive training exist. if you are hungry to learn there is a lot offered.

    Cons

    part of working in a large company is that you are just a number. if you do not work to stand out among your peers you can become stagnant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    we are in the business of providing great customer service and selling good food. the technology we are being asked to use to report our progress is actually becoming a burden to keep up with rather than a tool to support our businesses.

    No opinion of CEO

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