Compass Group USA Reviews in Redmond, WA

Updated July 11, 2014
Updated July 11, 2014
163 Reviews

3.2
163 Reviews
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Compass Group USA CEO Gary R. Green
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • career advancement and the opportunity to work for the BEST contract food service company (in 4 reviews)

  • Great benefits and opportunities for growth (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is not always obtainable (in 8 reviews)

  • A lack of communication across the board (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Lots of opportunity, but if you are not in the food sector - little support

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    The company boasts an impressive range of contracts, Fortune 50 companies, Education, Military etc, so depending on your area there are lots of opportunities for growth

    Cons

    The company is food-centric, if you are not in food related role, such as IT, AV, Finance etc. then the company has little support for you. All the policies, raises, company communications are geared for kitchen staff. The company has the contracts in place where it could start pushing other services like Janitorial, Reception, AV, etc but is not activly pursuing this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appoint a non-food business development leader to establish the for non-food related services at your existing contracts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Nightmare

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Briefing Services Coordinator  in  Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Briefing Services Coordinator in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    I was employed for three years

    Cons

    Constant Harassment. Failed attempts to reach out to HR because they communicated everything to my manager. Fired for child illness. Lack of integrity, lack of honesty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop Micromanaging and let people thrive. Bringing people down doesn't help them work better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Audio/Visual technician on Microsoft campus

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audio Video Technician  in  Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Audio Video Technician in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Most of the time there is little excess work to do, so getting a maintenance routine down is easy. They do provide regular training on the job, and also CTS certification training later on. Once CTS certified they give a raise. If you show a lot of ambition, it's very likely you will be given a promotion within a reasonable amount of time. Lack of ambition is not punished.

    Cons

    This particular division of the company is relatively new, so there are some procedures in place that are simply cumbersome and time consuming. We must report all our activities throughout the day.

    Some managers play favorites and some coworkers play office politics.

    There are uniforms which consist of black dickies pants, black shoes, and a provided polo.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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