Compass Group USA Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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  1. Different Sectors offers pros and cons depending on employees personalities.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to grow in different sectors and multiple company options to find the right fit.

    Cons

    Work life balance like a majority of hospitality careers. Upper Management in some sectors can be a bit top heavy and counter-productive.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Do not work for Chartwells at Texas A&M

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Compass Group USA full-time

    Pros

    There are no pros with Chartwells at Texas A&M. This company is a disgrace and does a disservice to Texas A&M.

    Cons

    Terrible upper management; no communication; no work/life balance; hostile work environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to care about the employees and the customers at least as much as you care about the bottom line. Money isn't everything!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Great company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

    Personal growth, PTO days, flexible work times

    Cons

    Turnover in some departments, overtime

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful

    Not bad for the short-term, but get out soon!

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    Current Employee - Event Planner in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Event Planner in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Unlike many planning jobs, this one allows your schedule to be during normal business hours 99% of the time with the very occasional late evening or weekend event that requires you to be on site (a handful of times per year in my experience).

    Cons

    While the title is "Event Planner" a more accurate description would be "Event Data Entry." Occasionally you will be asked your opinion on menu items or furniture sets, but for the most part you just enter your customer's requests into the event management tool. Compass Event Planners aren't very highly regarded among the rest of the industry, so staying here too long could hurt your chances at finding a new job in the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Planners need to be recognized as individuals with different skills and talents so work-load can be distributed appropriately.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Good solid company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Goos work environment and everyone gets along

    Cons

    Not much room for growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful

    Well organized company but financials are shady, especially for subsidized accounts and Successful P&L's.

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    Former Employee - District Manager
    Former Employee - District Manager

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

    Pros

    Good marketing programs if your at an account that is big enough to run them. Decent unit support if your unit is on the radar

    Cons

    not much flexibility to purchase whats best for the unit... always about what is best for the corporate incentives that the unit never sees. Huge amounts of corporate paperwork pulls unit managers away from customer service

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    write realistic budgets

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. Just Ok

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Compass Group USA as a contractor

    Pros

    Good pay...that was about it.

    Cons

    no training, development, and leadership was always changing out. No one manager stayed on a contract for more than 2 years it seemed

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 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 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 ManagementAdvice

    terrible

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Good company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Good pay for food and beverage industry.

    Cons

    Driven to produce regardless of the impact on employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on your people

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Company is huge but was not the company for me

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    Former Employee - Accounting Specialist in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Accounting Specialist in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    I loved the growth potential and the possibility of advancement. The company realized they were the largest food supplier in the market and could set their own prices and terms. The company seemed very excited that I was there and to get training in place.

    Cons

    My desk was not assigned when I arrived, my mentor was not yet determined, I had to finally go ask the person who assigns computers to finally get my laptop and username/password for training. I realized it was a cube farm which would be fine had I just graduated school and it was my first foray into the corporate world. I realized quickly that I would do well at this job but it would have to be either quick advancement or I would have had to leave. I also didn't figure out what the pay schedule was until after I had left.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please take some steps to be better prepared when new employees arrive for their first day, especially after delaying their start day by 2 weeks. It didn't appear to be unusual though and was business as usual that everyone was a little confused about what was going on. Be more organized assigning assets and making sure the employees have a space that is theirs when they arrive so they can feel like they belong.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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