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Life at Compass Group Corporate -- A Mixed Bag

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

I have been working at Compass Group USA

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Flexible schedules, above average development opportunities for middle/upper managers, good IT support and technology, Blackberrys for most managers, supports diversity (really), financially stable company with an excellent balance sheet, Gary Green may not be a warm person but he knows how to manage the money and drive business.

Cons

This is a very conservative British company, due to the nature of the business (food service) employee costs for health care and dental benefits seem high when compared to other large companies in Charlotte, tuition reimbursement program is weak, 2010 was a banner year for Compass Group but few corporate middle managers reaped rewards, this company has billions in the bank and is handing out 2% raises for high performers, an extraordinary number of the executives are British.

Advice to Management

Promote from within, improve employee benefits, give good raises when business is good (perfect example of corporate greed)

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  1. its good place to work

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    Current Employee - Food Service Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Food Service Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Compass Group USA

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They promote the own people to get succees

    Cons

    even if you get promotion they dont pay you enough


  2. Can be a great opportunity.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Compass Group USA

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Everything depends on which sector you are working for. Restaurant Associates, Wolfgang Puck catering, Flik, Levy, Morrison, Eurest, etc. With RA, Puck and Flik you can be at the top of your field and working some of the most glamorous events in the nation. There is tremendous opportunity for advancement, more if you are willing to relocate. Good money in the "nice" sectors. Hard work but worth it.

    Cons

    File work/life balance in the mythology section. Really sub par managers tend to thrive in the core 4 sectors. Way too much redundant administrative HR type work to do. Needs desperately to be pared down. Training is company specific and does not allow for transferable growth. Benefits to managers are currently being canabalized to save $. Nepotism is alive and well and living in Compass group, shockingly open practice of it.

    Advice to Management

    Accountability needs to be practiced as much as it is preached. Transfering and even promoting problem managers to get them off the radar sends bad signals to other employees.


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