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Compass Group USA Overview

Charlotte, NC
10000+ employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Catering & Food Service Contractors
$10+ billion (USD) per year

Working at Compass Group USA

Based in Charlotte NC, Compass Group North America is the leading foodservice management and support services company with $16 billion (£11.2 billion) in revenues in 2016. Compass Group USA was named one of America’s 500 Best Employers by Forbes, ranking as ... Read more

Mission: Everyone in Compass Group is committed to consistently delivering superior service in the most efficient way, for the shared benefit of our customers, shareholders, and associates.

Our Vision
To be a world-class provider of contract foodservice and ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Are you interested in joining our team of frontline employees? Get the inside scoop from current hourly associates as they share their top reasons for joining and staying with Compass Group as a frontline associate.

    The Top 5 Reasons to Join Compass Group as an Hourly Associate - Compass Group | Altogether Great

    Each day thousands of frontline associates work hard to deliver top notch food and service to our clients, but what is it that makes Compass Group a top notch place for our frontline associates? From across the Compass family, our associates weighed in and gave us their top reasons for coming AND staying here.

  • "Ask for a seat at the table rather than waiting to be invited. Be proactive and take ownership of your career." - Aileen Schuh, General Manager.

    Meet Aileen: Associate Spotlight Vol. X - Compass Group | Altogether Great

    Welcome to Associate Spotlights, a blog series from Compass Group's Talent Management team, showcasing various associates across our family of companies. Aileen Schuh Aileen is a General Manager with FLIK Hospitality Group. She started her career at Compass Group four years ago as a Conference Services Manager and was promoted to her current role in ...

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Compass Group USA – Why Work For Us?

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As the leading foodservice and support services company, Compass Group North America is a family of companies building experiences for all of our customers. We serve award-winning restaurants, corporate cafes, hospitals, schools, arenas, museums, and more. Compass Group has 28 different business sectors across multiple industries providing an opportunity to grow a lifelong career.  

Business & Industry

We have grown to serve the most respected and successful corporations in the world, many of them listed on the Fortune 500. Our companies offer flexibility, professionalism, exceptional cuisine, and superior support services.

Bon Appetit Management 




Eurest Services


Restaurant Associates

Wolfgang Puck Catering 


As recognized leaders within food service management and hospitality within the academic community, we aim to help students make the connection that their diet can affect how they feel, look and perform. Our tailored dining service operations exceed expectations and satisfy each customer’s unique needs.  

Bon Appetit Management 


Chartwells Schools

Chartwells Higher Education Services


Flik Independent Schools

Gourmet Dining

SSC Service Solutions


We are at the forefront of healthcare and senior living dining, servicing more than 2,000 hospitals, senior living communities, and integrated healthcare systems in 48 states.   

Crothall Healthcare

Flik Lifestyles

Morrison Healthcare

Morrison Community Living

Touchpoint Support Services

Sports & Entertainment      

Our industry-defining service delivers creative food done right. We serve groups large and small, and strive for excellence from preparation to presentation. Our services extend to convention facilities, concert and performance venues, racetracks, stadiums and arenas for all major sports leagues and legendary events.  

Levy Restaurants

Wolfgang Puck Catering 


Foodbuy LLC supports Compass Group's culinary needs, as well as catering to foodservice, health, and wellness trends, all while fulfilling operating patterns and customer requirements. 

At Compass, we prioritize social and environmental responsibility to ensure we’re serving the best products possible. We care deeply about the quality of the food we provide, as well as the steps we take to produce it. Each member of the Compass team adds a unique perspective that helps us create our delicious food.

Nutrition and Wellbeing

Compass Group is firmly committed to providing balanced, nutritious food options that fit every diet. Our focus on health and wellbeing is reflected in our decisions to source animal proteins raised without antibiotics, cage-free eggs, and sustainable seafood. We make healthy choices easy by providing tasty food and helpful resources that fit any lifestyle.

Diversity & Inclusion

Our strength comes from the combination of all the things we have in common – our shared values, vision, and purpose – and the experiences and perspectives that make us each unique.

Innovation with purpose and partnership is at the forefront of everything we do at Compass Group. We are committed to making it easy for our customers and clients to have great food experiences that promote well-being and are both socially and environmental responsible. We can collectively create massive positive impact in our communities – locally and globally – by incorporating technology to excite and engage our guests, inspiring better choices for both people and planet, and advocating for sustainable sourcing and animal welfare.

As we envision the future of foodservice, we continually explore new initiatives and expand on current platforms that support our four pillars of focus, which we call Envision 2020.

The four pillars of our vision are:

Whether you're looking to start your career with us or grow in your current role, you've come to the right place! Explore job postings, training and development opportunities, as well as our Sharing Our Stories blog, featuring stories and advice from across our company to help you succeed.

Careers at Compass

At Compass Group, you have a broad range of career opportunities. To help you find your next position, take advantage of our great resources.

Compass Group USA Reviews

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    "Awesome company!"

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    After 2.5 years with the company, I am still just as energized, enthusiastic, & passionate about my job today as I was on Day 1. This will be the best "big little" company you'll ever work for. Compass Group, a HUGE global organization, has 28 different sectors and sub-sectors. You would be working for 1 of the sectors which feels like a small family owned and operated company. I have direct relationships with everyone from our hourly / front line associates to the CEO himself. In fact, I've been able to snag a few photos and mingle with Gary Green at several different events including the CCC at BB&T Ballpark and the PGA golf tournament at Quail Hollow. The people are what make Compass Group so special.


    Working for a food & beverage company, you'll probably gain a couple pounds because the food is amazing and is always available & offered :)

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing! I love your creativity and innovativeness that keeps us ahead of our competition. Thank you for your strong leadership.

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Compass Group USA Interviews



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    Contract Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Rye Brook, NY
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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Compass Group USA (Rye Brook, NY) in July 2013.


    3 step process - all positions are temp to hire 3 months. Interview with attorneys and then with VP. After interviews there is a test for skills in MS office and Adobe.

    Interview Questions

    • The most difficult question was how I would handle workload in certain situations.   Answer Question


    Received a letter via email

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Compass Group USA Awards & Accolades

  • Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles (Silver), National Business Group on Health, 2016
  • Change The World List, Fortune Magazine, 2016
  • FM 50 2016: #1, Food Management, 2016
  • Good Egg Award, Compassion in World Farming, 2016
  • Food Management Top 50: #1, Food Management, 2017
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