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Canteen Reviews

Updated September 13, 2017
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Pros
  • Good pay, work by yourself, co workers are great, good trainers (in 6 reviews)

  • Canteen has great people and a hard-working team (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours with lots moving parts makes it challenging (in 16 reviews)

  • hour days, management gives you tasks with out confirming with you, no work life balance (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Innovative workplace - great place to learn and grow"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canteen full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    management invests in our future (both personally and professionally), innovative product lines, strong teammates, fast-paced environment, great leadership, great clients - overall it's a really great place if you like a fast-paced environment and multiple things going on at once.

    Cons

    With fast growth comes a set of challenges - competing priorities, short staffed, etc. None of this is really a con. It's just a reality.

    Advice to Management

    Keep challenging us to do more and more
    Keep being inclusive of different backgrounds & experiences


  2. "Come Join Us!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canteen full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth. Company that loves innovation and being progressive. I have worked for Canteen going on 30 years and I look forward to going to work and working with people every day. Vending may be our bread and butter but our micro-marts are by far the best in the industry. A big company that let's the individual branches have their own identity while still having the resources of a larger corporation. I have always been treated like family.

    Cons

    Be ready to work no free rides here

  3. "Modern and nimble service company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chef in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Chef in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canteen full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, incredible scale, growth and change. Client and customer focused. Socially responsible and thoughtful leadership. Culture of innovation and execution.

    Cons

    Very physically and mentally challenging, which you could view as a pro or con. Public perception of this legacy company can include stigmas that are not factual.


  4. "Vice President"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President Operations in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Vice President Operations in Phila, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canteen full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Progressive company that cares about it's associates and clients. Leader in the industry and part of Compass Group, tremendous opportunity for growth. Great culture, embraces diversity and not afraid to take risks.

    Cons

    Numerous locations, sometimes difficult to meet everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the current trend going focusing on growth and improvement. I appreciate the " Be humble but don't get complacent" approach. Thank you for making Canteen a great place to work.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "District General Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - DGM
    Current Employee - DGM
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canteen full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A great company to work for. Very inclusive and diverse initiatives. Senior leadership allows branches to run on a local level while following a national perspective. Canteen cares about ALL of it's team member from bottom to top. Kudos to Peter Fetherston for his initiatives.

    Cons

    Many people are working very long hours

    Advice to Management

    Continue to advance training for everyone


  6. "Great Company but not in Miami"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL

    I worked at Canteen full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Company to work for

    Cons

    Management in Miami do not care about employees, just the bottomline


  7. "Positive beginnings"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Canteen full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Family oriented and takes an interest in the people behind the desk, trucks, and warehouse all to make the company work well together and continue to build a positive impact on the world and community, as well as offer employment to the community

    Cons

    Reach the people already working there that might be interested in promoting before hiring outside of the company for open positions.

    Advice to Management

    Look to folks in place that might have some experience that might not even be known because there are a lot of great employees and smart employees working there.

  8. "Excellent company that cares how it's associate and their community."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Division President in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Division President in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canteen full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity for career growth, good compensation, excellent benefits, and awesome recognition. One of the top employers in the nation, with the most talented team of associates.

    Cons

    I can't name one negative aspect of working for Compass Group. They have been able to maintain an "approachable" workplace, despite explosive growth.


  9. "warehouse"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Canteen full-time

    Pros

    the other associates that work there

    Cons

    low pay, ridiculous hours, management doesn't care.

    Advice to Management

    hire more people and value the ones you have


  10. "route driver"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Canteen full-time

    Pros

    hours and pay were exceptional

    Cons

    the lifting and unfriendly customers

    Advice to Management

    none


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