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Compass Group Reviews

Updated January 15, 2018
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Compass Group CEO Richard Cousins
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  • Be prepared to have to make your own work/life balance (in 20 reviews)

  • Long hours but you run the business like an owner (in 38 reviews)

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  1. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Compass Group full-time

    Pros

    Long term stability, good coworkers

    Cons

    Poorly integrated systems, advancement opportunities are few


  2. "HRA"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Advisor in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Human Resources Advisor in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fair, firm and consistent in policies.
    Honest and transparent in operations.
    Recognized as the leader in food service in the US and probably the world.

    Cons

    Financially conservative in all its practices which is both a pro and a con when viewing employee relations compensation practices.

    Advice to Management

    See cons above. Turnover of administrative associates should be seen as a problem to be addressed. Instead the problem, in some areas, continues which may weaken any team.

  3. "Talent Acquisiotn"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Compass Group full-time

    Pros

    Careerbuilding company with great training and development to take your career in ANY direction you want to go!

    Cons

    so large sometimes communication is challenging


  4. "Ok place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Compass Group full-time

    Pros

    benefits
    schedule, no weekends
    Could eat anything, aside from packaged items from other vendors and seafood

    Cons

    management could be a lot better

    Advice to Management

    Managers should be mature and handle their problems with one another and not take it out on front of the house employees and customers.


  5. "director of residential dining"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Residential Dining in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Director of Residential Dining in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Scheduling.
    Great place to work.
    Good benefits.
    Room for advancement.
    Good people.

    Cons

    Large corporate structure. Sometimes difficult time with systems from sibling companies. Need to streamline to help with cohesiveness. Policy updates

    Advice to Management

    Depending on what sector you work for. No real push to promote from within. A lot of outside hiring.


  6. "Good experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Compass Group part-time

    Pros

    They have a good flexibility in time and can resume anytime.

    Cons

    I did not find any.


  7. "Sr. Director Development & Operation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great culinary organization with A long heritage deeply invested in quality and determination and with a strong leader always looking for greatness

    Cons

    There are no negative views for the organization my only insight would be to spend more time on long range planning

    Advice to Management

    More long term planning is needed

  8. "supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Compass Group full-time

    Pros

    great benefits, friendly coworkers, positive atmosphere

    Cons

    work on weekends, pay is not that great, long shifts

    Advice to Management

    barely


  9. "work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Director, Food Service Management in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Director, Food Service Management in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    weekend and holiday off along with paid vacation, great benefits and programs

    Cons

    employee turnover, early start, long hours


  10. "Accountant"

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    Current Employee - Accountant in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Accountant in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay, good health coverage, and 401k

    Cons

    Can be very busy closing/year-end time


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