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Compass Group USA Reviews

Updated January 29, 2019
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  • "Some unrealistic budget expectations from upper management" (in 35 reviews)

  • "Long hours spawn 3-5days of 8-15hours" (in 22 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Best company I have ever worked for in a 45 year career!"

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in Providence, RI
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Providence, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Compass Group USA full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    People, people and people! This is a company that cares about, nurtures, trains and develops their people.

    Cons

    That I hadn’t started working for them sooner!

    Advice to Management

    Continue what you’re doing. Innovating and growing.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Ok place to work"

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    Current Employee - Controller in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Controller in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big company, good for starting your career.

    Cons

    Software used is bad. Very hard to get support on software, on human resources matters, in payroll issues. Corporate always trying to push all on the account managers and make their lives easy for themselves. Many unqualified people working in corporate, particularly in the accounting field, people that don't even know how to sort a sheet in excel.

  3. "Good company"

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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 USA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of growth and opportunities

    Cons

    Work weekends and holidays without compensation


  4. "Great Company to work for!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Retail Manager in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Retail Manager in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excited to be challenged with this new role as Sr. Retail Manager at Ohio Health-Grant Medical Center. The interview process was very streamlined and consistent. It moved quickly with different roles in the organization. Excited to be working with a great elite team with a lot of growth opportunities.

    Cons

    I wish I could have been working for this company sooner.


  5. "Not bad"

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    Former Employee - Server in Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Server in Berkeley, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Compass Group USA (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good health benefits, pto, holiday pay

    Cons

    Unstable company to work for as I got laid off, and so did a lot of people


  6. "A company dedicated to caring about its employees"

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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 USA full-time

    Pros

    I have never been in an organization where the supervision and management took such a proactive role in acknowledging employees when good work was accomplished. This dedication to professional development while fostering personal growth is evident from the top-down.

    Cons

    The only negative is that everyone, from associates to management, are unable to access their wage information and must go through their direct supervisor to obtain something as simple as a paystub.

    Advice to Management

    Apart from employees needing their own ability to access their financial data, I have no advice to give.


  7. "Work Assessment"

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    Current Employee - Executive Chef in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Executive Chef in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, plenty of quality family time.

    Cons

    When changes are made throughout the company it seems that they don't take into account the differences in each unit level and there tends to be alot of stuff that gets messed up in transitions.

    Advice to Management

    The only thing that I would say id that during the holidays and end of year each unit should be given the opportunity to have a small event for the staff that would build a stronger bound with the teams.

  8. "Lots of Growth Potential"

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    Current Employee - Director of Food and Nutrition in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Director of Food and Nutrition in Buffalo, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compass has lots of potential for career growth in your current field and across several other fields. They provide support to you in whatever role you take both at the unit level and in support services.

    Cons

    Compass Group is a contract based company putting your employment potentially at the mercy of the client and not always on the merit of your work.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Regional Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    After being a new regional manager at compass group working at a university, I took this job not because of the pay but because I wanted a change from working for Sodexo corps after almost 20 years. But let me tell you Compass Group does not have any professional clue what so ever on to treat their employees at all not even their long term employees after taking over a contract at any faculty. I will be returning to Sodexo not only for more money but where all employees are treated with 100% respect and get treat with honor and not like a clone or a number. The CEO of Compass Group Gary Green is a complete 1,000% a idiot beyond unprofessional. Here I come Sodexo I'm coming home!

    Cons

    There is no con just to Compass Group. Any business or school that uses Compass Group needs to cancel all their contracts with them immediately before you get a bad reputation on any campus from students and their parents and faculty of employees. Tell every one you know not to go to work for this low rated company its not worth it at all not even for a part time job. run fast to a time clock bunch out and never go back, and get a job some place else fast.

    Advice to Management

    CEO Gary Green do everyone a favor please close down your company quickly and get a job at a subway, or a burger king even at a taco bell were they can teach you how good employees need to be treated. Greed is the main key with CEO, Gary Green


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Not Worth it"

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    Former Employee - Caterer in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Caterer in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You will get really long from 8-15 each day
    Friendly co worker
    everybody works to together to get the task done

    Cons

    Long hours spawn 3-5days of 8-15hours
    So go to wake up to go work come back home to work with in 4 hours
    very taxing on your body
    working on 4 hours sleep
    management really don't give you a heads up on anything
    had to ask co workers to know what is going