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Compass Group USA Washington Reviews

Updated March 16, 2017
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  • Great benefits, good people, good pay (in 24 reviews)

  • Off weekends meet great people can train in various positions to do other things and not stay in one position just a great place to work (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Food service"

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    Current Employee - Food Server in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Food Server in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    We contract for museums hospitals and many more. Payed weekly, union, two raises a year and benefits

    Cons

    Just be prepared to work extra hard


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Wanting More"

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    Current Employee - Receptionist/Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Receptionist/Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Company, Nice hours, fair pay. Great opportunities..

    Cons

    Not sure how to grow with this company. Although opportunities are there how do learn how to get there.

    Advice to Management

    Help your loyal and hardest working find ways to grow.


  3. "Sr executive chef"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Working w children can be very rewarding

    Cons

    Dealing with the union members is one of the biggest challenges.


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  5. "Compass group"

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    Former Employee - Executive Chef in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Executive Chef in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Compass Group USA full-time

    Pros

    Plenty of oportunity to show expertise and advancement.

    Cons

    Work/life balance not very good. generally asked to do more work then time to do it.

    Advice to Management

    consider realistic expectations and budgets


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Company cares about delivering good service and maintaining client accounts"

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    Former Employee - Food Service Director in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Food Service Director in Washington, DC
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you want to work in food service, it's a large company with lots of different divisions or acquired companies ... so something for everyone. Also some really talented culinarians doing some very interesting things.

    Cons

    The expectations for managers were for a minimum 50 hours per week, and sixty was closer to average. No overtime of course, and always on call. In some ways, it is just too large a company ... new Payroll, Accounting, Inventory etc systems and new initiatives and programs were constantly being rolled out, without consideration for the individual units' business cycle, needs, challenges, etc. Doubt that Sodexo or Aramark are much different ... to some extent it's the nature of the contract food service industry. You always have to innovate and set the bar higher, your client can always put the account out to bid to get one of the competitors to underbid to get in the door, and the financial rewards, over time, don't seem worth the physical toll it takes on your body and the all-consuming nature of the work (and hours expected).

    Advice to Management

    The HR and training focus seem to be entirely about avoiding liability and litigation, with virtually no resources or energy devoted to assisting managers in motivating and managing hourly workers who make the business succeed or fail (and who are mostly poorly paid, have complicated lives - because life is complicated when you're poor - and who are asked to work harder than people do in almost any other business).


  7. "Satisfied"

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    Current Employee - Food Service Director in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Food Service Director in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance, Lots of opportunity for advancement and transferring within company

    Cons

    Pay is less than expected and no bonuses


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