Compass Group
2.9 of 5 81 reviews
www.compass-group.com Chertsey, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

Compass Group Reviews

Updated Apr 07, 2014
Compass Group – UK – “EY Top Chefs”

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2.9 81 reviews

                             

62% Approve of the CEO

Compass Group Chairman Sir Roy A. Gardner

Sir Roy A. Gardner

(21 ratings)

48% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Large company with good benefits"
    in 4 reviews
  • "Best work environment and professionally qualified staff in my team makes me very comfortable to work with"
    in 3 reviews
Cons:
  • "very low pay for lower scale jobs"
    in 4 reviews
  • "Working long hours, always lack of staff, no decent salaries, no loyalty events for staff, no moral or career motivations"
    in 3 reviews
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Closing Supervisor (Current Employee)
Indianapolis, IN (US)

I have been working at Compass Group full-time for less than a year

ProsGreat Place To Work Invirement

ConsLate Night No Home Life

Advice to Senior ManagementCuster Come First

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great opportunity at first.

Regional District Manager (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA (US)

I have been working at Compass Group full-time for more than 3 years

ProsAble to work in a very large and diversified industry, with some great and talented people.

ConsToo big, not investing enough in talent.

Advice to Senior ManagementI would recommend to upper management to listen to the talented and commited employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good job for flexibility

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
London, England (UK)

I worked at Compass Group as a contractor for more than a year

ProsIt's a casual job so can supplement your main job or is good if you are a student. Tips can be good depending on the restaurant you are working in. People are generally very nice. Overall it's a good job.

ConsAs it's an event based company, the senior management tend to get very stressed out during the day and can take it out on their staff - you need a thick skin at times.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou can catch more bee's with honey than vinegar..

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Horrible

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Compass Group for more than 3 years

Prosthere is nothing good about this company

ConsTreated as if you should be "Happy to have a job". If that's all you care about good luck, that's all you should expect. Do not expect to be appreciated. And do not expect anyone to acknowledge what you bring to the table. Professional growth is not a something that occurs within.

Advice to Senior ManagementPractice what you preach. Appreciate your employees don't make them victims.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Compass Group

ProsLarge company with good benefits

Consyou get lost in the mix

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Great opportunities and room for improvement.

Senior Marketing Manager (Former Employee)
Austin, TX (US)

I worked at Compass Group full-time for more than 3 years

ProsLarge company and many job opportunities.

ConsNot many marketing opportunities and low salaries.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed better organization within sector operations.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Certain business units are great. Others, not well-run. The disorganization becomes apparent at the corporate level

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Compass Group

ProsLarge company. Lots of opportunity

ConsIf you are in Morrison, you are doing great. Other business units, not so much. Also, low pay because of being in food service industry.

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Multinational company

Operations Manager (Former Employee)
Atyrau (Kazakhstan)

I worked at Compass Group full-time for more than a year

Prosglobal reach, plenty of opportunity for moving around and upwards, decent pay packet

ConsEach division and region has managers with varying interpretation of compass core values.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A professional, positive environment in which the company promotes career development and growth.

Director of Dining Services II (Current Employee)

I have been working at Compass Group full-time

ProsPromotes growth, lots of resources, tons of opportunity

ConsLonger hours, very competitive, HR department is scared of hourly associates.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone, they are doing a great job.

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unhappy worker

Grill Cook (Current Employee)
Cherry Hill, NJ (US)

I have been working at Compass Group full-time for more than 5 years

ProsI was expecting be a nice company but sucks!!

ConsTo many bosses making a lots of money and hard workers earning cheap salaries!!!!! Especially when the chef manager has special treatment with the cashier letting her be absent or out, And she get the same pay And hard workers got screw with vacations days, sick days and getting the right salary? Holding paystubs with the purpose of hide his special treatment with this girl?

Advice to Senior ManagementHave a better way to determine the salary between cooks and cashier, be professional and give the right pay!!!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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