Compass Group

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Compass Group Reviews

Updated 19 October, 2014
Updated 19 October, 2014
110 Reviews
2.9
110 Reviews
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Compass Group CEO Richard Cousins
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Large company with good benefits (in 5 reviews)

  • Great people that are passionate (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Also, low pay because of being in food service industry (in 5 reviews)

  • Not enough full-time jobs in NYC or Long Island (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Compass group--Toronto

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Compass Group

    Pros

    -pay is minimum wage in the beginning but you get raises
    -meals are discounted
    -fast paced environment
    -there is paid training

    Cons

    -the environment can get really busy; may be pressed for time
    -supervisors may rush you
    -time for breaks are short

  2.  

    Major use of government unemployment systems to round out seasonal contract employment at mostly minimum wage jobs

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources and Administration Assistant in Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Human Resources and Administration Assistant in Montreal, QC

    I worked at Compass Group full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Cannot think of any, sorry!

    Cons

    Hire manly new immigrants at min wage and expect the world from them for nothing in return

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cannot give advice to a company with a use them and lose them mentality, sorry

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Large Company that Cares

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Ottawa, ON
    Current Employee - Manager in Ottawa, ON

    I have been working at Compass Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Support Systems in a Corporate Enviroment
    Multiple Divisions for Advancement and Growth
    Process to follow, no inventing the wheel
    Support of upper management
    Good equipment and training

    Cons

    Salary scale for managers is average, benefit package for managers is below average
    Ability to attract quality hourly assoicates on current low pay scales is difficult
    Lack of documents in both official languages

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase hourly assoiciates wage to allow for quality hires

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    It's pays great and had great benefits. The staff I worked with was great also. I would recommend why I worked

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Line Cook in New London, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Line Cook in New London, CT (US)

    I have been working at Compass Group full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I loved it and I would go back if I had the opportunity.

    Cons

    Learning new things everyday. Some were challenging and some were simple bit I enjoyed it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some management was great some were very unprofessional. .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    most horrible corporate environment I ever worked at

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Director in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Director in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I have been working at Compass Group full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    pay is decent, good benefits, able to work from home

    Cons

    operations hard to deal with, the process for closing deals are a joke, management needs to learn a new technique of coaching

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat your people better, better training

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Compass Group

    Pros

    people are friendly and professional

    Cons

    procedures to do with health and safety

  8.  

    Good company, pay less than another but offer a lot of training for free.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Sutton, London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Sutton, London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    The biggest catering company in Europe.

    Cons

    Very busy place, you have to be very organised working as manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay rise for everyone :)

  9.  

    Service Assistant - Wimbledon Championships

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Assistant in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Compass Group as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Mostly students looking to work before, during and after University to make some money. Good conditions to work long hours and secure a good sum of cash.

    - Friendly Staff
    - Nice working Conditions

    Cons

    - Too many 'managers', therefore confusion over who is running what

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Know which is your 'sector' to manage.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a bad company. They take advantage of employees.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Finance in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at Compass Group full-time

    Pros

    Great people that are passionate.

    Cons

    Low benefits and salaries. Bonuses are poor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start to pay people more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good Part-Time Job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Compass Group part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible enough for a college student, compensation is above minimum wage but below those with experience, almost always hiring, night and weekends off

    Cons

    Under par compensation for various positions, not much else to say about the cons, really. I'd still be working for the company if it paid more. Equipment was regularly down or malfunctioning.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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