Compass Group

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Compass Group Reviews

Updated 28 January, 2015
Updated 28 January, 2015
127 Reviews
3.1
127 Reviews
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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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 a 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 a 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.  

    Wonderful career opportunities.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Compass Group

    Pros

    Career opportunities, company growth, company reputation.

    Cons

    Great company, there is not a con.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    enjoy working there; 1999 til now.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Auburn, AL (US)
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Auburn, AL (US)

    I have been working at Compass Group full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    enjoy the talking to students an making they day.

    Cons

    dont have any problem. just need a job this summer. when i close down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    enjoy you jobs. smile a all times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Work with all sorts of different people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Food and Beverage Attendant in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Food and Beverage Attendant in Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at Compass Group

    Pros

    Flexible hours as a casual employee

    Cons

    Newly hired staff can be a bit inept

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recycling initiatives at all sites!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Care more about customers than employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Compass Group as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    There are some great managers and staff who can make shifts enjoyable. If you work hard your efforts can be recognised.

    Cons

    The hours are not nice, they remove your "break time" from your pay whether you take the break or not. Most of he time you won't take the full break as you are understaffed or other staff is incompetent. The pay is also for horrendous for the physical exertion you put out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of inadequate staff and reward those who come in and work hard for minimal pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Catering Staff

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

    I worked at Compass Group

    Pros

    Flexible Hours, Clear objectives, open hours,

    Cons

    Poor management, Poor organization, inexperienced staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better structure for catering events.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Operations Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in New Rochelle, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in New Rochelle, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for movement

    Cons

    Does not allow movement within facility

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give more direction

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    High Pressure

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at Compass Group

    Pros

    Pay structure, employee benefits and perks.

    Cons

    Lack of work-life-balance. Unrealistic expectations for sales quotas.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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