Compass Group

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Compass Group Reviews

Updated 3 March, 2015
Updated 3 March, 2015
132 Reviews
3.3
132 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.  

    OK place to work

    • 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

    There is opportunity for growth, company is in definite need of competent management. Pay is decent.

    Cons

    People are micromanaged, employees lack training and direction; therefore, processes do not run efficiently and employees are disgruntled.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn and take training on managing people, update knowledge on training and business processes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Compass has been an excellent employer to me.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resource Consultant in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Human Resource Consultant in Charlotte, NC (US)

    I have been working at Compass Group

    Pros

    The benefits, processes, and business vision and values are outstanding.

    Cons

    Technological investments for people platforms could be upgraded.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    working at the eicc in Edinburgh for leiths as a barman/waiter

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Barman/Waiter in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Barman/Waiter in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at Compass Group part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Company is very flexible with working times and days. Opportunity to work in some very large and interesting functions with good staff

    Cons

    Shifts are not always available. Sometimes frustrating working with temp agency staff which are hired during the larger functions because their English is poor

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Diversified Learning

    • 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 full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    *Good Management Support
    *Lots of Learning opportunities
    *Fairly regular hours for the Corporate Cafes
    *Good Benefits
    *Solid 401K Plan

    Cons

    *Lots of Turn Over
    *Lots of Corporate Performance Pressures
    *Too Many Promotions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great opportunity for problem solving and learning contact food service management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Food Service Director in Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Food Service Director in Austin, TX (US)

    I worked at Compass Group

    Pros

    Potential bonuses, opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    Questionable practices, political, lack of training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be prepared to have answers, learn on the fly and meet low budgets.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    enjoy working there; 1999 til now.

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    • 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

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