Compass Group Reviews

Updated 22 August 2014
Updated 22 August 2014
104 Reviews

2.8
104 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)

  • Best work environment and professionally qualified staff in my team makes me very comfortable to work with (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.  

    Food prep

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    Former Employee - Food Service Assistant  in  Little Rock, AR (US)
    Former Employee - Food Service Assistant in Little Rock, AR (US)

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

    Pros

    It's a good place to work, a Monday-Friday job, never late nights. Not much room to grow.

    Cons

    A lot of turn overs in this company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Poor

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    Former Employee - Waiter  in  Chatham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Waiter in Chatham, England (UK)

    I worked at Compass Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Management are bully's the pay is crap the job is carp and they don't give you your month in hand when you leave well they don't pay you nothing at all the take it all away from you. the management take stock to sell on the side made to work with no lunch the most worst company you could ever work for they say the make 14 billion a year but they won't freed the staff or pay them better compass / ess Medway should be looked in to by the police becouse there doing things against the law

    Cons

    Trying to stay alive the amont of hour they make you do and not pay you for it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should all be locked up

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Poor managment

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    Current Employee - Cleaner  in  Haverfordwest, Wales (UK)
    Current Employee - Cleaner in Haverfordwest, Wales (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good supervisor. Fun crew to work with all 3 of them

    Cons

    Low pay, no pay rise now since 2010, wanting too much to be done in the time limit given normal clean is two hours but yet if done right would take 2 hours 30 mins. Not enough hours so run on skeleton crew so if some one is sick or on holiday no one to cover them since been there they have cut 100 hours a month just for pure profit for who could I guess

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Up the hours, if you say your coming down come down, put uniform on different budget instead of cleaning budget ( part of icm compass group) produce ids for the staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Fast-paced, great advancement!

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    Current Employee - Regional Training Specialist  in  Charlotte, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Regional Training Specialist in Charlotte, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    Ability to move up in ranks if you are a go-getter. Company benefits are great.

    Cons

    Work-life balance when in stressful project management crunches.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get on the show called Undercover Boss. The middle-management staff are the ones who work the hardest.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Stabile, engaging, and fun.

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    Former Employee - Food Server
    Former Employee - Food Server

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn new skills for employee development.

    Cons

    Not enough full-time jobs in NYC or Long Island.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Quiet but not career opportunity

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Assistant  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Assistant in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Safe working place, good standard

    Cons

    no bonus, no career, a lot a flexibility's request

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better shift organization and encourage the services through bonuses

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    good place to work

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    Current Employee - General Food Service Worker  in  Edinboro, PA (US)
    Current Employee - General Food Service Worker in Edinboro, PA (US)

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

    Pros

    nice people to work for, when you leave work you are tired if you are older, we have nice benefits. they are willing to work with you if there is a problem or a family emergency,

    Cons

    if you don't suck up to management, you don't get away with things, we don't get overtime usually training is one day and people who smoke, get more breaks than the ones that don't,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the only thing i have to say is that the older generation are hard workers, they have alot of knowledge respect them and have the younger ones learn from them if they want to respect their jobs, working is hard and nobody said it is easy,

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

    Good company to work for if can meet targets

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Compass Group full-time

    Pros

    Large company with many opportunities for growth and advancement.

    Cons

    Either meet targets and expectations or you will be replaced.

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

    It was a very fun and educational experience.

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer  in  Charlotte, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Charlotte, NC (US)

    I worked at Compass Group as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The people were very helpful and nice, you were given clear expectations and directions on what to do.

    Cons

    None really, it was a joy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just continue to do what you do

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    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

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