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Review averages

  • 177 employees say

    Excellent (67)
    37.853107344633%
    Good (33)
    18.64406779661%
    Satisfactory (48)
    27.118644067797%
    Subpar (29)
    16.38418079096%
    3.28
  • 1 applicant says

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (1)
    100%
    1.00

Reviews for Compass Group

Reviews - What employees say

3.28 Employees say
1.00 Applicants say

Company Culture

Great department and team alignment and transparency.

Support from management

Great department and team alignment and transparency.

Teamwork

Each employee takes a DiSC profile and shares with team to better understand team members to know how to better work with them.

Freedom to work independently

Autonomy is encouraged within your role and outside. Above and beyond projects are widely available and cross department integration is welcome.

Internal Communication

Uses multiple means of communications which can be difficult to keep up with, but freely transparent.

Gender Equality

We have many women on senior management and every level of the organization.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Age variety is prevalent through all levels of the organization.

Career Development

As the largest employer, there are so many options. Sometimes too many options makes it hard to determine your desired path.

Overall compensation for your work

Competitive compensation is annually benchmarked.

Office / Work Environment

Continued workplace renovations. Other than the typical conference room temperatures being wildly inconsistent, the workplace is comfortable.

Environmental Friendliness

Multiple recycling options and bins provided for each cubicle and office.

Work-Life Balance

Committee dedicated to social activities provides many opportunities to socialize with coworkers outside work and invite personal friends and family. Additionally, hours are flexible in most departments. After the first year, telecommuting is also possible in most departments.

Company Image

As a large employer and one of the largest companies in the world, it is fun when people don't know about the company.

Job Security

Bi-monthly progress reviews provide consistent benchmarks for performance.

Handicapped Accessibility

Fully accessible.

Workplace Safety

As a corporate office we go through annual safety training.

Challenging Work

Goals are clear, strategy is challenging but supported.

Inclusive / Diverse

Our Diversity Inclusion Committee is active and engaged. Continued diversity training encourages our similarities as the human race, rather than focus on our differences.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Workplace politics can be hard to manage and lazy people managers can stall an otherwise accelerated employee.

What I like about the company

Social events encourage personal connections between employees. Senior management is easy to contact on a personal or professional level. Movement between departments is common and cross training is encouraged.

What I dislike about the company

Many times senior managers are responsible for managing people due to the time they've been there and not their people management skills.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Compass Group, NA
  • City
    Charlotte
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • A stronger practice in personal placement for management rather than favorable candidates would be the biggest one. As for rest it’s pending on location of contract and expectations of the clients. I’m only privilege to the knowledge of my location until I make full management position where I can obtain a better understanding of the company’s actual practices

What I like about the company

As my GM assistant I have easy access to all available resources he does with minor limitations such as the final say of a project or access to only my GM is privilege to. I have a functional and flexible staff that strives to make an impression on our clients. I have full support and encouragement from my management staff as well as an advisement status. I have liaison privileges with our contract client. I also have approval to aide other location in training or support upon request if necessary. And my advancement in the company is looking extremely fruitful

What I dislike about the company

There are known yet unspoken practice of favoritism within our ranks that reduces the chances of more suitable prospects to management positions. Depending on the location some untraditional practices occur, some location are lacking support from the main company because they don’t prove as beneficial as others. Some individuals acquire management status with very little suitably. Some location are overwhelming under supported but high demanding as well as other location clients prove to be more difficult than others

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • Company
    Compass Group
  • City
    Houston
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • 28.May 2018
  • Employee

Company Culture

There are more internal politics with this company than any job in Washington D.C.

Freedom to work independently

Follow the programs or else. There is no freedom as you are told what to prepare, when to fix it and where to buy it from. Force ships are sent out whether you need it or not so that purchasing company can get their kickbacks. They at least had the decency to drop their mantra of treating your account as your own business.

Career Development

If they like you then they will do all they can to advance you. I have also seen several people over the years promised things only to jump through all the hoops and have that promise broken. Again, the internal politics in this company can make it difficult to navigate your career.

Office / Work Environment

Toxic

Environmental Friendliness

Only matters when it matters to the client you are working for. Otherwise, not really.

Work-Life Balance

They talk a good game but certainly don't believe a word they say. I had to give up vacation time every year because they "couldn't cover it". Did me no good to keep earning vacation time when I could never use any of it. Not to mention that they could care less if you work 65-70 hours per week. Often did work from home at night and on the weekends just to keep up.

Job Security

You're as secure as the contract you work under. If client drops it you're out too. Often subject to the whims of client and sometimes regardless of performance can be forced out due to personality differences. Worked for 4 different DM in 3 years. Each time there is a change there is also more politics as you try to adapt to the change in leadership.

Workplace Safety

They are very aware and concerned with safety almost to the point of going too far the other way.

What I like about the company

The schedule was M-F with most major holidays off. That was nice for family time.

What I dislike about the company

The internal politics has become almost unbearable. This company is top heavy with management that don't contribute to the success of the operations at the local level. Managers are really not managing anything any more but instead are coordinators that make sure the money gets to the bank. Not much respect given to managers who are working daily to take care of the customers not because of leadership but in spite of it.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Compass Group
  • City
    New York City
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Free (company provided) Meals is offered Health and wellness programs is offered

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Review averages

  • 177 employees say

    Excellent (67)
    37.853107344633%
    Good (33)
    18.64406779661%
    Satisfactory (48)
    27.118644067797%
    Subpar (29)
    16.38418079096%
    3.28
  • 1 applicant says

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (1)
    100%
    1.00

kununu score comparisons

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3.27
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