- Compass Group28.May 2018
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.
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
Only matters when it matters to the client you are working for. Otherwise, not really.
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.
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.
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.
The following benefits were offered to me
- CompanyCompass Group
- CityNew York City
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Former employee