Compass Group
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Good for progression

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One of the best companies to work for if you are hard working and want to progress in your career. Lots of opportunities to move into more senior roles.

Pros

Career progression is not hard

Cons

Sometimes feels a bit disorganized
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Not Good

Worked for the company 5 years on a military barracks near Lichfield, not a good place to work the environment is toxic. Everybody is trying to stab each other in the back and get one up over each other, no real team work, also the management in both kitchens on sight have absolutely no idea how to run a busy kitchen, one being the ex manager of a motorway services now seems to think he's a fine dining expert and the other catering manager has no qualifications what so ever in professional cooking.

Pros

Good hours

Cons

Bad management, team trying to do each other over, toxic environment
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Draining and low morale

Not the greatest job to much pressure and volume of work, often have to work more than one ward but only get paid for one even though company gets paid per ward hostess

Pros

Not a lot

Cons

Exhausting mentally draining
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Worst place I have ever worked

No care for staff, really bad management, very concerning food hygiene practices, especially during pandemic.Managers work the hours they want not what they're supposed to,.making it hard on staff.I would not recommend this company to anyone.

Pros

None

Cons

The job
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Dont do it

Gosh what to say about this company awful is not the word. DONT DO IT thats what I would say do not apply they are a horrible company to work for. Stuck up poor management poor quality of life get treated as a servant. I worked for them for about 2 years and left as I was so depressed

Pros

Holidays off

Cons

Everything else
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Great

Lovely people good work hs2 work good back up surport from agent all tool bought out to you map and plans good for diggeing all health safety plans in order

Pros

Team work

Cons

Great hours
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Worst company ever

Compass is far by the worst company ever They took over the contract and made half the staff redundant then they have given everyone a pay cut and pay us below minimum wage £8:69 !! They made us take on a contract that no one even agreed to sign So now I’m Having to leave a job I loved , to have a employer that pays minimum wages so I can support my family as being a single parent

Pros

None

Cons

Not being payed minimum wage
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Good

Good and I can not remember as it was a long time ago but I did like working there. And we all had fun at work and the dinner was OK seeing all the different people

Pros

Yes

Cons

There was not any
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Bullying

The staff and company only bully outsiders, they don’t respect anyone other than themselves and are not supportive of anyone’s mental health. I would not recommend working for them

Pros

Nothing

Cons

Being bullied
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Fun to start

I began my job role as an apprentice administrator, with on the job training provided.For the first 2 weeks in role there were no computers available for me and the 4 new starts and 3 of us shared one computer which I was then lead to shadow a senior staff member. I won't disclose information on who but I was 21.For the first month of the apprenticeship it was balanced, workload and apprenticeship time. There were multiple visits from the apprenticeship advisor who guided and assisted me well. Unfortunately by month two we had a switch in advisor and I found that I was lead into discussing my personal life though I was attempting to get clarity on apprenticeship tasks, by month three there was redundancy announcements and I was assusered "as an apprentice you are not at risk".I was made redundant with no real reason given, I was just told I didn't fit with the team. I wasn't advised on what or where to apply as the senior member I shadowed walked into a role within compass.

Pros

Onsite parking, discounted food on site, local to bus and train stations.

Cons

Favourtism
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Stay well away!

I don't even know where to start. Management do not care at all and are only bothered about money. Majority of staff are not trained to work in a kitchen, and so much laziness from most of the workers (stood around whilst the 4 hard workers pick up the slack from the remaining staff members). They treat you like children and have no respect for anyone at all. They bombard you with ridiculous amounts of paper work to sign off and fill out. Site Management dont know what they're doing at all, e.g a sous chef who cant work an oven...Staff morale is low. This place will eat you up, even the strongest of the strong will eventually break down from working here!

Pros

Free lunch

Cons

Everything but free lunch and home time.
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Enjoy my work very productive

Great team to work with. Have been great support returning to work with health issues. Been a great support. Easy to talk too when you need advise or support

Pros

Good working hours

Cons

No overtime as set guaranteed hours.1
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Work colleagues nice

The way you are treated by management is terrible and the support they give you when you need it is non existent you’re on your own any problems you have to sort it out yourself but you make a mistake and they’re on your back straight away

Pros

Pays your bills I suppose

Cons

No support, help or assistance from management
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Friendly and fun work place , real team work .

I started on zero hours as CSA ,was soon made key college . Moved up to supervisor on 16 hour contract . Asked for more hours and was given 30 hour contract . Eventually my manager moved on to another store and I was offered her job as cafe manager with a nice annual salary, so you can definitely move up the ladder I was there 8 years and loved the whole experience .

Pros

Flexible hours and shifts
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lt was a staff Resturant

l enjoyed my work with a passion with Compass at BT Building (Colombo house at Blackfriars) in central LondonMy manager and the chef were very friendly and caring.We worked together as a strong team

Pros

Free meal

Cons

None.
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Busy and interesting

Zero hour contract but lots of hours available. Very flexible hours. Hard work but organised and supportive. Plenty of training, free meals on shift.

Pros

Meals on shift

Cons

Hard work
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Beast masters

Expect the work force.to be covering 2 to 3 roles on low pay. High staff turnover,, managers expected to reach impossible targets, when not met they are punished. Very low gratitude towards staff.

Pros

Non

Cons

Expect the world
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Not worth the agro

Always short staffed u need more hours to spend but u cant have them expected to do your admin work after your shift no extra pay for it either.......

Pros

Its a hob

Cons

Everything
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Bad place to work

This isn't a security job. Its more like a admin job very bad management and the supervisor is very abrupt to you they expect you to work at the drop of a hat the paperwork is ridiculous if you have kids and enjoy your weekend's off i would avoid this place only one person gets the weekend's off and that's the supervisor

Pros

Wagers always right

Cons

the jobs and supervisor
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Stressful & Bad Management

Worst company I've ever had the misfortune of working for. If its not equipment constantly breaking down ,it's bad management from above, the higher rarcky wanting blood from you, expect you to work 8 a hours a day on 2 staff,never getting breaks due to constant serving or deliveries having to be put away . This company do not care for its staff or the customers, you are merely a number to keep the cash flow coming in,regardless of you working with broken equipment & no staff. If you want yo keep your sanity,then look elsewhere for a job.

Pros

Free lunch

Cons

Rude customers, broken equipment thst takes months to be repaired.
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Avoid

Terrible treatment, no warning for shifts and they cut your hours even when you have a contract. You don't get any training you're just left to it and the staff attuitude is very hard to work with due to the very poor management.

Pros

None
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