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They take more than they give..
Worked for Compass group for a number of years... they will allow you to work yourself in to the ground... with little or no support at critical times
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Lets not go down that route
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Lets not go down that road
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Just great
Great company to work for. Great customer service, great people to work with.
Fast paced work, but teamwork makes it a lot easier to carry out certain tasks.
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Worst company I’ve ever worked for
If you have a grievance with management. Don’t bother taking it higher. They do absolutely nothing about it. Don’t even bother to acknowledge your complaint.
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None
Cons
It will de-moralise you
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Not recommended
Pseudo company, pseudo managers and pseudo supervisors, the last ones bullying openly the staff with total impunity. It’s a very horrendous place to work!
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I well be honoured to working in a food industry
I have always wanted to work in hospital no matter what job it was it's just a big dream for me l have worked in a care industry for 9 year saving residents food and meal time and feeding also cleaning up l have food and hygiene certificate through st skills also customer service certificate
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Good
I worked hard fast in a busy environment. From doing some dirty and messy duties I really enjoyed working with most of the other staff. And given the up most respect for my hard work. I deeply regret leaving.
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Fast paced exciting environment
Hard honest work, events catering is super enjoyable. Great working in different environments.
Working within sports Arenas, horse racing tracks to golf courses
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Mixed
This company appears to be great but when you start working for them you barely get shifts you call them but the answering machine is useless they don’t respond to emails the pay is too low especially for the line of work that is demanding
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Learnt a lot enjoyed my job
Great company to work for wish I never left due to personal reasons I worked for compass at HSBC Southampton as a prep assistant then we moved to whiteley which was great I worked tills closing cashing up perp of food for cold dellie
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Na
Okay place to work would recommend for a first time job for someone or just a part time worker lovely receptionist team and management is oaky tho pay is 8.20 a hour
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Awful company, Bad management
I started working for this company due to a tupe transferred. I really thought that things would improve having had problems with my Manager. However things just went from bad to worse. Very toxic. My manager constantly told lies and talked about you to other members of staff. I put in a grievance but nothing was done. I was not the only member of that was forced to leave. My advice would be to stay away from this company.
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Rubbish
Wouldn't waste time applying, rubbish company full of lies and false promises and string you along for there own gain. And i certainly wouldn't apply for the job at pontefract, manager is clueless and 1 of the staff members is super lazy and gets away with it cos she is up the managers rear.
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Wouldn’t recommend
I worked as part of compass for a year and a half. Unfortunately in my first year I was admitted to hospital for health problems. My line manager was awful and disrespectful during this time and my recovery time after I had surgery, and had no concern about how she treated her staff members. There was such a high staff turnover, you never knew if you’d be working with the same people one week from the next. Pay was above average, perks were good, not that anyone used them. Customers were lovely and tried to be as kind as possible as they could all see the problems
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Avoid at all costs
Started working as unit manager, I was told that the current manager ,
who was leaving would be there to show me the ropes, turns out she had walked out. I had the odd member from another branch( struggle to spare anybody though) that would come to help, or I went to another branch, but it was always too busy to be showed anything, but I felt they expected me to know everything.

I had only one member of staff , so was interviewing on day 2, took two staff on, one walked out after a couple of weeks as it was a joke, so was interviewing again. Couldn’t keep staff .

The job itself was hectic, never enough hours in the day to do everything, that needed to be done, so the 8 hours they pay you for ended up More like 10 or more , just to try and get organised, which made my salary , when all hours worked were taken into account, not much more than minimum wage. I ended up staying over to get things done that I couldn’t do whilst open. So no work life balance.
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None
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Everything
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Good & bad like anywhere
Supervisor appointed was poor,no experience or management skills,appointed because she would tick boxes and was a "yes" person regardless.
Good hours but non competitive rate,no benefits at all.

Made to feel like anumber.

Difficult to make contact with management if any answers needed as supervisor knew very little and was very indecisive.
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Overworked, underpaid, god forbid you have a family.
Management are dismissive and upper management are ladder climbing bullies, it's their way or the highway and don't try to Express your feelings, you have to put up and shut up or leave.. Health and safety is a joke, especially for pregnant persons. Still expected to travel all over the region to do the dirty work with no support.

Issues beyond your control due to poor equipment is still your fault. New managers trying to pressure existing staff into leaving by overloading them

Overworked, underpaid and ridiculous expectations from a supposedly equal opportunities company.


40 hour contract usually end up working at least 60 due to unrealistic requirements for daily duties.
Pros
Nothing
Cons
Bullying management
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good work
I have a good experience to this job we are working as a team i learn a lot i have a wonderful people now i understand that our customer there are our priority.
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Avoid Compass Group.
I have worked for this company for 11 years and started as a catering assistant or customer service assistant because there is no catering involved more like microwaving. I progressed into supervisor and the past 4-5 years it is an awful place to work. All they care about is cutting hours all of the time. We're expected to run around on hectic days cooking food to order and do dishes and tables and clean and serve. A lady had an accident the other day and I had to leave my colleague alone with a quue to fill out lengthy accident forms. Absolutely horrendous place to work. Only thing that keeps me going are the team I just love them. Apart from that I am dying to get out. Steer very very clear
Pros
Team are my work family.
Cons
Zero hour contracts. Stretched to the limit. Manager that doesn't work her hours, regional manager couldn't give a toss
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Good opportunity to increase qualifications
Enjoyed my time of employment, however when people on the ground try to inform management it is very difficult, and if you do get a message to them, you do not get any guidance on how to deal with problems
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Ok
There ok to work for there just like any other company pay is average and the management team r ok they do support u and help where there needed but on hand when they can be bothered
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It’s a job
It’s okay
It’s hard work

Great atmosphere

Food included

So is uniforms

Working Monday to Friday

Is amazing the occasional Saturday which isn’t a problem
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