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Nice slow job

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Was a barista and didn't really do anything else. It was in an office building and was usually pretty slow. Loved my regulars and the kitchen staff. Spent most of my shifts reading or watching videos
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Fun - travel

You are able to travel during your off season to support other locations! Meet a ton or new people and experience live events! A lot of work but, so rewarding
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To it doesn't feel like a long term job, it feels like unstablework place.

What is the best part of working at the company?At least you have an income. Other than that , everything is a struggle. According to benefits. Economy is so bad right now and to pay more for your medical insurance doesn't help at all. Catering positions has drastically change since covid, to the point it's not even worth doing anymore. 1 week pay vacation for 2 years it's unheard of. I think it's abusive. Sometimes I think of changing my job title. Hopefully things will change in the future but right now things are really tuff. What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Basically, the benefit package. They do pay for most holidays. But the most thing that stresses me out most is the medical and vacation days. Everything other than that it's not that bad. Could use some work.What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Well, in my location is very diverse but also very ghetto. I worked for Ziff Brothers investment, and it was a totally different experience as a corporate business. Once in a life time experience I guess, cause now I see the real world.What is a typical day like for you at the company?Typical day for me is like, walking into the unknown. With people with attitude and bad manners. Don't even say good morning.
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Very good place to work

The culture is fabulous there everyone got along all positive and respectful vibes if help needed there was never a problem. I enjoyed working there I actually would love to go back very good place for employment.


Bring your own lunch


Short breaks
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Poor Management - Standard Corporate Kitchen

All HR, IT, or other services are at best offsite or at worst farmed out. If you need to talk to someone local, lol, not going to happen. Super corporate in all the worst ways. Definitely the kind of company that excels at making you replaceable and let’s you know it. I worked at several different Compass “units” and pretty much everyone seemed sad or stressed about working there. I couldn’t recommend Compass unless you’re desperate for a job and are cool with grinding out the same day after day.
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  • Ability to meet personal goals
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  • Support from manager

Great company

Enjoyed working at Compass group. Still do!! Canteen is a great division to work for both in Dining and vending. Room for growth and education available
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Productive workplace

My time with Compass wasn't bad. I enjoyed the routine work we were given. The management was not the greatest, which is why I left.Compass has decent benefits overall. It's not a bad place to work.
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Productive and always a pleasure

What is the best part of working at the company?I worked with the best crew and the best managers for over 20 plus years . Adelphi university, Garden city New York !! What is the most stressful part about working at the company?When co workers call out too many times !! What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Excellent . Everyone blended in with respect What is a typical day like for you at the company?Always was a pleasure to work with the crew I was with . Ever day was a pleasure
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Horribly mismanaged and poorly organized workplace

You have to be a snowflake to work for this place, no exceptions. If they get a feeling you don't fit into the company culture of being fake and a snitch they will create imaginary reasons to fire you. Work here if you are desperate for a job but start creating your contingency plan immediately.
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Just management doesn’t know what they doing , it’s not a leadership, Also it’s just about the company win ,

It’s corporate and it’s just about the company . Force you to take 30 minutes meal brake but they don’t care about your 10-15 minutes brake . Poor management, they don’t know what they doing .


Free meal .


Always cutting down your hours .
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Bad pay

Worked my butt off just to get my pay cut the following season I returned. The environment is nice, and so are the people you’re serving. But if you like steady pay I’d work someplace else
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I hope I never have to work for Compass again.

What is the best part of working at the company?Nothing was good working for Compass Group.What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Everything was stressful working there.What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Stressful working for this companyWhat is a typical day like for you at the company?Cook, serve and clean. Act like you like the complaing customers.
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Fun workplace

Awesome work spaces. Got to help scale the company to higher profit returns than following year. Just all around chad. You can call me the executor dundee.
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Needs caring management

What is the best part of working at the company?Foods okay due to the upscale clientWhat is the most stressful part about working at the company?Management always changing no communication to workersWhat is the work environment and culture like at the company?The client was nice, Compass not so muchWhat is a typical day like for you at the company?Do every job in the house, due to constant turnover
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Easy Job

It’s a very easy job, customers are nice and enjoyable to serve. Management isn’t always consistent with rules and change them often depending on their mood.
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Chartwells/ Compass is the same company! Do not waste your time, energy or dignityWorking for this toxic place. Please pay attention to the location in the posting as that will reflect what unit you are placed at. All units on Pitt campus are horribly run with toxic management!




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Don’t recommend

I don’t have much good to say about this company as I worked for them for 5 years. Meetings were NEVER positive, only telling us what we could do better. Staff was usually very negative. Shared workload wasn’t a thing as some people had many more tasks to complete than others. Unfair how certain people had to work weekends and others didn’t have to. Some positives however, SOME staff were willing to help you if you needed it. A union job, which is always a good thing. Seeing friendly patients and customers were always a breath of fresh air.


Meal plans, 3 breaks.
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It's a good side job

The environment and culture vary by location, but overall good. The pay is typically very good for hourly or entry level positions- often including a shift pay/bonus for non-tipped postions. Management is typically supportive and helpful. For most postions, hours will be limited depending on the season/postion. 1-2 shifts per week with some weeks off should be expected. Due to the nature of the work additional hours are difficult get. The only issue I consistantily observe is the inablity to let problematic or underpreforming people go which can be aggivating at times.


Good pay


Limited hours
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Busy and consistent.

The job consists of serving meals to the residents by putting together trays of meals, putting those trays into carts and delivering them to their floors. Then retrieving the carts with the said trays to the kitchen to have the trays, dishes and carts washed and sanitized and set up for the next meal.
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Unnecessary stressful job. Lack of clear communication with management. Rules and regulations are a side note. Safety is an afterthought.

Get there at 530 am to open up the place. Upper management offered little to no support and little direction to complete the job, basically throwing people to the wolves.


Free lunch


Everything else.
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Bad company to work

What is the best part of working at the company?Poor management, making a lot overtime,pay not fair for the positions What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Asking you work 7 days 12 hrs , and if you said no I can’t they keep bothering you till you quit What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Whatever position you are they ask you to do everything even if it’s not your responsibility
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3.2 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.0 out of 5 stars for Compensation/Benefits
2.9 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
2.8 out of 5 stars for Management
3.0 out of 5 stars for Culture

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