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General Labourer (Former Employee) –  Victoria, BC15 June 2018
* A typical day is all right as long as management doesn't target you for termination. you punch in with the fingerprint scanner and then your in for 8 to 12 hours of work and then you go home.

* there is nothing to learn here except maybe how to strip and wax floors, WHIMIS and Foodsafe. Everything else is just menial labor. and there is very little room for advancement

* the management from what ive seen over the years is that they like to target a person as undesirable and then try to nail them for every thing real and imagined. ( which makes for Glaring Double Standards). they will write you up till you either quit or they get enough demerits to fire you, and then they move on to the next one. I've seen it happen to others over the years and I guess it was just my turn.

*the work culture well there are some very hard working and good people there.... but unfortunately its not a team environment. everyone is pretty much in it for them selves.

* nothing is hard about any of the jobs there. and if you been targeted dont be surprised when they pile up on your work load.

*most enjoyable part for me unfortunately was going home.
Pros
medical Benefits, $2 meal plan, the Union HEU.
Cons
you could be a targeted for Termination.
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Good
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON4 June 2018
GOOD PLACE TO WORK,Amazing staff and positive attitude.Everyone works there with great potential and wants to provide best customer service .So overall its a good experience of working for compass group .
Pros
Free Lunches
Cons
I didnt find any
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fast pace
Kitchen Staff (Former Employee) –  Vernon, BC2 June 2018
To work at compass get ready to be fast, no breaks busy and going from show up to leave. For me this was a good fun job. Enjoyed working with the crew and the customers. Short term seasonal and great. No need to pack food if you get a break they feed you and water is always there for you.
Pros
Long hours, fast pace
Cons
Usually no breaks
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Work-life balance
Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB31 May 2018
Great place to work. Very accommodating managers who are looking for making more sales and growing, not negative and focused on cost cutting. Bring a positive attitude and work hard but also can relax and have fun.
Pros
Two paid ten minute breaks with a free snack for each, and free lunch for 30 min break.
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Stressful work environment
RETAIL ASSOCIATE (Former Employee) –  Oshawa, ON31 May 2018
Increased salary above minimum wage, however benefit package was revoked after being hired. Poor management and environment to work within. Would not recommend.
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Enjoyed my time at Compass!!
Cashier (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC30 May 2018
Lovely company to work for and no complaints at all.
They treated the employees very well and was fun to work. They provided good training for those with no experience.
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poor manager
Line Cook/Prep Cook/Dishwasher (Former Employee) –  Regina, SK28 May 2018
very poor management from the Regina Co op Refinery kitchen. being a former employee there i can tell you the manager is almost never their and the head cook is more of a manger then she has ever been.
Pros
free food
Cons
cheap food products
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Working environment good and bad
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Newfoundland and Labrador26 May 2018
Some workmates make the job barable.some shift managers not properly trained so will not know how to interact with staff members. Noone really cares.sometimes have to do more work than you should.short stuffed at times .pay is average could be better. HR does respond but general work environment toxic at times. Apply with knowing it can go either good or really bad
Pros
Free food
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Great place to grow
Food Service Director (Current Employee) –  Barrie, ON20 May 2018
Lots of training and opportunity available for advancement. Long hours but your commitment is rewarded
Much focus is put on ensuring the hourly staff are happy and appreciated.
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Do not recommend as a place to work
Retail Food Associate (Former Employee) –  Kingston, ON13 May 2018
This is one of the worst jobs i have ever had. Management doesn't seem to immediately hear or listen to concerns, even when it comes to broken equipment or things that may cause a hazard.
Products run out almost once a week.
They have had to close early on multiple occasions due to staff not coming in.
Shifts are never consistent and some employees take advantage of the fact that it is nearly impossible to be fired by not showing up to work, etc. This has an effect on other staff.
Turnover rate is very high. Either understaffed or overstaffed.
Constant gossip, disagreements between co workers.
Management picks and chooses who is disciplined and who isn't.
Pay is not very good after a large portion is deducted.
Pros
Nearly impossible to be fired
Cons
Low pay, innatentive management
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Fun place to work
Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Woodstock, ON10 May 2018
Working with kids in a school cafeteria is always an adventure. We had so much fun with the kids. Some of the kids would work with us in the kitchen for volunteer hours.
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Good Opportunity
Environmental Service Manager (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON6 May 2018
Recently started and received a promotion.
Managers work close with me which I appreciate. The company will give you opportunities to grow if you are committed and focused.
Pros
Management
Cons
N/a
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L'entraide entre coéquipier est très bonne
Salle à manger Uottawa (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON4 May 2018
Les managers étaient toujours la pour nous guider.
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nice
Food Service Worker (Current Employee) –  Windsor, ON29 April 2018
I enjoy my job . I like the people I work for and with. I had a lot of favourite customers. I have good benefits. It ended up being to far to drive for the shorter shifts. That is all.
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Learn New Skills
Accommodations Manager (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB28 April 2018
Fast paced environment. Working in a remote environment is an experience all it's own. You will learn new skills, and new ways to manage. Great pay, however long days while there.
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Fast Paced and Challenging
Accommodations Manager (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB25 April 2018
Worked away from home at a remote site for 20 consecutive days. Things always moved at a fast pace and was kept challenging as things were always changing.
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Terrible management - Apply with caution
FSW/Counter Help/General Help (Current Employee) –  London, ON19 April 2018
A typical day at consists of clocking in, setting up and serving customers. All food is heat and eat. (You basically put it in an oven and press a button so if you're looking to improve knife skills, food prep, etc. this isn't the place for you.)

*A note on clocking in: You will NOT get paid for coming in early due to a potentially busy day, but you will get paid if you're incompetent and can't get your job done on time and need to stay late.

Management spends more time smoking than working and it takes them days to respond to you concerning work-related issues. (If you're lucky enough to get a response at all.)

Management has no idea what they're doing so you're constantly blind sided by changes in the menu, prices, shortages, etc. which YOU will have to explain to angry customers.

Management will not have your back concerning ANYTHING. HR is your best friend. Protect yourself and do not take anything they say at face value. Always inquire to HR about policies. Management will try to bully you into covering shifts, doing extra work, etc.

This is good for people who want an easy enough job while they prepare themselves for better things. Do no make a career out of this place because there's nowhere to go. (Management is a combination of relatives and people romantically involved with each other.)

All units are different so try yourself out in as many as you can before you decide on one. If you get a good location with good customers it can be a fun place to work.


Please note, this review applies to management in London, Ontario.

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Pros
Free food. Easy work. Some customers are awesome.
Cons
Low pay. Terrible management. No room to grow. Some customers are terrible.
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Management grow in company very long
Assistant Manager/Food Service (Current Employee) –  Burnaby, BC19 April 2018
Compass says they promote within its not always true. They often overlook Assistant Managers who have worked many years for them, for any higher management positions. Most Assistant managers usually work long hours as Senior management often leave early
Pros
Medical, Dental
Cons
Long Hours
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Opportunity, Low Salary
Confidential (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON18 April 2018
Company going through drastic changes with upper management. Lower level employees are feeling most of the pain trying to adapt.

Good opportunities for advancement, experience and travel. Job security is relatively high, but salary can be low.
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Productive
Subway Sandwich Artist (Current Employee) –  London, ON17 April 2018
This work environment is very clean and organized. Workers are able to have fun at work while handling large quantities of customers at times. very busy. very flexible on hours
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