5.4

Compass Group

Security officer at Compass Group

People in this role may also be known as security guards or security guard.

5 workers in this role at Compass Group have taken the survey.

How much does Compass Group pay security officers?

Security officer at Compass Group
£7.83–10.76
Typical range
£8.72–12.50

Security officer employees at Compass Group are typically paid £7.83–10.76 an hour, based on data from 5 employees.

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What is management like for security officer employees at Compass Group?

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Bad
  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do security officers think Compass Group head office understands what's happening where they work?

    People think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work

    How we know this

    100% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners don’t have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.

    To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.

Good
  • Managers are respectful

    Do security officers at Compass Group feel treated by respect by their managers?

    Most people feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    60% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get treated with respect by their managers. You shouldn’t feel discriminated against or bullied, and if you have a problem you should be able to speak to someone about it.

Here’s a recent review that mentions management:

  • Best thing

    The family feeling get with your team, the managers do really care about you as an employee and you as a person

    Worst thing

    Unsociable hours

    9.3

    General manager, November 2020

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What are the hours like for security officer employees at Compass Group?

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  • Hard to choose shifts

    Do security officers at Compass Group get to choose the shifts they work?

    Most people don’t get enough choice over which shifts they work

    How we know this

    60% report that their manager doesn’t give them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. This means you get a say in when you prefer to work.

  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do security officers get of their shift pattern at Compass Group?

    Most people don’t get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

    How we know this

    • 20% report getting one week notice or less
    • 40% report getting two weeks notice
    • 0% report getting three weeks notice
    • 20% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 20% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you get plenty of notice about when you’re working.

    This makes it easy for you to plan the rest of life, as well as your finances, because you know how much you’ll be working and when.

Good
  • People get proper breaks

    Do security officers at Compass Group get proper breaks?

    Most people get proper breaks

    How we know this

    60% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

Excellent
  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it for security officers to book a holiday at Compass Group?

    People find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    100% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.

  • No short notice shift changes

    Do Compass Group managers change security officers shifts at short notice?

    Managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice

    How we know this

    80% of people say their manager doesn’t changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    If your manager is often changing your shifts at short notice that’s a sign of poor planning. At a good job you won’t be messed around at the last minute.

Here’s a recent review that mentions hours:

  • Best thing

    Hours

    Worst thing

    Pay, high expectations that can’t be achieved, working with Miserable people. Everything put on me. Lack of respect. Bullying

    4.7

    Employee, April 2021

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Latest reviews from security officers at Compass Group

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  • Best thing

    The team I work with, we have to rely on each other at times

    Worst thing

    Being spat at, swore at and being hit as well

    7.0

    Employee, March 2021

  • Best thing

    Easy 95% of the time

    6.0

    Security officer, November 2020

  • Best thing

    Close to home
    Parking free
    Hours

    Worst thing

    Pay isn’t good for what we do
    Don’t get nightshift allowance

    6.8

    Security guard, March 2020

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How Compass Group ranks

Compass Group ranks joint 20th to work for in security guard employers

  1. 20= Asda
    5.4
  2. 20= Compass Group
    5.4
  3. 20= OCS
    5.4