I'm new here to the forums. I found the website because I was searching for industry opinions about Compass Group and/or Restaurant Associates. I know there are a couple other forums that touched on this but they are very old and not much replies, so I thought I'd start a new one.
I just recently started working at a corporate private dining in NYC for a big banking firm under Restaurant Associates. I'm the lead line cook. So basically right under the Exec Chef and the Sous Chef.
For me this has been an amazing change since I've been dedicating so many years working in some of NYC's finest kitchens, but also with no benefits, bad schedules, crap pay, little development room, uncertainty, etc. So now this job is great. I am making $5 more an hour than I ever made in private restaurant kitchens, I'll get full benefits and have weekends off and basically office hours.
So for me this look like it'll be my long term job for many years to come. I do have a few questions:
1- How often can pay raises happen?
2- Is there good potential to be promoted, or given better positions even in other areas of the company?
3- I was very interested by the fact that Compass Group is global and the potential to transfer somewhere else. I would love for the chance to move to the west coast or even go work in Europe in the future. Has anyone transfered within Compass Group companies? and how easy was the process?
Thanks for any replies.