Computer Merchant Reviews

Updated February 27, 2015
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  1. Helpful (3)

    Business Development

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    Former Employee - Business Development in Norwell, MA
    Former Employee - Business Development in Norwell, MA

    I worked at Computer Merchant full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    No problem spending when it makes sense for growth. A good place for someone to learn, but not grow into leadership or a strong manager or leader to enjoy a career. You get what you expect and no more or less.

    Cons

    CEO is no where near a nice person and makes you feel bad knowing all your hard work is further enabling him to be successful. Also, there is some other leadership that is out of touch, but generally the team is solid.

    Advice to Management

    For the business model they are in, the system works. If you are looking to expand into services, then better hiring and expectations need to be made within leadership: Will be hard though with the CEO they have to attract what they really need.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Body Shop

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    Current Contractor - Senior Project Manager in Quincy, MA
    Current Contractor - Senior Project Manager in Quincy, MA

    I have been working at Computer Merchant as a contractor (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good selection of Health and Dental Benefits but expensive

    Cons

    Big markup on your rate. No opportunities for increases or supplemental income such as overtime, engagement management.

    Advice to Management

    Share the wealth to get better quality staff


  3. Helpful (4)

    run with a militaristic attitude serving clients that dont exist

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    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter in Norwell, MA
    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter in Norwell, MA

    I worked at Computer Merchant

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    the office is nice and the goings-on provide for tremendous banter amongst colleagues which harden personal relationships. some great lunch spots in the area. you can make a pretty stupid amount of money here, or could have between 1997 and 2008. everyone who did left already. the office is really impressive at first glance though. company parties are very, very drunken.

    Cons

    50 hours a week minimum (on salary). Hierarchy in every department determines who become the "haves" and correspondingly the "have nots." the injustice divides departments and breeds distrust. managers have to deny that such a disparity exists and their denial is painfully transparent. i'd rather die than wear a halloween costume to work ever again. Spent a lot of time recruiting for positions at companies i am quite sure had no idea who TCML was.

    Advice to Management

    Have the CEO retire. there are suspicions of dementia. you have 100k talent catering to the bizarre ideas of an old cranky man.


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  5. Helpful (8)

    TCML is not a good place to work

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    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY

    I worked at Computer Merchant

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice office space (at least it was), free water and coffee, nice Ships at Corporate Office

    Cons

    The place is like working at "the Firm", once your in and you want to leave, they will sue.
    False promises, no career ladder, incompetent upper management, small company with large company mentality. All work and no play.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of listening to all outside advice, they should have listened to their internal staff. The Senior VP that was brought in to package up the company has no Industry experience, has no regard for the people who work for him, does not have a clue how to run a Sales Organization, and has managed to throw the company down the tubes since he started. The Senior Management Staff are only looking to help themselves and are not operating in the best interest of the owner. The President is more than capable of growing a business, however, he is listening to the wrong people and throwing years of hard work down the drain.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Quit after 2 months.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Computer Merchant

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    I had just moved to the area and had posted my resume online. About 2 months later I got a call, saying they could get me an interview with a company that will remain unnamed. At this point I had been unemployed for 3 months and couldn't find anything. I had been turned down time and again. So I decided why not. I got the job on the spot.

    Cons

    Horrible pay! I was making more then double at my last job. I quit because I was making more in monthly disability payments than I was working full time at a job I hated. I might had considered staying had they actually paid a decent wage.

    Advice to Management

    Would it kill you to pay a little more?


  7. Helpful (5)

    Needs a New Approach

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Computer Merchant

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    This is a good place for a relatively new recruiter. The physical surroundings are attractive. The work ethic of the employees is good and the people are fun to work with.

    Cons

    it is a sink-or-swim mentality from day 1.The company has a revolving door for sales. The company has many more administrative and accounting people than salespeople. Most people seem to have worked there too long, or it has been their only employer, so they do not know enough about business or technology. Managers do not support their people enough. They should create a career path for people or expand job responsibilities to challenge everyone more.

    Advice to Management

    Try some strategy instead of monitoring phone calls. Senior management should spend more time with customers and open doors for the sales team more.



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