- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Career Opportunities
I worked at CompusearchPros
-Good work/life balance
-Pretty good salary for the position and the size of the company (though they are not big enough to compete with the big boys salary wise)
-Excellent on site benefits (they cover tolls, metro fare and mileage minus the distance to the home office)
-Get off on all government holidays and the day after thanksgiving
-Unless you are a manager, you don't have to worry about utilization rates, so you can actually use all you vacation time.
-Unlimited sick time (to a point; if you take 3 days off in a row or 5 days in a month you need a doctors note), so if you get hit with a massive illness you don't have to worry about using all your PTO recovering
-Senior management generally treats their employees with respect and the people at the company are very friendly and helpful.Cons
-Management does decide which client you will work with and you don't have a whole of say in it unfortunately. Generally though they are looking out for your best interest.
-The benefits overall are very good (vision, dental, health, 401K matching etc.) but the health insurance is with United; which is considered somewhat of a "bottom of the barrel" health insurance company. This can really hurt your pocket book when you have to get expensive prescriptions and then see your copay and wonder why you even have health insurance to begin with.
-Since Compusearch really only does one thing your a bit limited career wise as to where you can go; if you get bored with acquisitions software it might be best to leave sooner rather then later so you aren't stuck doing that your whole career.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Overall Senior management is doing a good job. They did have to make some cuts recently due to government cuts. My advice would be to better anticipate those cuts by making good financial decisions (ie saving up some more cash) so you don't have to layoff more employees in the future. Focus on what you do well and only start new projects if you have the finances to cover it if it fails.Recommends
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Compusearch in September 2009.Interview Details
There was a panel of three people. Two of them represented a consulting job and the other one represented an operations job. They asked some interview questions. One of the more interesting questions was "How do you build a peanut butter and jelly sandwich?" They left me with a sheet of paper and a pen and left the room. I listed the steps.
The company and the interviewers seemed casual. One had on jeans and mules. The company felt home grown and small. They did not ask questions to the calibur of a seasoned business analyst or consultant.Interview Questions
Negotiation DetailsMy requesting salary was too high for them. They matched my previous salary.Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
- How do you make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich? (Write out answer) Answer Question