CompuCom Reviews

Updated April 14, 2015
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  1. Run like the devil is chasing you!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Service Delivery in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Service Delivery in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at CompuCom full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The worker bees, the real hard working backbone of the company, are great to work with and care about you succeeding.

    Cons

    Management is verbally and physically abusive. I have seen employees yelled at, pushed and grabbed. They give you crushing work loads and scream at you to finish everything even when you are not even approaching the due date. I also saw nearly an entire team hand in their resignations on the same day and not one of them was given an exit interview or asked the reason for the mass exodus. Management did do damage control with the client to ensure them everything was under control.

    Advice to Management

    Why bother? Based on their approval rating they obviously don't care.

  2. Disappointing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at CompuCom

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Multiple locations with many clients to work with

    Cons

    Too much of a money grab from clients not shared with staff only with Senior Management.

    Advice to Management

    Share more with the staff who do all the work.

  3. No raises

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Administrative in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Systems Administrative in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at CompuCom full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The people at the work sites have a lot of knowledge. It is a good place to learn a lot.

    Cons

    This company rarely gives raises. I have been at Compucom for 4 years without one and everyone I have talked to has had the same experience. Most say that the only way to make more money is to get experience here then go somewhere else.

    Advice to Management

    Stop telling employees that the company is having a hard time, so no raises. Then a week later post the company profits for the last quarter as an outstanding quarter with profits up xx million.

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  5. frustrating, dissapointing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at CompuCom full-time (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Clients offer opportunity to work in high tech environments

    Cons

    Corporate culture is dismal and completely detached from the reality of the associates. Doomed to fail unless radical course corrections are made.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to what your associates and first level managers say without dismissing them. They are what makes the company succeed.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Horrible Company to Work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Technician in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - IT Technician in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at CompuCom full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Compucom may be an okay place to start if you are just out of school... if you are desperate

    Cons

    Compucom has no room for growth, no pay raises in 5+ years. Management is abusive and / or incompetent. They always react putting out fires, never thinking ahead. Compensation is low end of the scale for the roles you are asked to perform. You can change roles but your title is always the same and, it is a "lateral move" with no changes in salary but always more work. I have not had a review in the 5+ years I have worked here. This place is a revolving door.

    Advice to Management

    Please recognize good people, and reward them. Tell the truth, and be respectful of your employees, as you would have them be of you.

  7. My experience at CompuCom

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - IT Recruiter in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Contractor - IT Recruiter in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at CompuCom as a contractor (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility, Events, Job Requirements, Office, Perks

    Cons

    Stability, and Room For Movement

    Advice to Management

    Get professionals with HR background

  8. Helpful (1)

    Disappointing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Technician in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - IT Technician in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at CompuCom full-time (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Peers are very helpful and knowledgeable

    Cons

    Manager was verbally and physically abusive, managed through fear and intimidation
    Management always seems to be putting out fires

    Advice to Management

    Review who managers are and if they should be in the positions they are in.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Dissatisfied with all aspects of company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at CompuCom full-time (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Besides negotiating a great wage, what I can see from the company so far there are no Pros.

    Cons

    There is no communication in the company. When I was hired I had to consistently call to see if I was to get an offer or not. Should have walked away at that point.

    Current position, the manager does not like their job and staff do not respect them either. Management is out of the loop of what really happens, has no idea what really goes on.

    When in state of crisis there is no communication unless you track it down yourself.

    Advice to Management

    Get a communication specialist in the organization to get you setup so you know how to properly LISTEN and supply relevant information to your associates. Or any information for that matter.

  10. Not a place to take seriously as a career step

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Desktop Support in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Desktop Support in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at CompuCom

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

    Pros

    The only thing that was positive about compucom was the working staff. Not the management but the employees. They try every day to make a bad situation better without the help of the company

    Cons

    Very poor salary. management is out of touch with the employees and does not want to hear anything negative. Cannot see the big picture and will lose accounts.
    some things you buy at the dollarama store and you know it is only worth a buck so you are okay with that. Technology definitely should not be done by dollarama. There is a reason that the big ones are still around. IBM, HP because qualtiy processes will show themselves

    Advice to Management

    quit worrying about you backsides and the account and give constructive advice,. Being a yes man does not make a good leader. You hire good people and then take there advice not manage them to death.

  11. go elsewhere

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Desktop Support in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Desktop Support in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at CompuCom

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

    Pros

    good team of individuals to work with

    Cons

    numbers only place. Management disconnected from front end. Not open to change

    Advice to Management

    listen more. Personally should be bought out

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