Compulink Management Center Reviews

Updated January 20, 2015
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Pros
  • Free lunch if you don't mind the fact that it is repetitive, unhealthy and terrible (in 22 reviews)

  • If you're a developer searching for the elusive work / life balance, it exists here (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Extremely high turnover (about 3-4 people per month quit/get fired in a company of about 200 people) (in 8 reviews)

  • You have an alpha female running an authoritarian family business (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Overall interesting place to work if you code all day

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Monica, CA

    I have been working at Compulink Management Center full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I got lots of training opportunities from setting up small systems to building large buildouts. There are no cubicles in this place. it is a very open office plan. Flexible hours.

    Cons

    There are a lot of high expectations. A lot of side tasks get in the way of main project. But there is extremely high satisfaction.

    Advice to Management

    Too new to make any advice.

  2. moving fast

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer in Santa Monica, CA

    I have been working at Compulink Management Center full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There have been a lot of changes. The challenging projects are coming in fast. The open floor plan with no cubicles are nice. It encourages interaction. The 401k match is extremely high. The people are friendly. They have 2 great pool tables.

    Cons

    Flexible hours allow people discourage interactions because they missed each other.

  3. Nice place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Monica, CA

    I have been working at Compulink Management Center full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Free lunch. Pizza, sandwiches, burgers, Italian, Thai. The work hours are flexible. 401k match of 100% up to 15%. better than most companies.

    Cons

    Challenging projects makes for long hours. There are a lot of choices for 401k match which makes it hard to choose.

    Advice to Management

    hallway lighting need work. patio seating needs upgrading

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  5. Helpful (3)

    Get in....get experience....get out

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Compulink Management Center full-time

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

    Pros

    -Opportunity to gain experience
    -"Just do it" attitude
    -Developers are "top of the heap", which can be unusual in a software company

    Cons

    -$ is way below market
    -The good people get experience under their belt and leave.
    -Political skills are very necessary.
    -Culture
    - Tech is 3 years behind the rest of the industry

  6. Helpful (2)

    Good Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Long Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Long Beach, CA

    I worked at Compulink Management Center full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent 401k and matching program. Good experience for starters, great experience for young people.

    Cons

    It is family business and it is very difficult to get promoted.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Solutions Consultant in Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Solutions Consultant in Long Beach, CA

    I have been working at Compulink Management Center full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Freedom to interface with C-level contacts immediately. You get a baptism by fire with this company. Management in the sales departments are quality people.

    Cons

    Pay doesn't scale at the same pace as the uptick in responsibilities you take on. Free lunch is not very appetizing.

    Advice to Management

    Let the people with the right vision and drive take the reigns of the company. The management in the sales department will take the company to new heights. Not as keen on senior leadership in other areas of the business.

  8. Helpful (2)

    Excited with the people I work with.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Long Beach, CA

    I have been working at Compulink Management Center full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I can't say there are rolling hills of green lawns because this is Long Beach. But it sunny bright and living near the coast is a plus. What is great about my job is the people I work with. The projects are very challenging. The deadlines are a bit tight but mostly there are just 40 hour work weeks.

    There is a lot of freedom and responsibility in the job. Everyone gets to participate in design reviews. It's a bit like working on school projects but pushed up a notch. As for my project. The coding is challenging, the project is meanful and i like how the product helps people. good for my karma.

    Cons

    My project seems a bit ambitious. We could add a bit more people but that may ruin the small group feel.

  9. Helpful (1)

    100% Politics

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Beach, CA

    I worked at Compulink Management Center full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    -Free Lunch (If you can stomach it)
    -Great Health Benefits (Starting after 3 months "probation")
    -Some really nice people working there
    -Great place to start right out of college to gain experience for your resume

    Cons

    -Awful management
    -If you don't play the politics game you have no chance at success, which is irrelevant based on your performance
    -Silly rules like no paper cups, lunch must be taken from 12-1, etc.
    -No flexible hours, only 2 weeks of vacation per year
    -0 Employee perks or events
    -Treated like a child rather than an employee
    -No chance at advancement unless you are somehow related to the CEO of the company
    -Extremely high turnover (about 3-4 people per month quit/get fired in a company of about 200 people)
    -Compensation is quite low compared to similar job positions at similar companies

    Advice to Management

    Pointless to give them advice as they will never listen. Every time a consultant is hired to advise, they are fired a week later. This company is propped up by its re-sellers and their government clients renewing their licensing fees every year, it is on a downward spiral.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Great people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Monica, CA

    I have been working at Compulink Management Center full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Great people. The work is challenging. Lots of smart people.

    Cons

    Sometimes things move too fast. Flexible schedule but if you are a late worker, expect to be alone. You may need to bump your schedule earlier if you want to talk to coworkers.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Not a great place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Beach, CA

    I have been working at Compulink Management Center full-time

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

    Pros

    Extremely easy job. A pretty good life - work balance because you will never have to work at home. You are able to travel if you would like.

    Cons

    Really high turnover rate. Low pay. Terrible commission structure that essentially is based off luck. They provide lunch everyday but it is extremely unhealthy and pretty disgusting food the majority of the time. No leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Bring on someone who has experience running a successful company.

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