Compulink Management Center Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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Compulink Management Center President and CEO Chris Wacker
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Pros
  • Free Lunch (If you don't mind the same terrible food over and over again) (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. Good Opportunity for Starting Position

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - California in Long Beach, CA
    Former Employee - California in Long Beach, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    friendly staff, snacks available, hour lunch, clubs/activities, positive environment

    Cons

    micromanaging, high turnover of employees, monotonous, repetitive tasks, little freedom with hr

    Advice to Management

    ease up on the pressure, especially from new employees who are not responsible for your failing quotas! Micromanageing recent grads only provides them incentive to seek opportunities elsewhere, which is likely the reason for the 3-4 employees you lose per month! Great company, but a bit flawed in these areas


  2. Helpful (2)

    Amazing place to work - get rid of CIO!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart, motivated co-workers. Young, collaborative environment. Lots of employees are good friends outside the office. Tons of autonomy in work, ability to take on projects related to personal interests. Room for growth if you actively seek it out. A great place to launch a career. Most managers are great to work with and closely mentor their young reportees. Managers don't expect you to put in more than 40 or so hours, which is incredibly rare for a tech company.

    Cons

    Egocentric, narcissistic CIO who has brought nothing to the table since joining the company. Only concerned with stroking his own ego, driveling on about his many (seemingly useless) connections, and attending speaking engagements that do nothing for the company. Managers across departments are fed up with his antics and I see him being asked to leave within the next several months.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of CIO ASAP! Bring in engaging new leadership. Company morale and success 100% depends on this. Young, talented workers are excited to work for Laserfiche -- the CIO is only hurting the company's potential.


  3. Helpful (3)

    Not Worth It

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Presales Engineer in Long Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Presales Engineer in Long Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Compulink Management Center (Less than a year)

    Pros

    With a little luck and ambition, you can get some really valuable work experience at Laserfiche. There's also a constant stream of young, fun, and intelligent coworkers to interact with. Just don't expect them to stick around long.

    Cons

    Horribly, horribly mismanaged. Senior management in basically every department has gotten there through nepotism or flattery, and has very little idea what they're doing. The company pays lip service to promoting a "work-life balance" but in reality is highly inflexible and requires total dedication from employees. Everyone at the company is either 23 or 50+ because Laserfiche will now only hire recent college grads (so they can be underpaid), and anyone that hasn't already been there for a decade and talked their way into management leaves after a year or two. Your coworkers (especially if you work in sales or marketing) will constantly be untrained, frustrated, and scared of losing their jobs. You will be very deeply underpaid for your work. The software itself has always been behind the times technically, but used to compensate for that through ease of use and clever design. Now, the product suite is fragmented, complicated, bloated, and even more outdated. If you have the opportunity to work elsewhere, you should take it. Fun exercise for your interview: ask HR what percentage of people pictured on the Laserfiche Careers page still work at the company. If they give you a number above 30%, they're lying.

    Advice to Management

    You blew it. [Padding out this response now to meet the 20 word minimum. I have nothing else to say.]


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Poor incentives for B2B team

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Long Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Long Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Compulink Management Center full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free lunch, fun coworkers, chance to develop lead generation and sales experience.

    Cons

    B2B team bonus structure was set so high that people weren't getting their OTE and the department hemorrhaged staff

    Advice to Management

    Talk to a consultant about effective comp structures for sales reps


  6. Helpful (3)

    Underemployed and underpaid

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Long Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Long Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Compulink Management Center full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Young environment under management They provide an activities area They provide lunch daily if you make it on time

    Cons

    Old style management with no change in sight in all business segments Micromangement galore Very one way style of doing things with little to no innovation Useless daily meetings to check in Extremely underpaid compared to actual market averages. Heavy asian corporate influence with little to no work life balance No upward movement based on meritocracy only pure seniority

    Advice to Management

    You hire smart people to tell you what to do! Not what they should do! Open up to innovation and listening to your employees who come with a breathe of fresh air and ideas. Cultivate an environment and culture that is open to empowerment and not micromanaged.


  7. This Place Should Be Shut Down!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free breakfast & lunch daily, free covered parking, smart entry-level employees, decent work/life balance, easy access to the freeway, decent benefits and 401k plan.

    Cons

    Severe micromanaging from senior managers and CIO. Projects take weeks longer than normal due to the inflated egos from the top of the chain, wanting their ideas to outshine fellow managers. One of the biggest problems is that the technology is 5+ years behind and nothing is changing. Mistakes are always pointed out and good work never gets rewarded. The pay is low and don't expect to see any sort of raise during your employment. If you're a fresh grad looking for experience, stick it out as long as possible but look for better opportunities ASAP. Luckily, all entry-level employees hate their jobs at Laserfiche, so you'll gain a close knit group of friends in a short amount of time.

    Advice to Management

    Reward your employees when they do well! It's not hard to set up an employee of the month initiative to keep employees happy. Stop remodeling the building and finding more expensive catered lunches. Employees will stay if you treat them like adults, not like small children! You hire grads from the top schools in the country but don't give them any sort of independence to be a great asset to the company. Enforce workshops for MANAGERS to be better leaders to their team instead of forcing entry-level employees to attend management workshops.


  8. Presales

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly people, tech industry, great place to start

    Cons

    Family run, below market salary


  9. Helpful (4)

    Great first impression Then everything goes downhill.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Compulink Management Center full-time

    Pros

    - Great talented coworkers - Free lunch - Benefits

    Cons

    - Low pay. Salary only, no more hourly pay. - Strict time sheet, everyone with salary must work at least 40 hours a week. You must clock out if lunch goes over an hour. - CIO who markets himself as a caring mentor. He feeds off of praise and talks way too much about himself. You will quickly realize how selfish and micromanaging he is. - False promises of growth or promotion. - Family business.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing will change unless the CEO cares.


  10. Happy to join, happy to leave

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work and life balance. Nice co-workers.

    Cons

    Not perfect place for young men since the structure don't supply a good way to learn, improve and get promoted. Operated and managed like old traditional industry company. Have to log your work time sounds don't even like a tech company.

    Advice to Management

    If you just want to keep your business running as how it runs for the last 20 years. Your best employees will leave since you don't need them and they don't get the best opportunities they deserve.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Lords of Misrule

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Long Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Long Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Compulink Management Center full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    -Interfacing with the stream of young, enthusiastic and frankly, gullible talent who are excited to work for a tech company. -Literally nothing.else.

    Cons

    -Family run and operated--don't challenge "the fam". -The CIO, who has managed to fool everyone with his supposed "skills". He's lost over 25% of his direct reports in the last year. Hmmmm...tell you something... -Stubborn insistence on clinging "what the (sadly) deceased founder would have wanted". She was a brilliant lady and was smart enough to make drastic (needed) changes when warranted. -While much of the user base are rabid fans, the tech is 5 years behind everyone else in the industry. Real product management is non-existent. - HR---what HR????

    Advice to Management

    Clean house at the V and D level.



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