Computer Merchant Reviews

Updated August 13, 2014
Updated August 13, 2014
31 Reviews

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  1.  

    Being a Technical Recruiter at TCML has been a pleasant surprise!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter  in  Norwell, MA
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Norwell, MA

    I have been working at Computer Merchant full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You are not micromanaged whatsoever. There are usually a large number of reqs to work on at any given moment. Upper management is easily accessible and you do not need to make an appointment to speak with them, you simply walk into their office. All processes are completed in-house, so when you need something completed for one of your consultants, you can walk over to the staff and get it done ASAP if need be. Time will fly by when you are busy. Also, holidays are incredible here! Since it is not

    Cons

    One of the only things that I would say is the base pay is about average. This isn't necessarily a 'con', but it would be nice to have a bit more the first couple of months (it is the Boston area). However, as long as you do your job properly, you can give yourself a nice raise in the first couple of months anyways.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most of the software we use is pretty up-to-date (and fast), but we need something better along the lines of connecting the phone to the computer for a more efficient ways of calling and keeping track of our consultants activities. Our main system, Outlook and Excel are a bit much to track for one consultant. Consolidate the software so we can move people through the processes faster. The software isn't complicated, by the way, but only if you are good on a computer in the first place. But overall the management here is pretty awesome! The CEO is very down to earth and his executive staff is amongst the best I've ever come across! They create a good work environment and are genuine people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very good experience

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    Former Employee - Mac Systems Engineer  in  Savannah, GA
    Former Employee - Mac Systems Engineer in Savannah, GA

    I worked at Computer Merchant as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    They stayed out of my hair and let me do the job

    Cons

    They were paying me but had no involvement in the work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Address complaints offered by the Techs to managers at the location where the work was performed

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Fairly hands off without company initiated communication

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst  in  Cranston, RI
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Cranston, RI

    I have been working at Computer Merchant as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    As a contractor your destiny is pretty much in your own hands. TCML provides support for attaining that elusive raise and career counseling for getting it.

    Cons

    When it comes to actually asking for that raise it is in their hands which removes you from the negotiation. You must trust them to act in your best interest. This can be difficult and unnerving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expand website for employees to download pay stubs, W-2's and other important documetation. Provide guidelines for chan ging roles and managing your own contract.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    The most Entrepreneurial environment I've ever been a part of!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  Norwell, MA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Norwell, MA

    I have been working at Computer Merchant full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Limitless opportunities to pursue new business, to share ideas and actually implement them. I'm free to run my desk as I would my own business and I love that freedom. Uncapped earning potential! Since I've joined I been supported 100% internally and it really feels like everyone wants to see you succeed (and doesn't just say it).

    Cons

    Technology can be a little intimidating at first and I wish there was something in place to make me feel a little more comfortable with industry terminology but, in all honesty, it wasn't difficult to learn on my own.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Hard work, but earning potential and growth is great!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter  in  Norwell, MA
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Norwell, MA

    I have been working at Computer Merchant full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people, the environment, the earning potential, the fun company sponsored events. The ability to be creative and independent.

    Cons

    working long hours is mandatory

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    change is good - switch it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    I am grateful for all the opportunies made available to me over the years.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Norwell, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwell, MA

    I have been working at Computer Merchant full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I have worked with TCM close to 20 years and enjoy the atmosphere, location and fellow employees. The building is beautiful and the location eliminates most of the stress caused by a long and traffic laden commute. I also enjoy taking advantage of the many benefits afforded to me such as the free in-house gym facilities, company gatherings and activities. TCM is a growing and successful company that has been able to maintain its “family” feel. I have always considered myself very fortunate to be an employee of TCM and grateful for all the opportunities made available to me over the years.

    Cons

    Halloween is a bit of a challenge.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Full of opportunity

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    Current Employee - Onboarding Specialist  in  Norwell, MA
    Current Employee - Onboarding Specialist in Norwell, MA

    I have been working at Computer Merchant full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I started at The Computer Merchant new to the industry as a Receptionist. I remember during the interview they asked why I would like to work for the company… that was an easy answer. I believe I could grow not only in my career but as a person. The environment is friendly and the people are great to work with. I am proud to say I have been promoted and believe that my career will continue to grow.

    Cons

    No cons to submit here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    My hard work was recognized very quickly and resulted in a promotion in a short amount of time.

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    Current Employee - Administrative Staff  in  Norwell, MA
    Current Employee - Administrative Staff in Norwell, MA

    I have been working at Computer Merchant full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I absolutely love the people I work with - I can't say enough about how great all the staff are here. The location is great also - not having to commute into Boston everyday is such a bonus!

    Cons

    If you don't like dressing up for Halloween - you may not want to work here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    My experience at TCM exhausting, and i did alot of hard work for very little return

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

    I worked at Computer Merchant

    Pros

    good place to learn the very basics of recruiting, meaning the disipline of making 100+ calls a day and how to qualify candidates. other than that not much--get in and leqarn and then leave--

    they have a non-compete though.

    Cons

    long hours--micro managed--it's EXTREMEMLY political. SOME people make ALOT of money--others don't---Some people work on work on REq's that had NO CHANCE od ever closing--where other people would submit candidates and would get them hired with a short phone screen.

    the people who make the most closes are the people who ASSIGN the jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would suggest that the way they treat their recruioters should be changed to allow more autonomy- also more flexibility as fara s hours go--and more equality as far as who gets to work on what accounts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    I really enjoy my time at The Computer Merchant

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Norwell, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwell, MA

    I have been working at Computer Merchant

    Pros

    I started at TCM in a low level position and through the support of senior management I was able to significantly excel in my career. TCM has trained, mentored and guided me from the beginning. I have a high level of Job satisfaction because management goes out of their way to recognize accomplishments and push us to be the best we can. I am one of the many people that I know who are here or have worked here and moved on in their professional careers who can say they enjoy waking up coming to work each day and have gained the professional, personal and financial gratification due to my personal investment in my career and the Company’s investment in helping me reach my potential.

    Cons

    Do not come to TCM expecting to get a hand out, this is a work hard, full speed ahead environment. Those who want to dilly dally will not be here long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thank you for pushing me to be the best, I enjoy the challenge.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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