Computers Unlimited Reviews

Updated February 5, 2015
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  1. Great place to work, wish I could have stayed longer...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Internal Systems in Billings, MT
    Former Employee - Internal Systems in Billings, MT

    I worked at Computers Unlimited full-time (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Great culture, not corporate, good company values, privately owned. No dress code, very causal. Decent communication between departments, and everyone works well together. In the downtown area, so lots of places to eat and walk to. Beer Fridays used to be a norm, but went away/were much less frequent with staff changes. Very flexible for work/life, and focused on family values.

    Cons

    401k was not very good, but it was available. I didn't use the benefit plan because I was covered under my spouse's plan. I left was because of low pay and I was bored. Pretty standard benefits for a Montana business that is privately owned.

    Advice to Management

    Be sure to pay what people are worth, see the potential in employees and promote from within and grow your employees skill set. Communicate down and across departments.

  2. Good employees struggling to reinvent themselves

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Computers Unlimited

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

    Pros

    Generally good people work here. People generally seem to want to company to do well. The company is working hard to pay back a lot of tech debt.

    Cons

    Owner treats the business as a cash cow, then expects employees to take a pay cut if the business isn't doing as well. Compensation somewhat below average.

    Advice to Management

    When the business is doing well, reinvest into the business.

  3. Computers Unlimited is overall a good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Tester
    Current Employee - Software Tester

    I have been working at Computers Unlimited

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The best reasons to work at CU include the competitive pay, the benefits package, and the team atmosphere. In addition to full medical and dental coverage, the paid time off is generous. You accrue 88 hours per year your fist year, and 129 hours your second year, and after 5 years even more, and up from there.
    The employees are recognized for their successes by open praise via a company wide newsletter and the company makes an effort to foster a community and team atmosphere. There are monthly company wide celebrations for long standing employees' company anniversaries and a paid afternoon off for all employees for an annual employee appreciation day, among other company wide celebrations like the annual picnic and Christmas party.

    Cons

    CU employees can occasionally engage in gossip and pettiness, but each department is different, with their own team dynamics.

    Advice to Management

    None

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  5. All in All - A Great Place To Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programmer/Analyst in Billings, MT
    Current Employee - Programmer/Analyst in Billings, MT

    I have been working at Computers Unlimited

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    The fellow employees make CU an outstanding place to work.

    Cons

    There openings for management level positions are few and far between.

    Advice to Management

    Communication from the top down would be much appreciated.

  6. Had a great time in my 15 years there - a good place to work.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Computers Unlimited full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people are great. Small, agile company, so things happen quickly. Lack of bureaucracy. The people are great. Small, agile company, so things happen quickly. Lack of bureaucracy.

    Cons

    Benefits aren't that great. Not too many progression opportunities. Benefits aren't that great. Not too many progression opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Share scheme for senior staff.

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