Custom Computer Specialists

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Custom Computer Specialists Reviews

Updated August 8, 2014
Updated August 8, 2014
15 Reviews
3.2
15 Reviews
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Custom Computer Specialists President & CEO Gregory G. Galdi
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  1.  

    I'm glad I chose this company.

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    Current Employee - Network Engineer  in  Hauppauge, NY
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Hauppauge, NY

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

    Pros

    I enjoy the client I have been placed with and feel this was a good step in my career. Being able to mentor a team of technicians is a plus. There is a number of industries that are serviced here which allows someone to gain experience with that environment.

    Cons

    Feel that technicians here do not have much room to grow and will only use this place to gain experience and move on. There are those that I have spoken to that are dissatisfied with their status within the company as a result.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue growing technicians as much as possible. Try to identify talent among that base and give them chances to move to other situations that will help them progress.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Often wrong people\, sometimes right results

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    Former Employee - Business Development  in  Hauppauge, NY
    Former Employee - Business Development in Hauppauge, NY

    I worked at Custom Computer Specialists full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The staff works hard to do the right thing and the company pays well. The company tries to offer good products and services to customers.

    Cons

    Often the wrong people are hired, the good people get frustrated and leave the company, and the overcharge customers for products and services with an air of entitlement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a hard look at hiring and retention practices and adjust process to be reasonable and competitive.

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

    PC Technician

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    Former Employee - PC Support Tech  in  Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - PC Support Tech in Bronx, NY

    I worked at Custom Computer Specialists full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There is are no Pro's

    Cons

    Low pay, 35k Firm, employees are all underpaid

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay the workers more and they will stay

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Way to Enter the IT Field. But Expect Poor Pay and Working Conditions as a Result.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Custom Computer Specialists

    Pros

    A great gateway to the IT field. Offers free training assessments and materials for individuals to jump start their career in information technology. A major stepping stone for real jobs out there in the field.

    Cons

    Poor Benefits for Temporary Workers. "Temporary" status could last for months. Expect ridiculously poor pay with this status and no benefits whatsoever. The jobs are not challenging enough and there is a general sense of relative ease when doing the jobs. Poor communication with managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let your new employees know in advance what their status is. Or else it's pretty much taking advantage of them.

  6.  

    Good place to grow.

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    Current Employee - IT Technician  in  Hauppauge, NY
    Current Employee - IT Technician in Hauppauge, NY

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

    Pros

    Kind people who want to get work done!

    Cons

    A kick up in the salary a bit would help me out but hey it's entry level work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Concise contractor to work for.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Custom Computer Specialists as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Decent Pay. Reimbursed some travel.

    Cons

    No long term growth potential.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put some cash aside, open additional offices expand New England territory and then down the coast to Virginia or Georgia

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Did not know many of the employees, worked at a client site the entire time.

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    Former Employee - Help Desk Analyst  in  Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Help Desk Analyst in Bronx, NY

    I worked at Custom Computer Specialists full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pretty good benefits, medical, dental, mileage reimbursement. The training program was good as well, they paid you with a gift card for every certification that you got while working there. Good place to rack up on Certifications.

    Cons

    Working at a client site, definitely felt a disconnect from the offices of Custom Computer. I felt like I worked for the client site more then Custom. Made going to Christmas party awkward, when I would meet with all of the other Custom employees that I did not know, just for one example.
    They pay here is also very low, being that you are contracted to another company, and they can only pay you but so much money so that Custom can make money from where you are contracted to, though this is to be expected.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Logistic Administrator

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    Former Employee - Logistic Administrator  in  Hauppauge, NY
    Former Employee - Logistic Administrator in Hauppauge, NY

    I worked at Custom Computer Specialists full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great work environment with great benefits and working hours. This is a great company to work for the owner Greg has retired and left the company in capable hands. This is a freindly environment and the work is place is very clean and modern. The owner is pretty hands on and like the company employees to be happy. Very good company to work for.

    Cons

    Everyone that was a slacker has be fired! when i was working there a couple of the managers were slacking off and passing off their work to their staff and taking the credit for all the work. Since 08 things has changed management found out and terminated their employment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    offer flex hours...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Mixed

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Hauppauge, NY
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Hauppauge, NY

    I worked at Custom Computer Specialists

    Pros

    Most of my peers were great
    When the company was doing well, there were a lot of fringe benefits (free concert tix, huge company picnics with nice prizes, etc)
    They paid for a lot of professional training

    Cons

    Tough to move up
    Some departments were just plain awful
    They need to trim some dead wood from staff and mgmt

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not like they don't already know this - need to land another big client or two. Company is doomed to be a small fish in a big pond.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great experience for entry level tech

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    Current Employee - Computer Technician  in  Bronx, NY
    Current Employee - Computer Technician in Bronx, NY

    I have been working at Custom Computer Specialists

    Pros

    Great experience, they pay for all computer certs

    Cons

    At this time very low pay

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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