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Be careful regarding promises being made.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI

I worked at CompuCom full-time (more than an year)

Pros

The on boarding process went smoothly. The HR department in charge of setting you up with the company and making sure you aware of company benefits were good.

Cons

Onsite management team - at least in Milwaukee - has absolute company approval to treat employees as they wish. I heard more than once - "Legally I do not have to do that". It is a company to consider working for, only if you have no other alternative..

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Do not rely solely on feedback from managers regarding what is going at vendor sites. Send people, preferably those who understand what confidentiality means, to sites; talk AND LISTEN to employees who are in the trenches doing the work.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    CompuCom Love it or Leave it......

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Support Analyst in El Paso, TX
    Current Employee - Field Support Analyst in El Paso, TX

    I have been working at CompuCom full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Bought Getronics which was an excellent place to work. You work out in the field & no-body bothers you if you do your job... It's like running your Own Company......

    Cons

    Way too much paper work.......but that goes for working with your Own Company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay us what we are worth.......We are the backbone of this Company........ We Make CompuCom what CompuCom is out here in the field.....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 9 people found this helpful  

    Could have been sort of fun.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Technician in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Field Technician in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at CompuCom full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    A certain amount of freedom if you can balance your workload by throwing things over the fence to the next guy.

    Cons

    The first day on the job at this company (August of 2012) I was told a narrative of its recent fortunes. The story goes like this: a while back CompuCom buys this smaller outfit (Gentronics, I think was the name) that was servicing mainly registers and the like. Nothing high level just a lot of break/fix remove and replace stuff. Basically their field workforce was semi-skilled delivery people who could install a receipt printer or register monitor but not much more. And of course their pay reflected that. So as soon as they were bought CompCom says ”Hey guys, you need to get some training, get your A+, some vendor certifications, etc.” Well that doesn’t really sit well with the Gentronics guys and about two-thirds up and quit. But some of them stick around and get schooled up enough that they can run the lower level calls that CompuCom needs them to run. But they don’t get a pay increase to reflect their newly acquired skills. Now CompuCom gets the bright idea that they can just hire a whole bunch more low-skill folks and pay them less than the industry average and that will work out just fine. This from a company that has no formalized training program.
    But wait it gets better. Now that management has had a taste of cost savings through lower pay they extend the pay cuts up the chain as well. So guys with 5-10 years of IT experience are looking at 30% pay cuts. Needless to say there was a lot of talent headed toward the exits when I was there. Those that didn’t take the severance package were pretty open about their plans to jump ship. I’d hear things like “I have two more classes to finish my masters and then I’m outa here” all the time.
    As for me I temped for them for 5 weeks and just as I was getting comfortable in my role (able to order parts, close calls, familiar with the multitude of systems commonly found at older larger companies) I was let go for “something to do with parts.” This according to the recruiter at my temp agency. OK, guys, good luck.
    TL;DR: File under “Dying Dinosaurs from the Nineties” after BestBuy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to management isn't free.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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