Compulink Management Center

  www.laserfiche.com
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A great experience for a fresh grad, but not for too long

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Current Employee - Solutions Engineer  in  Long Beach, CA
Current Employee - Solutions Engineer in Long Beach, CA

I have been working at Compulink Management Center full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Laserfiche is a great place to start a career fresh out of college. You really have an opportunity to hit the ground running and make your own way without a whole lot of training. You will very quickly be working directly with a wide variety of clientele.

Cons

The caveat to the pros is that there really is not a lot of guidance and training for how to do your work. You are expected to churn out results but there isn't particularly good direction on how to get there. The other major problem is that there is a very low ceiling in terms of growth potential. I say get in, work for 2-3 years max and move on.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Upper management should hire external experts instead of constantly hiring fresh college grads. The college grad network is great for young youthful energy, but we are missing out on vital real industry expertise because everyone in the company is for the most home grown.

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    good place for experience, but poor employee appreciation

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Long Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Long Beach, CA

    I worked at Compulink Management Center full-time

    Pros

    For junior software engineers, this is definitely one of the best place to get hands-on experience. There are a ton of experienced programmers you can learn from, the workload is challenging, and you will always get a chance to learn new things.

    Cons

    The management do not know how to appreciate their employees. Once you've had a really good year, the management will reward you well the first year with additional responsibilities - but they will continue to expect you to do everything you used to do PLUS your new responsibilities (rinse and repeat every year) until you cannot handle the workload anymore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to appreciate what your people can do. If you're going to promote someone, have someone else to replace that individual's former responsibilities instead of expecting that one person to be able to do everything.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Approves of CEO
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    attitude for gratitude – learning to appreciate an unique atmosphere

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Long Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Beach, CA

    I worked at Compulink Management Center

    Pros

    the people. cross functional colleagues get to know each other and become friends, largely thanks to the company's policy to provide free catered lunch everyday so the majority of people eat together in the lunch room. campus-like atmosphere with lots of sports and social activities funded by the company strengthens corporate culture and identity.

    the work is high impact. one of the things you come to appreciate here is no one ever works just on a mundane task and you are entrusted with greater responsibilities than you would otherwise have an opportunity to get your hands on elsewhere. you're not just a number and you are accountable for your work. the work culture is young and energetic.

    the benefits and stability is incredible compared to similar size companies. it's not often you have the ability to get the best of both worlds. the fact that the company did not do any layoffs during the economic downswings of 2008-2009 speaks to the strength of the company's position in the industry and its family-like treatment of its employees.

    a very strict recruiting policy with a strong emphasis on corporate culture compatibility being as important as competence results in cohesiveness.

    Cons

    a lot of the pro's put together is actually a double-edge sword. high impact work combined with youthful culture means not everyone thrives at their functions. the great news is that the tools and support of the company is there to guide you, and if you succeed you quickly become battle-hardened and emerge as a professional that your same-age peers wonder how you accumulated so much experience so fast.

    it is widely recognized there are some groups heavily understaffed. there is always room for the talented and the right fit, but because hiring managers do not want to compromise on talent, the reality is the work gets spread to sidelines or another group. if you get caught in one of those shortages, it can be easy to be overwhelmed if you have difficulty maintaining enthusiasm and productivity while juggling multiple deadlines. fortunately, it's not a common occurrence.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    a necessary bi-product of rapid growth is the infrastructure (technology and business) of the company doesn't scale well with it. as the company continues to grow it will become harder for middle management to provide the attention and guidance necessary for entry level workers to navigate a larger atmosphere. more formalized processes will eliminate a lot of ad-hoc reactive guidance that is common among the teams today.

    Recommends
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