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Great place to start out

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Former Employee - HD II
Former Employee - HD II

I worked at Computer Aid full-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Recommends
Positive Outlook

Pros

Good pay
Good benefits
Schedule flexibility and time off

Cons

not much room to move up

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  1. Leadership Lives in a Bubble from the 1980's

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Computer Aid

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

    Pros

    Good compensation and benefits. Genuine concern for individuals.

    Cons

    Lack of awareness of, or concern for, the issues that drive technology decisions for customers and prospects. Management is not concerned with actual challenges of clients, but what they think the client management should be focused on (and what CAI management wants to sell). Most of the management and sales people are focused on selling maintenance of legacy software and not current or emerging technology. CEO is focused on selling a homegrown 'control room' software for IT execs to monitor performance...even though they don't use it themselves and none of the management team believes the software has a market...or even works well.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a coherent strategy for the future that people can see themselves participating in. Right now the mission of the business seems to be to make money and provide perks for the people at the top.

  2. Great experience!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Quality Assurance in Newark, DE
    Current Intern - Quality Assurance in Newark, DE

    I have been working at Computer Aid as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They're great about working with students. They give an extremely flexible schedule. The office experience looks awesome on a resume. They always have people to ask if you don't understand something. You get to work with industry standard tools which will definitely give a leg up in the job market. I haven't come across any mean or angry people. Generally, everyone has been really nice.

    Cons

    Sometimes feel like you're doing busy work and being under utilized. You don't really know the people you work with except for your manager and maybe a couple acquaintances that help with job tasks. So, it's not the most social environment.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in training and then give your interns really challenging work. Instead assuming interns are useless, train them and assign (and hold them accountable for) meaningful, challenging, full projects so we can see the whole picture and not just individual tasks, and do it in teams so we can learn and bounce ideas on how to solve problems off of each other. A lot of interns have some development experience and would love to gain more and help solve business problems. They would certainly do it for much cheaper than the salaried developers and offer a different outlook. Overall, you are doing a great job respecting employees and I appreciate the experience!

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