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CompuSystems Reviews

Updated February 16, 2017
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Pros
  • The work from home program and time flexibility is excellent to balance life (in 14 reviews)

  • They consistently find great people to work with (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Poor work-life balance at times (in 4 reviews)

  • No room to grow unless you transfer to a different department (and that doesn't mean you'll be in a better financial or more challenging role) (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Word to The Wise"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CompuSystems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    It's a good company with the potential to be a great company.

    Cons

    No upward mobility. The salaries are way below the national average for a software company.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in professional development for your employees so that they can add more value to the company. If employees aren't growing they become stagnant and disgruntled.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Great work environment with great people."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Database Analyst
    Current Employee - Database Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CompuSystems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work from home 2-3 days per week. Love the people I work with. The new office space is beautiful.

    Cons

    No raises. No upward mobility. Lack of training. No commitment to employees. No employee rewards. No room for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees what they are worth.

    CompuSystems Response

    Mar 6, 2017

    Dear Team Member, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. It’s great to hear that you like your work environment and team members. We are constantly implementing new programs and ... More


  3. "Project manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Event Services Manager in Downers Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Event Services Manager in Downers Grove, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CompuSystems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    They allow you to work from home 2 days a week one week and then 3 days a week the next

    Cons

    Everyone is completely over worked and underpaid for it. Not a typical 40 hour a week job. Lots of weekends, nights, holidays are spent working

    Advice to Management

    N/a

    CompuSystems Response

    Jan 16, 2017

    Dear Current Employee, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. My advice to you is to talk to your manager about your situation. There are things that can be done that you may not ... More


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "my two cents"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CompuSystems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The work from home program and time flexibility is excellent to balance life. The co-workers and immediate management is very genuine and supportive. The atmosphere has been positive until recent changes. (Please filter negativity or let me WFH when negativity is in the office - lol) For the most part it is a fun, fast-pace casual-dress environment. New ideas are encouraged and everyone's perspective (at least in our department) is valuable. The immediate management encourages growth and doesn’t hold you back.

    Cons

    We're ready for the new platform. Bring it on!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and keep your employees informed. This is a family owned business; treat your employees like family. They try so hard and put in a lot of time and hard work to make this a successful company. Remember this is our second home; believe it or not, we do live somewhere else. lol (Chris, you should walk around the office more often. We miss your friendly pat on the back. Kahle, thanks for being involved in the day to day activity.)

    CompuSystems Response

    Dec 24, 2016 – President

    Dear Team Member, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I really appreciate it. Thank you so much for recognizing that the immediate managers are genuine and supportive. I believe ... More


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Good Starting Point for young crowd"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Downers Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Downers Grove, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CompuSystems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Friendly environment for those starting their careers.

    New building and located off a major expressway, parking garage, new deli.

    There is a 401K, health insurance (with working spouse premium), Vacation time, sick time for Salary employees.

    Depending on your manager and department could have a great work life/balance, but not consistent throughout company.

    Cons

    Once you are in a department there is not much room for advancement or promotions (I've asked). The only way to get a "promotion" is to switch departments, but doesn't mean you'll see a raise, but you might add something new to your resume.

    Over all there is no formal training depending on your department. In the early years I saw a lot of cross training between certain departments, but as the company grew that kind of dwindled (again I've asked for training and was told it would happen, but didn't).

    There seems to be an unbalanced workload for some employees vs others.

    Stil waiting for that department pizza party ;)

    Advice to Management

    Employee Engagement shouldn't feel forced. I would much rather my supervisor want to talk to me than told they need to talk to me. More communication between departments. And more communication about what is going on with the company. Employees may not be shareholders but they do have a stake in the company. Make them feel like they are the company, this can make them feel more involved. Appreciation from supervisor to a direct employee may have a better affect than singling out one individual or group with monthly parties. That feels like you are just waiting your turn to see when you'll finally get picked for the "job well done" that you've always done.

    CompuSystems Response

    Dec 21, 2016 – President

    Dear Former Employee, Thanks for taking the time to write a review and thanks for 10 years of hard work. I really appreciate it. Also, I hope your new career is going well. Your review ... More


  7. Helpful (3)

    "accounting"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CompuSystems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    There are nice people, employee appreciation day, health insurance, 401K, some flexibility for salary employees to handle personal business.

    Cons

    Lack of training throughout the company, low possibility for career advancement, yearly evaluations not done every year.

    CompuSystems Response

    Dec 21, 2016 – President

    Dear Former Employee, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. I appreciate it. Also, thank you for 8 years of hard work. I appreciate that too. We are going to provide training to ... More


  8. Helpful (3)

    "HORRIBLE is Really the Only Word I can say!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CompuSystems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people I met, will stay with me for the rest of my life.

    Cons

    I could go on and on, but I won't. Because I will get some BS response from Chris or Kahle, and honestly I won't even read it. Let's just say this, thank you!!! Because I now am at a company that knows how to respect an employee, listen to an employee and value their work. Honestly, not one thing that my time at CompuSystems ever gave. Middle management is great, if you get the right one. There are a couple and I will not name names, that will back-stab you and do everything in their power to save their butt and make you look bad. Better hope your life is perfect the whole time you are there, because if any emergency happens that takes you away from work and you get the wrong manager, look out. Upper management is just liars all around. They basically try to make you feel like a team, but basically they are out for their wealth and well being. They only make you feel bad for maybe working 23 instead of 24 hours in a day. They don't really know or care about their employees, just their A gamers that make them richer. Just take my advice, don't work here. You will never get ahead, you will always be made to feel bad or not good enough and you are just consider someone to make upper management richer. I wish someone would have told me this years ago, but there are so many places out there SOOOOO MUCH Better. Don't learn the hard way, like I did.

    Advice to Management

    Actually go to another company and see how they treat their employees and learn some leasons. Also, working from home (every company does it), having a BS party (every company does it), etc will never make you the best place EVER to work. Walking around, really knowing your employees, knowing how to successfully run your company (not all about the new platform it is about customer relationships) will teach you a lot. Oh and maybe take a managment, or two classes. You could benefit.

    CompuSystems Response

    Jan 10, 2017

    Dear Former Employee, Thank you for your feedback. I appreciate your comment about the lasting impression the people at CompuSystems had on you. I say it in lots of my posts -- we have amazing ... More


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Just My Opinion"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Wellness incentives. Many of the people are hard-working and dedicated colleagues who have the potential to be your best friends. Work from Home (if your manager allows it). Massages (if you can get an appointment).

    Cons

    Lack of raises (not even cost of living). Salaries are inconsistent. Work/balance is getting better, but still has a LONG way to go. No room to grow unless you transfer to a different department (and that doesn't mean you'll be in a better financial or more challenging role). HR person is nice but lacks experience (graduating from college 2 years ago with a marketing degree, not an HR degree). Executive Board is all men and only 4 women in upper management positions.

    Advice to Management

    If you are going to take away benefits and not give raises, ask your employees what may help them decide to stay. Compensation for a client whose show you worked on who signs up for our services again; work from home all the time instead of just two days a week (several employees seem to wfh every day); give personal days as well as vacation days; offer training in other departments (in case one wants to transfer) or even offer different shifts: workday would start at 1:00 pm-9:00 pm vs. the standard 8:30 am - 5:00 pm (realize this may not work for some departments).

    CompuSystems Response

    Dec 21, 2016 – President

    Dear Current Employee, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I appreciate it. I would love to talk to you about your ideas is you're willing to come forward and meet with me. It ... More


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Web Programmer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Web Programmer in Downers Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Web Programmer in Downers Grove, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CompuSystems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They consistently find great people to work with.
    You will gain tons of experience for those just starting a career.
    They are trying harder to take care of their people better.
    There are opportunities to move up within the company if you show your value.

    Cons

    Employees are extremely overworked.
    They can't compete with the market for pay.
    The experience you get will not consist of cutting edge technologies.
    Can very easily get pigeonholed if you don't hit the ground running.

    Advice to Management

    Have your people's back. Invest in their development and have realistic, manageable expectations. Learn to say 'No' to clients instead of setting your people up for failure.

    CompuSystems Response

    Nov 1, 2016

    Dear Former Employee, Thank you for providing your feedback. We agree -- our people are our greatest asset. We couldn’t do all the amazing things we do without them. We’ve been working hard to ... More


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Event Services Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Event Services Manager
    Current Employee - Event Services Manager

    I have been working at CompuSystems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    This is a good company to work for.

    Cons

    Need to be able to handle multiple tasks at once. Very fast paced work

    CompuSystems Response

    Sep 16, 2016

    Dear Current Employee, Thank you for providing your feedback, we really appreciate it. We’ve been working hard to make CSI a good company to work for, so it’s always nice to receive feedback that ... More



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