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Computer Futures Solutions Reviews

Updated October 6, 2017
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Computer Futures Solutions CEO, SThree Gary Elden
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Pros
  • Great people in the office with a lot of energy - a really enjoyable group to work with (in 6 reviews)

  • Good commission, clear progression, great training, good atmosphere (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • It is very long hours and the commisison structure isn't that great (in 5 reviews)

  • No flexibility in working hours (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great Energy & Supportive"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Computer Futures Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fun place to work and a management team that cares about it's employees. The company has a great infrastructure for growth and development.

    Cons

    Restricted by it's share holders, budgetary decisions on a global scale impact & limit it's performing offices success.

    Advice to Management

    Back the offices that are growing and downsize the offices that historically haven't been performing .


  2. "Great People"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - STM in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - STM in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Computer Futures Solutions full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great environment and training and a lot opportuniy

    Cons

    Could be more flexible with clients

  3. Helpful (1)

    "This company changed my life"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Computer Futures Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Meritocracy, strong executive & Director-level leadership & strategy, great training, awesome incentives, cool office, great systems & the company is not afraid to invest in tech or marketing/events/travel etc - something an experienced recruiter from a smaller company will love. High growth potential. Started here three years ago & my life has changed remarkably from the hard work I put in that resulted in money in the bank.

    Cons

    weaker middle management due to high performing sales people being promoted to management positions almost automatically. Micromanagement on KPIs & shifting strategy at mid-level, not a ton of autonomy for most people.

    Advice to Management

    Not every great sales person makes a great manager, and some mediocre sales people may make fantastic managers. Don't be afraid to hire a few outside people with ~5+ years experience.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company culture and environment, can move through the ranks quickly and management wants you to succeed

    Cons

    Tough Business to be in


  5. "Love it here!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Recruitment Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate Recruitment Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Computer Futures Solutions full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Start-up culture, great opportunity to make money, and move into management. Tons of clients to work with, training is excellent. The office has great views of the city too.

    Cons

    Recruitment is more complicated than people would think. You aren't going to learn it all as quick as you might like

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good training, and get more snacks for the kitchen


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Awesome team, fun environment, unmatched career trajectory"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Computer Futures Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Computer Futures shares the office with the other brands (Huxley, Real) of our parent company so there's about 60 people in the office in total. It's a young, fun, intelligent team. I've been at firms where people dreaded coming to work, hated their boss, etc...I never hear it here. It's a great environment. There's a ton of energy. A lot of people are friends outside of the office, go out together on the weekends, etc. They flew the entire company to Vegas for the end of the year party- going again next year. Other incentives can be anything from free lunch for the week to flying to Miami for a crazy party. A huge advantage of being part of a new brand stateside within a larger company is the resources they're willing to invest to grow the business. Need to go to a conference to get your name out? Fly to visit a client? Done. Because the brand is new, there's a ton of opportunity to advance quickly. I doubt there's another staffing firm that can offer the same career trajectory. Salary-wise, there's a solid base, and a great commission structure. From what I've seen, top performers hit six figures in their first year or two. The company invests heavily in training, and the management is awesome- a ton of great people here to learn from who have sat in your seat and are happy and excited to help you grow professionally. I love that there's no ceiling here in terms of growth potential and career trajectory.

    Cons

    This isn't a con, but people looking to sit back and coast wouldn't do well here. The goals of the business and the people here are aggressive, so there's no room for half-assing it, which I love. People work hard here. They're rewarded for the hard work for sure, but if you're the type that leaves at 5 on the dot, look elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up:)


  7. "A True Meritocracy"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Computer Futures Solutions full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    If you enjoy an environment where you are directly rewarded for your hard work this is the place for you. You will be rewarded with things like commission, vacation incentives, lunch clubs, sports tickets, etc. There is a structured growth plan as well that you can smash through as quickly as you hit the targets. This company does not promote based on longevity, it promotes based on hitting the targets set for you.

    I love how transparent this company is on exactly what you need to do to promote up to the next level or to earn a lot of money. There is tremendous opportunity here at Computer Futures (especially in the US since we are growing so fast) and I highly recommend you take advantage of it!

    Cons

    If you are looking for a company where you can just slide by, this is not the place for you. It is a work hard, play hard environment. There is a good balance between the 2 because of the constant banter going on in the office but we are always working hard.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up! We love the energy and enthusiasm.

  8. "Great progressive atmosphere"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Tokyo (Japan)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Tokyo (Japan)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Computer Futures Solutions full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing atmosphere, in a job with so many highs and lows the support and banter with your colleagues is really important - in this regard CF is unequalled

    Good Training - at least once a week and covering all aspects of the job

    Clear career progression and commission system, no more managers favourites only getting bonuses or promotions - simply put, you bill it you make it and go up

    Cons

    Fair amount of overtime, understandable in our position but can be difficult if you have a family

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  9. "Recruitment consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Computer Futures Solutions full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You can grow really fast to higher positions
    You get rewarded for your (hard) work

    Cons

    Improve work and life balance


  10. "Great place to grow a career in recruitment"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Computer Futures Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Computer Futures is a great place to grow a career in recruitment - it's up to the individual to make it happen

    Strong training programme both on the job and classroom focused training

    Excellent prospects to make good money - if you work hard and smart and build up a good client base you can definitely make good money

    Great people in the office with a lot of energy - a really enjoyable group to work with

    Plenty of work being done to always improve the environment and culture in the office

    Good mix of work hard play hard approach - individual and team incentives, end of year christmas party in London, good holiday structure, office closed over Christmas period

    Flexible working hours - flexitime (within timeframe) to start and finish work each day

    High expectations which can mean staying late or working after hours - some people find it frustrating or unnecessary but it will help in succeeding.

    Have continued to improve over time to be a more qualitative approach rather than quantitive

    Career growth is clear and defined in terms of where you can get to - the process is flexible but the stages are clearly defined

    Cons

    In a highly driven environment, decisions can sometimes be made to benefit the company more than the customer

    At times, there can be an almost school-like approach/attitude to processes and people

    Lack of flexibility on KPIs as the market changes. There is some, but focusing too much on numbers can lead to a lack of quality.

    Quite hierarchical - your level dictates a lot and it's something which can be improved

    Advice to Management

    Keep working on the customer focused approach and adapt the work of individuals to match that approach.

    Continue to work on improving the office environment and culture - it has improved over the months recently.

    Get hands on and lead from the front - the best way for people to learn is from managers who have had success in that area. Managers became managers by being successful at billing and working with customers - this is where they will add most value to consultants


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