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Computer Futures Solutions Reviews

Updated May 23, 2019

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Computer  Futures Solutions CEO Gary Elden
Gary Elden
38 Ratings
  1. "Poor performance"

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      Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Birmingham, England
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Computer Futures Solutions full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      I can't think of anything good to say about Computer Futures Birmingham. Awful environment to work in . I would advise people to avoid it like the plague

      Cons

      Bad office environment No support False promises Talked about behind your back Swearing and shouting in the office No team playing

      Computer Futures Solutions2017-03-16
    • Helpful (1)

      "Great company - looks after its employees"

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      Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Computer Futures Solutions

      Pros

      The company is very invested in your success, they work very hard from the highest levels of the business, to ensure you have the training and tools to achieve your goals. There is a really good culture in the office, and there are lots of incentives to reward good performance such as holiday incentives, lunch clubs, company cars, and the velocity programme which provides a clear progression path outlining your targets...

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      Cons

      Recruitment is a difficult business, and although the company can train you and provide you with the tools to succeed, this will only happen if you are willing to put in the work and the hours. There are tough days, it isn't an easy job, but it is a job in which you will be rewarded if you work hard and smart

      Advice to Management

      Ensure new starts get one to one mentoring, in order to get them off to the best possible start - getting your head around the basics early is essential

      Computer Futures Solutions2016-12-20
    • "Computer Futures is a great company to work for"

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      Current Employee - Senior Recruter in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Computer Futures Solutions full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Young team, fun environment, always a good laugh, people socialise a lot together outside of work which shows the strong bonds! The training is excellent and really benefitted from it as it was my first sales job so wanted to get good foundations. There is an opportunity to make a lot of money and you're surrounded by top performers that you can learn from. The company is changing from being statistics driven to more...

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      Cons

      The sales training is great but the support on it could be improved. Incentive targets are most done on new business but would be better if repeat business was included in this, would incentivise people better

      Advice to Management

      Keep going with the changes to the high quality work we do, appreciate the work put in and innovation being brought into the workplace.

      Computer Futures Solutions2016-12-20

      Computer Futures Solutions Response

      January 9, 2017Senior IT Recruitment Manager

      Thanks for taking the time to review. We aim to create a fun open transparent environment where everyone can realise their potential. I have taken your feedback on board about the training follow up and will raise it internally to see what we can do to improve on it.

    • "Definitely a good company to start"

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      Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Amsterdam

      I worked at Computer Futures Solutions full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      - Great team spirit - Great parties / end of the month drinks - Wins/Deals are celebrated - There is a strong achievement feeling when closing deals - Lots of support from the team / managers - Great learning school in sales/account management - Good salary when closing good deals (still only a fraction of what you make for the company) - Good on your CV as being headhunted by many other companies - Makes you...

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      Cons

      - No flexibility in working hours - Too much micromanagement at some points - Managers will give you the evil eye when you leave before 18.00 or come late - Lots of embarrassing things are being said in front of everyone. This also happens to everyone. You can feel very little and insulted and sometimes its not even your fault. - Managers are your best friend if you close deals.. otherwise you dont exist

      Advice to Management

      Dont pick favourites, encourage everyone equally, dont be a cowboy and act professional in every situation

      Computer Futures Solutions2016-11-30
    • Helpful (8)

      "Bullying, sexist and racist environment"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Computer Futures Solutions

      Pros

      I became extremely thick skinned and learn to multitask within an inch of my life.

      Cons

      Too many to mention. But main points... - lying to candidates about jobs and fake ads, then being told this is how its done, no room to question their methods or offer alternatives. - management shouting swear words and vulgar names across the office, to other consultants and other management members (this behaviour magically changes once senior staff members are in office). - long looong hours. - high school bullying...

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      Computer Futures Solutions2016-07-11
    • "Review"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Computer Futures Solutions full-time

      Pros

      Good training in an open and transparent environment with a great group of guy's as colleagues!

      Cons

      None that I can think of

      Advice to Management

      Keep up the good work

      Computer Futures Solutions2016-06-08
    • Helpful (3)

      "Cutthroat"

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      Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Dublin, Dublin
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Computer Futures Solutions full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Excellent commision structure Great training Incentives Reward for the work put in doesnt seem to care about the well being of staff

      Cons

      Cut throat environment Constant micro management- no trust Feels like a school environment extremely stressful long hours

      Advice to Management

      take care of the well being of your staff!

      Computer Futures Solutions2016-04-02
    • "Management - Room for Improvement"

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      Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Computer Futures Solutions full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      - Usually a great atmosphere - work life balance is improving - good commission structure - great training - nice location - amazing people - improving systems internally - they are investing in Dublin - you can make good money - great incentives

      Cons

      - too many managers - classroom mentality - naturally high pressured (to be expected) - if you are not prepared to lick up to your manager this will limit your progression - high churn - very regimented - lazy management (seem to train bosses as opposed to leaders - not inspirational) and they also delegate rather than lead from the front - their PowerPoint presentations are tastefully done and very easy on the eyes....

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      Advice to Management

      (There are way to many managers) Apart from Mark Kelly who is the glue holding the office together, managers have too much time on their hands. They spend their time just sending e-mails and pointing out what everybody isn't doing rather than focusing on the positives. Negativity creates more negativity and will be the downfall of the entire office. Advice to managers; get back on tools and start billing - your e-mails/power...

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      Computer Futures Solutions2016-04-07
    • "CF Review"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Computer Futures Solutions full-time

        Pros

        Good incentives in da mix

        Cons

        Working hours too bad so sad

        Computer Futures Solutions2016-04-04
      • "A great company to build a long, successful career in, where you will make lifelong friends"

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        Current Employee - Associate Business Manager in Dublin, Dublin
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook

        I have been working at Computer Futures Solutions full-time

        Pros

        True organically grown company, they really invest in their people and want them to develop, do well, progress and rise through the ranks to achieve whatever their personal and professional goals are The training is excellent, and continues throughout your career. Its widely recognised as the best in the industry. There are regular meetings with your direct manager to analyse your business and performance and come...

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        Cons

        Computer Futures is part of a large PLC so there is a fair amount of red tape when it comes to things like contract reviews etc which can sometimes take a little time to have reviewed and returned by our support function- in a perfect world this would be much quicker however can't really grumble too much - most agencies wouldn't even have a dedicated in house team of lawyers.

        Advice to Management

        Keep doing what you are doing; the structure around what we have been doing so far in 2016 has been really good and bodes well for the future We've had a sharp upturn in managers getting hands on and working with the team "in the trenches" in the last 6 months and that's really good- keep pushing this behaviour as the world was built by doers and its really positive to see

        Computer Futures Solutions2016-03-10
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