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Computer Packages Reviews

Updated October 28, 2016
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  1. "Web Programmer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great benefits along with salary.

    Cons

    Not a very dynamic company.


  2. "Accounting"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounts in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Accounts in Rockville, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits! is rare to find a company that will pay fully for health insurance.
    Immediate reach to upper management due to the size of the company.
    Opportunities to meet a lot of people within the industry.
    Most of the employees are nice! you can get along well.

    Cons

    Although CEO is a great guy, he relies too much on the wrong people to take key decisions in the company. Upper management not open to new ideas and innovation. I was an IT graduate and ended up serving at the Accounting Dept (not sure why). Advancement is limited to personal interests and favoritism. Not a clear path on milestones and collaboration to reach overall company goals. At some point the culture feels more like a small town with a lot of gossip than an actual serious company. Model not what a Software Development Company nowadays should be, less waterfall more agile. No advancement in the corporate ladder at all! positions are assigned by finger pointing basically, and not by real knowledge or merit.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the old Pop and Mom company model. Become more organic, attract young innovators and embrace change. Have a better organizational structure, (give titles to each role/employee) having a title empowers people = part of makes them feel important within the company. Have a path for advancement within the company.


  3. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Trainer/Sales in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Trainer/Sales in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great travel opportunities, opportunity to work with many interesting and high quality clients

    Cons

    Opportunities to advance in company are limited after a certain level


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Computer Packages is a good first job out of college. Get some experience under your belt and move on quickly."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Computer Packages full-time

    Pros

    Majority of health insurance is paid by company
    Enjoyable, likable colleagues
    Interesting industry

    Cons

    unlikely to achieve career advancement regardless of tenure, loyalty, or initiative
    small company with minimal strategic vision
    culture based in paranoia, favoritism and a punitive management style
    extremely limited internal communication
    cumbersome system for managing daily work
    silos of work - no collaboration between teams
    no bonuses, no feedback, minimal annual increases (if any)


  6. "This was one of my first jobs out of college and it is a company full of great people."

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    Former Employee - Marketing Department in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Marketing Department in Rockville, MD
    Recommends

    Pros

    great people, room to advance, travel opportunities, opportunity to work with different departments across the company and other large companies

    Cons

    some favoritism (nepotism), older office building, lots of travel (con for some people, it was a pro for me), salary could be higher

    Advice to Management

    higher salaries, less favoritism (more promotion based on merit), promote extensive international experience available with paid-for travel, be more fun!