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"Excellent company that's growing despite the bad economy"

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  • 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 Computershare full-time

Pros

This company recognizes and appreciates hard work and dedicated employees. They encourage you to find your own level so to speak and have no problem with you applying for higher paying jobs that open up within the company.

Cons

There is a tendency to establish workloads at the absolute maximum load you can handle...and sometimes more. While they are good at the things that make up their core business, they are flat out terrible at some of the ancillary employee services. Onboarding process is very weak and you are left to flounder around on your own until your colleagues help you out.

Advice to Management

HR needs to spend more personal one-on-one time with new employees and walk them through the processes. A single phone conference or Go-to-Meeting is not enough. There is no excuse for IT to take so long to get new hires access to application programs. No one should sit around for a week waiting to be able to start working.

Other Employee Reviews for Computershare

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good culture and flexibility or work

    Cons

    too much structural change which has an impact to existing employees. Not enough recognition for hard work


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Only a good place to work if you know how to "play the game""

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Computershare (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good career progression opportunities (if you're willing to give up your personal life to work your socks off to show your worth and not really have it recognised).

    Friendly staff (majority)

    Ability to underperform and still keep your job

    Cons

    Shockingly bad and out of date management techniques utilised across the business.

    There are some managers at senior positions who are left to run teams/departments despite losing large amounts of staff and having poor performance yet heads for function turn a blind eye.

    This is a very underpaid company for salaries across the board compared to industry standards.

    Despite some women being in very senior roles, its still very much an "old boys club".

    Budgets are not utilised appropriately. Costs are spent on drunken department nights out or travel/accommodation for staff to be brought over from other countries/offices who bring absolutely no benefit to the company. Instead this money could be used on increasing pay to industry standards, spending money of much needed development and training and improving the facilities available.

    If you "give an inch" in regards to motivation and commitment this company will "take a mile" and you'll see no thanks or recognition for it.

    People are promised things in the job advert and interview process (both internal movements and external "new starter" positions) which inevitably do not come to fruition.

    The values of the company are not followed and to be honest are so wooly and overarching that they are interpreted in multiple ways by differing people in the organisation which leads to inconsistency and the ability for poor performance, poor management and lack of innovative working to be acceptable pratice.

    Advice to Management

    Take ownership for your mistakes and don't point the finger at others.

    Senior management need to be accountable for being incapable of doing their job as well as inability to manage their direct reports.

    You'll do better by culling a large number of managers that have spent too long in the company and too long being allowed to brush things under the carpet - especially in the call centre environment but examples are demonstrable across the board and in multiple offices.


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