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"Pretty stress free environment"

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Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Flexible schedule, almost all employees are out the door at 5pm. Ability to work from home when needed and nice vacation/personal days package.

Cons

Not a lot of growth opportunities and few and far between coworkers that enjoy what they do and a lack of talent.

Advice to Management

Better career growth opportunities, better compensation packages to attract talent in the organization.

Other Employee Reviews for Computershare

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    "Comptuershare - Great in Australia but needs significant improvement in the US."

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    Former Employee - Procurement Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Procurement Manager in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Computershare has a decent benefits package, although it has been watered down over the last two years (07 and 08). Paid time off is generous at 5 weeks after two years of service (4 weeks in yrs one and two). You must realize, however, that this includes all personal and sick time, so ultimately it is on par with other larger employers. While the US is responsible for over 40% of the company's revenue, US employees are much less valued than their Australian, European and Canadian counterparts. Computershare is quite generous to their non US employees and offers them the opportunity to work abroad. If you are one of the chosen, Computershare will provide you with a place to live, 100% company paid healthcare, a leased car, meal allowances and all other items necessary - they will even RENT silverware for you!! Not a wise business decision, but quite nice for the employee. They will also assist you in the visa process and help you extend your work abroad as long as legally allowed.

    Cons

    Computershare, whilst a global company, suffers from incredibly poor communication outside of it's home country of Australia - particularly in the US, but employee relations in India are not warm either. Chris Morris (founder and Executive Chairman as well as the largest stockholder) and his sister Penny MacLagan (current Board member, former CEO of the Equiserve transition and former global CIO and a top stockholder) are qute warm and take an active and concerned approach to managing the company and relations with employees. It is quite sad, however, that this approach has not been adopted by US management which has chosen an adversarial approach. Whilst Computershare abroad has a "family feel", US Computershare is just another cold, calculating employer - nothing special. The US senior management team does have a few bright members - Steve Rothbloom US CEO is affable as well as a very knowledgeable VP in Charlie Rossi. On the financial team, Gerry Mullins (US Controller) is excellent, but as with all whom report to Sharon Tulloch Sritong (North American CFO), they must strictly adhere to what she thinks she wants at the moment or they will be subject to being yelled at and belittled. This approach stands in stark contrast to that of Morris and MacLagan

    Advice to Management

    US senior management really needs to work at showing their employees that they are valued. A holiday party and summer BBQ are not adequate. If you want your company to be respected, you need to respect your employees and their abilities.


  2. "There is opportunity but very little structure (which can be both good and bad)"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The primary item to keep in mind with regard to Computershare is that it is a young company. The company has only had a significant presence in the U.S. for approximately five to six years. Also, as a result of the companies growth by acquisition strategy senior management have come from various acquisitions and are therefore not a product of a single organization with common approaches and practices. Therefore, each business unit and each division is managed on a de-centralized basis with minimal consistency. This situation has created a vast amount of opportunity for improvement.

    Cons

    As a result of being a young company information is at a premium with few organizational wide information systems to leverage for decision making. Therefore, each decision requires significant work and rework of information as business unit management, senior management, and global HQ (in Australia) attempt to make strategic decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on developing management bench strength beyond the current senior management. Model development practices after leading companies despite the cost and effort involved.

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