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  1. Helpful (1)

    "This isn't work, this is fun!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Web Applications Developer in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Full Compass Systems full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    One is free to propose and branch out into areas of interest that one might not originally be assigned yet is found needed and of interest to pursue for the employee. "It's the way we always did it." is not something that one will ever hear. Full Compass is relatively small but in the market has a 'Big Business' foot print. Literally hundreds of philanthropic events per year that one can get involved in and support. A...

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    Cons

    A full service restaurant within the building for employees and guests. The many types of cheeses cake that the Sous Chef are "dangerous".

    Full Compass Systems2017-05-16
  2. "A lot of wrongs, but some good perks. Not enough good there to stay."

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    Former Employee - Shipper in Verona, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Full Compass Systems full-time

    Pros

    Great cafeteria. Good food in the break room.

    Cons

    Supervisor's bad attitudes and lack of help over all. 1 was great. A real leader, They can't keep help. Nobody liked it there. Employee turn around was the worst I've seen.

    Advice to Management

    Look for new talent to take over warehouse ops. Employees drop like flies.

    Full Compass Systems2019-05-01
  3. Helpful (3)

    "A job for former musicians."

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Madison, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Full Compass Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great if you're interested or a hobbyist in musical instruments/pro sound/audio/visual/theatrical lighting. These guys like to cater the positions to musicians or people that have a passion in what they sell. The people here are very knowledgeable and friendly, and making new connections is great.

    Cons

    If you're a musician that plays out regularly (like 10+ times/month) however, good luck keeping your position. They aren't flexible. In fact, the majority of the "musicians" in the company seem to be former musicians or artists that tapped out at some point and sought the corporate life instead of keeping up their musical/artist ambition. The ones that continue to gig, do it very little in comparison to 10+ times/month....

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    Advice to Management

    You have a lot of knowledgeable people that work there, but add more flexibility for people that gig regularly. You'd think that you'd want someone that plays 10+ times/month to stay employed. That adds a lot of credibility to FC as a whole, when someone who plays out that much, in a way, represents the company. That would also make more successful musicians want to apply, adding more credibility and knowledgeable people...

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    Full Compass Systems2018-02-08
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Push and Pull"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Full Compass Systems full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    The coworkers and management all seem to be friendly and happy to assist you, if you ask for it.

    Cons

    If you're not interested in moving up the Sales force, there are very few opportunities for upward advancement. Information seems to be distributed on wither need-to-know or want-to-know basis. Training will not be provided, and that should not be your first assumption.

    Advice to Management

    Please please please take a look at the number of people in the departments and make sure that they're all properly trained

    Full Compass Systems2017-11-21
  5. "Although, the pay isn’t that great, it is an awesome place to work."

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Full Compass Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendliness, willingness to help when they see you struggle. If you show the effort of learning new things they will take the time to train you.

    Cons

    Sometimes what they say they will do doesn’t always happen the way you want or when you want it to. They don’t really have a timeline for learning new things. It’s more of when they want to teach you.

    Full Compass Systems2017-09-29
  6. Helpful (3)

    "Lost potential"

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

    I worked at Full Compass Systems full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    The company carries an exciting line of gear, especially if you're musically inclined. Working towards the sales of amps, guitars, PAs, lighting gear and more is more enervating than trying to pitch insurance or plumbing supplies. There's a lot of potential.

    Cons

    The potential is wasted. A terrible lack of cross-department communication, disorganization beyond belief, lack of great leadership and a sort of "you owe us" mentality from upper management vs. their support to help you realize your potential. I've never worked for a more frustrating place. There's been a huge exodus of talent from the building as long time employees finally gave up.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership and encouragement, not scolding and derision.

    Full Compass Systems2017-05-05
  7. "Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Full Compass Systems full-time

    Pros

    Exciting Industry, positive changes, talented staff and management.

    Cons

    Takes time to get off and running, but very doable with hard work invested.

    Full Compass Systems2017-04-10
  8. "Customer Service"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Full Compass Systems full-time

      Pros

      Love to work with the great family environment

      Cons

      It's really cold in Wisconsin

      Full Compass Systems2017-01-10
    • "Good"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Full Compass Systems full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Great staff and environment to work in.

      Cons

      Lack of communication within the company

      Full Compass Systems2016-12-05
    • Helpful (5)

      "Old Company - lost its charm too bad the founders don't know !"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Full Compass Systems full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Great staff if your not a VP - great family atmosphere

      Cons

      VP's think they are working for a large organization and have no idea what they are doing. Founders come in and think their ideas from a long time ago still work. Too bad the industry is passing them buy - wonder how long before the doors close - Staff is WAY underpaid compared to others in the market, and the owners know it !

      Advice to Management

      Stop meeting in private to talk about others, and get web site up to date and run the business. Figure out how to get someone to buy out the owners !

      Full Compass Systems2016-12-14
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