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Computershare Reviews

Updated 20 Feb 2020

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3.0
40%
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67%
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Computershare Chief Executive Officer Stuart Irving
Stuart Irving
322 Ratings
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  1. "New organisation, new opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Computershare full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The company is investing in a new organisation in Edinburgh, which means there are ample opportunities to grow if you put the work in.

    Cons

    Some may find the transition the company is currently facing difficult, there is no quick fix to a major overhaul. There is a high turnover of staff and some confusion as roles are thought out and evolved but as each department finds its flow, I believe if you try your best you will benefit.

    Computershare2020-02-10
  2. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Team Lead in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Computershare full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Value innovation and ideas and encourage learning and progression

    Cons

    The salary reviews aren't as good as they could be

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    Computershare2020-02-12
  3. "Fantastic company with good products"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Computershare full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, nice surroundings and good benefits. You do have to study and learn to do a good job.

    Cons

    None really, they take good care of the employees

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    Computershare2020-01-29
  4. "Avoid"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Computershare full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    None. They start each round of hires with beer on Fridays, consoles on a projector...then nothing

    Cons

    Management is terrible - hiring is a revolving door.

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    Computershare2020-02-10
  5. "BI Developer in Bingley - The Ghost of Bradford and Bingley has absolutely not been exorcised from this circus!"

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    Former Employee - Lead BI Developer in Bingley, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Computershare full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I wasn’t there long enough to develop Stockholm Syndrome, or become incompetent within my field, which would have happened if I’d been there for a length of time.

    Cons

    Between the management of BI, which has been in the company for far too long, and the project managers, requirements become a game of Chinese whispers. And when delivery slips as a result, you are blamed. It’s seen as your fault if no one will give you a straight answer. The data warehouse is very poorly designed, and management block many new proposals purely to protect work they have done in the past, in order to suit their personal agenda. The management, which has been with the company far too long (26 years), is about as inspiring as a brick, and is totally ineffective in communication. All issues that arise as a result of their poor communication, are blamed on you. There are many jobs in BI and a decent developer can get many interviews in a short space of time. Don’t allow your skills to be reduced by even considering taking a job at this place. One of the coding standards was that you had to put your where clause in the joint statement. This shows how amateurish the management is. In general, the company is lacking in talent and innovation. Meetings generally sees everyone given a handout. And there are a lot of angry people who want confrontation and as a result, the amount of infighting is ridiculous. I saw a contractor bullying a member of staff and a complaint was made to HR. This contractor remained in place as he was a friend of a director. This tells you all you need to know about this place!

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    Computershare2020-01-23
  6. "Clueless management."

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    Current Employee - Service Desk Analyst in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Computershare full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good people to work with, foot in the door positions.

    Cons

    Management are oblivious of how to retain staff.

    Computershare2019-12-12
  7. "Not the best"

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    Former Employee - Project Officer in Bristol, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Computershare full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Gym facilities, employee share plan, pension scheme and free parking.

    Cons

    Bad management and very low salaries.

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    Computershare2019-12-17
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Just another number"

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    Former Employee - Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Computershare full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Decent holiday allowance, good benefits if you have plenty of disposable income to buy them with, flexible working but only for some, on site parking

    Cons

    Poor salary, avoids pay rises at all costs, does not value staff, communication is poor, thankless organisation, conscious and unconscious bias amongst senior leaders that no one acknowledges or is willing to address

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    Computershare2019-12-15
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Shambolic transition, total lack of direction, little value placed on tech staff"

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    Former Employee - Information Technology in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Computershare full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some great people work at this company. There is a good culture among peers, light and fun atmosphere. Some fun Fridays, a few beers in house, some video games etc.

    Cons

    The area I worked in was chaotic in the extreme. The task at hand was difficult, made much worse by the company having a total lack of understanding of the actual complexity involved. Team understaffed, management never addressed. The situation was made exponentially worse by a transition manager devoid of talent, human skills or the ability to listen. Massive issues with knowledge sharing and retainment within the business. Skills are siloed, when a subject matter expert leaves it causes huge problems. Serious lack of direction from middle management. Poor pay and remuneration for a Financial services company. I cannot recommend this company.

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    Computershare2019-12-06
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Low pay"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager 

    I have been working at Computershare full-time

    Pros

    Salary, location, perks, bonus structure.

    Cons

    Nice people, nice desks, helpful team

    Computershare2019-10-23

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