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Review averages

  • 4 employees say

    Excellent (0)
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    Good (2)
    50%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (2)
    50%
    2.26
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
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    Good (0)
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    Satisfactory (0)
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    Subpar (0)
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    0.00

Reviews for Computer Systems Institute, Inc.

Reviews - What employees say

2.26 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say
  • 15.Dec 2016
  • Employee

Workplace Safety

Yes it is

Suggestions for improvement

  • Communication, appreciation for your employees' work. Like, this is a profit company...no Christmas bonus. I worked for a non-profit and got a bonus every year. Also, so far this year...no holiday party. I've never worked for a company that hasn't had a holiday party or bonus until CSI.

What I like about the company

CSI is a fair company to work for.
People participate in teamwork whether or not it has something to do with their jobs.

What I dislike about the company

Communication could be better here, especially from management to employees.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Desirable office location is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Computer Systems Institute, Inc.
  • City
    Skokie
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Administration

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Fitness center on site is offered
  • 08.Dec 2016
  • Employee

Company Culture

The culture was one of hard-work and self-challenge

Support from management

Leadership was very clear on the objectives and metrics

Teamwork

Many of them did, yes.

Freedom to work independently

Management had a bit of a micro-managing style

Internal Communication

Sometimes we did, and sometimes we didn't. There was a very strong culture of secrecy and exclusivity. You only knew what Management wanted you to know

Gender Equality

Very much so

Attitude towards older colleagues

Yes they were

Career Development

There was plentiful amounts of professional development. However, only women seemed able to climb the corporate structure towards the end of my time there

Overall compensation for your work

My personal compensation was adequate up until the time I left

Environmental Friendliness

N/A

Work-Life Balance

While outwardly, this value was expressed, in practice, there was a guilt-driven culture that revolved around taking days off or missing work. Splitt-shifts were common; whereas employees had to work the morning and evening shift. Due to transportation distances, this often meant some employees stayed at work from 8am until almost 10pm every working day.

Company Image

For a long time, I was.

Job Security

There was never really any job security. There was a real culture of fear, and many in management had a style that bordered on bullying.

Handicapped Accessibility

There were elevators

Workplace Safety

It was OSHA compliant

Challenging Work

The work was very challenging

Inclusive / Diverse

Outwardly, this value was expressed. Towards the end of my time there, there were almost no black members of management, and nearly no males. Management was almost exclusively female, white and Hispanic. This was problematic, since over 95% of the client base we served were black.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Study Google's model; if you treat your employees right, there will be no other business issues.

What I like about the company

Computer Systems Institute gave a lot of students a second chance; students who for various reasons, could not enroll in other schools.

What I dislike about the company

Computer Systems Institute was family owned and operated, and as such, it's priority was the profitability of that family.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Easy access to public transportation is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Computer Systems Institute, Inc.
  • City
    Skokie
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2016
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee events is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered
  • 29.Jun 2016
  • Employee
Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Desirable office location is offered
  • Company
    Computer Systems Institute, Inc.
  • City
    Skokie
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2016
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

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Review averages

  • 4 employees say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (2)
    50%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (2)
    50%
    2.26
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

kununu score comparisons

Computer Systems Institute, Inc.
2.26
4 reviews

Industry average (Primary & Secondary Education/Higher Education/E-Learning)
3.59
55,898 reviews

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3.30
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