Here are some common questions (and answers) about the application process and working at Cambridge Computer.
What are the compensation and benefit plans like at Cambridge Computer?
Cambridge Computer offers competitive salaries, and compensation plans for experienced individuals are commensurate with industry standards. Most positions offer opportunities to participate in either team-based or individual commission and variable compensation plans.
Our benefits package includes health and dental insurance, a 401(k) plan
with employer matching, standard paid holidays, Flexible Spending Account
(FSA),long-term disability insurance, paid time off, and discounted health
Do I need a car?
Most employees do need to have daily access to a car in order to go to sales meetings or to work on-site for customers, and all employees need to have a valid driver's license. Please ask if you are unsure whether a particular position requires access to a vehicle.
Where is the office located?
Cambridge Computer is headquartered in Waltham, MA. Waltham is located just northwest of Boston and is near Route 128, Route 2, and the Mass Pike.
What kinds of people do we hire?
Smart, friendly, technology savvy people. We like aggressive self-starters, but we also like team players who know how to get along with others.
How long has the company been in business?
We were incorporated in July 1991.
How big is the company?
We have approximately 70 people. Half of our people are based out of the
company headquarters in Waltham. We also have remote employees who are
based across the United States.
What is the stock symbol?
Someday we may have one! For now we are a privately held company.
When would I start work if hired?
We hire on a rolling-admissions basis year-round. We do not believe in rushing people to work. If you need to chill out and have a little fun before starting work, we will do our best to accommodate that.
What is the dress code?
Our work environment is business casual 90% of the time. Jeans are OK on Fridays, but during the week we expect a level of professionalism surrounding our employee’s attire.
What are the stages in the recruiting process?
It does vary from candidate to candidate, but this is roughly it:
We learn a little about you, you learn a little about us. Maybe you decide to apply.
You send us the required application materials.
3. Email/Phone Q&A
We will probably have some questions for you and vice versa.
4. Interview or Ding
We either invite you to interview with us (in Waltham or at your school), or we let you how wonderful we think you are, but that you don't seem right for us.
5. Second Interview
Unless you convinced us up front that you are perfect for our team.
6. We check your references
So please make sure you provide some.
7. Offer or Ding
We make an offer for a specific position, or begin discussing a job we could design for you. Or we send you one of those letters described above.
How many positions are available?
This is really a function of how many people we meet who will fit in well here. We are always interested in hearing from qualified candidates. We do not set limits on the number of positions that we plan to fill.
Do you hire foreign students?
We are very open to hiring foreign students and have done so numerous times in the past. If you will require sponsorship, please indicate the details of your situation in a letter of introduction or in a separate document in your application.
Can I submit artwork, writing samples, or photos
with my application?
Please do! Receiving additional materials with your application helps us to get to know you better and gives us a much better understanding of your skill set and interests. However, please do not send original works as we cannot guarantee their return. (If you have original items only, you can always bring them to an interview.)
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