Insight Reviews

Updated 30 July, 2014
Updated 30 July, 2014
184 Reviews

2.7
184 Reviews
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Insight President and Chief Executive Officer Kenneth T. Lamneck
Kenneth T. Lamneck
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good people for the most part, challenging work (in 10 reviews)

  • Good place to start for entry-level IT sales (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • terrible hostile work environment, terrible home work balance terrible upper management team (in 10 reviews)

  • There is such a lack of discipline from sales reps who do not care very much (in 5 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Partner Champion

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Partner Champion  in  Tempe, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Partner Champion in Tempe, AZ (US)

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

    Pros

    It's big and so you get some of the natural benefits of that. Onsite healthcare clinic and dining facility for example.

    Cons

    What a disappointing adventure this has been. This is one of the cheapest and greediest companies I've ever been around. They frequently block career growth outside of the company and have terrible benefits, especially for a fortune 500 company. If it weren't for the partners spending money and schmoozing reps there would be little hope or positivity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Manager

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Delivery Manager  in  Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Service Delivery Manager in Melbourne (Australia)

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

    Pros

    there is no pros within Insight Service Team

    Cons

    - No recognition for the hardwork
    - No communication from Top down

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't make the decision call without any communication to your team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    I'd reconsider heavily!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Insight full-time

    Pros

    When you clock out, you're done and can enjoy personal life.

    Cons

    At Plano, TX office culture changed after Insight bought Software Spectrum. "Merit increases" were a joke. No way to move up or out from desk job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good place to work until they decide you're expendable.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Learning and Development Specialist
    Current Employee - Systems Learning and Development Specialist

    I have been working at Insight full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good people for the most part, challenging work.

    Cons

    Regular layoffs for no apparent reason.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Inside Sales

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Sales  in  Plano, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Plano, TX (US)

    I worked at Insight full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Vacation time, Peers, Holiday pay

    Cons

    management shifts, AE shifts, lack of company loyalty

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Lack of vision

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The salary was very good and the company has a strong history with good upper level management

    Cons

    In my experience the company lacked vision in my particular area. The pitch during the interview was intriguing but the reality was far from the pitch. My experience with Insight was unfortunate but led to me to an excellent opportunity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Lack of teamwork.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management  in  Tempe, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Management in Tempe, AZ (US)

    I have been working at Insight full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work location and employee teaming.

    Cons

    Leadership decisions without consultation team input.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Gather knowledgable input and options before choosing a direction,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Policies? What policies?

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager  in  Hillsboro, OR (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Hillsboro, OR (US)

    I have been working at Insight as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Good pay, pleasant contacts, hands off approach.

    Cons

    No support, access to employee materials, email etc. No support for Mac VPN, no access to email for 6 months... didn't miss a thing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Constant change, no consistency in vision, concerning future overall

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Tempe, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ (US)

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

    Pros

    Specific roles have work from home options.

    They are big on easy wins such as recurring 'take your dog to work day' and 'wear your favorite sports jersey' which helps build morale & enthusiasm for some who care about pets or sports.

    Cons

    Company vision and path is consistently changing, yet they never give anything enough time to work/not work. It's similar to test driving a car, only with a public company. The change results in confusion, no career opportunities (lots of promise, nothing ever on paper), inconsistent salary (especially in commission based roles), and a very strong lack of morale.

    Mid level management has the ability to make/break your role and upper management fully allows this. So depending on your team, you may encounter great flexibility and trust or be micro managed.

    Benefits continue to become worse. They focus on things such as a health center within your office yet medical coverage is poor and has been a deciding factor in some employees leaving the company.

    Work/life balance is non-existent. You are expected to work nights/weekends on a regular basis. Everyone wants to be a team player and step up when needed, but when this becomes the expectation from management you quickly burn out. Also, you aren't ever recognized or rewarded for these efforts and are forced to prioritize yourself, often at the cost of your reputation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please focus on the people. Don't just talk, but actually follow through and listen. Yes, we all realize numbers are extremely important but without good people you don't stand a chance at making them. Don't treat people as cogs in a wheel, because they will go elsewhere with a sour taste in their mouth & do well with a competitor. This creates a downward spiral in a business where word of mouth is key.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Company in Turmoil

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pre Sales Engineer  in  Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Pre Sales Engineer in Phoenix, AZ (US)

    I have been working at Insight full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good mix of product to support any size customer

    Cons

    Micro managers covering their own asses.
    Almost no leaders.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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