Insight Reviews

Updated 24 August, 2014
Updated 24 August, 2014
184 Reviews

2.7
184 Reviews
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Insight President and Chief Executive Officer 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.  

    Decent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Montreal, QC

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

    Pros

    Amazing work environment, helpful people.

    Cons

    The salary is too low.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great sales school

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Adobe Sales Specialist  in  Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Adobe Sales Specialist in Montreal, QC

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

    Pros

    Good training program, company appreciates hard workers and individuals with high potential. Corporate culture is great.

    Cons

    Compensation is quite low, company likes to hire junior sales people instead of experienced sales executives as they do not want to pay high base salaries. Excessive micro-management on the sales floor.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Account Executive

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Montreal, QC

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

    Pros

    Excellent training by Montreal learning and development team. If you are willing to learn and participate you will have all the support needed. Great introduction to IT sales.

    Cons

    Questionable HR policies and management protocol. Objectives can at times be unrealistic and compensation minimal for efforts given. Be ready for some very long days with no overtime paid.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    several years in sales

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Insight full-time

    Pros

    strong position in industry, active in hiring, developing a strong cloud presence. OVerall package is good and opportunities exist for advancement if you look for them.

    Cons

    Tends to underinvest and give competitors a lead, can be shortsighted in their goals and reactionary to main partners and their needs. Still struggling for idsentity in marketplace.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more administrative assistance for sales, turn sales management into experts to be on calls with sales employees. Inside sales should be a lead generation engine

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    You are your own boss

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounts Executive  in  Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Accounts Executive in Montreal, QC

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

    Pros

    You drive your own business, lots of freedom, and margin to make money

    Cons

    completely accountable, a lot of turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more transparency

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    BDM

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - BDM
    Former Employee - BDM

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

    Pros

    The company has undergone an transformation as the IT Channel evolves and so far has managed to stay on the wave and not sunk. The geographical spread offers a lot of prospects to relocate and they also like to promote from within which is good for careers prospects.

    Cons

    Some middle managers can make the work life very difficult. The company is trying to become a solutions provider but is stuck in the box shifter mentality and this leads to internal conflict between hitting targets by just smashing out KPI's and actually doing what clients value/need/want and what actually makes profit and long term returns. Also, very process based methods for internal communications and work and can lead to long SLA's and bad internal client satisfaction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce red tape, create smaller more dynamic 'sales' teams to be more agile and customer focused.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lots of potential, however no Sales accoutability, paying half the industry commission rate will keep them mediocre!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Solutions Sales Executive
    Former Employee - Solutions Sales Executive

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

    Pros

    Lots of things to sell!

    Cons

    Poor work life balance, too many management changes, middle management is afraid to speak up and manage in fear of losing thier jobs. Poor at dividing territories to gain better market penetration, management will keep accounts vs doing what is best for the company. Many salary plan changes over the past 3 years which has been a continual downgrade.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get smart hold the AE's and Middle managment accountable for growing sales portfolio's, Many reps have accounts they do not work or call on, ie just passing electronic orders. Take away the bottom accounts from every rep, hire new reps on the commision that is already being paid out and penetrate the market.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Solutions Rep

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Solutions Representative  in  Bloomington, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Solutions Representative in Bloomington, IL (US)

    I have been working at Insight full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    No career developement, constant restructuring and reorganization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement some sort of career development program, change is good, but too much of a good thing can be bad.

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

    It been a good experience at insight

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Insight

    Pros

    They have good scheduling and work with you when you have family emergency. Everyone olis very helpful when you need help and they participate in volunteer work.

    Cons

    Office politics, no raises for a few years and when they did give a raise it was well below the average of other companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Research into merits and pay for employees.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Survival of the FIttest

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

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

    Pros

    Good Entry Level with opportunity to make good money if you find the golden ticket

    Cons

    Sales process is still in building phase which can sometimes make it difficult to endure through the process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build value in the employees that don't want to remain complacent instead of firing and hiring at more cost someone new to train and go through the full process all over again. Build a culture of employees that don't fear being replaced by the next new thing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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