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Systemax Chairman and CEO Richard Leeds
Richard Leeds
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great colleagues, ineffectual management

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Great work colleagues, who are more than willing to pull together.

    Cons

    Entropic management systems, upward feedback is neither encouraged, asked for, or listened to.
    Communication, management issue decrees and do not foster an inclusive team.
    Archaic processes and procedures.
    No communication of expectations, appraisal process is a joke.
    No training plans, no encouragement to advance knowledge.
    Ideas plagiarised by management for their own advancement.
    The organisation is not mature enough to realise, that the 'quiet teams' are more productive, than the teams that are shouting and 'fire fighting' problems of their own making (lean six sigma).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management need to learn to be leaders and not bosses. Quote: YOU don't build a business. YOU build people and then PEOPLE build the business.
    Implement a robust appraisal system, with definitive objectives and a training plan to help employees achieve them.
    Communicate the company strategy and adhere to the stated company values.

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Updated 2 Jul, 2014
Updated 2 Jul, 2014

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Budapest (Hungary)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Budapest (Hungary)
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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Systemax.

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    If you are invited then you will be hired most likely unless you say something very stupid. They will try to sell the job for you as the fluctuation is very and always in the need of staff

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America's Top Companies, Forbes, 2009

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Website www.systemax.com
Headquarters Port Washington, NY
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1951
Type Company - Public (SYX)
Industry Retail
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (CAD) per year
Competitors Dell, CDW, Insight

Systemax's system involves being direct. The company is a direct marketer of computers, electronics, and technology supplies in North America and Europe. Through more than 15 catalogs, 25 websites, and 40 retail stores, it offers thousands of brand-name and private-label items. The company assembles its own computers, which are sold under the Systemax and Ultra brands. Systemax also sells material-handling equipment, shelving, storage items, furniture, and other industrial products. Customers include businesses, government agencies, and schools, as well as individual... More

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