Arrow Electronics Reviews

Updated 9 October, 2014
Updated 9 October, 2014
275 Reviews
3.0
275 Reviews
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Arrow Electronics President, CEO, and Director Mike Long
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexibility, and can work from home 2 days (after a year) (in 10 reviews)

  • Some management willing to work with the employees to find a work life balance (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Depending on the team, hours can get crazy, work-life balance isnt exactly ideal (in 9 reviews)

  • Terrible middle management and upper management is disconnected from employees (in 11 reviews)

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  1.  

    Very rewarding experience that helped develop my career

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    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Mississauga, ON
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Mississauga, ON

    I worked at Arrow Electronics full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and flexible work schedule, allowing to work from home during adverse weather conditions.
    The people are some of the best professionals that I have ever worked with

    Cons

    Outsourcing has lead to many talented people being reorganized out of the organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We have a great group of experienced employees. Please continue to find new ways yo keep them motivated and leverage their experience to take Arrow Electronics to the next level.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Inside Sales Representative, responsible to managing existing accounts, and developing new ones. B2B sales.

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Halifax, NS
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Halifax, NS

    I worked at Arrow Electronics full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people, benefits, vacation time, excellent support from managers & co-workers, fairly positive work atmosphere, not very stressful and almost no new business prospecting needed to succeed.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement within the Halifax office, and not much in regard to pay increases, can get stuck with a bad territory, and can get caught up in a lot of bad morale with the office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay increases, and make communication between entry level workers and the higher-ups in the corporate office available.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Computer Division COLLAPSING! 2014, DO not believe misleading five star comments! they are made up!

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Mississauga, ON
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Mississauga, ON

    I worked at Arrow Electronics full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Descent pay, but accounts will be assigned by favoritism, so expect to have almost no sales in the first year or two

    Cons

    - High Management does not interfere with bad Managers that will not give opportunities to their subordinates
    - Just as an advise, beware that 20% of the company collapsed in the Computing division and lay offs are real
    - Vice President is the greatest person I've ever met, but some managers will push you down.
    - I've seen so many unfair things happen to brilliant employees with a bright background

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR must question LAYOFFS! they are frankly not FAIR! Managers prepare the kick with misleading arguments!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Horrible MANAGAMENT !! 2014 Great inside sales teams !

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Mississauga, ON

    I have been working at Arrow Electronics full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Inside Sales teams are honest people but management will not be transparent to employees

    Cons

    - Secretive Management that does not value the true potential of their employees.
    - Allow misbehavior and unprofessional manners of managers.
    - Very negative atmosphere with Vendors
     - Will not value you, will destroy your career and will not let you advance in the company.. BEWARE! and think twice!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - We all know that you called your managers to fire two per department in order to salvage the financial crisis of the company. I question how HR did not evaluate the lay-offs with Managers.. you should now worry of the remaining employees that are thinking everyday why very good employees were asked to leave from one day to another for no reason!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    used to be an excellent company to work for. Not anymore.

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    Former Employee - FAE in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - FAE in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Arrow Electronics full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    solid salary and bonus options

    Cons

    distribution market drastically changed in recent years.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Senior Management Hates its employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arrow Electronics full-time

    Pros

    Great team, open work environment. Dynamic work environment.

    Cons

    Top down driven company. All direction comes from Denver. Internally focused in the extreme. Lofty sales goals seem to be unattainable even in best of market conditions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They wouldn't take it anyway.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Manager

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Halifax, NS
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Halifax, NS

    I worked at Arrow Electronics full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Local Halifax office has a great management team - very open, communicative and willing to support their teams. Could not ask for an easier work environment. This is a B2B role - engaging with professional business clients. Interesting technologies, variety of suppliers and opportunities.

    Cons

    Corporate leadership has taken a very negative turn since 2010; focus is completely on the new Denver head-office with limited opportunities in regional locations. Employees have taken numerous hits to benefits and incentive plans with minimal impact to the executive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Limited opportunity unless you are willing to relocate to Denver, CO.

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

    Excellent work experience, with varied and challenging responsibilities

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Arrow Electronics full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good compensation, independent work environment, challenging and satisfying work. Excellent mamnagement, and the company cares about people, recognizing that people do make a difference. This leads to competitive advantage, which adds to growth and success.

    Cons

    The macro environment in this industry is changing, causing the company to have to change with it. It is a very competitive, tough environment now, where excellence callot be rewarded as well as before. Not the company's fault, it is just that the industry is changing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is doing a great job managing change and balancing success, profit and staff. I would not know how to do it better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales and Marketing Rep

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Mississauga, ON

    I have been working at Arrow Electronics full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people are wonderful, decent pay, decent benefits but not worth the hell you will go thru.

    Cons

    Management is abusive. Moral in past five years has gone from great to unbearable. Everyone wants out but all long term employees are so unhappy that they are waiting for their packages. Rumours are they are closing this branch on the electronics side. Computer side is great family Atomsphere because they are run by good management. It really is a shame that the management has done this to a wonderful branch/company...not the same as the old Steve Kaufman days when it truly was a family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    From the top down, need to change. Worst management team I have ever encountered in my life....corrupt. Listen to the people....they are telling you the truth. Take action before it is too late. You already are a joke in the industry thanks to the last 5 years of corrupt management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Decent job, but the culture is changing and jobs are moving..

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    Current Employee - Accounts Specialist in Halifax, NS
    Current Employee - Accounts Specialist in Halifax, NS

    I have been working at Arrow Electronics full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent money, good hours, good experience for other sales jobs

    Cons

    Since the company moved the corporate office to Denver there's a lot of senior people being laid off and replaced by less experiences people that they are paying less

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company changes directions every couple of years, would be nice to have clear cut goals and stick with them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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