Arrow Electronics
2.9 of 5 212 reviews
www.arrow.com Englewood, CO 5000+ Employees

Arrow Electronics Reviews

Updated Apr 08, 2014
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2.9 212 reviews

                             

49% Approve of the CEO

Arrow Electronics President, CEO, and Director Mike Long

Mike Long

(124 ratings)

41% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Good compensation, independent work environment, challenging and satisfying work"
    in 15 reviews
  • "People can work with peace of mind with good Work life balance"
    in 7 reviews
Cons:
  • "Upper management places no more value on their employees than they would a copy machine"
    in 10 reviews
  • "There is virtually no career advancement opportunities"
    in 8 reviews
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used to be an excellent company to work for. Not anymore.

FAE (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON

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

Prossolid salary and bonus options

Consdistribution market drastically changed in recent years.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Senior Management Hates its employees

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Arrow Electronics full-time

ProsGreat team, open work environment. Dynamic work environment.

ConsTop 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 Senior ManagementThey wouldn't take it anyway.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Inside Sales Representative (Former Employee)
Halifax, NS

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

ProsLocal 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.

ConsCorporate 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 Senior ManagementLimited opportunity unless you are willing to relocate to Denver, CO.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Excellent work experience, with varied and challenging responsibilities

Systems Engineer (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON

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

ProsGood 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.

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Inside Sales Representative (Current Employee)
Mississauga, ON

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

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

ConsManagement 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 Senior ManagementFrom 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

Accounts Specialist (Current Employee)
Halifax, NS

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

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

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Arrow's Field sales position is allows to build excellent experience in channel management.

Field Sales (Current Employee)
Montreal, QC

I have been working at Arrow Electronics

ProsCompany with breath of opportunities and excellent management team. Room for personal initiatives and leadership.

ConsTypical slowness of large company, Canada report to the USA with minimal impact.

Advice to Senior ManagementAllow for more rapid execution around on good ideas, have a better defined career plan for top contributors.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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ARROW Field Sales Review

Field Sales Representative II (Current Employee)

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

ProsGood compensation and benefits, fair budgets, good training and management

Cons"Performance based compensation" will limit the amount of money you will make

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Arrow Electronics full-time

ProsLearning from professionals, complex business processes

ConsTraining is done on the go: learning by doing and it can be hard sometimes due to the complexity of the processes.

Advice to Senior ManagementPersonal growth and trainings need to be taken into consideration.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good opportunity, but you will have to work for it.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Arrow Electronics full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGood opportunity for career advancement.

ConsWorkforce has been cut to the bone. Doing more with less.

Advice to Senior ManagementEventually, the bare bones workforce will produce diminishing returns.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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