Insight
2.8 of 5 147 reviews
www.insight.com Tempe, AZ 5000+ Employees

Insight Reviews

Updated Apr 06, 2014
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2.8 147 reviews

                             

71% Approve of the CEO

Insight President and Chief Executive Officer Kenneth T. Lamneck

Kenneth T. Lamneck

(79 ratings)

41% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Good place to start for entry-level IT sales"
    in 5 reviews
  • "Good people for the most part, challenging work"
    in 8 reviews
Cons:
  • "Mid level management has the ability to make/break your role and upper management fully allows this"
    in 9 reviews
  • "There is such a lack of discipline from sales reps who do not care very much"
    in 5 reviews
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I got out of it what I put into it

Account Executive (Former Employee)
Tempe, AZ (US)

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

ProsFun sales culture
Room for growth

ConsUpper Management doesn't really get what's go
ing on on the sales floor

Advice to Senior ManagementKnow your talent and do what you can to keep it around

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

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Sales Director (Former Employee)
Tempe, AZ (US)

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

ProsGreat place to learn the IT industry. Great lauch pad for career in the industry. Lots of opportunity for those who work hard and have passion for success. With 15 plus years of call center sales experience I would rank this one on the top. Lots of great memories. Good culture.

ConsThrough my time, there have seen many changes with senior leadership but par for the course in this industry. Depending on your position you could feel the heat of the latest stock market expectation but that can be part of the fun as well.

Advice to Senior ManagementKnow your true leaders. Tap into the folks below them to determine their true effectiveness. What does X do well? What are 3 things you'd like to see X do differently?

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good career in a fast paced tech sales environment, but low margin business makes it difficult to succeed.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Tempe, AZ (US)

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

ProsMost of the people at Insight are solid performers and fun to work with. The company is investing in better training for Managers, but there are still a few rogue ones out there who manage to slide under the radar.

ConsInsight wants to build a strong culture, but being such a small margin business, it will be difficult to do so unless they invest in doing it well. The company tends to be reactive and re-org any time the business isn't going well. This makes it difficult to have any type of consistency or ability to develop a culture.

– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Lack of vision

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

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

ConsIn 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Lack of teamwork.

Management (Current Employee)
Tempe, AZ (US)

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

ProsWork location and employee teaming.

ConsLeadership decisions without consultation team input.

Advice to Senior ManagementGather knowledgable input and options before choosing a direction,

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

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Policies? What policies?

Senior Program Manager (Current Employee)
Hillsboro, OR (US)

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

ProsGood pay, pleasant contacts, hands off approach.

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Experience is up and down at first job is hyped up to be a great opportunity with huge money potential untrue

Account Executive (Current Employee)
Tempe, AZ (US)

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

ProsThey are a fortune 500 co with good benefits

ConsThey do not invest in their employees and have horrible turn rate

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest time with employees to help build them

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

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Quality teammates making the difference

Human Resources Representative (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

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

ProsEnterprise organization with room for professional growth. Company invests in its employees and provides for a positive work/life balance.

ConsSalaries are quite often competitive.

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on services delivery, employee retention.

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

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Excited at first, too much turnover to make me feel any job security

Business Analyst (Current Employee)
Tempe, AZ (US)

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

ProsSmall family like atmosphere in my department (non-sales). Co-workers at a micro level are very caring and fun to work with. On site health clinic in Tempe.

ConsLayoffs are rampant, but they do 2 or 3 people at a time to make it less evident. However, the company continues to hire, it's a revolving door.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop overlooking your solid performers. Too much time and $ is put into the top 5% and you are losing your solid performers who have been overlooked. Show some loyalty to your solid performers and stop randomly laying off long tenured employees every time you have a lack luster quarter - we are better than that!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Value in this VAR

Account Executive (Current Employee)
Tempe, AZ (US)

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

ProsCut your teeth. Build a solid knowledge base. Practical experiences.

ConsWorst compensation package in the industry.

Advice to Senior ManagementDoes excessive dialing everyday nonstop translate into quality research/relationship building. No it does not. Let me leverage a personal relationship to make a sale. Trapped literally in the strangest 125 TAM accounts. Growth; stagnant. Nice.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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