Insight Reviews

Updated 20 October, 2014
Updated 20 October, 2014
192 Reviews
2.8
192 Reviews
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Insight President and Chief Executive Officer Kenneth T. Lamneck
Kenneth T. Lamneck
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good people for the most part, challenging work (in 12 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)

  • Work/life balance is non-existent (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Sales Bootcamp

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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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits, People, Experience, Networking, Proximity to metro

    Cons

    No real financial incentives
    Volume business means slim margins means slim commissions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A Great start to sales

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

    I worked at Insight full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of benefits, great teamwork, free outings, prizes. I learnt a lot about sales and technology and about attention to detail for every sale. You start off with a crap book and have to make your way to the top its dog eat dog and sales. Management knows who cares and who doesn;t, you can see who will last and who won't.

    Cons

    Work life balance kind of sucks, a being a newb can be very tedious calling other peoples dropped clients, and not making progress even when you try hard as ever.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be nice to your new group help them out they do want to succeed and it is hard when first starting

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    Amazing work environment, helpful people.

    Cons

    The salary is too low.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Stay away, they lure you in and steal your soul.

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

    I worked at Insight full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good Cafeteria. Some good managers (but they are often sacked).

    Cons

    Everything else. Mafia style management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get off your high horses and listen to your AE's. Remember, the one's who don't get their noses brown are the one's you should respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Account Executive

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

    I have been working at Insight full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Constant Technology Training
    Fun people to work with
    Good Industry to work for

    Cons

    Low Base Salary and somewhat unfair commission structure

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Runaway

    • 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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, some good people work there. Good training too.

    Cons

    Most has already been said. Runaway. we started the training and after a couple of weeks, they started firing people. all they tell you is you are not a fit for the company, please take your belonging.
    you ve been warned.
    I would stay away from the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Horrible

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

    I worked at Insight full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    no over time, motivation to look for other jobs

    Cons

    High pressure, no compensation, lack of leadership,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Insight uncovered my potentials

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

    I worked at Insight full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great learning experience
    High Pressure Sales
    Recognition for success
    Tons of rewards
    Positive work environment
    Awesome benefit package

    Cons

    Internal processes can slow down performance
    Long sales training (3 months when I joined)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company should consider going back to its roots, which was being a sales organization geared towards providing clients a one-stop shopping experience. The burden of providing complete solutions, is profitable in theory; however, when executed in practice it doesn't work out as well. In the case of Insight, the direction of patterning with few key partners and disregard the others allowed the competition to take market share away.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great sales school

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    • 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 (more than an 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
  11.  

    Account Executive

    • 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 (less than an 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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