Insight

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Insight Reviews

Updated Jul 30, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.7 173 reviews

71% Approve of the CEO

Insight President and Chief Executive Officer Kenneth T. Lamneck

Kenneth T. Lamneck

(97 ratings)

41% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good people for the most part, challenging work (in 10 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)

  • There is such a lack of discipline from sales reps who do not care very much (in 5 reviews)

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    Account Executive

    Account Executive (Current Employee)

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

    ConsLow Base Salary and somewhat unfair commission structure

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

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    Stay away, they lure you in and steal your soul.

    Account Executive (Former Employee) Montreal, QC

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

    ConsEverything else. Mafia style management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet 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.

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

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    Runaway

    Account Executive (Current Employee) Montreal, QC

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

    ConsMost 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.

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

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    Horrible

    Account Executive (Former Employee) Montreal, QC

    Prosno over time, motivation to look for other jobs

    ConsHigh pressure, no compensation, lack of leadership,

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Insight uncovered my potentials

    Account Manager (Former Employee)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great sales school

    Adobe Sales Specialist (Former Employee) Montreal, QC

    ProsGood training program, company appreciates hard workers and individuals with high potential. Corporate culture is great.

    ConsCompensation 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Account Executive

    Account Executive (Current Employee) Montreal, QC

    ProsExcellent 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.

    ConsQuestionable 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.

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

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    several years in sales

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosstrong position in industry, active in hiring, developing a strong cloud presence. OVerall package is good and opportunities exist for advancement if you look for them.

    ConsTends to underinvest and give competitors a lead, can be shortsighted in their goals and reactionary to main partners and their needs. Still struggling for idsentity in marketplace.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave more administrative assistance for sales, turn sales management into experts to be on calls with sales employees. Inside sales should be a lead generation engine

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great environment, but not without its flaws

    Accounts Executive (Current Employee) Montreal, QC

    ProsGreat team environment, everyone is trying to help you
    800lb gorilla status with partners and clients
    Lots of fun events and happy hours
    Opportunities for learning and development everywhere
    Very forgiving for slow starters

    ConsLots of kool-aid, people outside of the attitudinal norm have been cut
    Some unfair metrics
    Lower compensation relative to industry - making the same deal working at a competitor will get you more money
    Strong get stronger mentality (goes both ways)

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of your employees and they will take care of your shareholders. Cutting the bottom line with compensation has led to two bad quarters

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

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    You are your own boss

    Accounts Executive (Current Employee) Montreal, QC

    ProsYou drive your own business, lots of freedom, and margin to make money

    Conscompletely accountable, a lot of turnover

    Advice to Senior Managementmore transparency

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

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