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

Insight Reviews

Updated Feb 16, 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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Good place to work until they decide you're expendable.

Systems Learning and Development Specialist (Current Employee)

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

ProsGood people for the most part, challenging work.

ConsRegular layoffs for no apparent reason.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Inside Sales (Former Employee)
Plano, TX (US)

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

ProsVacation time, Peers, Holiday pay

Consmanagement shifts, AE shifts, lack of company loyalty

Advice to Senior Managementna

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

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Lack of vision

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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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Constant change, no consistency in vision, concerning future overall

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

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

ProsSpecific roles have work from home options.

They are big on easy wins such as recurring 'take your dog to work day' and 'wear your favorite sports jersey' which helps build morale & enthusiasm for some who care about pets or sports.

ConsCompany vision and path is consistently changing, yet they never give anything enough time to work/not work. It's similar to test driving a car, only with a public company. The change results in confusion, no career opportunities (lots of promise, nothing ever on paper), inconsistent salary (especially in commission based roles), and a very strong lack of morale.

Mid level management has the ability to make/break your role and upper management fully allows this. So depending on your team, you may encounter great flexibility and trust or be micro managed.

Benefits continue to become worse. They focus on things such as a health center within your office yet medical coverage is poor and has been a deciding factor in some employees leaving the company.

Work/life balance is non-existent. You are expected to work nights/weekends on a regular basis. Everyone wants to be a team player and step up when needed, but when this becomes the expectation from management you quickly burn out. Also, you aren't ever recognized or rewarded for these efforts and are forced to prioritize yourself, often at the cost of your reputation.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease focus on the people. Don't just talk, but actually follow through and listen. Yes, we all realize numbers are extremely important but without good people you don't stand a chance at making them. Don't treat people as cogs in a wheel, because they will go elsewhere with a sour taste in their mouth & do well with a competitor. This creates a downward spiral in a business where word of mouth is key.

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

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Company in Turmoil

Pre Sales Engineer (Current Employee)
Phoenix, AZ (US)

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

ProsGood mix of product to support any size customer

ConsMicro managers covering their own asses.
Almost no leaders.

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

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Great starting point, then get out

Client Solutions Executive (Former Employee)
Tempe, AZ (US)

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

ProsIt's really easy to get hired into sales at Insight - every other halfway decent company may want you to have experience, so Insight is great place to start when you have NONE. It's basically where you go to pay your dues, or "serve your time" as many of us refer to it, so you can get tech sales experience and then move on to a better job.

Just look at it as a way to win free stuff and get some free lunches while networking with people who will all be working somewhere else someday soon and getting the experience you need to move on.

ConsThe sales training isn't very good so you're basically having to figure it out yourself.
Lots of cold calling.
Expectations and quotas are always changing.
Compensation plan is always changing as well, making it harder and harder for you to earn commission.
Upper management sets the direction and doesn't really care about how it affects the sales people, and your sales manager may care, but not enough to speak up for fear of losing his/her job.

Advice to Senior ManagementThere needs to be an entire culture shift and I doubt that's likely to happen. The sales force drives the revenue of the business and yet gets screwed at every turn. Nobody feels like they can speak up about how they really feel for fear of just getting fired.

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

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It is not worth working here

Product Management (Former Employee)
Tempe, AZ (US)

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

ProsGood first job for right out of college. It will give you the work experience you need to move to another company.

ConsThey will not pay you what you are worth and changes will be made to everything monthly.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of your employees.

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

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Way too many managers for my tenure there

Manufacturer Sales Specialist (Former Employee)
Tempe, AZ (US)

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

ProsGreat bonuses, training, and autonomy is respected

ConsToo many changes in management to establish a bond and consistency

Advice to Senior ManagementGet to know your subordinates. Find out where they are in their career and where you need to lend a hand and offer guidance for their career path. Care enough to offer leadership proactively rather than disciplinary and reactive measures.

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

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