Systemax

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Systemax Chairman and CEO Richard Leeds
Richard Leeds
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    Dynamic, Nimble and Profitable

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    Former Employee - Director in Wellingborough, England
    Former Employee - Director in Wellingborough, England

    I worked at Systemax full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Up to 2011, the company (trading as Misco) transformed into a nimble and dynamic reseller that embraced it's customers, employees and the vendor community. The culture was customer centric and the majority of employees were happy which was reflected in the low attrition rate across all country locations (8 in total). The mantra was very much driven by US management who brought a 'work hard, play hard' mentality that gave life to the organisation. Misco had become one of the leading IT resellers in Europe and a profitable division of Systemax.

    Cons

    New CEO hired in 2012 drastically changed the organisation.

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Systemax Interviews

Updated 21 Nov 2014
Updated 21 Nov 2014

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Systemax.

    Interview Details

    Hiring process started via a headhunter agency.
    Upon meeting the hiring manager, it was the most unprofessional and by far the easiest interview throughout my whole career. The interviewer didn't even really asked anything but just talked about the company (trying really hard to sell it).
    The management made an agreement with the Hungarian government to fill up 500 heads in the new Budapest SSC in a certain timeframe, in exchange for supporting their business, hence they hired anyone without a real interview process.
    If you are invited for a personal interview, most likely you already got the job - unless this 500 heads are already there. But since fluctuation is crazy (more than 50%), they just can't fill up this 500 since people are leaving every day due to poor management.

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    I negotiated my salary via the recruiter agency. I told them what salary I would like to work for and they negotiated it for me.
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    Easy Interview

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America's Top Companies, Forbes, 2009

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Website www.systemax.com
Headquarters Port Washington, NY
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1951
Type Company - Public (SYX)
Industry Retail
Revenue £2 to £5 billion (GBP) per year
Competitors Dell, CDW, Insight

Systemax's system involves being direct. The company is a direct marketer of computers, electronics, and technology supplies in North America and Europe. Through more than 15 catalogs, 25 websites, and 40 retail stores, it offers thousands of brand-name and private-label items. The company assembles its own computers, which are sold under the Systemax and Ultra brands. Systemax also sells material-handling equipment, shelving, storage items, furniture, and other industrial products. Customers include businesses, government agencies, and schools, as well as individual... More

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