Arrow Electronics

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Arrow Electronics Reviews

Updated 21 November 2014
Updated 21 November 2014
285 Reviews
2.9
285 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexibility, and can work from home 2 days (after a year) (in 10 reviews)

  • Some management willing to work with the employees to find a work life balance (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Depending on the team, hours can get crazy, work-life balance isnt exactly ideal (in 10 reviews)

  • Terrible middle management and upper management is disconnected from employees (in 11 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Positive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arrow Electronics full-time

    Pros

    Learning from professionals, complex business processes

    Cons

    Training is done on the go: learning by doing and it can be hard sometimes due to the complexity of the processes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Personal growth and trainings need to be taken into consideration.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    A business that is certainly people oriented.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Integration and VAS Manager in Birmingham, England
    Current Employee - Integration and VAS Manager in Birmingham, England

    I have been working at Arrow Electronics full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Professional and courteous nature means it's a positive place to work.

    Cons

    Company doesn't reward reward loyalty very well despite high performance..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more to the people at ground level who can deliver the success.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lack of opportunity unless face fits

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nottingham, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nottingham, England

    I have been working at Arrow Electronics

    Pros

    Some staff are pretty friendly. The company hasn't been doing bad financially, and is always optimistic, however even Arrow have not been immune to job cuts.

    Cons

    Such a lack of opportunity for progression, unless your face fits. Salaries are generally poor compared to similar roles in other companies. Job security is poor, many redundancies have been made over the last year, only to be replaced by cheaper staff. The company take the attitude that you are lucky to have a job, therefore they don't need to do anything to keep you happy. Management have little respect for employees. Cost cutting is also rife across the board, at all levels except director-level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to relate with your employees. Without the staff, Arrow is nothing, however management do not seem to realise this and as a result many people are unhappy. Good management does not consist of pushing down one order after another, and treating staff like school children does not make for a happy workforce.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Product Manager

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Denver, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Denver, CO (US)

    I have been working at Arrow Electronics full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Arrow is an enormous company with amazing opportunities at their Corporate office in Denver (Englewood). As a Product Manager, you get to experience a little bit of everything (sales, operations, customer service, inventory). The position is a very good launching point for something else internally if you choose to do so. You technically only need to be at your position a year before you apply for anything else, but I suggest you give it more time - 2 or 3 years - and become an expert in the industry/technology before moving up.

    Cons

    Very fast paced and demanding (although I'm the type that appreciates that aspect). Sometimes it can become monotonous, but honestly, name a job that isn't from time to time. The "training" is more of a baptism by fire, but your teammates understand this and are SO very helpful - and willing to help :-)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Experience is definitely something to consider, but personalities and skill sets are too. Sometimes I think management rushes the hiring process to fill a gap, when it would be better to wait for a better team fit.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Join for Salary only

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Melville, NY (US)
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Melville, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Company pays slightly above market average salary especially in IT department and for IT roles.

    Cons

    Company survives on thin margins. Couple of bad quarters for the company and you start worrying about your job. Company has 'Pay money and get the service' style and doesn't seem to believe in Asset creation be it Infrastructure and buildings or knowledge, internal capabilities and employees. Centralization is taking its toll on various business processes. Reporting structure is often irrelevant and team structure is often complex. Management style is top-down and there are no forums or meetings to listen to junior employees and ground workers. Workarounds thrive over solutions and quantity thrives over quality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put managers in place of managers and not just deliverers who delivers the figures in the report the way senior would like to see. Encourage questions, discussions, problem solving and bottom up style of management. Build internal capabilities and focus on long term asset and value creation. Reduce the number of functional silos and align teams to business processes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Arrow Electronics

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Analyst in Denver, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Analyst in Denver, CO (US)

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

    Pros

    Large company, good ERP system, good location, decent benefits

    Cons

    Under staffed, under paid, long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer permanent positions instead of contract to hire. Increase head count to manage volume more efficiently and offer training to increase employee skillset

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't appreciate their employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arrow Electronics

    Pros

    Laid back environment and good people.

    Cons

    They don't invest in their employees. Benefits are terrible, merits are low and often delayed even though they are doing very well and very clickish.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate your employees by investing in their benefits, in their education and development and improving the facilities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    large corporate environment, all decisions driven by need for quarterly profit

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Sales
    Former Employee - Field Sales

    I worked at Arrow Electronics full-time

    Pros

    fellow workers great, fast paced and challenging, on line training courses, hard work but overtime expectations are low, employees treated fairly because its legally prudent to do so

    Cons

    dedication, hard work and length of service not rewarded, inflexible policies, corporate management out of touch with field, very US centric - lacks a workable global structure to compensate sales efforts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop playing revolving door at the senior management level and find good leaders who know how to run a large sales organization - anyone can cut costs by firing people, it takes talent to lead, inspire and motivate your team to success

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Rewarding but no work/life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Melville, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Melville, NY (US)

    I have been working at Arrow Electronics full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Growth within comany, allowed to move to different interdepartmental areas
    Room for relocation with US or global offices

    Cons

    No work/life balance
    Too much work, too little time, not enough resources
    Salary not competitive for a big company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand what is not working among operations. Listen to managers under the director level. Take care of the employees. I have experienced working at Arrow pre the current CFO and work/life balance and employee benefits were wonderful.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work

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

    I worked at Arrow Electronics

    Pros

    Great team environment. Flexibility

    Cons

    Money not great, Tough goals to achieve

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