Arrow Electronics

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Arrow Electronics Reviews

Updated 2 March 2015
Updated 2 March 2015
310 Reviews
2.8
310 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. 2 people 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    A business that is certainly people oriented.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lack of opportunity unless face fits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.  

    Not for anyone looking for advancement. This is just a paycheck.

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

    I worked at Arrow Electronics full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Met basic needs for family benefits, income, and location

    Cons

    No advancement, company is unconcerned with growth potential for employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Average company to work for

    • 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

    Pros

    3 weeks vacation within the first year. At times middle management tries to make things better but corporate management doesn't seem to care about their employees that are making the money for the company.

    Cons

    Required to work on some holidays. Can be dirty work. Hard to get the proper tools needed to do the job. Low wages.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take better care of your employees that work on the production floor. Without them you wouldn't have a company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Stressful job with not much money...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Material Planner in Englewood, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Material Planner in Englewood, CO (US)

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

    Pros

    There were good departments to be in-but I wasn't in one. Arrow offered great time off-3 weeks to start-plus decent sick and personal time.

    Cons

    Low Pay, Bad Management. They eliminate positions, and expect the people who were left to pick up the workload. So much stress--I was miserable in this job for two years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be consistent-I know that there are great places to be in Arrow, just not where I was. Try to be realistic on people and how much they can handle. Offer career mentors and growth-encourage hiring from within!

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

    A company in transition

    • 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

    Pros

    Large company with lots of varied opportunities

    Cons

    Inconsistent management effectiveness and treatment of emplyees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    No growth and long hours

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Arrow Electronics

    Pros

    All the hours you want and good pay

    Cons

    They preach work life balance but do not practice it. Click type atmosphere for advancement

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Fantastic

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Functional Analyst in Denver, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Functional Analyst in Denver, CO (US)

    I have been working at Arrow Electronics

    Pros

    great learning, great opportunities, keeps you busy, growing industry, challenging projects

    Cons

    management is not good, work culture is not good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    leadership needs to improve and value resources

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome Place to Work...

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

    I have been working at Arrow Electronics as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Exec Team, Excellent work/life balance, Amazing culture, outstanding comp/benefits... nothing but good stuff here.

    Cons

    None negative to say about the place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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