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Arrow Electronics Reviews

Updated 20 April 2015
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Arrow Electronics President, CEO, and Director Mike Long
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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. Helpful (2)

    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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

    Personal growth and trainings need to be taken into consideration.

  2. Helpful (1)

    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  3. Helpful (2)

    Lack of opportunity unless face fits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nottingham, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nottingham, England

    I have been working at Arrow Electronics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    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 Management

    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.

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  5. Slow pace organisation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    I have been working at Arrow Electronics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Independent workdays, base salary ok,

    Cons

    Old workforce, lack of vision, management that is rather invisible

    Advice to Management

    ear to the ground

  6. csr

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arrow Electronics

    Pros

    great people to work with, good hours, good benefits, short drive to and from work

    Cons

    a lot to learn, pay is lower than I've had in my last couple jobs

  7. Helpful (1)

    Inside Sales Representative

    • 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great team approach. Management is awesome. We get paid overtime on top of our OTE package. Lots of incentives & spiffs available.

    Cons

    Long hours at end of quarters. Always in front of a computer. Very much reactive at times.

    Advice to Management

    Don't ever overlook all the hard work put in by the inside teams.

  8. Great company! !

    • 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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great vision..management..organization...solid company...advancement opportunity...good benefits...

    Cons

    You have to be at least one year in the current position for advancement

  9. management postion

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

    I worked at Arrow Electronics full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    very forward thinking, recognizing need to diversify, strong disciplines

    Cons

    struggling to balance declining profitability in core business with needed resources to get the job done. too many positions under extreme pressure

  10. Product Manager

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

    I worked at Arrow Electronics full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Worked with a lot of different people all over the country. Very challenging environment.

    Cons

    Management was not very experienced. Not a lot of growth opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Treat all employees the same, offer mentoring programs.

  11. Job wasnt bad but discouraging work environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - AVR in Ashland, VA (US)
    Former Employee - AVR in Ashland, VA (US)

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

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

    Pros

    The actual day to day tasks are not bad. Benefits are decent but better in other states (states where corporate locations are).

    Cons

    My biggest gripe is the management holds no one accountable. Its always the next person that needs to fix something, never who actually made the problem. Trying to do a good job is discouraging because it is rarely acknowledged. Work environment is dusty and hot in the summer.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to get rid of people who don't want to be there. Your just wasting your money on substandard work and driving away people who want to be there.

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