Arrow Electronics Reviews

Updated 27 August 2014
Updated 27 August 2014
265 Reviews

2.8
265 Reviews
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Arrow Electronics President, CEO, and Director Mike Long
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161 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Some management willing to work with the employees to find a work life balance (in 9 reviews)

  • Good compensation, independent work environment, challenging and satisfying work (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • I will not recommend this company to anyone I care about because there is nothing called work-life balance in Arrow (in 6 reviews)

  • Upper management places no more value on their employees than they would a copy machine (in 10 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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 for 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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    • 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.  

    Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern
    Current Employee - Intern

    I have been working at Arrow Electronics as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    This place makes you feel at home. They really do have a family like atmosphere.

    Cons

    There are not many cons working at Arrow Electronics. Maybe that there are so many smaller companies within Arrow which makes it confusing to understand at first.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great experience into Corporate America coming out of college

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Systems Analyst  in  Melville, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Systems Analyst in Melville, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Process oriented, well organized company, providing career growth opportunities. Everyone I worked with has been friendly and collaborative, not too much politics involved. If you have the ambition to press forward and take on more projects even if they fall out of your JD, more power to you!

    Cons

    Depending on the team, hours can get crazy, work-life balance isnt exactly ideal. Again, there are certain teams that work very well together and the workload is spread. Within certain departments, there are cycles when weekends may need to be sacrificed in order for operations to continue steadily.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure to align well with senior leadership

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Very rewarding experience that helped develop my career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager  in  Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and flexible work schedule, allowing to work from home during adverse weather conditions.
    The people are some of the best professionals that I have ever worked with

    Cons

    Outsourcing has lead to many talented people being reorganized out of the organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We have a great group of experienced employees. Please continue to find new ways yo keep them motivated and leverage their experience to take Arrow Electronics to the next level.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Arrow Electronics summer internship program offers challenges and invaluable experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Social Media Intern  in  Englewood, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Social Media Intern in Englewood, CO (US)

    I have been working at Arrow Electronics as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    I benefitted most from the networking opportunities and hands-on experience I received. The people at Arrow are some of the nicest I've ever met and they genuinely care for one another. The internship program is very structured but still allows you to exercise freedom in your work. I got especially lucky with the team I worked with, which I think is what really made this internship such a good experience. Definitely a great place to intern!

    Cons

    The required intern group projects were pretty time consuming and got in the way of every day work. We were all happy to present our projects and be done with them. Communication within the company also seems to be somewhat lacking, but they are such a large company that this is to be expected.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Very satisfactory job with constant movement within ones daily duties.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager  in  Englewood, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Englewood, CO (US)

    I have been working at Arrow Electronics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Wonderful work life balance. Managers are friendly and overall easy to work with. Atmosphere at work is comfortable and generally stress-free.

    Cons

    Very little movement up the corporate ladder. Unless you transfer departments you will most likely stay within $2k to $5k of your current salary range.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more opportunities for communication between the sales teams and the corporate product managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Inside Sales Representative, responsible to managing existing accounts, and developing new ones. B2B sales.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative  in  Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Halifax, NS (Canada)

    I worked at Arrow Electronics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good people, benefits, vacation time, excellent support from managers & co-workers, fairly positive work atmosphere, not very stressful and almost no new business prospecting needed to succeed.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement within the Halifax office, and not much in regard to pay increases, can get stuck with a bad territory, and can get caught up in a lot of bad morale with the office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay increases, and make communication between entry level workers and the higher-ups in the corporate office available.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent Summer Internship

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

    I worked at Arrow Electronics as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    As an intern they fly you out to Denver and the pay is decent. When I interned it was $15 an hour. As an intern the schedule was a lot more flexible as well. The training was decent. The best part by far was being able to travel to Denver to meet other interns, but I like traveling.

    Cons

    My boss was the mirror image of Michael from the Office and did not know how to run a team sufficiently.I just did mainly data entry and it was a monotanous and boring task. No one on my team really respected our boss and honestly we thought corporate did not either. He would tell us TMI and weird us out a lot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Screen managers better before promoting or hiring them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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