Arrow Electronics

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Arrow Electronics Reviews

Updated 27 January 2015
Updated 27 January 2015
299 Reviews
2.8
299 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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Employee 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.

    • 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. 1 person 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.  

    Great company structure, tough to climb their ladder

    • 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

    Business skills are developed here, great company to work for early in career. Provide the right track to succeed.

    Cons

    They put you on the right track and you may never move from there again. Cold corporate environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Utilize the talent you have within the organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Fast paced

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Greenville, SC (US)
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Greenville, SC (US)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and lots of opportunity for growth

    Cons

    Leadership was hard driving with sometimes unreasonable demands

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    I've been with Arrow 3 yrs

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

    I have been working at Arrow Electronics

    Pros

    Nice plan for "Five years out" . lots of opportunity to grow.

    Cons

    Poor pay , long hours, no work/home balance, revolving door mgmt , poor recognition in Finance, lack of knowledgeable leadership due to mgmt moving on to better paying positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on a bit more on our cost of living...the pay isnt enough for the demographics. , create a better work/home balance, take notice of internal referrals for open job requisitions - we wouldn't refer someone we couldn't depend on.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Average

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arrow Electronics

    Pros

    large company resources (insurance, PTO and networking), global, stable

    Cons

    large company, lack of communication, slow to give raises, usually they are marginal.

  9.  

    one of the best careers of my life

    • 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 (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Always does what they promise. A lot of opportunity to advance

    Cons

    It's a big corporation. You can get lost if you don't work at your best

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    A company with fast reaction to the market.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Applications Engineer in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Former Employee - Field Applications Engineer in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

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

    Pros

    Great market exposure through the company;
    Sufficient back up support;

    Cons

    Little chance for promotion as many old guys on the senior position for long years;
    Less benefit compared to other global companies;

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more opportunities for personal development and promotion.
    The changes of policies sometimes are too rapid and unnecessary.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Relatively speaking, low pressure if you are technically solid.

    • 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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours and managable workloads.

    Cons

    Turnover of managers and execs at regular yearly intervals changes objectives at that same interval. The big ship turns direction, only to turn the other direction 12 months later. Often, common sense escapes this sales organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Often things which look good on paper (or TV), are not useful to customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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