Arrow Electronics Reviews

Updated 29 October 2014
Updated 29 October 2014
279 Reviews
3.0
279 Reviews
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Arrow Electronics President, CEO, and Director Mike Long
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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.

    • 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

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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.  

    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
  6.  

    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

  7.  

    I worked at Arrow Electronics

    Pros

    Arrow Electronics gives various opportunities of practice enhancing or sharpening one's knowledge. It also offers over times increasing salaries or tips.

    Cons

    Too many sources of instruction causing not only workers to be stressful, and frustrated., but also work itself to boring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All advices I can give to the Arrow Electronics management can be summarized by just finding a good administration or organization susceptible to help employees perform their respective tasks without stress and frustration

  8.  

    Overall Good Experience ...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Overall very good experience with good exposure to new technologies.

    Cons

    Nothing much, as per my observation.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Arrow Electronics

    Pros

    Long term employee, good salary, great benefits. Cutting edge of up and coming business technologies (internet marketing, IoT, television commercials.) Sound business strategies, fair to employees.

    Cons

    Part of a large culture, lots of inexperienced new people makes it difficult to get things completed at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing

  10.  

    Glorified Quoter at a human puppy mill

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

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits package and somewhat decent work place environment

    Cons

    Terrible middle management and upper management is disconnected from employees. Very outdated technology

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get it together and make established rules with no flex for certain individuals. Also, listen to suggestions from employees on culture issues as well as how to improve job function.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

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