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Not for everyone

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

I have been working at Insight full-time (more than an year)

Pros

- The project team I worked with was great, hard working, caring, team-oriented.
- The project team had three SAP go-lives and three migrations in a year; this no small feat, but I do not think anyone at a senior level understands this

Cons

- Management behavior is bullying, micro-management, out of touch with people
- Systems/processes are out-moded
- Lack of integration of functions - never integrated from 5 acquistions
- Struggles with identity
- Cannot clearly articulate value proposition
- Makes most of its money by jacking up freight costs
- HR is old school and outmoded
- Benefits are average - emphasis is purely on cost containment
- Too top heavy
- Exec salaries are paid at ranges that a much larger company in terms of revenue, margin and employee base would pay

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- Start over!
- Sell the company!

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    Insight will never prosper until it uses facts and data versus good old boy network to select and retain management.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ (US)

    I worked at Insight full-time

    Pros

    Good exposure to broad portfolio of manufacturers.

    Cons

    Workload is too much for most support staff. Management focus is typically determined by which manufacturer they had drinks with or a comment the CEO heard in passing. Leaders are selected based on who they are friends with - no skills required with the exception of yes men and cheerleaders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You talk about accountability but it"s ok to miss commitments if you are part of the "in crowd".
    Hire and fire based on skills and hold everyone accountable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Rearranging deck chairs on the Queen Mary

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Management in Tempe, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Product Management in Tempe, AZ (US)

    I have been working at Insight full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Insight has good benefits compared to many other Arizona based employers -- you can also come and go as you please.

    Cons

    Sales management does nothing to train and force the sales rep to actually sell--they are just order takers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a world class Sales team by actually teaching sales skills and getting rid of those who just take orders. Put Product Management back to where it was --a very profitable department --and stop wasting time trying to get the large manufactures...IBM, HP, ect. more business...it won't happen unless customers call and ask for it. The old regime actually knew what they were doing...this new regime simply is rearranging deck chairs on the Queen Mary (it doesn't matter what this round of executives do, Insight is not going anywhere). I am recommending Insight to friends simply because as long as you keep your mouth shut and stay mediocre -- you may have a
    well paying job for life.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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