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Insight Reviews

Updated 12 August 2014
Updated 12 August 2014
182 Reviews

2.7
182 Reviews
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Insight President and Chief Executive Officer Kenneth T. Lamneck
Kenneth T. Lamneck
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good people for the most part, challenging work (in 10 reviews)

  • Good place to start for entry-level IT sales (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • terrible hostile work environment, terrible home work balance terrible upper management team (in 10 reviews)

  • There is such a lack of discipline from sales reps who do not care very much (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Unethical company not somewhere you want to be

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Tempe, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ (US)

    Pros

    There are several members of the teams that are true assets. These individuals are extremely knowledgeable; however, Insight has no respect for their employees. In fact their turnover rates and ability to cut anyone without warning is horrific.

    Cons

    Horrible management, unethical business practices, and lack of methodology define Insight. The company tried to build on its services lines but has no care for the persons making up their workforce. There is no real career to be had here and they only use employees until they just don't need them anymore so then they quickly let them go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management needs to go.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Insight uncovered my potentials

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager

    Pros

    Great learning experience
    High Pressure Sales
    Recognition for success
    Tons of rewards
    Positive work environment
    Awesome benefit package

    Cons

    Internal processes can slow down performance
    Long sales training (3 months when I joined)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company should consider going back to its roots, which was being a sales organization geared towards providing clients a one-stop shopping experience. The burden of providing complete solutions, is profitable in theory; however, when executed in practice it doesn't work out as well. In the case of Insight, the direction of patterning with few key partners and disregard the others allowed the competition to take market share away.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interesting but a confusing place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer  in  Saint Paul, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Saint Paul, MN (US)

    Pros

    Talented Engineers, peers mentor other staff. If you like to travel there is plenty of opportunity. Steady work with no overtime or oncall work after hours perfect for someone with a family.

    Cons

    Worked for 6 years at Insight in St. Paul. Entire support staff of 4-6 Engineers eliminated. Found same position at another company paid $35k more a year for the same work. I should have moved on 5 years earlier. Company was profit oriented at all times and did not value their staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Every Engineer I speak with that were X-Insight engineers tell the same story. Never again will I work for that company at any cost. Don't see a future for Insight, anywhere. Time for Insight to go out of business, they don't bring any value to any customer. Getting rid of Senior Engineers doesn't make good business sense. What goes around comes around. Goodbye Insight, hopefully people that read this will pass on working at your company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good place to work until they decide you're expendable.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Learning and Development Specialist
    Current Employee - Systems Learning and Development Specialist

    Pros

    Good people for the most part, challenging work.

    Cons

    Regular layoffs for no apparent reason.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Inside Sales

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Sales  in  Plano, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Plano, TX (US)

    Pros

    Vacation time, Peers, Holiday pay

    Cons

    management shifts, AE shifts, lack of company loyalty

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    No career growth opportunity.

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

    Pros

    Warm culture, always something fun going on. Bring Your Dog to Work Day, on-site health clinic, covered parking, onsite cafe, lots of free food and giveaways.

    Cons

    Salaries are below average, there is no career path and hardly ever any promotions within ones job. Management seems supportive but never goes to bat for you. Unless you are in sales, no one really cares about you. Losing the Insight Bowl also stinks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provde career paths for employees OTHER than in sales. Actions speak louder than words - quit telling employees about all the great opps at Insight - show them instead. Put more money into marketing, add headcount, create advertising campaigns. Compared to CDW we are booooring.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Amazing place to work and grow

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Madrid (Spain)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Madrid (Spain)

    Pros

    Exciting work environment
    Learning opportunities
    Helpful colleagues
    Great leadership

    Cons

    Too many and long processes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great sales school

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Adobe Sales Specialist  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Adobe Sales Specialist in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    Pros

    Good training program, company appreciates hard workers and individuals with high potential. Corporate culture is great.

    Cons

    Compensation is quite low, company likes to hire junior sales people instead of experienced sales executives as they do not want to pay high base salaries. Excessive micro-management on the sales floor.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor leadership

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supervisor  in  Tempe, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Tempe, AZ (US)

    Pros

    The team reporting to me did a great Job and was very hard working. The Technical team was extremely competent and was always willing to answer questions.

    Cons

    I was terminated from my position for “Performance” I was past 90 days and had no negative reviews or disciplinary actions. Insight does not care about it’s people that work for them and do not follow their own policy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are going to fire someone give them an opportunity to fix any issues that they may have but informing them of issues. Terminating someone with no documentation sets the company up for a discrimination law suit.

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

    Think before you interview at this company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The Tempe location is nice.

    Cons

    Not a good working environment due to unhealthy internal politics and lack of professionalism.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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