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14 January 2019

Does Farnell Global pay for a gym membership?

Pros

- current bunch of IT team in Leeds are particularly focused on delivering projects, some colleagues go out of the way to help - work culture in the IT team is very progressive, get things done at a good pace - stream of work will not bore you, there is always new work/projects (unless management puts the breaks on as company is going through transition) - free gym and free fruit to promote healthy culture - walk/run along the canal

Cons

- top management is not very engaging with employees (particularly since the recent take overs) - no career progression offered unless you are part of a special group (if you are happy staying in your role for rest of the life then fine) - you will have to compromise on your personal development goals - unfortunately organization is not good at promoting that - work/life balance needs improvement - few managers have attitude problem (particularly the ones who have been there for more than a decade and have not worked anywhere outside Farnell ). If you are a strong character and you can stand up to it - otherwise avoid joining

Advice to Management

- people that you promote to be managers, train them on man management and teach them to respect other colleagues - create a more open and honest culture to get feedback from colleagues if you want to improve the organization - understand the cost of losing people with years and years of experience

- free gym and free fruit to promote healthy culture

14 January 2019

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24 September 2019

How are senior leaders perceived at Farnell Global?

Pros

Car park, most employees were nice and easy to get along with.

Cons

A lot of brown-nosing and 'if your face fits' type of culture. Lack of leadership stability and those who stay for years on end are incompetent in their positions.

Lack of leadership stability and those who stay for years on end are incompetent in their positions.

24 September 2019

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14 June 2018

What are some insights into the strategy or vision at Farnell Global?

Pros

For the best part there are some lovely people, but beware of the backstabbers that are not. Free gym or gym subsidy Free fruit Canteen Good pay

Cons

Lack of vision and strategy Awful HR No trust Useless management

Lack of vision and strategy

14 June 2018

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15 October 2018

How are the career development opportunities at Farnell Global?

Pros

Non - canteen is even abissmal.

Cons

Worst place I’ve ever worked by a country mile. I’m an experienced middle/senior manager who doesn’t need guidance which is a good job as I was provided with little to No direction from director level. I would be constantly be littled when challenging the status quo and when the director did actually turn up to meetings he would pick faults with everything. I think he though that was him doing a good job. There’s a total lack of competence in almost every department, tons of dead wood and anyone who is relatively new (within 1 year) usually leaves. Rates of pay for operatives are really poor and they expect 100% efficiency from day 1. Totally unrealistic when taking the complexity in to consideration. Perms v agency is a 60% 40% split with approx 500 total employees. 70% of the 40% of agency have been there less than 3 months and management are trigger happy. Don’t look at one of them the wrong way and don’t have an opinion if your agency. The management team are around 25 strong, I would say probably only 2 of them are actually performing to the standards of their role. There’s No investment in people or time for 1-1’s to identify development. Most of the management team wouldn’t even know how to conduct a meaningful 1-1, over promoted mine field if you ask me. Stay clear. No appreciation for you regardless of what you do, much better employers out there paying far better with an actual career.

Advice to Management

Listen to your people, have an acceptance of your current capabilities with your current infrastructure and team leaders. A lot of dead wood to go. Poor grading system and wide margins in terms of pay banding without any defined criteria to reference. A lot of work to do here. Glad I’m out of there.

No appreciation for you regardless of what you do, much better employers out there paying far better with an actual career.

15 October 2018

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15 October 2018

How is management perceived at Farnell Global?

Pros

Non - canteen is even abissmal.

Cons

Worst place I’ve ever worked by a country mile. I’m an experienced middle/senior manager who doesn’t need guidance which is a good job as I was provided with little to No direction from director level. I would be constantly be littled when challenging the status quo and when the director did actually turn up to meetings he would pick faults with everything. I think he though that was him doing a good job. There’s a total lack of competence in almost every department, tons of dead wood and anyone who is relatively new (within 1 year) usually leaves. Rates of pay for operatives are really poor and they expect 100% efficiency from day 1. Totally unrealistic when taking the complexity in to consideration. Perms v agency is a 60% 40% split with approx 500 total employees. 70% of the 40% of agency have been there less than 3 months and management are trigger happy. Don’t look at one of them the wrong way and don’t have an opinion if your agency. The management team are around 25 strong, I would say probably only 2 of them are actually performing to the standards of their role. There’s No investment in people or time for 1-1’s to identify development. Most of the management team wouldn’t even know how to conduct a meaningful 1-1, over promoted mine field if you ask me. Stay clear. No appreciation for you regardless of what you do, much better employers out there paying far better with an actual career.

Advice to Management

Listen to your people, have an acceptance of your current capabilities with your current infrastructure and team leaders. A lot of dead wood to go. Poor grading system and wide margins in terms of pay banding without any defined criteria to reference. A lot of work to do here. Glad I’m out of there.

70% of the 40% of agency have been there less than 3 months and management are trigger happy.

15 October 2018

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