Farnell Global Reviews

Updated May 18, 2022

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3.1
47%
Recommend to a Friend
73%
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Farnell Global President Chris Breslin
Chris Breslin
19 Ratings
Pros
  • "Flexible and good work/life balance(in 20 reviews)

  • "Great people, always the opportunity to develop and stretch yourself if that is what you want(in 14 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "few managers have attitude problem (particularly the ones who have been there for more than a decade and have not worked anywhere outside Farnell )(in 5 reviews)

  • "If your not a face fits character, your work seems to go unnoticed, or let alone cannot even remember what you do or bring to an environment(in 3 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place to work for

      Mar 30, 2022 - Oracle Database Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -Flexible working -New site being built to be ready by summer 2022 -People that you work with are great and welcoming -Great new technology to work with. In the recent years the company has spent significant amount of money on new equipment -During covid senior mgmt tried their best to retain staff -You can drive change if you are comitted -Company in my opinion has a bright future Overall its a great place to work

      Cons

      -As with any other company there is politics involved, however not to the level that hinders progress -PMs can do with being more organised, some are better than others -IBM, most of app support is provided by IBM and IBM provides brain dead people. Worked with 10s of IBM staff and mostly its an unpleasent experience. The company really needs to focus on hiring in house staff rather than relying on IBM. -Some of the US team members have questionable skills -Company is owned by Avent, and they seem to make all decisions. This is a double edged sword.

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Being bought by Avnet was good for the company

      May 18, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in Leeds, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Hybrid or remote working where appropriate to your role. Employee safety comes first, which was proven during the pandemic. Job role likely to be stable. Good amount of creative freedom in your role and teams generally work together well. A lot of toxic employees and managers left the company.

      Cons

      Variable experience depending on your manager. No career advancement, unlikely to have investment in training, may depend on role and manager. Limited to no 'benefits' packages unless you're on the highest pay grades.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good Company Overall

      May 7, 2022 - Global IT Service Desk Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      As a global company they are very up to date with their policies, offer hundreds free apprenticeship causes with their provider and put a heavy emphasis on self development (in my experience on the service desk)

      Cons

      Pay can be somewhat behind market average depending on the role

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Not bad

      Apr 21, 2022 - Picker/Packer in Leeds, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      They promote within once you have the qualifications

      Cons

      It hard work. You have to stand for the whole duration

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    5. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Discrimination

      Mar 30, 2022 - Warehouse Worker 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Eight hour shift and sometimes you get an ice cream treat once a year

      Cons

      Too much politics. Only good if you are Polish

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Global Company

      Mar 24, 2022 - Human Resources BP in Leeds, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great opportunity to work in a growing global company

      Cons

      Systems outdated in some cases back when I was there

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    7. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Sinking ship

      Apr 4, 2022 - Account Manager in Leeds, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I met some lovely people (most who have left or are leaving!)

      Cons

      I started my time at Farnell with genuine enthusiasm and a desire to grow. However, this was quickly quashed. My time here has felt like a tireless and defeated effort in the face of a company who is stuck in its ways and resistant to change. The environment is unprofessional and demeaning and there is a gaping gap between senior and mid-level management. There are no opportunities for growth or development and no leadership which inspires this. There is no incentive to 'win' & mediocrity is the defining feature. The internal systems are horrendously outdated and the "like it or lump it" mentality is depressing, as is the determination from this company to remain behind the times and with zero culture. I would advise anyone to steer clear unless you desire to tread stagnant water.

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Simple

      Feb 16, 2022 - Warehosue Operative in Preston, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Part time hours were fine for me

      Cons

      Despatch line can get very tedious

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    9. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Directionless Ship

      Mar 7, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Slow paced very relaxed environment.

      Cons

      Technology from the 90s. Lacking the drive to change. Stubborn leadership.

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      So far really impressed

      Jan 17, 2022 - Senior Business Analyst in Leeds, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      For a large company there is agility in the e-commerce space. Remote working, excellent pay and discretionary bonuses if the company does well (in addition to annual bonus) so far I'm really happy with the people I work with and the work I do. Flexible working with hours and immediate management are excellent.

      Cons

      None so far, you normally get the odd person that is quite difficult to work with but that's not necessarily the companies fault. The fact that they operate in so many countries can take some getting used to as well as legacy systems.

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