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Premier Farnell Reviews

Updated 20 Jun 2019

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2.7
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42%
Recommend to a Friend
64%
Approve of CEO
Bill Amelio
10 Ratings
Pros
  • "Flexible and good work/life balance(in 19 reviews)

  • "People very nice, free fruit, good quality canteen arching breakfast and dinners with a Costa coffee counter(in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • "Visibility of senior management, Location, Management style, Reducing benefits(in 8 reviews)

  • "very bad management in all areas, management, communication and decision-making(in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "A very positive experience"

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    Current Employee - Social Media Manager in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Premier Farnell full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -The policy of having a work from home day one day a week is great (I commute so it's a welcome break from an 80 mile round trip) -Onsite canteen with discounted Costa Coffee -Onsite Gym -Share options and Pension -Bonus structure -Annual family fun days (these are great fun!) -Relaxed and approachable senior management- this is a really big thing for me. Being able to approach and speak openly to senior...

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    Cons

    Working in a global team can present communication challenges

    Advice to Management

    Carry on with regular town halls-they are extremely useful.

    Premier Farnell2015-11-17
  2. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - BI Developer in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Premier Farnell full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay, lots of different systems and projects

    Cons

    Needs more direction for future

    Premier Farnell2019-06-20
  3. "Nice people, busy head office"

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    Former Employee - Developer in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Premier Farnell part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    People very nice, free fruit, good quality canteen arching breakfast and dinners with a Costa coffee counter

    Cons

    Slow work load, a little badly organised

    Premier Farnell2019-06-10
  4. "Good pay, not much direction"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Premier Farnell full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible working, good pay, easy

    Cons

    Projects stale uninspiring, no clear sense of direction or team

    Premier Farnell2019-05-20
  5. "Inbound account manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Premier Farnell full-time

    Pros

    Good perks Very large company

    Cons

    Constant change Office environment could be bettwr

    Premier Farnell2019-04-23
  6. "Good People (although lots have left now)"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager 

    I worked at Premier Farnell full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    On site staff canteen. Opportunities to develop your career. Big on Ecommerce.

    Cons

    Too many changes in leadership personnel over the years and lack of clear/achievable strategic vision.

    Premier Farnell2019-03-18
  7. "Warehouse"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Opeative in Leeds, South East England, England
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Premier Farnell full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nightshift pay is good, this is the only good thing

    Cons

    After 3 week training, they stop the contract from more than 40 people. They just call the Monday morning for to stay that we don't need to go back. Never know why

    Advice to Management

    The management show too much preference with people from the same country....

    Premier Farnell2019-04-17
  8. "Milo"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Premier Farnell full-time

    Pros

    Progression opportunities. Fee gym and fruits.

    Cons

    Low wages. Poor management. Constant rotation of staff.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to previous bonus scheme. Invest in employees more, to keep them.

    Premier Farnell2019-02-23
  9. "Excellent People and Products"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Premier Farnell full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The company values it's people and has benefits and training to support this. The people at the company are committed and generally very positive about the company and it's purpose.

    Cons

    Historically, there has been an under-investment in systems which has lead to problems. It will be interesting to see if this improves under the ownership of Avnet.

    Advice to Management

    Carry on with the great job of valuing employees. Understand the detail of current systems limitations and support the investment required.

    Premier Farnell2019-02-18
  10. "Good people to work with (although a lot are leaving)"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Premier Farnell full-time for more than 8 years

    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 ...

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    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...

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    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

    Premier Farnell2019-01-14
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