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Premier Farnell Reviews

Updated Nov 5, 2019

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2.6
37%
Recommend to a Friend
51%
Approve of CEO
Premier Farnell Avnet Chief Executive Office Bill Amelio  (no image)
Bill Amelio
13 Ratings
Pros
  • "Flexible and good work/life balance(in 19 reviews)

  • "Great people, always the opportunity to develop and stretch yourself if that is what you want(in 13 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)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Key Account Manager in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone is friendly and always willing to help * Very family orientated environment even though it is a global organisation * Great development opportunities - I started in the contact centre working my way up to team leader and then moving into HR. *Free fruit, Gym, Subsidised restaurant and free car park!

    Cons

    No progression and no help from SLT to improve

    Premier Farnell2019-10-15
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Lost its way"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Leeds, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Premier Farnell full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Some great people still there

    Cons

    They have lost their way and will continue to struggle with inventory, private label and a key differentiation.

    Premier Farnell2019-11-05
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Don't put yourself through the painful journey"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Leeds, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    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.

    Premier Farnell2019-09-24
  4. "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
  5. "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
  6. "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
  7. "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
  8. "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
  9. Helpful (1)

    "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
  10. "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
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