Systemax Reviews

Updated 21 Nov 2020

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2.6
26%
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57%
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8 Ratings
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  • "Poor work life balance since they do not give much pto time or holidays(in 4 reviews)

  • "No growth, limited learning opportunities(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Dynamic, Nimble and Profitable"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Wellingborough, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Systemax full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Up to 2011, the company (trading as Misco) transformed into a nimble and dynamic reseller that embraced it's customers, employees and the vendor community. The culture was customer centric and the majority of employees were happy which was reflected in the low attrition rate across all country locations (8 in total). The mantra was very much driven by US management who brought a 'work hard, play hard' mentality that gave life to the organisation. Misco had become one of the leading IT resellers in Europe and a profitable division of Systemax.

    Cons

    New CEO hired in 2012 drastically changed the organisation.

  2. Helpful (7)

    "Led by a twisted, nasty gaggle of sociopaths out of New York"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Bitchfield, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Systemax full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    None at all - except that their sub Misco was sold, so now we see a light at the end fo the tunnel

    Cons

    Can't list them all would take ages, mate.

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  3. Helpful (4)

    "Multi wannabee family enterprise"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior PM 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Systemax full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    If you have good self marketing skills want to hang around doing nothing for years, this is the place for you.

    Cons

    No processes, no strategy, ad-hoc management. unreasonable expectations and lots of bad-bad decisions.

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  4. Helpful (2)

    "It was going well until they got rid of the experience staff. Google systemax if you dont believe me"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Systemax full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good team that I work with. Was going good about back in early 2013.

    Cons

    Poor management decisions and still lacking good(if any) communication between departments. HR department is a joke.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Business Analyst"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Systemax full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work and the people there are great team players

    Cons

    too many changes.There was loads of staff redundancies and system change

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  6. Helpful (3)

    "They never learn lessons from the past and keep repeating the same mistakes"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Some amazingly talented people (or there were before they outsourced to Hungary and India), I have met and worked with a diverse and friendly bunch of very talented people during my time with Systemax.

    Cons

    Some amazingly incompetent or maybe just stubborn management that will follow through with a plan even when its clear to everyone around them and in some cases even themselves that its just a bad idea.

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  7. Helpful (4)

    "Great colleagues, ineffectual management"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Systemax full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work colleagues, who are more than willing to pull together.

    Cons

    Entropic management systems, upward feedback is neither encouraged, asked for, or listened to. Communication, management issue decrees and do not foster an inclusive team. Archaic processes and procedures. No communication of expectations, appraisal process is a joke. No training plans, no encouragement to advance knowledge. Ideas plagiarised by management for their own advancement. The organisation is not mature enough to realise, that the 'quiet teams' are more productive, than the teams that are shouting and 'fire fighting' problems of their own making (lean six sigma).

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  8. "Good"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Mumbai

    I have been working at Systemax full-time

    Pros

    Environment and colleuges are Best

    Cons

    None good company to work with

  9. Helpful (1)

    "RUN! Far away and FAST!"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Professional in Port Washington, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Systemax full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Co-workers are very professional, and care about what they do.

    Cons

    Horrendous management; care only about bottom line; they do not care about building or developing long term employees. Loyalty means nothing to them - they "manage" by lay-offs. They "think" they are progressive and employee centric, but nothing could be farther from the truth. Do not believe any of the corporate line. Their behavior speaks volumes. They lay-off long term employees, and replace them with 6 figure executives, who care only about money. Honestly, I do not know how this place is still in business.

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  10. "Good place to work"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Architect 

    I worked at Systemax full-time

    Pros

    Good culture,friendly environment good pay

    Cons

    No new technologies and projects

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