Arrow Electronics Reviews

Updated April 16, 2015
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  1. management postion

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Arrow Electronics full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    very forward thinking, recognizing need to diversify, strong disciplines

    Cons

    struggling to balance declining profitability in core business with needed resources to get the job done. too many positions under extreme pressure

  2. Product Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Arrow Electronics full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Worked with a lot of different people all over the country. Very challenging environment.

    Cons

    Management was not very experienced. Not a lot of growth opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Treat all employees the same, offer mentoring programs.

  3. Job wasnt bad but discouraging work environment

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    Former Employee - AVR in Ashland, VA
    Former Employee - AVR in Ashland, VA

    I worked at Arrow Electronics full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The actual day to day tasks are not bad. Benefits are decent but better in other states (states where corporate locations are).

    Cons

    My biggest gripe is the management holds no one accountable. Its always the next person that needs to fix something, never who actually made the problem. Trying to do a good job is discouraging because it is rarely acknowledged. Work environment is dusty and hot in the summer.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to get rid of people who don't want to be there. Your just wasting your money on substandard work and driving away people who want to be there.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Long hours , Littleappreciation and not much room for growth

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arrow Electronics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is in line with industry average however not sure how long this will last . new redesigned offices are a fry cry from the old mice infested digs . parking has improved. Free coffee !

    Cons

    Long hours . Zero work life balance . Sales driven culture . if you are not in Sales you are not worth anything . Severe emphasis on Cost Cutting . Little to no respect for the minions who make this company tick. Rampant Favoritism and no emphasis on training and improving employees

    Advice to Management

    Trust your teams to deliver. micromanaging is not effective management . Think about your employees who actually make this company great . Work life balance is a necessity not a privilege . Check to see if your teams are struggling . managing out is not as effective as improving the resources you have .

  6. Would only recommend if no other options available

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Arrow Electronics full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people on my team. Most people in the component/electronic world will immediately recognize the name.

    Cons

    Too many to list, but overworked, underpaid and treated by management as a # and not a person. Lots of layoffs and working on vacation to keep up was common with most other employees in my division.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to Business 101 basics. Learn how to treat your employees well both personally and monetarily. You may finally realize they are an integral part of your business and in doing so you will realize that happy workers = happy customers = happy shareholders.

  7. Had a great Manager and learned a great deal about HR and Talent Management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arrow Electronics full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity to lead a diverse set of projects with access to senior leaders. Very innovative team.

    Cons

    Extremely poor HR Leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Stay away if working in HR.

  8. Arrow Electronics

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    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Analyst in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Analyst in Denver, CO

    I worked at Arrow Electronics full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Large company, good ERP system, good location, decent benefits

    Cons

    Under staffed, under paid, long hours

    Advice to Management

    Offer permanent positions instead of contract to hire. Increase head count to manage volume more efficiently and offer training to increase employee skillset

  9. Helpful (1)

    Don't appreciate their employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arrow Electronics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Laid back environment and good people.

    Cons

    They don't invest in their employees. Benefits are terrible, merits are low and often delayed even though they are doing very well and very clickish.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employees by investing in their benefits, in their education and development and improving the facilities.

  10. Helpful (3)

    Need better Management.

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Denver, CO

    I worked at Arrow Electronics full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Large company with lots of opportunities. Has a large competitive line card for the Industry. Pay is decent but used to be better.
    Onsite cafateria. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Once was a good place to work but a lot of the experienced employees left or were let go. They replaced them with young people from outside the industry just because they could pay them less. Terrible mistake. Caused a rift between old and new and the new couldn't handle the workload. Bad additiudes and poor work ethics caused deteriation of the work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Learn about your employees and what motivates them. Lead by example. Work to reduce the turnover and model changes every year. Too confusing and frustrating for employees.

  11. Helpful (3)

    Sweat shop

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    Former Employee - Account Representative in Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Account Representative in Englewood, CO

    I worked at Arrow Electronics full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good health insurance and a cafeteria if you work in "building 1".

    Cons

    Mgmt is bottom of the rung. Many have no education and have mastered office politics in a bad way to get where they are at. No advancement opportunities overall.

    Advice to Management

    Take some real management classes. You are no longer in high school. When you say you're going to do xxx, actually do it and follow through.

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