Arrow Electronics
2.9 of 5 237 reviews
www.arrow.com Englewood, CO 5000+ Employees

Arrow Electronics Reviews

Updated Jun 5, 2014
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2.9 237 reviews

                             

49% Approve of the CEO

Arrow Electronics President, CEO, and Director Mike Long

Mike Long

(140 ratings)

41% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Arrow S3 aquired Shared Technologies

    Operation Supervisor (Former Employee)
    Pittsburgh, PA

    ProsThe employees are passionate about provide quality telecommunication service and support to the clients un der contract.

    ConsThe management leadership is not passionate about providing the quality telecommunications service and support to the clients under contract.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Incredibly Frustrating

    Client Representative (Current Employee)
    Hilliard, OH

    ProsGood mission statement and the intentions are there to fulfill. Pro earth and recycling business motto. Great strides being made to minimize electronics and un-biodegradable items in landfills. Pay is OK once hired. Lots of overtime.

    ConsMgmt is so overloaded and pressured they can't remain professional through the difficult times. Some in particular are very unprofessional, gossipy and have favorites. At the warehouse level life is OK but the fortune 500 policies allow for zero wiggle room, they are very aware that the job market is tough so they just fire people for anything. Policies of a large company dictate everything allowing no consideration on a personal basis. All decisions on everything from how the floor is laid to how the programs run for processing come from corporate with no employee input. Generally more worried about the big picture to care about the employees making it happen, just feigning concern to keep peace and in business. It is sad but In my experience the office is fend for yourself, don't wait for mgmt to help when you drown. This place is the mirror of the movie office space without the funny stapler guy. :(

    Advice to Senior ManagementCorporate: get your head out of the sand, talk to the people in the warehouse. Production and money start there, they are the best ones to help grow the business.

    General mgmt: represent your employees as a manager should. When a problem arises, discover the root before taking action. Make yourself available. Gossiping makes one untrustworthy.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It's Who You Know Not What You Know

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFirst half of my career Arrow taught me a lot and challenged me strengthening my skills. I felt proud to be part of the team the first few years.

    ConsDownhill fast since 2009. Never seen so many layers of Directors and V. P. titles and less employees doing the hard work with no recognition . Leaders promoting inner circle leaders.

    Advice to Senior ManagementShare the wealth of opportunity to all those that got you to the top. Stop using those hard working individuals as a step on your ladder. Promoting within is great as long as it's an opportunity for all not just the inner circle.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Run Forest, run.

    Sales and Marketing Representative (Current Employee)
    Wallingford, CT

    ProsDescent benefits, stable work, good people.

    ConsOver worked and under paid. I have never been so busy overseeing one account. Quotes, change orders, order entry, drawing reviews, expedites. You could work 24-7 and still not be caught up and then get grief from management. Compensation does not equate to the amount of work done daily.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTalk more frequently with your employees, listen to what they say and build from it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Traditional big company with glass ceiling and earnings limitations on employees

    Inside Sales Representative (Former Employee)
    Englewood, CO

    ProsJob stability, training offering, had a good Sales Manager

    ConsPersonal growth, leadership, stagnation in market

    Advice to Senior ManagementBecome a modern company, focus on

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Reliable paycheck vs. your stamina for no leadership.

    (Current Employee)
    Reno, NV

    ProsReliable paycheck until commitments start faltering and the layoffs begin.
    The intent of keeping as much out of the landfills as possible is a noble tenet.

    ConsLiving wage not found here. Hiring from within without decent pay increases. People in positions of authority that have no business being there. Mandatory extra hours, everyday? Mandatory weekends, every weekend? Are we slaves? Arrow is the most hostile work environment, I have experienced, from the management, to the upset employees, to the stupendous lack of teamwork, to the HR that disregards every real problem, to the upper location management that are more disconnected from the environment than their upper management. It's nifty that MBAs know the breaking point of the number of individuals it takes to complete a certain task before redundancy. But, with Arrow, it's the same problem seen with most degree professionals of Biz Admin (MBA) I have known - No Leadership! Join the military and stay in until at least E-6 or O-4 and you will know what leadership is all about (set the example for yourself, first and everyday -woops, gave away the secret). Or, better yet, hire those ex-military upper leaders to lead your people to profits. $7.5 million take home for Mike Long in 2012 with only a Bachelor's degree from U. of Wisconsin? No pay increases seen for the employees. New reverse logistics software has a negative effect on clients - get it fixed asap.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe best leader is the best follower. Don't know what I mean? You cannot manage people: stop trying. You have to >LEAD< people. Learn some leadership and start applying it. Or, hire the proven or even potentially good managers / leaders and you will see everything change for the positive; stop promoting people with huge attitudes to positions of authority and that have no training. Review your current managers, from the top down and you will understand (know thyself).

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    Would not recommend a career here

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCo-workers are good people, and flexibility - can work from home 2 days a week - plus others work remote. Benefits are okay -- they do have some of the extras -- but your main insurance is good if you go to your primary doctor - otherwise, it's like not having insurance when you go to a specialist. Would prefer a co-pay so I can go to all doctors I need to see.

    ConsCheap company. They start you off at low salary base/commission and do not give raises (except to very few). Three years without a raise even though I've done everything the company has asked -- plus I know 3 other talented, experienced employees who had to leave for this reason - the only way to increase their income was to leave. Departments are getting more separated and management is not promoting customer service internally. Training is done by new employees in my area and they do not have a central training person or dept. Company keeps acquisitioning and boasts fortune 150 company - yet doesn't pay the employees who are helping make them a success. Coming from more real corporate environments - this company does not work the same way- managers are overloaded with no assistants, little support, little training - etc. They also do not post openings when they become available (internally). Overall disappointed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo a better job - give raises, promote within, work with new managers, change insurance so we can go see specialist w/ co-pays, get rid of the new commission structure - the 3rd month pay back if you miss quota (even though you may have hit 100% in the 2 months prior -- this is the most moral killer, along with no raises (not even cost of living)....love the work from home - I personally end up working more (start earlier and work late at night).... It has not hurt my productivity, and has helped me be more available when needed by my accounts.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company to work for if you are not located in NY

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Melville, NY

    ProsCan't think of anything to say

    ConsAdvancement opportuntiies were slim. Positions were being relocated out of NY to CO.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOnce the current CEO was appointed, he never once stepped foot in the Melville NY office. We all knew our fate was sealed.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great dedicated people getting squeezed to their last...

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Englewood, CO

    ProsArrow was a great and caring company. It's positioned itself positively in the market. Congratulations executive management.

    ConsDisregard for people - not at the relationship level, but at the structural level. Continued restructuring for the favor of Wallstreet, without regard for workloads or care of the people who have made it a successful company. Shortsighted. Congratulations executive management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYour words and actions don't match up. I get it - it's difficult; telling investors one thing and employees another. Someone has to end up holding the short straw.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Low morale and unqualified middle management

    Marketing Manager (Former Employee)
    Englewood, CO

    ProsThe company offers decent benefits like three weeks vacation right off the bat and the most of the people you work for a great work companions.

    ConsManagement is constantly focused on the quarterly bottom line, which means very little investment in people and layoffs are the norm leading to low morale. Most middle management aren't qualified to be managers and favoritism rules the roost.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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