Arrow Electronics

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Arrow Electronics Reviews

Updated September 6, 2014
Updated September 6, 2014
260 Reviews
2.8
260 Reviews
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Arrow Electronics President, CEO, and Director Mike Long
Mike Long
154 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Some management willing to work with the employees to find a work life balance (in 9 reviews)

  • Good compensation, independent work environment, challenging and satisfying work (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • I will not recommend this company to anyone I care about because there is nothing called work-life balance in Arrow (in 6 reviews)

  • Upper management places no more value on their employees than they would a copy machine (in 10 reviews)

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  1.  

    Some good, some bad.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Brand Sales Specialist
    Former Employee - Brand Sales Specialist

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

    Pros

    Good people overall. Executive leadership and direction were good.

    Cons

    Poor middle management. Poor systems, processes and tools.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Address the cons through direct interaction with lower leveled employees. They are your backbone, not middle management.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent Summer Internship

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Management Intern
    Former Employee - Business Management Intern

    I worked at Arrow Electronics as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    As an intern they fly you out to Denver and the pay is decent. When I interned it was $15 an hour. As an intern the schedule was a lot more flexible as well. The training was decent. The best part by far was being able to travel to Denver to meet other interns, but I like traveling.

    Cons

    My boss was the mirror image of Michael from the Office and did not know how to run a team sufficiently.I just did mainly data entry and it was a monotanous and boring task. No one on my team really respected our boss and honestly we thought corporate did not either. He would tell us TMI and weird us out a lot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Screen managers better before promoting or hiring them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Use to love this place

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arrow Electronics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Secure, financially stable company, many opportunities to move around to different departments.

    Cons

    promoting friends and favorites instead of qualified people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't promise what you have no intention of keeping. Even if you think it may happen... don't mention or get employees hopes up until you KNOW the promise is going to come through.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A good working environment with mostly friendly people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arrow Electronics

    Pros

    Good benefits, manageable work hours, good people

    Cons

    Micromanaged with not a lot of oppurtunity to advance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

  6.  

    Good place to start

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Englewood, CO

    I worked at Arrow Electronics full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Lots of advancement opportunities.
    Pay isn't bad
    People are all very nice to work with

    Cons

    Management is pretty jumbled.
    HQ is pretty dated
    Turnover for department is pretty high.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good experience, slow moving internally

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst

    I have been working at Arrow Electronics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people are great to work with, everyone is willing to give career or business advice. Very conservative atmosphere keeps the workplace professional. Fast-paced industry provides a lot of different opportunities.

    Cons

    Extremely slow moving with promotions, senior leadership has zero work-life balance but a lot of managers and directors fight for it for their teams. Very behind in technology for employees, investing in the wrong places - extremely externally focused with spending.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote work-life balance, invest in employees

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to start

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arrow Electronics

    Pros

    Atmosphere, work life balance

    Cons

    Huge company, job security is heavenly dependent on the economy.

  9.  

    Ok

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arrow Electronics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Innovation in certain segments of the corporation, aggressive global growth strategy

    Cons

    Large, global company with challenges in keeping employees cohesive in the goals of the broader corporation. Difficult to maintain work/life balance with tight schedules for multiple levels of review.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Worked hard, no recognition.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Shipping Clerk  in  Solon, OH
    Former Employee - Shipping Clerk in Solon, OH

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

    Pros

    Interesting co-workers, stable job, paid the bills.

    Cons

    The managers were horrible. I saved the company $80,000 a year (at my location alone). They never even once thanked me, and did everything possible to make themselves look good as a result. I learned and trained my co-workers on a new system, including my managers and still had no appreciation expressed at all. It really made for an atmosphere that felt oppressive and unrewarding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to appreciate your people, especially when they are awesome at what they do. Attempt to not be so worried about looking good and inflating your own ego and focus on the benefit of the company, the working family, and those you are charged to manage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Company is Stable .. Good Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer III Senior  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer III Senior in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Team Atmosphere... Global Company... Good balance with Work and Life..

    Cons

    Compensation... Promotion criteria's are not Clear. Everything Happens behind the screens.. No Appreciations for the efforts spent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Policies should be Clear to All..

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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