Future Electronics Reviews

Updated May 7, 2015
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Pros
  • Good place to start a career, mainly fresh graduates to taste what a boot camp mean (in 4 reviews)

  • fast paced always busy,good training program (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Lots of micro management & favoritism (in 9 reviews)

  • No room for advancement, Disposable attitude from Senior management towards the field sales group (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Salary discrimination - women make less then men

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Future Electronics full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Relationships with customers Fun challenge to find solutions for customers

    Cons

    - Salary discrimination - women make less for same work - Non-compete - Once you are there you cannot just move to a competitor - local or not - for more money. - Branch office - relatively no room for local advancement. Would need to move to corporate HQ in Montreal. Need to be fluent in French to work in Montreal.

    Advice to Management

    Provide equal pay for equal work. Encourage flexwork


  2. it's a job, better than nothing

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

    I have been working at Future Electronics full-time

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

    Pros

    large distributor, good technical resources

    Cons

    dictator/big brother type corporate culture with micromanagement


  3. Helpful (1)

    No communication from management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bolton, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bolton, MA

    I worked at Future Electronics

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

    Pros

    Easy commute. Cafeteria and gym on site. Free parking. Young work staff. Working with other HQ in Quebec and US/oversea affiliates.

    Cons

    Senior management gives no direction and they don't communicate very well. No compensation for working overtime, which is expected from accounting staff. Office politics.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to lighten up and let workers think outside the box. Raises should be based on merit. Casual attire would be nice.


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  5. Big company but no good at all

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Future Electronics

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

    Pros

    Since Future is big company, people envy you.

    Cons

    If you process the business, you will need so many approvals from different sections.


  6. [For Asia] Mundane Job. Little room for growth. Only focuses on being Sales-Drive to reach the set targets

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Future 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

    Good Co-workers and employees as personal friends. Many of which are very nice people. Neutral office culture. Good place to be if you are looking to learn and want the exposure of a fast-paced workplace or industry. People are often comfortable in their roles and prefer not to move, hence a good place for a "retirement" job. Good compensation packages if you are in a sales role. Great place to start off but not stay for long.

    Cons

    Compensation is rather fair, training is nearly 0 and totally non-mandated except for what's required to know the job. Little focus on developing the staff to build new capabilities. Focused only on driving sales numbers. Company does not appreciate support staff and is taken for granted. Compensation for support staff not decent. Sub-par HR policies and personnel.

    Advice to Management

    [Applicable to Asia only] Build new capabilities to move forward instead of working to build capabilities that is needed today or yesterday. Many staff do not work in very productive ways, resulting in much redundant and manual work processes. Little access to productivity tools. Company on a whole takes analytics for granted and does not see the intrinsic value in the Business Intelligence Teams as functions critical to driving sales growth and implementing new changes. Good effort and work performance from support staff are often ignored. Poorly defined and ambiguous matrix used in measuring performance of support staff. Definitions are dependent on individual manager's perception/understanding of the matrices.


  7. Helpful (3)

    Future is a perfect place if you like to work as a clocking machine

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Marketer in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Future Electronics full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Good cafeteria, gym...could be a good place to stay till retirement if you're ok with a routine job

    Cons

    Bureaucracy and nepotism is in the blood of company culture. A management team does nothing but overlooks employees and treat them as their slaves. Most of work are purely processing and Inefficient, creativity is not encouraged. Compensation is low vs. overloaded workloads

    Advice to Management

    Fire half of the management team and then the company will have budget to grant all employees a raise


  8. Helpful (6)

    A typical, impersonal 21st century employer featuring a mixture of competent and incompetent management.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Pointe-Claire, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Pointe-Claire, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Future Electronics full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    An island of English speakers amidst an ocean of French. Multi-unit organization, with branches in over 150 countries. You will meet competent and interesting individuals. Some opportunities for growth, but reserved for cronies.

    Cons

    There is no avoiding the politics. You are either "with us, or against us". Cronyism and nepotism run rampant. Consequently, management, including senior management is populated by paranoid, spineless, back-stabbing, often-incompetent sycophants who will suck the life out of any competent, ethical individual. Unethical and dubious business practices have resulted in ongoing attrition and the outright defections of strategic partners and suppliers. A revolving door of misery. Two stars allocated only due to the calibre of some of its workforce.

    Advice to Management

    None. You are broken toys.


  9. Helpful (3)

    Constant internal competition with other business units. Little reward.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Marketer in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Future 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

    Gym and Cafeteria in building.

    Cons

    Peer pressure to work over lunch at your desk. Daily measurement against Margin and Sales with unrealistic targets and small rewards. Micro management.

    Advice to Management

    Learn modern motivation techniques. Set real targets and pay everyone the same for hitting them. Don't keep it secret.


  10. Helpful (3)

    Employees are not respected

    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Future 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

    Experience Benefits Professional attire Knowledge that can be taken elsewhere

    Cons

    everything else Do not mix friends with business Work 24/7 No family life


  11. Helpful (3)

    They try hard but fail hard

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Marketer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Product Marketer in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Future Electronics full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great extras at the head office: gym, cafeteria, good opportunities for training , a good range of discounts for services and shops, free coffee and tea. Great people, good place for networking It's a good place to start your career and gain experience

    Cons

    They don't recognize hard workers, they can take advantage of good intentions. Some managers can be very severe and hard to please, tend to micro-manage. There is a lack of respect for lower level positions and elevations are rampant. They don't have much concern for their employees' satisfaction, it even seems like they'd rather have people quit than fire the bad apples. You get very little benefit for seniority.

    Advice to Management

    Employees have great ideas on how to improve things but management don't project openness to listen. They should spend more time on their good employees and less on the bad ones. They need to show more recognition for the people who are actually doing good work.



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