Future Electronics Reviews

Updated June 19, 2014
Updated June 19, 2014
89 Reviews

3.0
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Pros
  • Strong technical team across the board makes it an excellent place to learn and excel (in 4 reviews)

  • Stable job, room to grow, overall great people and senior leadership (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • not flexible at all, micro management, crazy amount of work (in 8 reviews)

  • Senior management gives no direction and they don't communicate very well (in 6 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    sales former employee soso not

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    Current Employee - Marketing  in  Bolton, MA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Bolton, MA

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

    Pros

    fast paced always busy,good training program

    Cons

    low pay, high pressure, long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Future Electronics

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Future Electronics

    Pros

    Great training in business, great opportunity to develop your own customer relations and test sales techniques. Good IT and business systems.

    Cons

    No room for advancement, Disposable attitude from Senior management towards the field sales group. Top down information flow no comments from field are tolerated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Either praise the field for their diligent work or migrate to an internet sales model.

    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    I have been working at Future Electronics

    Pros

    good atmosphere. overall it is a good company. Nice people to work with. Senior are very very helpful. Very good rating is what I give.

    Cons

    rigid. Still overall it is a good company. Nice people to work with. Senior are very very helpful. Very good rating is what I give.

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  5.  

    A very special company with a very special culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    A lot of opportunties to grow and develop if you are in one of the main centres. Your ideas can be implemented and made global within a relatively short time if they are good.

    Cons

    Lack of trust to employees, horrible back stabbing politics. If you are in sales, advancement possibilities are very limited if you aren't in one of the three regional HQs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look a lot more at what people actually do and not at what they tell you they do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great People, good starting experience, TERRIBLE PAY

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    Former Employee - Marketing Support Representative  in  Pointe-Claire, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Marketing Support Representative in Pointe-Claire, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Future Electronics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    RRSP matching, Flex hours, Gym, subsidized cafeteria (amazing food), Dry Cleaning services, the employees and lower to middle management are some of the kindest most thoughtful people you will ever meet. HR actually cares about the well being of employees and listens objectively, it is a great place to learn what it means to work in a corporate environment. If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere!!

    Cons

    Staff is overworked and extremely underpaid, it is shocking how little a manager can make. If you do well at your job, you are prevented from moving forward, getting a promotion can mean little to no raise, bonuses and raises are inconsistent, there are periodical layoffs in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees better! Establish defined bonus structures, allow your staff who work hard the opportunity to grow or you will lose them as you typically do. You do not realize the cost of rehiring and retraining a new employee rather than keeping an existing one.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Daily Life

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    Former Employee - Product Manager
    Former Employee - Product Manager

    I worked at Future Electronics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great cafe, free gym, great people

    Cons

    Having to clock in and out makes you feel like you are working in a factory

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many layers of management makes decision making very difficult. D'ont be afraid to empower your employees and let them make decisions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Overall a good experience with potential to be better.

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Very IT-focused, lots of potential to dominate competition with information technology as leverage. Can tell management is trying hard to look at facts/statistics to back up their actions as opposed to just going with intuition, Moneyball-style, which is great. It reduces politicking to a certain extent, and does give a sense of fairness to decisions made.

    Cons

    Operationally information technology doesn't really work very well yet. Strategic needs just don't seem to be aligned closely enough with tactical and operational needs (and this disparity seems to be ignored by IT) and this causes quite a lot of frustration at the lower levels. The Asia (and perhaps Europe) teams also seem to get the shorter end of the stick when it comes to IT support and "ears", though it's just about adequate for most purposes.

    Recently the strong emphasis on Marketing and Sales teams to produce reports to back up their numbers does seem to interfere with the Sales and Marketing teams to come up with the numbers--it takes up too much time, with IT reporting abilities seemingly unable to catch up.

    Statistics are great, but they are sometimes taken at face value without taking into consideration the context in which they are based on. It is assumed that all branches work the same throughout the world, and that productivity numbers assumed correct for one region are exactly the same in another. I've got nothing to back this up, but my guess is that different ways of working might require modifications (even if slight) to how the numbers are interpreted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognise profit/revenue-maximising actions, not outcomes. If a branch/department/employee doesn't hit budget, as long as all the decisions and actions taken leading up the the dissatisfactory outcome were the "correct/best" actions at that point in time, then the outcome shouldn't be penalised even if the actions aren't rewarded (not reward perhaps as to "keep the peace" and not let entities with better outcomes feel cheated).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Management made me leave this company.

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative  in  Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)

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

    Pros

    Learn teamwork skills, how to deal with people (customers, co-workers, manufacturer reps).
    Company has a good reputation in the local market.

    Cons

    Not many opportunities to grow. No commission for sales, no commission for overtime work.
    Very stressful. Focus on Marketing, no focus on Sales. Unrealistic goals with no regards for the actual market situation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to Sales team and believe them. They probably know much more about what is possible and what's not.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Future Electronics

    Pros

    if you can get to the management level, you will get better opportunities to know the strategies.

    Cons

    8hours + 1 hour lunch time

  11.  

    Good place to get into the semiconductor industry

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Future Electronics

    Pros

    Learn to work effectively and communicate with coworkers

    Cons

    sometime can be really stressful

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