Ingram Micro Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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Pros
  • Allows you to have a work life balance (in 22 reviews)

  • complex global systems, some great people (in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is a challenge (in 7 reviews)

  • Frequent changes at upper management and executive levels breaks confidence in the state of the company (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    not looking good

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Williamsville, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Williamsville, NY

    I have been working at Ingram Micro full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Work life balance, coworkers, time off

    Cons

    No room for advancement, almost yearly layoffs, very low morale, too many layers of management

    Advice to Management

    Stop outsourcing, reward the hard workers and get rid of dead weight, promote from within, show some respect to the people who are making the company richer other than the yearly lunch.


  2. Market Development Admin

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Market Development Administrative in Williamsville, NY
    Former Employee - Market Development Administrative in Williamsville, NY

    I worked at Ingram Micro full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent benefits - 401k, Health
    Great office atmosphere - Co-workers are great. Manager are a mixed bag but generally competent
    Tons of promotions, lunches, etc.
    Opportunity for advancement - Easy to quickly move up to bigger positions

    Cons

    Poor compensation - considerably lower than comparable positions
    Often arbitrary rules/policies
    Low PTO - Sick days come out of vacation time

    Advice to Management

    Throwing parties for employees is a good way to keep morale up, but an even better method would be to pay the employees a better wage.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Good Company not a lot of diversity!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Williamsville, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Williamsville, NY

    I have been working at Ingram Micro full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    You get the experience of working with a industry leading company, share and collaborate with top professionals and gain the knowledge to advance your career.

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunity for advancement. It's really about who you know not what you know. Ingram's Williamsville office lack diversity, not only in management but in general.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management is higher within. There are a lot of talented people who are not given the opportunity or chance to advance.


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  5. Great company to start career

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ingram Micro full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great marketing perks and corporate culture

    Cons

    limited pay raises and advancement


  6. Helpful (1)

    Great Place to Start, Terrific People

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ingram Micro full-time

    Pros

    Ingram Micro is a great place for someone just out of college or for someone looking to re-invent their career. You get exposed to a lot of different job functions/opportunities and you get to work with some really terrific people. Ingram Micro is a great "training ground" because employees develop marketable skills they eventually take elsewhere.

    Cons

    Compensation is not at market value, thus you get a lot of employee turnover. There's also seems to be more of a focus on stock performance over the last few years, resulting in a markedly different approach in how senior level executives view the business and the employees. Employee morale is generally average to below average.


  7. Decent place

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

    I have been working at Ingram Micro full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent place to work in Buffalo. Generally fun. Good culture. Lots of social opportunities. Good "jumping off" point career wise. Play the game and you'll do well.

    Cons

    Can very much be a "boys club" culture at times. Promotions tend to make little sense, and hiring managers tend to look outside for higher level talent. Micromanaging is becoming more common.

    Advice to Management

    Not everyone fits into your Phoenix classification system. Promote from within. Avoid micro managers. Cultivate real sales people, stop letting good talent walk out the door. Constantly hiring people fresh out of college keeps the bean counters happy at the expense of talent.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Marketing Contractor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Ingram Micro as a contractor

    Pros

    Professional, organized, exposure to many industry leaders (manufacturers), interfaced with various departments.

    Cons

    As a contractor, I was in the office on bi-weekly basis…sometimes 4 times a week, but I did not feel like I was truly part of the department or team. I enjoyed working there, but was not able to bond with colleagues. I had a great boss and job share partner, though.


  9. Channel Partner Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Dunwoody, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Dunwoody, GA

    I have been working at Ingram Micro (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Large company and world wide

    Cons

    Pay is poor compared to industry

    Advice to Management

    Raise the pay level


  10. Inside Sales

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ingram Micro

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

    Pros

    Benefits are great for the area

    Cons

    Being able to move up in the company


  11. Lackluster management that is stuck in its ways.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at Ingram Micro as a contractor (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    There are so many open to learning new processes and following procedures.

    Other teams are happy to fill in the blanks and provide assistance when needed.

    The IMM HR team is delightfully helpful.

    Cons

    The manager I worked for often proved impossible to work for, as he kept an employee who did not have basic computer skills.
    He also didn't understand how having A+ Certification was a highlight of a potential employee's computer skills.
    Supervisors/Management have no qualms with bringing up their grievances with other staff members.
    Getting a direct/straight answer on any subject is proven difficult and quite the uphill battle.
    Often times you're liable to receive several different answers from the (Elwood Staffing) HR team, which in turn means a delayed check, no apology for misinformation, and a scolding.

    Advice to Management

    The best advice one could give....
    Be a dependable and reliable member of your team. When getting pushback from other teams, it would be easier for a team of one to have a superior with the knowledge, responsibility and fortitude to address issues on their team's behalf.



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