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Ingram Micro Reviews

Updated September 30, 2014
Updated September 30, 2014
278 Reviews
3.1
278 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Decent work life balance, great place to learn the IT industry (in 22 reviews)

  • Lots of energy, great people and a good place to learn, employees are appreciated (in 21 reviews)


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

  • Seemed to be a disconnect between upper management and entry level employees (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good people but low compensation

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ingram Micro

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Very low salary. Unstablle Environment,

    Recommends
  2.  

    Great development for an entry level college grad

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Santa Ana, CA

    I worked at Ingram Micro full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great L&D programs, cafeteria, work at your own pace, not micro managed

    Cons

    Management, decision making, executives, org structure, frequent layoffs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow flexibility to employees, better benefits, and higher compensation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Solid

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ingram Micro full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent work life balance, great place to learn the IT industry. Good facilities, lots of opportunity to move around.

    Cons

    Focus on raising margins through pricing. Constant margin pressure and cost controls creates employee uncertainty. Mid management is weak and have too many direct reports to get coaching Director/VP level is like a club that you have to be a buddy with someone to get ahead..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a leader and look for ways to raise pricing. recent culture changes favor younger employees, look for ways to not have this shift alienate veteran core employees.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Political Correctness Run AMOK

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  Williamsville, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Williamsville, NY

    I worked at Ingram Micro full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good Pay if you stick around a while

    Cons

    Overly sensitive HR department, everything is offensive to at least one other person in a company this large

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Resume builder

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    Current Employee - Executive Director  in  Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Director in Santa Ana, CA

    I have been working at Ingram Micro full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great location, compensation is competitive for the area. Fast paced work environment with ample opportunity to gain valuable experience working with industry leaders on a global scale.

    Cons

    Work life balance is a challenge. Company is focussed on operational efficiencies and lacks strategic vision and consistent global operating model.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop long term vision

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 6 people found this helpful  

    Good place to learn your chops - probably not the place for a long term career

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager +  in  Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager + in Santa Ana, CA

    I worked at Ingram Micro full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great environment for younger folks to learn different positions, corporate processes and culture (both good and bad). Don't work in IT or operations - total burn out. Great opportunity to learn and be exposed to market leading vendors. Most good folks leave to join manufacturer partners.

    Cons

    Unfortunately longer term success and career path has more to do with political relationships and/or being a "yes" person than it does with anything else. There are lots of good people there but if you're not in the club, you're out. Lots of talk about "culture" and "the people" but unfortunately it's just that - talk.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The stock price is higher than it's been in years thanks to layoffs and acquisitions. Keep it up. However, I hope for all the good people there that you don't break the organization by ignoring the core issues. Best wishes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good company, great opportunities

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate  in  Mira Loma, CA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Mira Loma, CA

    I worked at Ingram Micro full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    If you work hard you can move up in the company.

    Cons

    Like in many companies its competitive which can cause cliques to form and to bump heads.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate your long tender associate they are the ones that helped build this company to become what it is today, instead of looking at new associate to take there positions for cheaper salaries.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Change is the norm

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    Current Employee - Senior IS Manager  in  Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - Senior IS Manager in Santa Ana, CA

    I have been working at Ingram Micro full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It is Never boring, there is lots to do, and it can be exciting

    Cons

    Don't promote from within
    Staff reductions and firings are common
    Organization changes far too much to be successful
    No work life balance
    No Employee stock program

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mgmt doesn't share the success with everyone (just directors and higher).
    If you are young and need to build a resume, jump in! If you are already successful and have years of experience and knowledge, I would recommend you look elsewhere (but 3 years ago, it was just the opposite).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Top IT Distributor

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    Current Employee - Director  in  Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Santa Ana, CA

    I have been working at Ingram Micro full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Some flexibility with life and work balance. Work from home privileges. Great way to build relationships with vendors (manufacturers).

    Cons

    Never escalate serious concerns to HR. Very political and competitive atmosphere. Management states they want you to participate in making changes and improvements but don't really want to hear your ideas and frown upon attempts to make a difference. Senior management, creative and directors have little room for growth. Tailors to students fresh out of college to keep salaries at minimum.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Hard days

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA

    I worked at Ingram Micro full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    complex global systems, some great people

    Cons

    Constant RIF action, outsource city

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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