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Insight Reviews

Updated Jun 20, 2014
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2.7 170 reviews

72% Approve of the CEO

Insight President and Chief Executive Officer Kenneth T. Lamneck

Kenneth T. Lamneck

(94 ratings)

41% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good people for the most part, challenging work(in 10 reviews)

  • Good place to start for entry-level IT sales(in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • terrible hostile work environment, terrible home work balance terrible upper management team(in 10 reviews)

  • There is such a lack of discipline from sales reps who do not care very much(in 5 reviews)

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    Insight is a Joke find a better job!!

    Account Executive (Former Employee)

    Pros- Nice building
    - Co workers are friendly
    - Pay is ok

    Cons- Militant
    - Micro Managed
    - Sales training inadequate
    - They use people as pons and work you like a donkey
    - management is incompetent

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your employees better, they work very hard and lets face it, the managers are incompetent with no leadership skills. The turnover rate is unreal this should be a red flag, stop playing roulette with employees.
    p.s. I Resign!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Go elsewhere

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsIt was a paycheck and benefits - that's all.

    ConsToo much reliance on outsourcing to India - Infosys, WiPro

    Advice to Senior ManagementWake up and listen to your employees, as they are the ones who interact with the customers. And take responsibility for your actions or lack there of instead of worrying about your stock options/bonus. Why is CDW so big and profitable?? If management tried to do their employees jobs' they would fail royally, because they don't have a clue. Of course, the managers would then blame the employees for their (the managers) failures and outsource them.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Decent salary but incompetent management, terrible benefits, and no willingness to improve business processes.

    Pre-Sales Engineer (Former Employee)

    ProsThe salary is on-par with what you can get in the industry. Getting hired is pretty simple if you have the right credentials because they're so desperate.

    ConsWhere to begin... Their business process involves using highly talented, certified individuals to perform clerical tasks as more than half of their job. All of the talented executive management have resigned from the company in 2009 leaving a rotting corpse of a business. The company is losing money so management has taken every cost cutting step imaginable. You do not want to work in sales at this company unless you like having completely unattainable sales targets.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire a consulting firm to analyze the competence of the sales management. Be willing and able to terminate 70% of the management team. Also, consider delegating more authority to regional vice presidents as the company functions very differently in various parts of the country.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    I would STRONGLY NOT recommend working for Insight

    Sales Representative (Former Employee) Montreal, QC (Canada)

    ProsThe money and prizes are good. Good medical and dental. Beautiful building to work in.

    ConsIt is like slave labor. They have a whip behind everyone all day, every day. They monitor your talk time(min. 2 1/2 hours), client dials (min. 40 calls), sales (number of sales and total dials) and send out a report hourly to the team. If you are lacking at any time of the day they will send you nasty e-mails. They listen to your calls continually. It is discouraged from you to even get up from your desk. I worked there for many years and hated every minute of it. The thing that keeps alot of people there is that they lack French skills so they have a hard time to find another good paying job (my reason too). I worked there for many years and would say they have turnover of at least 100 employees a year. They have training classes almost every month with about 25 new hires in each class. After about six months or so there will be approx. one person left from each group still employed by Insight.
    They are very demanding and treat employees like whatever they are doing is not good enough. Their favorite saying is "You are only as good as your last sale". I saw many dedicated and talented sales reps abused. You were always in fear for your job. You can have fantastic sales for months and one slow month they will be on you like crazy.
    I would STRONGLY NOT recommend working for Insight.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEmployees aren't Drones. The stress of this job is too much for most people.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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