Insight Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Chaos

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

    I worked at Insight

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

    Pros

    The opportunity to donate a few dollars from each paycheck to help support coworkers in need is a great idea that I wish more companies would institute.

    Cons

    It's chaos. Disorganization, poor leadership, no training/on-boarding, little to no professional growth opportunities, and a failure to keep up with best practices is threatening to make the company irrelevant.

  2. Good place to get your feet wet to move into a better opportunity.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Insight

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

    Pros

    Insight is a great place to start and get your experience in the technology industry. As a VAR they have improved their training methodology from when I started, The base salary compensation is quite a bit higher than when I started as well.

    Cons

    Always changing the compensation plan. Every year they devise a new and unique way to minimize the compensation plan. Every year they add more difficult hurdles to clear and continue to get creative as to how to avoid paying commissions. If you don't like the compensation plan, just wait one year and it will no doubt change...but never for the better...the management will spin it and tell you how it is going to create a better opportunity for making greater commissions, however that is NEVER the case.

    Advice to Management

    Stop letting the big IT partners dictate how your company should be run. Don't continue to change the compensation plan and lie to employees telling them that your actions are not "cost saving measures" and "the new comp plan provides greater opportunities to make higher commissions".

  3. Helpful (2)

    Trying to be a player but has a long way to go

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Sales in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at Insight 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

    Most peers are really great people

    Cons

    Clients have never heard of Insight. Management doesn't know how to manage, communicate, collaborate, help get things done, push the ball forward, think outside the box. The services we are chartered to sell are non-existent or are so rudimentary as to not set us apart. Trying to get things done within the company is nearly impossible. Lots of "No" people in high level positions. This company has no culture.

    Advice to Management

    Low pay, terrible vacation, disjointed sales messages, sales is told what to focus on which unfortunately is not in our wheel house - management needs to really focus on what the strengths of the company are and develop solutions around the strengths. Asset tagging and multi-site rollouts are not a leading edge service. Why is it so hard to get anything done?

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  5. Helpful (3)

    Decent til the end

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Arizona in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Arizona in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at Insight full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Teammates were great! Always willing to help each other out even at the last minute.

    Cons

    Management is only there for themselves. Middle management only cares about meeting their numbers to get their own bonus.

    Advice to Management

    The round of layoffs could have been avoided if management would have spent more time on getting new clients in the door and not blaming engineers for clients leaving RNOC.

  6. Helpful (2)

    Not bad for an entry level job.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of goodies from partners, but they cut back about 80% of the free food days and such, so really, no Pros.

    Cons

    Low pay, Inexperienced managers, the same people are always recognized at events and meetings - so if you want to make it into the "in" group, follow the clique and do what they do. Especially the women, extremely cliquey and do not let outsiders in to be friends not matter how hard you try.

    Advice to Management

    Hire managers that are qualified and actually care about their employees. Also, pay higher, expecting someone to do a job for 40K a year that they should be making 55K a year isn't that much more and offensive to offer less.

  7. Helpful (4)

    Don't expect much and you won't be disappointed

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Analyst in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Insight 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

    Lateral co-workers who I'm still friends with. OK for entry-level job, got exposure to industry and made some good networking connections. Bathrooms were clean. Within Jimmy John's delivery radius!

    Cons

    High-anxiety work environment: coming in everyday to see if your department has been "right-sized" and it's your turn to pack. Worked there 3 years during which time we had 3 bosses whose positions were all eliminated. Professional development & training were marketed in the offer but it never happened...silo'd teams, never figured out half the org chart. Pay was terrible and the final straw was the forced switch to high-deductible health plan. My salary was still the same but suddenly I'm paying $5k out of pocket before insurance kicks in. Performance reviews are a joke - there is a fixed amount of money for salary increases so management would "work backwards" to figure out how to distribute it...eg marked down for not handling any cross-divisional projects yet I could only ever work on projects that were assigned to me by my manager. Felt bad for sales reps who were subject to whatever ephemeral strategy was popular, usually just for a quarter or two before the winds shifted and a director got fired, then on to the new next best thing.

    Advice to Management

    Pick a course of action and stick to it. See it through to the end instead of changing horses mid-race. Better salaries would help you retain bright people and might offset the sting of the HDHP. The constant employee churn makes people who aren't getting fired nervous nevertheless and puts finding a new job high on the priority list.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Sales Solutions Asscociate

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Contractor-sales Solutions Associate in Dallas, TX
    Current Contractor - Contractor-sales Solutions Associate in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Insight as a contractor (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Choose own Hours and work pace

    Cons

    Pay is poor even as a contractor. expect same work or more as regular employees, yet NO benefitse, vacation or time off. Do not get pd. for holidays that are required to take off.

    Advice to Management

    DO NOT hire initially as contractor and expect people to work almost a year before hiring full time.

  9. Helpful (3)

    Good entry level work, nothing else

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer

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

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

    Pros

    If you are getting your feet wet in the IT industry for network, sysadmin, etc, this will be a good first place out of college, military, etc. You would be exposed to a lot and get to feel out some technologies, and see a corporate environment with not many expectations on prior work experience. Your lateral coworkers will be cool folks to work with.

    Cons

    The management is terrible and has no idea where they are headed all the way up. Google their continued history of high turnover and layoffs. Google the exec's history with prior companies also nose-diving. Even the benefits you get you will not be allowed to exercise. Great place for entry experience, then get out.

  10. Helpful (3)

    Been working here 7 months and wow what an eye opener. Very siloed, "not my job" attitude from many teams.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations
    Current Employee - Operations

    I have been working at Insight full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    The people I work with are nice.

    Cons

    lots of manual processes, IT can't get the main order entry system supported by the infrastructure it needs...appears to be a lack of expertise around the tool itself (SAP).

    Advice to Management

    Pick a direction and stick with it for more than a couple months. Clarify who you are to the marketplace.

  11. Helpful (4)

    Don't expect too much and you won't be disappointed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Insight full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Overall a great group of people to work with (at the contributor level). Several unique benefits (many free breakfasts if you work in the Harl office, tickets to sporting events, tchotchkes galore. Good time off once you have been there 3 years - but vacation time is use it or lose it so no carry-over and no payout when you leave.

    Cons

    You will be trapped in a cube that is as small as legally allowed. Management asks for the impossible and gives no thought into how you are expected to get it done. No career development. Minimal promotions (and those that are promoted are often done with no regard to actual skills).

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the resources that are needed to get the job done right. With all of the data issues that have plagued this company it is hard to believe that it can still do business.

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