Insight Reviews

Updated August 2, 2014
Updated August 2, 2014
188 Reviews
2.8
188 Reviews
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Insight President and Chief Executive Officer Kenneth T. Lamneck
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good people for the most part, challenging work (in 12 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)

  • Work/life balance is non-existent (in 4 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    It is not worth working here

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Management  in  Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Product Management in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Insight full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good first job for right out of college. It will give you the work experience you need to move to another company.

    Cons

    They will not pay you what you are worth and changes will be made to everything monthly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Way too many managers for my tenure there

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    Former Employee - Manufacturer Sales Specialist  in  Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Manufacturer Sales Specialist in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Insight full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great bonuses, training, and autonomy is respected

    Cons

    Too many changes in management to establish a bond and consistency

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know your subordinates. Find out where they are in their career and where you need to lend a hand and offer guidance for their career path. Care enough to offer leadership proactively rather than disciplinary and reactive measures.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Insight – a commodity reseller not a place to work in professional services

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Insight full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Working for Insight introduced me to some nice contacts and gave me the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects.

    Cons

    My initial experience with Insight was good, but it soured the longer I worked for them. It was upon resigning for a better opportunity I discovered how I was better off leaving them when I did. If one isn’t a resident of California, Massachusetts or Illinois, upon leaving Insight they forfeit all accrued PTO and comp time.

    Working for them, it was easy to see that the company is driven more by hardware and software sales than the services they sell. Additionally, the rate at which I saw top talent leaving Insight, over my tenure, was a sign that it wasn’t a place that was willing to compensate or take care of its people. I’ve had friends recruited by the firm, and I’ve provided them the same cautions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve compensation and benefits; move away from the commodities sales business model.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Used to be a career ,company now they are just a job.

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    Former Employee - Sales  in  Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Sales in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Insight full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The team members are the best part of the company. The hours are not terrible and the facility is nice complete with a cafeteria.

    Cons

    Over the past 18 months the company has gone through a complete leadership change at the VP level. They are bringing in many executives who hit the ceiling with competitors such as CDW and putting them into leadership roles. Unfortunately this has added significant ego and ladder climbers to that level. I believe C level executives and board of directors are good but don't realize the determent the incoming executives are creating on the company. I voluntarily left at the point I realized I couldn't feel good about myself representing their brand. It used to be customers, company and employees were the top priorities. It now is VP's, Share holders, customers, company and then employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Check the egos and actual records of VP's coming into the company. You have not brought in talent you have brought in someone else's baggage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    No room for advancement

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    I was stationed at a client site in the Tampa FL area 5 days a week. My boss who was not a technical guy what so ever never came around

    Cons

    There was no room for advancement and everything that upper management ever promised me such as raises and paying for certifications never happened. My job as a systems engineer was sort of a dead end job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Service Leadership Disfunction

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Insight full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Company can sustain revenue from inside sales.
    Some individuals in leadership are concerned with personnel and revenue growth.

    Cons

    Current Senior Executive Leadership has not demonstrated the competencies required to lead an organization through revenue growth and the ability to compete and win customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Services sector has to determine a direction and effectively develop growth strategies, measure against plan and revise plans to mitigate risks and achieve the corporate goal.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not for everyone

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ

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

    Pros

    - The project team I worked with was great, hard working, caring, team-oriented.
    - The project team had three SAP go-lives and three migrations in a year; this no small feat, but I do not think anyone at a senior level understands this

    Cons

    - Management behavior is bullying, micro-management, out of touch with people
    - Systems/processes are out-moded
    - Lack of integration of functions - never integrated from 5 acquistions
    - Struggles with identity
    - Cannot clearly articulate value proposition
    - Makes most of its money by jacking up freight costs
    - HR is old school and outmoded
    - Benefits are average - emphasis is purely on cost containment
    - Too top heavy
    - Exec salaries are paid at ranges that a much larger company in terms of revenue, margin and employee base would pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Start over!
    - Sell the company!

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Average. Low pay, but laid-back work environment

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    Current Employee - Sales Specialist  in  Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Tempe, AZ

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

    Pros

    Relaxed, laid-back environment. Youthful culture

    Cons

    Management- Micromanagement to a whole new level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show more respect to subordinates

  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Over the last 2 years Insight Service and Delivery (Saint Paul, MN) has gone downhill

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer  in  Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Saint Paul, MN

    I worked at Insight

    Pros

    Great staff, people are great to work with.

    Cons

    Management in service area disengaged with staff. Hiring and firing done with no regard to how much revenue the employee is making the company or for certifications held. Employees paid 25-30% less than at other companies for the same work.

    Made complaints to HR and within 1 week was terminated by the same person I wrote the email to, so much for trying to improve the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize you can't grow a company based on firing your most talented people. Every talented person you lay off now is working for your competition and this will come back to bite you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    No clear direction for job role

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bloomingdale, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomingdale, IL

    I worked at Insight

    Pros

    Reconized as being a good VAR
    Good overall package
    Work hours matches every other competitor
    Tends to leave you alone to work, this is a great job if you are a contractor (Temp)

    Cons

    Constantly reorganizing
    Handing out promotions to those that have no clue
    No clear direction
    No growth potential within the company or training to get the next job within the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find out who can help keep your customers, currently there are too many in the wrong positions pushing your customers out the door.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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