Insight

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Insight Reviews

Updated November 17, 2014
Updated November 17, 2014
196 Reviews
2.7
196 Reviews
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Insight President and Chief Executive Officer Kenneth T. Lamneck
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.  

    An ok place to work.

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

    I have been working at Insight

    Pros

    Most of the people that work there are great to work with. Job is challenging but generally enjoyable.

    Cons

    Under so much financial pressure right now that there have been cuts left and right. Compensation across the board has taken a big hit and there have been numerous layoffs in the last year and a half. Some management groups make decisions that are good for themselves and not necessarily good business decisions, simply because of compensation rules.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New CEO appears to be driving the company in the right direction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    What are you really signing up for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Solutions Sales
    Current Employee - Solutions Sales

    I have been working at Insight

    Pros

    The people that Insight tends to attract are great individuals with a lot of entrepreneurial spirit- especially in the sales division. The working environment is interactive and there is a lot of opportunity to meet with on site manufacturers and suppliers at the head quarters office. If you enjoy collaborating on sales efforts, Insight is a good place to build on those skills.

    Cons

    Sr. Management is not in tune with what is going on with those closer to the clients. Several of the companies they acquired (Ex: Calence) do not appreciate the culture of Insight talent and management to the level they should for a positive teaming environment. There is a lot of Corporate politics!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give honest communications, feedback and encourage employees to grow professionally

    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mr. Fennessy is more concerned about the stock price of the company rather than the companies true health and future.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Engineer in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at Insight

    Pros

    Insight is not a bad place to start your career. Compensation is fair and they are willing to bring on people who are newer but willing to learn. Benefits are average. Insight can at times be a very fun place to work.

    Cons

    Advancing at Insight is almost impossible. They tend to hire from the outside rather than promoting from within. They are also unwilling to admit mistakes and fix them. They are more apt to continue with the original plan rather than step back and make changes. New ideas from staff level are met with pessimism. Morale is at an all-time low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value the employees that make the company what it is.

    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Insight - a good place to start a career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Buyer in Bloomingdale, IL
    Current Employee - Buyer in Bloomingdale, IL

    I have been working at Insight

    Pros

    Work environment is fairly laid back, and co-workers are friendly.

    Cons

    Accountability of management is lacking from time to time, although managers have solid knowledge and can be helpful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They have done a good job navigating through the tough economic environment.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Slowing becoming a VAR

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at Insight

    Pros

    Learn about the Channel business this is a great job out of college if you want access to the IT field.
    If you are looking to make contacts into this field and expand this is a great place to start.

    Cons

    Quote and stress of meeting your numbers. Every account you take on increases your quota number. It goes up and up be prepared for this going into the job. Understanding all the different license programs. You will have access to a license specialists who can help guide you. However you need to be sharp on your game or you cannot make it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep turning and buring.

    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mediocracy is sufficient at Insight

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

    I worked at Insight

    Pros

    They are one of the major employers of Tempe, AZ.

    Cons

    It's a low margin business and therefore difficult to invest into key initiatives that will drive the company forward. Couple this with pressures from wall street to continually grow the top and bottom lines. As a result, when revenues are lacking, the only way to respond is to cut costs and people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't make decisions based on personal agendas. Quit playing in your turf wars and just execute on the strategy!

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Sales Bootcamp

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Insight full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits, People, Experience, Networking, Proximity to metro

    Cons

    No real financial incentives
    Volume business means slim margins means slim commissions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Very Political

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Predictable and uncomplicated job. Company pays and rewards (financially) for success. Some reasonable company benefits. Low intellect required for competence

    Cons

    Very political. Its like working for a medieval court. Only the "liked" progress irrespective of achievements and performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be scared to promote your genuine talent in front of your mates.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    BDM

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

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

    Pros

    The company has undergone an transformation as the IT Channel evolves and so far has managed to stay on the wave and not sunk. The geographical spread offers a lot of prospects to relocate and they also like to promote from within which is good for careers prospects.

    Cons

    Some middle managers can make the work life very difficult. The company is trying to become a solutions provider but is stuck in the box shifter mentality and this leads to internal conflict between hitting targets by just smashing out KPI's and actually doing what clients value/need/want and what actually makes profit and long term returns. Also, very process based methods for internal communications and work and can lead to long SLA's and bad internal client satisfaction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce red tape, create smaller more dynamic 'sales' teams to be more agile and customer focused.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Decent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Insight full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Amazing work environment, helpful people.

    Cons

    The salary is too low.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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