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Insight Reviews

Updated August 6, 2014
Updated August 6, 2014
182 Reviews

2.7
182 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 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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  1.  

    Great sales school

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Adobe Sales Specialist  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Adobe Sales Specialist in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    Pros

    Good training program, company appreciates hard workers and individuals with high potential. Corporate culture is great.

    Cons

    Compensation is quite low, company likes to hire junior sales people instead of experienced sales executives as they do not want to pay high base salaries. Excessive micro-management on the sales floor.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Account Executive

    • 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)

    Pros

    Excellent training by Montreal learning and development team. If you are willing to learn and participate you will have all the support needed. Great introduction to IT sales.

    Cons

    Questionable HR policies and management protocol. Objectives can at times be unrealistic and compensation minimal for efforts given. Be ready for some very long days with no overtime paid.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    several years in sales

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

    Pros

    strong position in industry, active in hiring, developing a strong cloud presence. OVerall package is good and opportunities exist for advancement if you look for them.

    Cons

    Tends to underinvest and give competitors a lead, can be shortsighted in their goals and reactionary to main partners and their needs. Still struggling for idsentity in marketplace.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more administrative assistance for sales, turn sales management into experts to be on calls with sales employees. Inside sales should be a lead generation engine

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Not a bad company to work for a little while - excellent benefit package but little career development / progression

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

    Pros

    Benefits - support - training programs.

    Cons

    No flexibility - low salary - routine - lots of corporate gossip - not an entrepreneurial culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    An Ok company to work for, if career growth isn't an objective

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

    Pros

    Early adopters of technology
    Always looking for options to push new products and new technology to clients
    Pay package, while not the best, isn't too bad
    Value awards
    Presidents dinners
    Good engagement with technology partners
    Good support for family, though not necessarily work life

    Cons

    Career Management is almost zilch from a management point of view, unless you want to take the bull by the horns so to speak
    Very very sales driven, even non-sales departments
    Very rigid in terms of policies
    Very difficult to get through to upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Although there is an open door policy in principle with top management, it is very selective, and only people who know them personally can get access.
    Top Management doesnt realise that down at the lower echelons often are the back bone of the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great at the start, but little career progression.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Uxbridge, England (UK)

    Pros

    Ok benefits and nice people

    Cons

    Career progression and work life balance.

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

    Great place to gets lots of experience, not the best for internal career progression.

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

    Pros

    Many talented teammates to work with that have experience in many fields of technology and sales.

    Cons

    Internal promotion and salary guidance is prohibitive of a long term career within Insight.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think it's important to evaluate the processes for employee development and internal career growth. We do a great job of bringing in external talent but sometimes the pay scales cause that talent to leave or internally grown talent to find opportunities elsewhere.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    HMMMMMMMM

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

    Pros

    Lots of good solid people
    Wide range of offerings
    Working with best of breed vendors
    Good training

    Cons

    Sr leadership is lacking and doesn't have ability to make changes in a timely manner
    Compensation is lacking and seems to reward newer employees and not increase existing employees
    Defining sales roles and responsibilities
    Lack of vendor incentives that management forgoes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your people better
    Bring back vendor sales incentives and trips

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    You are your own boss

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounts Executive  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Accounts Executive in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    Pros

    You drive your own business, lots of freedom, and margin to make money

    Cons

    completely accountable, a lot of turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more transparency

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Manager

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

    Pros

    Ability to learn and autonomy.

    Cons

    A lot of organizational change

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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