PC Connection Reviews

Updated April 30, 2015
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Timothy McGrath
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Pros
  • Work/life balance, compensation, time-off policies (in 3 reviews)

  • Great training program, allowing to build your own business and managers will help you whenever needed (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Not enough training on the products that are sold, base salary is low (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Overworked, underpaid, and under appreciated for the level of responsibility that i was given.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PC Connection full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    The people - period. The people in the ranks are some of the finest people I know.

    Cons

    Extremely hard to move up the ladder or get any recognition unless you are in sales.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with the respect and loyalty that YOU expect from them.


  2. Just a job to pay your bills

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field PC Support Engineer in Itasca, IL
    Current Employee - Field PC Support Engineer in Itasca, IL

    I have been working at PC Connection full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Outsources IT staffing at customer sites to manage IT projects. Gives new hires opportunities to get experience . Perfect workplace for college graduates.

    Cons

    Uses senior Field Engineers to train customer's new hires. Yearly salary increase are usually less than 2% with no bonuses. Don't expect education reimbursement nor stay working for this company more than five year. Get experience and quit soon as possible !

    Advice to Management

    Engage your employees to better themselves and not focus on keeping them below salary levels just to make a profit at offsite accounts.


  3. Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Merrimack, NH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Merrimack, NH

    I worked at PC Connection full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Good learning environment for new college grads

    Cons

    salaries are consistently well below market


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  5. Inside sales can be lucrative but is wearing

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Merrimack, NH
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Merrimack, NH

    I worked at PC Connection full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    PC Connection provides a lot of product training and access to tons of information for its inside sales reps. If you are outgoing, you might enjoy working there. They have a good benefits package and often provide free food. It's basically a commodity sell, so you need to build relationships with buyers who value your responsiveness. You need to put a lot of hours into the job during your first year, to research your leads before you call them. Once you build your "book of business," you can do a lot of repeat selling and make good money.

    Cons

    The sales force is housed in a very large room subdivided by cubicles. For me, it was too noisy. My sales manager (who is still there) forced me to relinquish my first steady buyer, even though I'd earned the account and followed all the rules, just to satisfy some political deal with another sales manager. I was given another account that didn't plan to buy anything. After that, I totally lost my motivation.

    Advice to Management

    Management should follow the rules of engagement.


  6. Company its moderate in its style but need stronger processes and leadership

    Current Contractor - Project Manager IT
    Current Contractor - Project Manager IT

    I have been working at PC Connection as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    The benefits are pretty decent

    Cons

    The Management is not very engaging

    Advice to Management

    Understand the businesses you support as well as salary requirements in the regions you are providing services


  7. Average at best

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at PC Connection

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

    Pros

    Strong support staff to get things done efficiently, decent benefits and a well established company that has been around forever and likely not going to go out of business during the hard times. Good overall vendor relationships, which makes things easier in terms of securing better pricing, etc.

    Cons

    Poor middle management, company is too focused on monitoring and controlling your every action, than on selling. Lower than average compensation, you are taxed heavily on anything you could possibly earn. Too much focus on monitoring and controlling your every action rather than simply focused on selling. Company takes a percentage of everything from you that you don't even see

    Advice to Management

    Focus on sales, not "good activity"



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