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PC Connection Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
39 Reviews
3.3
39 Reviews
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  1.  

    good first job

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Keene, NH
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Keene, NH

    I worked at PC Connection full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    great industry experience
    excellent new hire training

    Cons

    low base salary
    time off

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Principal Software Developer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Merrimack, NH
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Merrimack, NH

    I have been working at PC Connection full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company that actually makes money. Very nice living in NH and commuting with no traffic what so ever. Unlimited access to Microsoft technology stack

    Cons

    Company is primarily about sales - but not too much in your face about it. Constrained to Microsoft technology stack

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward your developers and they will stay

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great opportunity for those willing to put in the effort and can learn the industry.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PC Connection

    Pros

    Co-workers are friendly, management is very relaxed and will work with you to make you successful, unlimited salary potential if you have a knack to sell, great networking opportunities if you are looking to move up in the industry, lots of prizes and free company outings.

    Cons

    Sometimes can be frustrating when things don't land your way, sales support not always helpful, the first 6 months are hard and you will not make much more than your base salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember that not everyone operates and learns the same way. It's best to cater to the individual in hopes of having the most successful sales reps.

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  5.  

    Not For Everyone!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Merrimack, NH
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Merrimack, NH

    I worked at PC Connection full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The saying over worked and underpaid doesn't apply here. They take the time to train you, along with decent compensation, and benefits.

    Cons

    Once your a couple weeks in, criticism is an everyday thing from managers that care nothing less than making money for themselves. A lot of the staff is very judgmental, almost a high school setting with the amount of back talk that occurs within the company. If you're not making sales goals, they will do whatever they can to break you. They have a horrific turnover rate, anyone there that works for the company for more than 2 years can tell you that. If you're not someone that can handle cold calling, it is not the place for you. Once within the company, you will hear from all the veterans, PCC is either for you, or not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work with your staff more, and maybe you'll have employees that respect you, and you should probably start drug testing, its not a clean environment once you meet everyone.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great if you want to work hard but very old school

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

    I have been working at PC Connection full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Incredible momentum. The company is growing like crazy and taking market share from its competitors. They also invest a lot back into the onsite resources

    Cons

    Very old school. They resist change in the workplace as much as they possibly can. This job is not for you if you don't like to work hard all day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace change, treat your employees like responsible adults and they will be happier and work harder.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Account Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Keene, NH
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Keene, NH

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with and the opportunity to grow your business and build you own success

    Cons

    nothing that doesn't exist elsewhere

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Fun place to work, but not for average performers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Marlborough, MA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Marlborough, MA

    I worked at PC Connection

    Pros

    Free lunches several times a week, an employee purchase program, great benefits, a decent base salary, you learn a lot about the IT industry.

    Cons

    Often dealing with inter office politics, management can be rigid at times, they don't do much in the way of marketing so you have to market the company yourself to land accounts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Progress to catch up to competitors offerings is very slow, expedite the growth of the line card and put a serious focus on increasing your your authorizations.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Company to work for if you can stand sitting in a cube and cold calling all day.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Merrimack, NH
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Merrimack, NH

    I worked at PC Connection

    Pros

    prizes, food, outings, good training program, their is potential to make very good money however need to be there for a long time because beginning pay is not enough to live off of

    Cons

    monitored dials and outgoing talk time instead of total talk time and you're in a cube all day. Accounts of employee's leaving are given to favorites instead of those who deserve them sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    instead of outgoing talk time look at total talk time, spread accounts more than just one team when people leave the company

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Merrimack, NH
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Merrimack, NH

    I have been working at PC Connection

    Pros

    This company has a work hard and play have mentality. Any time I have needed time off they are flexible as long as you are meeting retirements.

    Cons

    In the beginning you can expect long hours, and lots of cold calling. Although you are calling folks that will most likely need your service and products.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are a few different career paths to get to management, you can start as an AM go to sales manager, then senior sales manager, and the dir so on and so forth.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Solid company with great co-workers in a stressful industry

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

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

    Pros

    work hard and you can get handsomely compensated
    long tenured employees
    work with the right Sales Managers and Directors and you can get a lot of support

    Cons

    Separated departments who don't understand that what they do affects others
    Lack of communication to Sales
    Slow to accept industry changes like remote working

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are lots of you and sometimes it is still difficult to get someone to listen because you are always in meetings. Senior management is sometimes out of touch with what sales is up against just to get orders out the door.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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