SYNNEX Reviews

Updated October 9, 2014
Updated October 9, 2014
74 Reviews
2.9
74 Reviews
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SYNNEX President, CEO, and Director Kevin M. Murai
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36 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • People seemed to have a good work/life balance and senior staff is very accessible (in 6 reviews)

  • Synnex has good people, good benefits and good financial strength (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Low pay for the amount of work and revenue brought in to the company (in 6 reviews)

  • Micro Management, Favoritism and the "Circle of Trust" (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    It sucks.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assembler in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Assembler in Fremont, CA

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

    Pros

    None. Everything sucks... most of the Pros is going to work and see your friends and work to pay bills.

    Cons

    Swingshift was pushed up on us to start, no choice was given.. other than quit if you didn't want to work it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to get their act together. . Management sucks. Company has almost 4 years of running things the same way. They will not grow and their customers will start noticing on their products integration and performance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Beware - Also known as Concentrix - ALL BAD

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

    I have been working at SYNNEX

    Pros

    Paycheck til u get fired without any notice

    Cons

    Most people only there for a job because can't get one elsewhere, so no promotions unless you happen to be friends (suck up to) your manager, which also means:
    CRAPPY PAY
    Lousy benefits and low or no company morale

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue running this like it is your own little kingdom and watch all good employees leave

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Don't stay long

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Sales in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Field Sales in Fremont, CA

    I worked at SYNNEX full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are decent, Industry is fun and company is on cutting edge
    Fortune 300 so profit sharing

    Cons

    Management does not care about their employees. Many many people in same position for years. I was there 8 years and none of my co workers were getting promoted or empowered to grow. Only current managers get promoted (director to VP, VP to SVP etc), Not a lot of growth and company won't help you if your position is eliminated. Take this company as a way to learn something new and get out. Don't spend too much time there, you will become complacent and will have stale skill sets because they do not give you many opportunities to learn something new

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    care about your employees. They are the guys in the front line

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst job I ever had in my life. Terrible management and awful environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Carson, CA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Carson, CA

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

    Pros

    Made a couple of good business contacts there. That's the only good thing I could say about that job.

    Cons

    Underpaid, unattainable revenue goals, incompetent management and poor training program. There isn't enough space in this section to cover all the cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of all of upper management at your New Age Electronics office in Carson. I'm surprised you don't have more lawsuits because of the way they run things there. I would've filed a lawsuit if I had the money and the time to do so. I feel like I'm doing you a favor, that you don't deserve, for submitting this feedback. New Age Electronics is horrible!!!!

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

    Long hours, inconsistent quotas, low pay. Great for entry level experience into IT.....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - VAR West Sales Representative in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - VAR West Sales Representative in Fremont, CA

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

    Pros

    Stability
    Great entry into IT sales
    Sales trips and spiffs

    Cons

    Heavy Micromanagement
    Unachievable quotas - And I was there for years but as you progress the goals get to level that are unattainable unless everyone's business is growing at 20% levels month over month.
    Heavy Metrics - Call volume, emails, sales quotas.
    Low pay - The base pay is extremely on the low side and the commisions and bonus are not consistent with the size of deals and levels or work done to close them.
    Long Hours - Consistently working 9-10hrs daily.
    No Career development - There is no clear career path here. You will need to get promoted by building strong internal relationships.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop your sales representatives with training and promote from within for top performers. At a certain point motivation to achieve such high sales quotas is not enough to keep the team performing at a high level. Develop your managers and directors, give them the tools to manage as they do not seem to be well equipped to handle the task at hand.

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

    I have been very dissatisfied at best.

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

    I have been working at SYNNEX

    Pros

    An opportunity to make a living with no weekend work. There are some great people employed at Synnex that are afraid to express their dislikes in fear of losing their jobs.

    Cons

    Unless you are one of the good ole boys, life at Synnex can be very painful. There is little to no compassion shown to employees by the majority of management. The almighty dollar rules. There are some very dishonest and unethical behaviors in some of the management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would suggest being honest and sticking to your word. The employees are the company and there needs to be a lot more concern for them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    one of the best IT distributors with the lowest pay

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    No idea, hard to find out

    Cons

    No leadership and very low pay

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Too much micromanagement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Programmer in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Assistant Programmer in Melbourne (Australia)

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

    Pros

    Great experience to a supply-chain business

    Cons

    Salary was not in line with roles/responsibilities
    Too much micro-management
    Low staff morale (many staff were quite openly looking for more attractive exit opportunities)
    Not treating staff like professionals e.g. having to apply for leave if you are 5 minutes late (I would expect this in high schools, not in an office environment)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase salary to be in-lined with industry standard.
    Would result in less staff turnover, higher staff morale, and staff more committed to making a difference

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Just OK place to work, poor management at VP levels.

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

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

    Pros

    Good co-worker interactions within departments. China based so good financial strength on US dollar. Competitive in market segments. Good insurance benefits.

    Cons

    MICRO Management, extremely difficult to execute decisions unless you run all past upper management even small day to day. Low annual increases. Advancement in company is difficult. VP Management runs departments with no check and balance from upper management, employees are afraid to speak to issues in fear of retaliations. High turnover rates make if difficult to build teams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CEO needs to look at the check and balances of his team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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