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Systemax Reviews

Updated December 10, 2014
Updated December 10, 2014
41 Reviews
2.3
41 Reviews
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  1.  

    Excellent Company, Nice people, great working environment!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Port Washington, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Port Washington, NY

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

    Pros

    Very professional, knowledgeable co-workers, who are dedicated to contributing to the success of an incredibly diverse company. There are many long term employees of 10, 20 years. Compensation and perks are great! Comprehensive Medical insurance coverage is offered and can included dental and eye coverage, if desired. Discounts are provided for non-smokers. 401k provides a generous employer "match". On-site gym, business casual dress code, Friday "jeans" and welcoming atmosphere add to the positive working environment. Innovative technology and proprietary software add to a positive work experience. Good location, headquartered on the North Shore of Long Island. Close to all.

    Cons

    Medical Insurance Benefits cost (premiums and out of pocket) is higher than expected, but there are more than 2 choices to choose from and most doctors are included in the "in-network" less expensive plan. Additionally, there is a bare-bones "afordable care act" plan that provides the least expensive option. I would not call any of these plans "Cadillac" plans, as out of pocket expenses can be as high as deductible each year, in addition to the premium. A 61 day waiting period is long - and depending when you begin employment can be 2 months and 3 weeks!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Marketing

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

    I have been working at Systemax

    Pros

    Close to major highways and stores

    Cons

    -Poor management
    -No real training
    -No bonus structure
    -Poor top down communication

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    You have the possibility to make a lot of money. Lower management does their best to help you succeed

    Cons

    You're micro managed, with no ability to make decisions on your own. The software that should have been replaced 20 years ago. No. Lack of communication between upper management and grunts. Horrible training and benefits, your monthly cost for Health insurance will run $230, and its crap.

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

    overworked and under paid

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

    I have been working at Systemax full-time

    Pros

    good people
    make good friends
    learn a lot
    make connections

    Cons

    no structure
    no bonus
    no growth
    no opportunity

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work for a person looking for a challenge

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

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

    Pros

    The company has a lot of opportunities where a person can make positive change and is not afraid to ask questions. The company is also very supportive of career development and encourages movement within the company as long as you prove yourself worthy of it.

    Cons

    This it not a place for a person who is looking for a clear path or a routine when it comes to work. There generally aren't a lot of set protocols and procedures in place. You will have to be willing to pick up knowledge on the fly as you work day to day. You have to be proactive and know where to get the knowledge you need to get your job done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage more interaction between different departments and business units so that we learn best practices. Continue to develop work procedures to minimize the learning curve for new employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    No Direction

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

    I have been working at Systemax

    Pros

    You get a paycheck every two weeks. The office is located near good restaurants and shopping.

    Cons

    Management team has little knowledge so it's hard to learn anything of value from them. Benefits are very mediocre. Little room for advancement. Not innovative. Little planning, no metrics, bad attitudes, no team environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to you your experienced employees, build reasonable plans and goals and execute on them successfully as a team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Temps beware working for "Ultimate Staffing" in representation to Systemax in Naperville,IL

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PC Tester Tech in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - PC Tester Tech in Naperville, IL

    I have been working at Systemax as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Learned how to factory reboot PC Laptops, Desktops, Androids and repackage the product for the TigerDirect.com website.

    Cons

    Being treated unprofessional from the rude supervisors and testing non electronic items such as an "Expresso Coffee Maker" or "Ab Lounge" . Also overworked for this coming Thanksgiving with 10 needed hours 5 days a week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should never lie about the position or hide the fact that you did not mention one would be in a factory. I would not work here even if I was a permanent employee

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Electrical Engineer

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

    I have been working at Systemax

    Pros

    good work environment, good team work

    Cons

    not much i can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    No value of time and person

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Lead in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Team Lead in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Salary is good,
    good bonus,
    working atmosphere depends on project manager.

    Cons

    24*7 work they want.
    any failure goes to developer side, as it is there duty only.
    management is poor,
    lack of field specialist always affect project deadlines.
    no proper channel for communication.
    so many fake deadlines without any sense.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please do something for employee welfare,
    please take employee concern seriously, so they feel comfortable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Information Technology managed by a bunch of racist low lifes

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Port Washington, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant in Port Washington, NY

    I have been working at Systemax as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    There is absolutely none, as in not part of the company agenda for anyone to succeed.

    Cons

    Racist, colluding with Human resources and lawyers. No fair hearing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time evaluating upper IT management and firing them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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