Systemax Reviews

Updated July 2, 2015
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  1. Ok for short term

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, OH

    I worked at Systemax

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

    Pros

    Local management was cognizant on the associate's needs

    Cons

    Corporate management does not care

    Advice to Management

    treat the associates like they are valuabel


  2. Low pay

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

    I worked at Systemax (More than 8 years)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good fellow employees and good work experience

    Cons

    Salary's in general are low Not a place to work if looking to stay at a company for a long time.


  3. Systemax

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Support Specialist in Port Washington, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Support Specialist in Port Washington, NY

    I have been working at Systemax full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good security, nice work environment.

    Cons

    They could pay better. It's hard to move up.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your workers more.


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  5. Financial Analyst

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Miami, FL

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

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

    Pros

    You're on your own to creatively arrive at solution with hands-off management. The senior management team seems to be competent. The company deals with their vendors appropriately.

    Cons

    Very little PTO given less than 5 years working with the company. Personal, sick, and vacation time is all lumped together in PTO... Too much time has been invested outside of the full-time required working hours to not be compensated when opportunities arise. Prior knowledge base and achievements are weighed too lightly in the potential value of the employee.

    Advice to Management

    Set mandatory annual reviews to keep employees motivated and interested in staying on task. More transparency is required between management and employees.


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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Champion in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Product Champion in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Systemax full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    There are some wonderful people in the company with great vision and can make your job enjoyable at times.

    Cons

    management simply feeds you the info the big guys up stairs feeds them and 9/10 times its a step in the wrong direction or a excuse as to why things are not working correctly and how they are "working on it"


  7. Helpful (1)

    Marketing

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

    I have been working at Systemax

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

    Pros

    Close to major highways and stores

    Cons

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


  8. Helpful (4)

    If you need a job.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Buyer in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Buyer in Miami, FL

    I worked at Systemax 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

    Coworkers are mostly friendly and helpful

    Cons

    Managers are no help, work is piled on and many assignments are issued at last minute requesting you stay until done - not a good situation if you have classes or need to pick up kids. Many workers are very pushy - requesting that manager directions be ignored. Constant back stabbing - teams do not always work together. For a technology company workers are using very old computers and audio video equipment is not Alwyn set up correctly.


  9. Helpful (5)

    No Direction

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

    I have been working at Systemax

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

    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 Management

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


  10. Helpful (2)

    No value of time and person

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    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 Management

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


  11. THE WORST COMPANY TO WORK FOR

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

    I worked at Systemax full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Colleagues were good and supportive.

    Cons

    I worked with Systemax for less than a year and there is nothing good to talk about: - Had to work in outdated technology - Had to work long extra hours to meet unrealistic deadlines - I was given a set of unrealistic deadlines every week by my manager, for which I had to work almost 12-15 hours every day. - Appraisals were pathetic and I was never given a good reason as to why they were bad. - A lot of times there were differences in opinion between my manager and my manager's manager which would eventually lead to more work for me. - Many of my colleagues had to leave the company because of bad higher and lower management.

    Advice to Management

    Employees are not happy the way they are treated. The organization runs on the shoulders of your employees, listen to them, keep them happy. Change the mid and lower management guys they are ruining your company. Identify and respect talent, a lot of the talented people are not given good opportunities by their managers.



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