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Systemax Reviews

Updated October 13, 2014
Updated October 13, 2014
39 Reviews
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    Marketing

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    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
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    If you need a job.

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    Former Employee - Buyer in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Buyer in Miami, FL

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

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    No Direction

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    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
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    No value of time and person

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    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
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great colleagues, ineffectual management

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    Former Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Great work colleagues, who are more than willing to pull together.

    Cons

    Entropic management systems, upward feedback is neither encouraged, asked for, or listened to.
    Communication, management issue decrees and do not foster an inclusive team.
    Archaic processes and procedures.
    No communication of expectations, appraisal process is a joke.
    No training plans, no encouragement to advance knowledge.
    Ideas plagiarised by management for their own advancement.
    The organisation is not mature enough to realise, that the 'quiet teams' are more productive, than the teams that are shouting and 'fire fighting' problems of their own making (lean six sigma).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management need to learn to be leaders and not bosses. Quote: YOU don't build a business. YOU build people and then PEOPLE build the business.
    Implement a robust appraisal system, with definitive objectives and a training plan to help employees achieve them.
    Communicate the company strategy and adhere to the stated company values.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Ultimate Chaos

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Budapest (Hungary)
    Current Employee - Manager in Budapest (Hungary)

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

    Pros

    - Fast decision making
    - You can make an influence at any levels and it's visible right away
    - Usually good team spirit
    - Young organisation = still shaping, you can influence
    - Office environment is nice, location is awesome

    Cons

    - Ultimate Chaos... at ALL levels...
    - Totally inadequate and unprofessional management
    - Unskilled operational staff, many new grads = combined with the above mentioned management is a disaster
    - Ridiculously unsocial working hours, nothing as promised or stated in your contract
    - Working on bank holidays are mandatory, holidays are managed by your manager not by yourself (even if you don't want to go, they will send you on holiday if they want it like that)
    - You never know if your overtime will be paid or not (but not much chance for excitement, usually it won't...)
    - Silos, silos everywhere through the whole EMEA organisation
    - Unnecessary amount of stress, pushed to all levels by top management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    VP's and above: consider changing your department directors ASAP, or leave the sinking ship until you can...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Chaotic, non-professional work enviroment

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    Current Employee - Leader in Budapest (Hungary)
    Current Employee - Leader in Budapest (Hungary)

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

    Pros

    Work at SBS Hungary can be full of fun. The peers are cool, everyone is usually very friendly. Fast decision making, which means fast changes too.

    Cons

    -low salary
    -chaotic organization
    -no proper procedures
    -no planning
    -ignoring employee's opinion/needs
    -too much work (no overtimes paid)
    -unskilled leaders
    -amateur senior management
    -terrible HR dept (delays in benefit payments)
    -no communication
    -no teamwork

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The senior management should focus more on employees, plan properly ahead, review the vendor contracts much more, hire proper professionals, give competitive salaries and write/keep procedures.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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