Systemax Reviews

Updated April 16, 2015
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  1. Middle DC Management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Systemax full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Fellow employees are great to work with and knowledgeable

    Cons

    High Middle Management turnover due to out of touch C level managers.

  2. Helpful (4)

    If the jobs haven't already been outsourced...

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    Former Employee - Web Programmer in Deerfield Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Web Programmer in Deerfield Beach, FL

    I worked at Systemax full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Friendly employees (IT Department).

    Cons

    Old laptop computers in the IT Department. Working 10-12 hours a day, including weekends (IT Department). The "management" may care, but the higher-ups don't; those that affect your salary and benefits. Most positions have already been outsourced, so I doubt this review will ever be read, but if you do consider a position here, keep in mind you may soon be training your future $10k/year replacement.

    Advice to Management

    Upgrade the IT Department's PC's -- Visual Studio 2013 is recourse-intensive (SSD a MUST). Try to minimize the 10-12 hour days, with working weekends. It's been proven time and time again that happy employees are productive employees! And hiring 10 outsourced employees at the last phase of a project has shown to be disastrous!

  3. Helpful (1)

    Fun work environment, Bad management.

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    Former Employee - Technician in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Technician in Naperville, IL

    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

    Great and enjoyable work environment. Good co-workers.

    Cons

    Supervisor extremely difficult to understand.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Working for SYX

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Systemax full-time (more than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    The employees establish a family culture amongst themselves. Management should look at the benefits of this and try to expand the idea

    Cons

    Benefits could be way better - too expensive for hourly workers - keep getting less and less

    Advice to Management

    Look at each division and run the company like a big corporation, not a bunch of little ones with an imaginary set of corporate rules

  6. Electrical Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Systemax

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good work environment, good team work

    Cons

    not much i can think of

    Advice to Management

    growth

  7. This is an awesome place to work. Great careers are made here.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL

    I worked at Systemax

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Youll get pad well, you'll be treated with respect and dignity, your family will be held in high regard, you will accomplish a lot in your career, you will get ahead.

    Cons

    There is no downside. This is a great place to work. Parking can be a challenge, especially when it rains.

    Advice to Management

    Keep paying people well. Do more to support the community. Think longer term. Do a better job of reviewing employees to give feedback.

  8. Helpful (2)

    Avoid working for this company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Port Washington, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Port Washington, NY

    I worked at Systemax

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

    Pros

    Some of the benefits are decent, medical and 401K

    Cons

    If you aren't one of the top executives at this company better look for another opportunity because you will not be appreciated or rewarded for your work.

    Advice to Management

    Don't lie to your employees and treat them better.

  9. They never learn lessons from the past and keep repeating the same mistakes

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Some amazingly talented people (or there were before they outsourced to Hungary and India), I have met and worked with a diverse and friendly bunch of very talented people during my time with Systemax.

    Cons

    Some amazingly incompetent or maybe just stubborn management that will follow through with a plan even when its clear to everyone around them and in some cases even themselves that its just a bad idea.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees on the ground, learn from past mistakes don't keep repeating them, be willing to change your mind on a decision if its not working out. it does not necessarily show bad leadership if you recognise a plan is not working and change it rather than doggedly following it to its often very bitter conclusion.

  10. Helpful (1)

    A real low-cost model

    Former Employee - Otc in Budapest (Hungary)
    Former Employee - Otc in Budapest (Hungary)

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

    Pros

    Great knowledge of the staff

    Cons

    Low-cost operating model, need to work hard and deal with inefficient processes and old systems

    Advice to Management

    Invest some money in order to make a step forward before it`s too late

  11. Helpful (1)

    Not a bad place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Oracle Database Administrator
    Current Employee - Oracle Database Administrator

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

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1 No work pressure
    2 My lead was quite co-operative.
    3 Since the staff strength is low there is ample of oppurtunity to grow.
    4 Salary is decent.

    Cons

    1 No standard policy for employees.
    2 Some employee get undue adavantage because they are more equal then others since they know or are related to people in higher post.
    3 Management is not concerned about employee welfare.
    4 Managers dictates break time even when there is no work and the same manager will convinently ignore others mistakes.

    Advice to Management

    This company can be made a better place by implementing simple employee Welfare practices

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