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Premier Farnell CEO Laurence Bain
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29 Ratings
  • Good employer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
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    Willingness to do right by employees; Focus on employee engagement and work life balance. Investment in Infrastructure. Some very high quality senior managers.


    Lack of clarity or decision making. Wasted time in circular motion. A few protected people who should have been performance managed out of the business for underperforming.

    Advice to Management

    Refresh your strategy process. Focus on concise, clear aims and ensure your decision making is disciplined around these clear aims and priorities.

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    Inside Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Premier Farnell (Cleveland, OH) in October 2011.


    Generally 2-3 interviews for most positions. Typical competency-based interview. Best way to prepare is to think of as many scenarios as possible from your previous work experiences and learn to articulate how you handled difficult situations. Demonstrate confidence in your skills and the ability to translate those skills into what is required for the position.

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    • How did you handle a difficult customer?   1 Answer

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Headquarters Leeds, United Kingdom
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Public (PFL)
Industry Business Services
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Arrow Electronics, Avnet

If you like to get your optical couplers and your fire hoses in one place, Premier Farnell can sort you out. The company is a global distributor of electrical, electronic, and industrial products to more than two million electronics design engineers and other customers. It uses multiple channels -- primarily Web transactions, but also including direct mail, call centers, and a branch network. Premier Farnell's Marketing and Distribution Division (90% of sales) offers electronic components and spare parts. Its Industrial Products Division sells a range of niche ... More

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