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Premier Farnell CEO Laurence Bain
Laurence Bain
23 Ratings
  • Very good International Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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


    They give employees work time time to train.


    Regular periodic layoffs and restructuring that seem to always sweep away older employees.

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    When you loose and experienced employees you loose a well off corporate knowledge.

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    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Premier Farnell in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    I sent my CV and got a call from HR
    Interview with Head of Global operations
    Scheduled interview with HR
    Scheduled interview with a Senior manager
    Scheduled interview with Head of Global Operations again
    Scheduled interview with another Sr Manager
    I think the interview process takes way too long, PF need some major changes/improvement in their interviewing process/planning and organization, especially when hiring for an exec position.
    Great people to interview with but just the process needs some changes.

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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 products... More

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