Arrow Electronics Reviews

Updated August 1, 2015
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Arrow Electronics President, CEO, and Director Mike Long
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Pros
  • Flexibility to work from home when necessary (in 10 reviews)

  • Work life balance is great, office culture is laid back (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance is almost non-existent (in 10 reviews)

  • Upper management has no regard to employee moral (in 11 reviews)

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353 Employee Reviews

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  1. Manager

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    Current Employee - Manager in Centennial, CO
    Current Employee - Manager in Centennial, CO

    I have been working at Arrow Electronics (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Learned a lot while there.

    Cons

    This is a very difficult industry from a competitive perspective.


  2. Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arrow Electronics

    Pros

    Arrow is a great company to work for. The finance team that I am a part of work well together and is highly efficient. There is growth potential as well as flexibility when it comes to work/life balance.

    Cons

    There are several finance functions where there is high level of turnover which effects efficiencies in many aspects of the day to day business affairs.


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    Finance

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Arrow Electronics

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great place to work, loved working there

    Cons

    No cons to report on this company

    Arrow Electronics Response

    Jul 28, 2015 – Recruiting Program Lead

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We value feedback from current and former employees, and wish you luck on your future endeavors.


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  5. Disappointing

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, MN

    I worked at Arrow Electronics 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

    This is a good company for college grads that want entry level customer service positions to add skills to their resume.

    Cons

    Some of the employees are childish, lots of favoritism among management and employees & the gossip factor in this place is high. Turn over is real high.

    Advice to Management

    Try paying attention to all employees so that you will not be to surprised when something happens.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Bring the jobs back home from India!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technology Product Specialist in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Technology Product Specialist in Denver, CO

    I worked at Arrow Electronics (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    My commute was short as Arrow was close to home.

    Cons

    We had a company CEO prior to Mike Long who outsourced lots of jobs to India to a company called "Infosys". People in India make a fraction of what workers in the U.S. make and probably don't have health insurance so this saved Arrow lots of money. Therefore, the CEO and the board members got to stuff even more millions of dollars in their pockets as if they weren't making enough money already. This practice is extremely selfish considering the amount of money they make and the fact that all those employees had to find new jobs in a very sluggish economy. To add insult to injury we had to train our Indian replacements! They did give us a bonus for doing so, but that was a pittance compared to what this company was saving. If I were ever faced with that decision again I would get up and walk out. Why should we make it easy for these guys to destroy more jobs in the U.S.? Our pay plan was changed just about every year to benefit the company. We were paid salary plus commission based on inventory turns and sales or "turns and earns". When sales fell off our commission was based heavier on sales thus netting less of an income. They were always messing with our commission portion with no explanation as to why, but everyone knew why. There were very few women in management and the few who were chosen were less than desirable. It seemed as if the managers had little training in how to deal with people effectively.

    Advice to Management

    Bring the jobs back home to the U.S. where they're needed. How many millions of dollars are enough for you guys anyway?


  7. Solid Company

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Sales Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Field Sales Manager in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Arrow Electronics

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

    Pros

    Arrow is a leader in the IT distribution market and continues to expand capabilities in other related segments. I was with Arrow for two years and found the senior team to be very focus and executing on a well defined strategy. I enjoyed the time there and would recommend people explore Arrow as I found it to be a good place to work.

    Cons

    Acquisition strategy has led the business into some questionable markets but overall the company is very focused.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to promote Arrow brand in the market and expose people to who you are and what you are about.


  8. Financial Analyst 1

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO

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

    Negative Outlook
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to get your foot in the door and learn how the electronics industry works. Allow interaction with employees and customers from all over the world.

    Cons

    Aged CRM systems leads to conflicts between different departments. Politics between different departments creates conflicts. Disjointed web strategy from the rest of the company causes push back from divisions all over the company and it creates a unorganized sales plan.

    Arrow Electronics Response

    Jul 27, 2015 – Recruiting Program Lead

    Hello there- thanks for taking the time to write a review. We value feedback from current employees and will share your notes re: CRM and web strategy with the appropriate team.


  9. Pooper

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

    I have been working at Arrow Electronics

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Nice People in ththe office.

    Cons

    Smelly Bathroom in the office

    Advice to Management

    More TP in the bathroom.

    Arrow Electronics Response

    Jul 27, 2015 – Recruiting Program Lead

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I wish we could see what location you're located in, to share this information with the Facilities team. However, our headquarter facilities in ... More


  10. Director

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arrow Electronics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexibility and exposure of the role

    Cons

    Sometimes there is too much travel involved


  11. Helpful (1)

    Accounting Coordinator

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounting Coordinator in Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Accounting Coordinator in Englewood, CO

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great work environment, supervisor and group to work in with some flexibility to work from home when needed with laptop in case of emergency

    Cons

    Working at home is so limited and you catch so much heat for it that it isn't worth it. No work/life balance in this particular part of finance.

    Advice to Management

    Allowing employees to work from home more easily once a week would be very helpful in keeping morale up, and everyone has a workload that they can keep up with at home and finish everything during the day.

    Arrow Electronics Response

    Jul 17, 2015 – Recruiting Program Lead

    It's great to hear what's working for our current employees, and where we have room for opportunity. Working from home is certainly a nice benefit, and something that we're pleased to offer per ... More



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