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Arrow Electronics Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
261 Reviews

2.8
261 Reviews
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Arrow Electronics President, CEO, and Director Mike Long
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Some management willing to work with the employees to find a work life balance (in 9 reviews)

  • Good compensation, independent work environment, challenging and satisfying work (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • I will not recommend this company to anyone I care about because there is nothing called work-life balance in Arrow (in 6 reviews)

  • Upper management places no more value on their employees than they would a copy machine (in 10 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Arrow Electronics summer internship program offers challenges and invaluable experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Social Media Intern  in  Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Social Media Intern in Englewood, CO

    Pros

    I benefitted most from the networking opportunities and hands-on experience I received. The people at Arrow are some of the nicest I've ever met and they genuinely care for one another. The internship program is very structured but still allows you to exercise freedom in your work. I got especially lucky with the team I worked with, which I think is what really made this internship such a good experience. Definitely a great place to intern!

    Cons

    The required intern group projects were pretty time consuming and got in the way of every day work. We were all happy to present our projects and be done with them. Communication within the company also seems to be somewhat lacking, but they are such a large company that this is to be expected.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Very satisfactory job with constant movement within ones daily duties.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager  in  Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Englewood, CO

    Pros

    Wonderful work life balance. Managers are friendly and overall easy to work with. Atmosphere at work is comfortable and generally stress-free.

    Cons

    Very little movement up the corporate ladder. Unless you transfer departments you will most likely stay within $2k to $5k of your current salary range.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more opportunities for communication between the sales teams and the corporate product managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent Summer Internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Management Intern
    Former Employee - Business Management Intern

    Pros

    As an intern they fly you out to Denver and the pay is decent. When I interned it was $15 an hour. As an intern the schedule was a lot more flexible as well. The training was decent. The best part by far was being able to travel to Denver to meet other interns, but I like traveling.

    Cons

    My boss was the mirror image of Michael from the Office and did not know how to run a team sufficiently.I just did mainly data entry and it was a monotanous and boring task. No one on my team really respected our boss and honestly we thought corporate did not either. He would tell us TMI and weird us out a lot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Screen managers better before promoting or hiring them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Use to love this place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Secure, financially stable company, many opportunities to move around to different departments.

    Cons

    promoting friends and favorites instead of qualified people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't promise what you have no intention of keeping. Even if you think it may happen... don't mention or get employees hopes up until you KNOW the promise is going to come through.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Arrow, receiving

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good people, easy work, Mon-Fri.

    Cons

    Mandatory overtime, lots of it

    Recommends
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company has good benefits but is generally older

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Manager  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Denver, CO

    Pros

    I interned with Arrow for two years be joining the company full time. I find that it is a good place to learn about the company and about corporate America in general.

    Cons

    Training is seriously lacking at Arrow. They are fond of throwing people into the fire and generally leave the training to your coworkers. This can work out okay but in my instance it did not. My coworkers were swamped with their own work and had little time to train me properly. I wasn't supplied appropriate training materials and there was a lot of general day-to-day information about my position that i wasn't told to me till a month before I left.
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    There are not many opportunities to move up in the company. Alot of individuals are stuck moving horizontally from position-to-position with slightly better or worse pay but never a true pay increase.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training needs to be significantly better and a formal training program developed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good experience, slow moving internally

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst

    Pros

    The people are great to work with, everyone is willing to give career or business advice. Very conservative atmosphere keeps the workplace professional. Fast-paced industry provides a lot of different opportunities.

    Cons

    Extremely slow moving with promotions, senior leadership has zero work-life balance but a lot of managers and directors fight for it for their teams. Very behind in technology for employees, investing in the wrong places - extremely externally focused with spending.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote work-life balance, invest in employees

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to start

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Englewood, CO

    Pros

    Lots of advancement opportunities.
    Pay isn't bad
    People are all very nice to work with

    Cons

    Management is pretty jumbled.
    HQ is pretty dated
    Turnover for department is pretty high.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to start

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Atmosphere, work life balance

    Cons

    Huge company, job security is heavenly dependent on the economy.

  11.  

    Warm

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Solon, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Solon, OH

    Pros

    Warm and friendly atmosphere, good pay

    Cons

    Lay off almost constantly a feeling of no stability

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decide what direction the company is going and stop so much inconsistency

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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