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Arrow Electronics Reviews

Updated November 17, 2014
Updated November 17, 2014
284 Reviews
2.9
284 Reviews
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Arrow Electronics President, CEO, and Director Mike Long
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexibility, and can work from home 2 days (after a year) (in 10 reviews)

  • Some management willing to work with the employees to find a work life balance (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Depending on the team, hours can get crazy, work-life balance isnt exactly ideal (in 10 reviews)

  • Terrible middle management and upper management is disconnected from employees (in 11 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    No thought out Talent/Development strategy

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Talent Management in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Talent Management in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Big company, global, if you are willing to live in Denver then there is a lot of opportunity.

    Cons

    Poor HR & Talent Management Leadership. Went through a major downsizing a couple years ago and eliminated many Talent jobs , combining others - transitioning much of the work to existing HR generalists and or remaining Talent staff with no real strategy or plan on how to execute. Never really recovered. Many programs that were flagship and/or award winning were cut. They will not be able to do anything innovative/cutting edge here until new leadership comes in. Sadly, current HR/Talent Leadership has created a culture of indifference in HR. They are not liked by their own people. HR/Talent employees have often sited their own culture as toxic.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Worked hard, no recognition.

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    Former Employee - Shipping Clerk in Solon, OH
    Former Employee - Shipping Clerk in Solon, OH

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

    Pros

    Interesting co-workers, stable job, paid the bills.

    Cons

    The managers were horrible. I saved the company $80,000 a year (at my location alone). They never even once thanked me, and did everything possible to make themselves look good as a result. I learned and trained my co-workers on a new system, including my managers and still had no appreciation expressed at all. It really made for an atmosphere that felt oppressive and unrewarding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to appreciate your people, especially when they are awesome at what they do. Attempt to not be so worried about looking good and inflating your own ego and focus on the benefit of the company, the working family, and those you are charged to manage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Arrow

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arrow Electronics

    Pros

    Different teams and always opportunity to grow. Some managers do not micromanage.

    Cons

    Really old systems that cannot be used in any other company.

    Neutral Outlook
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    Opportunity for growth if you work for it

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Manager I in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - IT Manager I in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Arrow Electronics full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Large company that has room for career movement, you just have to work for it and be vocal about what your goals are.

    Cons

    Being a large company, even profitable, fast growing business segments have to take their share of Op Ex reductions during downturns, which can definitely seem demotivating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't say there are going to be merit increases and then take away because of one bad/slow quarter after they were earned in prior quarters.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lower level management sucks

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    Former Employee - Automation Technician in Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Automation Technician in Reno, NV

    I worked at Arrow Electronics full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Plenty to do.
    Lots of opportunities to learn.

    Cons

    Employees overworked.
    Increased responsibilities rarely leads to better compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Supervisors need to improve people skills

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good Company but they need better people to manage

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arrow Electronics full-time

    Pros

    Good co-worker and if you do your job you can be rewarded the highist honor of being to wear jeans on Fridays!!!!

    Cons

    Mangers in the Finance Services Group. need to learn to motivate their groups. Unfortunately they seem to want to keep the worker under presser by addong extra work to them that can't be completed in a normal time frame. When they are not doing that they are running around being dress code police. telling employees to tuck in there shirts even though tucking in your shirt is not part of the dress code.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    come to work and figure out this is not High school. show some damn respect

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Arrow S3 aquired Shared Technologies

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    Former Employee - Operation Supervisor in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Operation Supervisor in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    The employees are passionate about provide quality telecommunication service and support to the clients un der contract.

    Cons

    The management leadership is not passionate about providing the quality telecommunications service and support to the clients under contract.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 8 people found this helpful  

    Unfortunate you can't give 0 stars.

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    Former Employee - Technology Product Specialist in Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Technology Product Specialist in Englewood, CO

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

    Pros

    They offer above average benefits and competitive pay.

    Cons

    The executive leadership is completely out of touch with its employees and reality. They are more concerned with the bottom line to impress their stock holders than they are on creating a better customer experience and for taking care of and rewarding their employees. They don't offer profit sharing or employee stock options and for a company this size to not invest in education reimbursement speaks volumes of their lack of foresight. For a company that preaches "innovation" and "5 years out" they show little to no preparation for a future with good employees. They do not reward, they do not promote, and they do not invest in their own talent. The culture there is "don't screw it up" and it shows. This company is completely broke of action consistent to what it touts it is. Go work for them if you want to believe in false promises and are happy staying in a stagnant thankless job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Layoff all of your senior management team Director level and up. Oh and go tighten your own belts! Maybe sell the two or three luxury import sedans you drive to work and give something back to your employees. If you're buying an AMG special order sedan and yet can't provide raises due to an "uncertain economic climate" then you're clearly cutting the bacon a little thicker on your plate than your employees. Truly a sad and pathetic company run by past middle age overweight white men who only look out for themselves. How about you stay true to your slogan of being Innovators and 5 years out...not Followers and 25 years back.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Stable company, relaxed atmosphere, good place to start but no growth opportunity at all

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Boston, MA

    I worked at Arrow Electronics full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance is great, office culture is laid back. Ability to work from home. Company is very stable and has many lines of business across the world. Arrow is adding more to their line card and expanding their service offerings to partners. It will have sustained growth for the future.

    Cons

    Compensation structure is unlike any I have ever seen, there is minimum cut-ins and claw backs for sales reps. Pay is extremely low (paycheck to paycheck low) and doesn't get better even for top employees.
    There is absolutely no growth potential at all even for top employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more focus on growth for employees if you want to keep top talent.
    Realize that well below average pay does not motivate employees.
    "Put employees first, customers second and stakeholders third, in the end everyone will be happy"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Financial Services

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst

    I have been working at Arrow Electronics full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good salary. You know what is expected. Goals metrics we'll defined

    Cons

    Bad management. Top execs are out of touch with employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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