Avnet Electronics Marketing Reviews

Updated June 25, 2015
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Avnet Electronics Marketing CEO Rick Hamada
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Pros
  • work life balance is nice in comparison (in 4 reviews)

  • Great benefits, good people, decent pay (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • This is a distribution business with low margins, so expect salaries to be uncompetitive for middle-lower positions (in 2 reviews)

  • Lay offs and politics are the norm (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Sales and Marketing Representative

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing Representative in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing Representative in Tempe, AZ

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

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

    Pros

    tons of options to move within the company after being there for a year

    Cons

    bureaucracy to the extreme because of the size of the company it takes 5 people to answer one question sometimes, lacks a formal training process for new employees

    Advice to Management

    reward based on individual performance and you will see results skyrocket


  2. Inside Sales

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

    I worked at Avnet Electronics Marketing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is decent and so are the befits

    Cons

    Management could be better at listening

    Advice to Management

    Listen better to employes


  3. customer support specialist

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Avnet Electronics Marketing

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Solid Company, longevity an benefits

    Cons

    No clearDevelopment Path For promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Mentor and Promote within


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  5. Not the best company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Chandler, AZ

    I have been working at Avnet Electronics Marketing full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    The benefits are nice, but everything else isn't great.

    Cons

    You aren't appreciated for the work you do.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to appreciate your employees and don't put so much stress on them.


  6. Helpful (2)

    All around bad

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supply Chain in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Supply Chain in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Avnet Electronics Marketing full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I can't think of any really other than a job. It is a plus if you even get an interview because they are so disorganized that you have to fight tooth and nail to get one (it took me about 6 months).

    Cons

    So many it is too lengthy to list. Sr. management is completely incompetent, and never listens to their employees. Ed Smith is at the helm and is basically a sales guy that talks out of his ... most of the time and likes to threaten people's job when they point out areas the company can improve (I have seen him do this on several occasions with large groups in company meetings). The Sr. leadership is 8 white guys over 50 and 1 black woman (who is completely incompetent and screws up every project they give her). Most of the middle managers are good hard working people but Directors and above are all good-old-boys. I was there 3 years and beat my goals each year - and was never given a raise because they had "raise freezes" every year (even thought one year they made over a billion in profit, and it was their best year ever). Not to mention they love to lay people off! Especially if you are over 45. I am 29 so this didn't effect me, but I know dozens of highly skilled workers that were asked to retire or "take a package" because of their age. The bottom line is this company sucks. I left on my own to go to a much better place and am happy I did. Keep looking, you will be sorry if you land here instead of somewhere that would actually value you.

    Advice to Management

    Quit. You are running the company into the ground.


  7. Don't work in a declining industry

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing Representative in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Treats employees fairly Pension plan Industry leader

    Cons

    Declining industry Perks disappearing Business falling away

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job with selecting/retaining management


  8. Wonderful Intern Program

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Supply Chain Intern in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Intern - Supply Chain Intern in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Avnet Electronics Marketing as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Many mentors, worked with interns from across the country, instant responsibility, no boring/ non value add projects

    Cons

    Somewhat monatanous job activities, little interation with acting manager


  9. Good working environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Business Development in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Avnet Electronics Marketing full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Solid company that treats people well

    Cons

    Limited financial growth opportunities and upward mobility


  10. Overall good place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Avnet Electronics Marketing

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People are very friendly High interaction rate with people from almost every electronics based companies (i.e. Samsung, Intel, Fairchild semiconductors, etc.)

    Cons

    A ton of work to do at quarter end and from what I've heard EVEN more work to do at fiscal year end. I felt it was very group segmented didn't really get the feel of one autonomous organization.


  11. Politics in the work place

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Industrial Engineer, Manager in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Industrial Engineer, Manager in Chandler, AZ

    I worked at Avnet Electronics Marketing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are average and suitable. The work life balance is good and communication is practiced within the ranks.

    Cons

    If you don't mind being over looked due to favoritism and not being part of the good old boys crowd than I would not recommend the company. There is a lot of disappointed managers who are not promoted and only the favorites get recognized.

    Advice to Management

    Need to hear the voice from lower ranks and stop the philosophy of competition between divisions and start acting as a company with the same focus. Upper management is too separated from what is really happening within the workforce.



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