Avnet Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
93 Reviews
3.1
93 Reviews
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Avnet CEO Rick Hamada
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great people throughout the organization (in 7 reviews)

  • The staff are very cooperative - good people (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Many good people passed over for advancement which eventually leads to them leaving (in 3 reviews)

  • Although I was only an intern for 3 months, I feel as full-time employees have little room to grow (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Core values should be rearranged

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Operations Supervisor  in  Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Customer Operations Supervisor in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at Avnet full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There is a lot of opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    Integrity should not be number one on the list of core values

    Recommends
  2.  

    Owner

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avnet

    Pros

    Self Employed Architectural Photography work.

    Cons

    Sometimes get real busy with jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

  3.  

    Avnet is not what it used to be.

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

    I have been working at Avnet full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The benefits are good, the people I work with are awesome, and some of the bosses are pretty nice as well.

    Cons

    You have to be careful about expressing your opinion. One negative comment and you are headed out the door. So you have to keep your mouth shut and take whatever is dished out. They also move jobs from the US to China so they can keep the cost down. They have no loyalty to the US people that have kept them going all this time. They just care about lining their pockets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of buying up new businesses, then falling short on your financials and laying off the little guy, show a little loyalty. Instead of buying and handing out little trinkets, put it in a bonus. Or at least give the employees a choice.
    Care about the US employees that have lost their homes because you moved their jobs out of the country to pay less.
    Show a little compassion!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very Conservative

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

    I worked at Avnet full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People were nice and I had a great manager while I was there. The benefits and compensation were good. Very large company.

    Cons

    Company culture is slow moving when it comes to change. Not a good place to work if you are entrepreneurial. Definitely a good ol' boys club that is carrying a lot of dead weight even after many lay offs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Even though Innovation is a core value on paper, the company needs to mean it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Silos

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avnet full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Large corporation with many on going activities. The work is constantly changing and you will be interacting with many different people with varying skillsets

    Cons

    Silos, this company is very compartmentalized and straying from the core skill set you are hired for is frowned upon. This is a large company and core changes happen at a slow pace.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management will tell you how proud of their fortune 500 standing. It my be time to get Avnet on the lists of most Honest or Ethicial companies.

  7.  

    Company runs in a vaccum but is successful despite its 1990's style of methodologies

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Oracle Financial  in  Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Oracle Financial in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at Avnet full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The staff are very cooperative - good people.

    Cons

    The politics of upper management - everyone is in a CYA mode due to ongoing layoffs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work for a better today and tomorrow, not worrying about just yourselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Worked with the best manager I could have asked for.

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

    I worked at Avnet full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Co-workers are the best reason to join. If you're able to work with a great manager it makes all the difference.

    Cons

    Since this is such a large company, it takes a very long time for certain issues to be addressed or approval for various projects.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Sr Consultant

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

    I have been working at Avnet full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Management is quick to react and very supportive. Benefits are very comprehensive. Total compensation package is competitive.

    Cons

    bonuses are sometimes slow to be paid out.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    It's corporate America

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect  in  Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Lexington-Fayette, KY

    I have been working at Avnet full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    They have a pension
    Good sick time (evergreen) and disability benefits
    [For my particular job] the commute is good - I work from home
    They reimburse a portion of your cell and internet bills
    Tuition reimbursement (predicated upon successful completion of the class with a minimum grade, and it being related to your career, and it being preapproved form your management chain)
    Adoption assistance

    Cons

    Crappy vacation policies
    Mediocre management
    No direction for the future
    Limited career paths
    Very little training
    Constant reorganization
    No 401(k) matching
    Mediocre health plan offerings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't reimburse our phones, take care of them the way you do our laptops.

    Improve the lousy vacation policies - 2 weeks to start for professionals doing highly-demanding technical work? That's what I would expect from an entry-level manufacturing job, not a reputable technology company. Look at the highly-successful non-accrual-based policies in the rest of the industry: if you don't trust us not to take too much time off, you need to get better employees.

    Get your employees trained: learning on our own as and when we can is highly ineffective - pay for us to take classes related to our jobs.

    As it is, Avnet is merely a "resume builder" if you're there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company

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

    I worked at Avnet

    Pros

    work life balance in IT

    Cons

    lack of career growth in IT

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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