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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    the recent changing of the guard at the top level is devastating this company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avnet full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    stock shares bonuses are available for those who have proven their worth in the past. not sure about present conditions to get into this group..

    Cons

    Arrogant leadership. This company used to actually care about employees but is all about right-sizing now. Hanging on to the bloated salary's for useless top echelon members and continuing the layoffs of the good people who are making the money for the company. Internal training has been completed hollowed out and means nothing anymore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Right-size the directors, VPs, SVPs and Presidents instead of the useful people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    There are FAR too many chiefs. Weak leadership...giving up margin to pull deals in to the current month...no backbone!

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    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Account Manager in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    The camaraderie amongst the troops...

    Cons

    ...the camaraderie is due to a consensus disregard for management. Good employees keep getting let go while the mid level management pool just keeps growing - is management not accountable for poor performance???

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retire....FC......move on BW.....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not employee friendly

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    Former Employee - Receptionist  in  Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Receptionist in Tempe, AZ

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

    Pros

    It was a good entry job.

    Cons

    I had no chance for advancement. I tried to apply for other positions but my direct manager wouldn't recommend me because I was 'doing such a great job, she didn't want to lose me.' Sorry, it wasn't my dream to be a receptionist forever.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    old fashioned

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avnet full-time

    Pros

    good pay, nice people to work with, work life balance, working remote ooportunities and career growth.

    Cons

    Below average benefits including medical, no 401k contribution, resistant to changes and sometimes not many opportunities to grow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care for your employees and they will stay with you forever.

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

    Useful but unentertaining

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Solid company, established, plenty of people worked hard to keep me busy and find more opportunities for me to grow in my skills and career.

    Cons

    99% of Avnet workers in the US are over 40, and the office space is essentially a cubical farm. You won't be making a lot of friends if you're a 20-something.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire some young grads!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Benefits are nice

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avnet

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    A lot of activities in Phx vs. other offices

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not everything resides in Phx.

  8.  

    Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avnet

    Pros

    lots of things to learn

    Cons

    no work from home

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Avnet is a great company, with great people, and a chance for career advancement

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    Former Employee - Product Manager  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Avnet full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Large company, many locations, lots of training, good benefits, HQ in Phoenix AZ

    Cons

    Large company with many layers of management, and some managers who are power hungry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the good employees and get rid of the slackers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Place to Work! Management and Fellow Associates are "Top Notch"!

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    Former Employee - Electronics Technician III  in  Groveport, OH
    Former Employee - Electronics Technician III in Groveport, OH

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

    Pros

    The incredibly talented associates including Mid and Sr Mgmt.

    Cons

    Local HR management is only weak link.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None! They are the best in the business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Former Administrative Assistant to VP

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Richardson, TX

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

    Pros

    The company offers good benefits and an excellent working environment. They allow you to work without micro managing. The pay scale is good.

    Cons

    They are always looking for ways to cut back and cut overhead. There isn't any long term job security anymore. Upper management has changed and it is not the same company it used to be. You are not guaranteed a permanent position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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