Avnet Technology Solutions

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Avnet Technology Solutions Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
73 Reviews

3.0
73 Reviews
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Avnet Technology Solutions Global President Philip Gallagher
Philip Gallagher
35 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Comp pretty well, work/life balance is good (in 6 reviews)

  • Available pension, good benefits, work/life balance, good people (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Offices will be closed and all key talented people with leave the business unit (in 3 reviews)

  • Some managers and minority senior management do not have the flair for managing employees (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Place to Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Solutions Support Specialist  in  Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Solutions Support Specialist in Tempe, AZ

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

    Pros

    Incredible people to work with, open and honest environment. The management will often let you work in other areas if it interests you and you often get free reign on trying new projects that aren't even focused on your department in order to grow your repertoire of knowledge.

    Cons

    Politics, politics, politics. Oftentimes favorites get more flexibility- and sometimes management plays favorites.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at people's skills and contributions not just recent accomplishments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    ok place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Solutions Sales Representative - HP  in  Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Solutions Sales Representative - HP in Tempe, AZ

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

    Pros

    If you do an adequate job and don't make any waves or actively try to advance your career within the company, you'll be fine

    Cons

    Pay is low and commission rates drop yearly. While they will interview internal candidates, they rarely hire from within above manager.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A value add distributor

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President Sales
    Current Employee - Vice President Sales

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

    Pros

    great people and strong culture

    Cons

    a lot of travel required

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  5.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at Avnet Technology Solutions full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    High integrity, great people, opportunities to grow, flexible work arrangements

    Cons

    Very lean organization, as a result people tend to burn out quickly

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company to work with

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Consultant in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    High integrity on its value set

    Cons

    Old mentality on how to handle employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Speed up company's transformations to keep up with new tendencies on work engagement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    You make your opportunity

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avnet Technology Solutions

    Pros

    Lots of learning opportunities and development resources if you are proactive enough to take advantage of them - they will not be handed to you. Industry leading solution provider.

    Cons

    Front-line and middle management have stagnated in the same positions in the same departments for far too long and have become complacent and ineffective negatively impacting the overall morale of those areas of the organization.

    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Seemingly solid company to work for; however, seemingly constant layoffs quarterly.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Tempe, AZ

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

    Pros

    * Decent pay
    * Decent benefits
    * Nice people
    * AZ Based corporation & seemingly global company

    Cons

    * Seemingly constant layoffs each quarter
    * Built through acquisitions, so many things run differently
    * Highly political environment
    * Not really a global company. Corp structure very silo.
    * Have/Have not environment (office/cube)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use more strategic planning on targets. Quit using headcount as a way to make numbers better. Hold management responsible for misses instead of transferring them to another group.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    great company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electronic Technician  in  Groveport, OH
    Current Employee - Electronic Technician in Groveport, OH

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

    Pros

    Helpful people and nice environment to work. peaceful, no stress . great opportunity for college or university graduated students seeking entry level jobs.

    Cons

    no room for advancement. once you get one position you stick in that position forever, pay is not good enough. no raise or may be cents to raise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Plenty of room to grow

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Large organization offers a variety of career paths. Company invests heavily in employee training and development. Supports the worlds largest technology providers.

    Cons

    If you end up with the wrong manager, there are pockets of disfunction where brownnosing is more rewarded than results.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the boys club, stop rewarding brownnosing behavior or promoting those who kiss up to management versus deliver results.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    OK

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avnet Technology Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Available pension, good benefits, work/life balance, good people. Good company to launch your career with and grow.

    Cons

    Nothing out of the ordinary big company environment.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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