Avnet Technology Solutions Reviews

Updated March 30, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    A Joke!

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

    I worked at Avnet Technology Solutions full-time

    Pros

    If you want to stay at one company for 20 years, be a "yes" man/woman and work with a bunch of people that have no clue about the real world, then this is the place for you. Just check your boxes every day and you can retire from the company. On the plus side, there are a lot of very nice people there, but those people do not pay your salary.

    Cons

    Promotions are hard to come by unless you know the right old guy in charge of a division or in the "special club". If you think you can join this company with fresh ideas, think twice about it, there is only one way to do things and it's their way! As for compensation, it is low, so do not expect to make any real money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To the senior executives, hold your executives responsible and do not let them blame the people that do the work!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. "Bitter/Sweet"

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

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

    Pros

    There are many wonderful people at Avnet.

    Cons

    Benefits are sliding downward, senior management is top heavy, too many execs, and appears that many of the Business Units have lost their direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shed some Senior Management Pounds!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Kiss career path goodbye!

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

    I worked at Avnet Technology Solutions full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Co-Workers can be a plus, if you work with them well, and accept that you're all in the same boat

    Cons

    Managment is an old-boys club...if they don't like you (or you don't do something spectacular to bring in or save lots of money, you'll never advance. Career path is a joke, and rewards/recognition only go to the "pets" or if you're in a group that can come up with a scheme to reward each other on a regular basis.

    The shareholder return trumps employee concerns EVERY time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really listen to your people, do the right thing and don't think that you're right all the time!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. Just ok

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

    I have been working at Avnet Technology Solutions full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    A good place to be a career worker
    Flexible working options (remote terms)
    Strong Values
    Trying to be relevant in a world that is growing more and more horizontal

    Cons

    Compensation is not great (because margins suck as a distributor)
    Executive management / upper middle managers are old (few young i.e. less than 40)
    Slow decision making / process change and improvement
    Organizational structure is convoluted
    A whole lot of CYA (i.e. normal for stagnate orgs)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. no

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

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

    Pros

    great company to work and has good benefit

    Cons

    You can not promote faster

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Good not great

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

    I worked at Avnet Technology Solutions

    Pros

    Good company with solid financials, and has a great reputation as a good place to work at, particularly if you work in San Antonio. The people are mostly great to work with.

    Cons

    If you are on a commission plan, good luck figuring out your pay. Commissions and "actuals" never match. Fiscal monthly cutoffs that can range between 1-7 days difference than true month ends. Timely responses back from co-workers is a bit lacking. A bit too "married" to one large partner.

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Inside Sales Rep

    • 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 Technology Solutions

    Pros

    Work/life balance encouraged. Positive culture encouraged. Quota incentives for all of sales team.

    Cons

    Large corporation which makes small tasks drag.

  9. Strong business standards, employee oriented

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

    I worked at Avnet Technology Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Pay, people were very nice to work for, benefits were good, health insurance, plus a pension, very rare in these times.

    Cons

    Low profit margins, so may have layoffs, health benefits seem to be going down, tends to be like any big company where upper management doesn't know what is going on a lower levels, individual bosses determine the work experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the slide into being part of the reason why American workers are working a lot harder for less money and lower job security.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Move too fast

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Domain Architect in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Intern - Domain Architect in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Avnet Technology Solutions as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    I was given the freedom to do the job I was hired for. The team I worked on was great and full of very talented people. The compensation was good, however I feel that will dwindle in the near future.

    Cons

    Management is horrible. They have unrealistic expectations on how team leaders are supposed to support and grow their business unit mean while work on projects at the same time. You can't purchase a whole new business division fill it with a bunch of small companies you bought and expect them to be glowing success after only 1 year, integration takes time. Additionally you shouldnt punish the teams that are highly successful, you create fear that no matter how well you perform everyone is at risk.
    Also what company does not have a 401k, this is 2014?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the people you hired for a job do that job, Don't expect them to do 7 other jobs and tell them they are more important for today but ask at the same time why the primary role isn't being performed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. Was a great place to work but not anymore.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    Communication from senior management ok.

    Cons

    No room for advancement, move from customer centric to money centric. Communication from lower management lacking. Is a "do as I say" environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit micro managing. Computer based company but will not use up to date features such as full remote with emeetings.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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