Brightpoint

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Brightpoint Reviews

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
39 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great atmosphere

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Louisville, KY

    I worked at Brightpoint full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good people to work with. Management very easy to talk to.

    Cons

    Pay is low compared to other industries

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Standard Warehouse Job

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Temporary Employee - Shipper in Plainfield, IN
    Former Employee - Temporary Employee - Shipper in Plainfield, IN

    I worked at Brightpoint part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It's monotonous for the most part, which can be a pro or a con. Pro because sometimes you want a part-time that you don't have to think about while you do personal work that you enjoy. It's also pretty easy work, but it's not the kind of thing anyone ever wants to do for years of their life.

    Cons

    Temp hires mostly, so if you're looking for a long-term position, you've got to work very, very, very hard to get hired. Monotonous, which on the con side really means that you're brain will go nearly flat-line from the repetition. Co-workers can be challenging, but usually for every unpleasant employee there's one worth talking to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Well, the company has since been taken over by Ingram-Micro, so I can't really say what it's like anymore. However, I did recently speak with an employee I knew from this job, and that person said that things are much worse under Ingram-Micro, and described the management as "impersonal" and "cheap."

    Take that as you will.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Account Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brightpoint

    Pros

    Good benefits and the ability to work independently.

    Cons

    Commission plan is less than to be desired.

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  5.  

    Low pay, good people

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - National Account Manager in Plainfield, IN
    Current Employee - National Account Manager in Plainfield, IN

    I have been working at Brightpoint full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    great people, fun work environment, community centric

    Cons

    Low pay, no real career path outline

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop your people because when something better comes along they leave.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company to work for if single with no family.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Middle Management in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Middle Management in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Brightpoint full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The fast paced environment is ideal for a motivated individual.
    The compensation is competitive with the industry average.

    Cons

    Work life balance in the reverse logistics part for hourly associates needs to improve. 90% of the time employees are required to work weekends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to focus on the longevity of the employees. Satisfied employees, especially middle management=Low turnover=Less new hire costs.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    nothing much

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brightpoint

    Pros

    huge facility space, efficient planning, high tech and management

    Cons

    I haven't notice any yet.

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    Career Growth for creative, dedicated hard workers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Individual Contributor in Plainfield, IN
    Former Employee - Individual Contributor in Plainfield, IN

    I worked at Brightpoint full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Always projects going on, and if you are motivated and willing to learn, you can quickly become a subject matter expert on the next new big thing. If you get on several of these projects, your reputation grows and work becomes more rewarding. Pride in your workplace, community involvement, quality, money-making company.

    Cons

    Biggest customers can be prone to pushing Brightpoint around a bit. Brightpoint says "yes" a lot of times to these requests.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing. I appreciated mgmt at every level, thought they were truly listening to the teams/individuals who were trying to make improvements, make money, keep our customers and vendors happy, etc.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    nobody last long

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plainfield, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plainfield, IN

    I have been working at Brightpoint as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    productive and fast working...great pay. nice people. clean environment

    Cons

    people dont last long. its a temporary job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    quit sending people home because there is no line available. find something else for the employees to do so theyre not loosing money and quit hiring people you are going to fire 2 weeks later because they do small things you dont like

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Too big Too fast

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Distribution Associate in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Distribution Associate in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Brightpoint full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    While I was working there the management seemed to want to help the employees grow in their duties but the reality was that the company grew faster than could be managed. the pay scale was fairly just and based on experience and time with the company.

    Cons

    Really angry and sad employees. this fact caused the working environment to be almost explosive. the lack of flexibility is pretty significant as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To be able to grow the employees need some flexibility in terms of schedule etc...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    There's good and bad...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Brightpoint full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Innovative, new technology, peers are hard-working down to Earth people.

    Cons

    "Ride the horse until it dies. Then get a new horse." - Bpt motto. Unrealistic expectations from corporate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen. Listen. Listen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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