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I Won't Be Fooled Again!

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Current Employee - Customer Service Manager  in  Englewood, CO
Current Employee - Customer Service Manager in Englewood, CO

I have been working at Arrow Electronics full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Arrow is not the Technology company I thought it was. Turns out Arrow is an old fashion warehousing, pick, pack, and ship operation with a questionable value proposition. Having said that, if your main concern is a paycheck, Arrow's compensation and benefits are surprisingly good for a company with declining margins. If you live in south Denver, the location is great. I'd also have to say that first line management is fairly strong and employee oriented. Its upper management that is disconnected.

Cons

Arrow is caught with an old fashion business model, declining margins, strong competition, and few ideas for the future beyond cost cutting. If you're looking to finish out a working career with decent pay - Arrow may work for you. If you're a young person looking for a career - look else where. This is a company focused solely on cost cutting and surrounded by more nimble and innovative competitors. Upper management places no more value on their employees than they would a copy machine.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Consider listening to your employees. You might be surprised to find that they have some pretty good ideas for turning around declining market share, etc.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people and company to work for.....just need a few tweaks

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    Former Employee - Business Development  in  Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Business Development in Englewood, CO

    I worked at Arrow Electronics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good company and compensation benefits. People are great to work with and if you like working with resellers and channel partners, great company to work for.

    Cons

    Many of the positions are funded by the vendors who Arrow is the distributor. As such as the vendor/manufacturer's business goes so do the positions. Arrow tries to get by with minimal investment on their part and relies on the vendor/manufacturer to help fund positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that there are good employees that should be kept and not go with the ebb and flow from the manufacturers. This would maintain a more consistent business growth year over year.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Heartless Management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I worked at Arrow Electronics full-time

    Pros

    Good port in a storm during a tough economic time, if you don't mind working very late and very hard while being treated badly.

    Cons

    This company doesn't know what a process is. The technology is outdated (ironic for a tech company) and everything is a haphazard, hodgepodged mess. Lots of turnover, but also lots of people who've only been in this industry and have a very skewed idea about the way most corporations work. Backwards and stuck in the 50s. Literally no career ladder.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't treat employees like crap. Don't lay them off the minute the numbers are down. Don't give yourselves big exec raises when you don't give them to employees. Have an actual culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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