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The problem is the 'A" in Arrow.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO

I worked at Arrow Electronics

Pros

Pay is very competitive. Management counceling and feebacks are good. People are friendly.

Cons

Management are too arrogant (the A in Arrow)to listen. Even if they agree, they won't tell you that they agree and certainly would not act on it. Motivation to improve is extremely low. Management like to stay in the same process (if there is one) than making changes for the better. Cannot face issues head on and prefer to pat each other's back than providing constructive feedback for the better. The Lean 6 Sigma is really for the the purpose of 'Lean" and not efficiency, best practices. Company culture does not understand project management. PMO does not have any project manager, so forget about management methodology, structure and process. Benefits is below average. HR department is disconnected with the business. Since growth is by acquisitions, all divisions are disconnected and no consistence process and procedures.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You might be an executive in a 13 billion dollars company. It does not mean you should maintain your arrogance and care more about your ego than what is best for the company.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Depends on what you're looking for ...

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Engineer in Englewood, CO

    I have been working at Arrow Electronics

    Pros

    If you don't have to work for or near the volatile CEO, it's a pretty low pressure environment, even slow paced - which may not be a good thing.

    Cons

    Arrow's situation is a bit more complex than some earlier posters have indicated. Arrow's middleman model is under attack from both sides: supplier and end customer. Like all reasonable business people, they're trying to eliminate the cost associated with a middleman distributor. Arrow has reacted a bit more slowly than its competitors, but all are facing declining margins. Having said that, Arrow will be around for quite some time. If you're looking for a dynamic, exciting work environment, it ain't Arrow. But if you're looking for a place to finish out a career, it's probably not too bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Yelling and screaming is not management. About the only place Arrow still adds value is through its people. Trying taking care of them for a change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Problems on the horizon.

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst

    I have been working at Arrow Electronics

    Pros

    Given the new climate that has enveloped my location, there are, no longer, any best reasons to work for Arrow Electronics.

    Cons

    All of the jobs at my location are being shipped to either Denver or India, therefore, since I most likely won't have a job next year, I would consider that a rather siginificant downside.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You reap what you sow. Do you honestly think that the resources in Denver and India are really going to fill the brain drain that you've initiated at Arrow? You are losing VALUABLE resources in order to save money. Where do you think these people are going to go? Probably to Avnet, who is still the number 1 contender in our field.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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