Black Box

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Black Box offices benefit from independence

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maple Grove, MN
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maple Grove, MN

I have been working at Black Box full-time

Pros

Black Box is a huge company and has all the benefits that go along with their size. However, most of the offices function as independent units of the company and maintain their ability to be nimble and adjust quickly. They also provide small company atmospheres where people really care about what is happening. While I am sure there are some "bad" offices, even two offices in the same area can be completely separate in terms of culture, people, tenure and attitude. Anyone looking for an accurate review of the Black Box office they are considering should pay very close attention to the office being reviewed because if the name doesn't match exactly the review means litte to nothing.

Cons

It takes a little longer than normal to get the specific benefit information when you start. They start benefits right away but it takes a while to get the details.
The benefits are very generous though so it's worth the wait.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep investing in good people and technology!

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Run as fast as you can

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Maple Grove, MN
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Maple Grove, MN

    I have been working at Black Box full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Nice co-workers and that is all.

    Cons

    By far the worst sales job I have ever had. Senior management is in way over her head and is driving the division into the ground. Very low moral because of leadership's unethical treatment. I have seen many people come, and many people go. You live off of the base salary they provide with very little commission even at the top. Extreme Micro Management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees with respect. Take classes on business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    If management were the quality of the products this would be awesome

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Outbound CS&S in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Outbound CS&S in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Black Box

    Pros

    Quality of the products is great. I sleep at night knowing my customers got quality products that will perform. It is incredibly rare that a product fails the customer.

    Cons

    Its hard to describe how mismanaged they are. Year after year. The top management has no idea how to fix it either.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep promoting people to the top that have no background in sales or corporate management and see where we go. At the current rate HQ will become a distribution center to the integrators and the Name of Black Box will be left in the history books as a great product.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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