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Constant focus on cost reduction makes it hard to move the company forward

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA

I worked at Ingram Micro

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Nice people, very collaborative, great culture

Cons

Very cost-driven--always cutting people and sending jobs overseas. No job security, poor benefits, very cheap. Had to pay for service fees for 401-K program--give me a break!

Advice to Management

Figure out a new business model and take some risks

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    Ingram -a great place to start, but probably not a long term career choice.

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    Current Employee - Vendor Marketing Manager II in Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - Vendor Marketing Manager II in Santa Ana, CA

    I have been working at Ingram Micro

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a great place to begin your marketing career in the IT industry. You will be exposed to all the different elements of channel marketing. There are also many opportunities for advancement if you do well. Also, working for a large company provides access to many different resources. We have many onsite classes offered include 7 Habits, Franklin covey to classes on software such as Microsoft, Oracle, etc.

    Cons

    Salary is below industry average. Promotions have a set increase of 10%, no negotiation. So whatever your starting salary is, that is what your basis for promotions moving forward. Even if you fall below the minimum pay grade of the position you are promoted to.

    The workload is incredible. This is an extremely lean company. Not many resources in terms of help. Also, working for a matrixed company has its own challenges.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to ideas. If you are serious about keeping top talent, you need to be willing to negotiate or make an offer to those that are leaving.


  2. Thoughts on IM

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    Current Employee - Level II in Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - Level II in Santa Ana, CA

    I have been working at Ingram Micro

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You have the chance to work at a Fortune 100 technology distribution company. There are many very interesting aspects to what this company does -- not just "pick, pack and ship" as one of their taglines seems to be. As with most tech companies, the environment is also very fast-paced, which will keep you stimulated and on your toes. You'll probably seldom get bored while working at Ingram Micro. If you have the opportunity to work for employees in other countries, that can also be very interesting and fun. The Santa Ana campus is centrally located if you live in OC.

    Cons

    Disorganized and very politically charged environment in certain departments

    Advice to Management

    Some senior management are more supportive and enjoyable to work with than others


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