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Great place where talented and motivated people can succeed

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Ingram Micro

Pros

- Ingram is #1 in the world and will be in business a long time (stability)
- If you perform well, and you navigate your career carefully (stay away from "special projects"), you can succeed there for a long time
- You can get overall general management experience very early in your career compared to other places.
- Strong promote-from-within culture - many companies just poach talent outside

Cons

- Perpetually understaffed due to low margin model of distribution (ie a lot of work for current employees)
- Low starting salaries and weak entry-level recruitment = spotty talent at the lowest levels. The best rise up, but often the "best" are only okay compared to other companies
- Tremendous travel at director and above level, since staffing levels are low
- Economic model makes new investment and initiatives tough. Ingram does well versus other big distributors, but struggles in new initiatives compared to specialty distributors.

Advice to Management

Some of what you are doing is very good - the business unit model improves accountability and flexibility. But, pay more attention to quality hires at the entry level, since Ingram employees tend to stay.

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  1. Good for experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ingram Micro full-time

    Pros

    Different job types, variety of people and managers and good experience with multiple vendors.

    Cons

    With so many people in the company, it is hard to stand out. You definitely have to assert yourself at all times and let people know what you are doing and what you want

    Advice to Management

    Don't just hire your friends.

  2. Ingram Micro has given me the platform and the eperience to become a valued asset

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

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

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

    Pros

    Great location and facility to work in daily

    Cons

    upper management is too distant from the poeple that work for them, they are unrelateable and it directly effect team mentality and moral. Middle management is stretched to thin with meetings and reports to train, guide & properly influence individual teams

    Advice to Management

    upper management is too distant from the poeple that work for them, they are unrelateable and it directly effect team mentality and moral

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