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Great if you want to get into Channel Sales. Otherwise poor company choice for technical people.

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai (India)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai (India)

I have been working at Ingram Micro

Pros

Understand how to manage Channel Partners.
Network with loads and loads of Channel Resellers.
Understand issues/processes with the distribution business.
Getting a job at Ingram is a piece of cake. They'll hire you if you act competent in the interview.
Job security is good.

Cons

Pay scale does not match market standards.
Increment is very menial (4%-7%)
Infrastructure is HORRIBLE. (Desktop PCs from the 90s/Take awfully LONG to start)
Basic things like access to email over the phone is not provided.
Very limited technical growth.
Distributor sales folks are neither respected by partners/resellers nor by principle vendors.
Attrition rate is very high. People come and go as they see no benefit sticking around.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Please explain the benefits of working with Ingram Micro to your employees.
Equip the company with better IT infrastructure. You're distributors of great infra after all.
Give email access over the phone. (Isn't this a norm these days?)
Offer a competitive package and HR should give better benefits in terms of remuneration.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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  1.  

    Overall great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Sales Executive, Account Representative, Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Sales Executive, Account Representative, Account Executive

    I worked at Ingram Micro

    Pros

    If you're in Toronto, it's a great place to work. Lots of people and friends to meet. Great way to start your career, meet a lot of vendors, free lunches, prizes etc.
    It's a fortune 100 place to work. It's a public company, it's also a place where you can retire.
    Pay your dues, and find ways to advance yourself.
    There are a lot of bonuses.
    If you are the top 1 % of the company, you get to travel all expense paid for vacation with other people around North America.

    Cons

    - Quota system, you have to meet quotas in order to make your commission.
    - It's not that competitive but it's could be a place that's hard to overcome obstacles. It's always hard to make changes in the company.
    -There are a lot of veterans who are really bored and tired of their work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the place fun. I know your hands are tied but it's your responsibility to make the place fun. Spend the time to train, spend the time in making the place enjoyable.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good starting ground...but unless you're a golden-child, don't make it long term.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ingram Micro

    Pros

    The people at Ingram Micro are great. By people, I mean people on your team, not the middle-management. You can get through your day because of the immediate people you work with.

    Cons

    Some of the middle-management are jokes. They manage by threats and fear. Some have gotten to their level by no effort of their own, they look at their team as their minions to their work. These managers have no idea how to manage a team yet their can snow their own bosses to get them to think they did the work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you're going to do a skip-level review, listen to what employees are saying. Success is driven by a whole group of people, not just the few noise-makers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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