Insight

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Insight would benefit from employee and industry "insights" as to how to turn the company around

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ

I have been working at Insight

Pros

The best reason to work for Insight is that the services side of the business is growing at a healthy pace and the people involved in that group are generally good to work with.

Cons

The culture is very non productive due to lack of empowerment for anyone under a VP level to make decisions and move the organization forward. They manage the company from the top down, however; the top executives are seemingly out of touch with the corrosive attitudes and lack of collaborative unity within the organization to solve problems.

There is no budget for employees to connect in the industry by attending relevant industry events or training. In essence, you have to be funded by a partner in order to attend anything and there is only so much MDF to cover such expenses.

Compensation for management positions is below market average and bonuses are very slim due to company performance.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The painful, but obvious advice is to hire a company who excels at "change management" and empower them to implement better operational processes, integrate sales and marketing and fix the technology infrastructure issues that are crippling the company.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Insight is alright by me

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at Insight

    Pros

    Great enviornment in which to work. good support from management.

    Cons

    internal setbacks and lack of set systems. sytems need a lot of help.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    fix/establish internal systems

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Not a good environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Insight

    Pros

    Its a great place to break your teeth and get an education in this industry. Its a good place for people that want to start a new career or kids just out of school. They do have some pretty good benefits. There is an employer match for your 401K and after 3 years you get 3 weeks off.

    Cons

    Large organization where there is alot of disconnect. Policies change weekly depending on the mood of management. Very difficult to get an answer or to get someone to help or make a decision. Most of management consists of sales people that were not able to make it as sales reps and it was either find another position or get out. The good ol'boy network is in effect here and is very well recognized by the human resource department in fact their words were "this is the good ol boy network and nobody can change that. The old v.p. of HR Kaylene Moss tried but, couldn’t” This Good Ol' boy way seems to be the fastest way to the top. Qualifications are secondary. Compensation is one of the biggest issues here. The requirements to make money change almost monthly. Sometimes its based on GP and then some months its Revenue. If you dont meet revenue goals they actually take money back from you quarterly and just back it out of your monthly check. If there is a big hit they do not make arrangements with you to pay it off in reasonable chunks they just take the whole thing regardless if your check would come out to a negative. There were times that you would do a commission adjustment because someone made a mistake but, they werent concerned with that mistake since it didnt affect their paycheck. The commission adjustment would ONLY be looked at on the very last day for a possible approval and if they found one T not crossed it would move over to the next month for approval. There were some sales reps chasing significant amounts of their hard earned money for as many as 6 months and even some more severe cases. You cannot trust this company to pay you honestly. You must check the commission for every single order that you enter to make sure that they havent made a mistake. They put a house load on everything you sell and they state in their policy that the load will be between 1%-3.39% depending on how many touches they have to the product. I found numerous errors there where they would sneak in a 10% load which would significantly reduce your commission amount and they never touched the product at all in fact it was drop shipped from the mfg straight to the customer so according to their policy there would be no load. It took them months to fix that, put a 3.39% load on and to pay me back. This company is not looking out for their employees. They are trying to make as much money as possible and at the expense of their sales people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire qualified people. Hire based on a persons ability to do the job and not because hes cool to drink with. When hiring within the company you may want to look at people with a proven ability not a failed attempt at sales and again hes cool to drink with. Listen more to what your sales people have to say. These are the people that are responsible for those Mercedes and BMW's that you have parked in covered parking up front not to mention those huge salaries and houses. The turnover is tremendous and its making your competitors rich. Maybe you should concentrate on how to make your employees happy and if not thats ok because you guys are a great training facility otherwise

    Disapproves of CEO
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