Systemax

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1 person found this helpful  

A huge lesson learned -- terrible culture, unprofessional, and dying industry

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Former Employee - Manager in Miami, FL
Former Employee - Manager in Miami, FL

I worked at Systemax full-time (less than an year)

Pros

New leadership seems to have potential. For a large company, there is the ability to standout by doing good work.

Cons

- Culture is terrible; it's not fun to work here
- There is no performance management system
- More methods management vs. results oriented management
- Unprofessional with lack of good talent

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The ownership of the company (Leeds) need to allow their local business unit executives to lead without interference or creating unecessarry politics.

The culture needs fixed, top talent needs acquired, and brand needs figured out... before Amazon completey eats all of your lunch.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    This is a terrible company. They absolutely don't care about their employees.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Systemax full-time

    Pros

    There are not very many pros to working here

    Cons

    The benefits are terrible and the very senior leaders don't want to do anything to fix it. There is no sick time, you have to work 6 months before you accrue any vacation, and then you only get 10 days. Health insurance is really expensive. No work life balance- you're expected to work from 7- 7. Managers have no leadership skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire some more decent leaders and get rid of the ones who don't get it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place, fun, family atmosphere

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, IL

    I have been working at Systemax

    Pros

    Employees have fun and work hard. Pranks are common (like filling the boss' office with balloons). Bring your dog to work day each week. Fitness center reimbursement, great benefits. Employees select the music. Management listens to and encourages everyone's opinions, suggestions, and ideas.

    Cons

    High learning curve, new people are often "new" for a long time because of the depth and range of knowledge they need to acquire while learning their job. Training is provided, but it's still a high learning curve. Typical office: cubicles and lack of sunlight.

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