Future Electronics Reviews

Updated March 15, 2015
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  1. I have been working at Future Electronics

    Pros

    good atmosphere. overall it is a good company. Nice people to work with. Senior are very very helpful. Very good rating is what I give.

    Cons

    rigid. Still overall it is a good company. Nice people to work with. Senior are very very helpful. Very good rating is what I give.

  2. Helpful (5)

    Waaay too much backstabbing, nepotism, cronyism, unprofessionalism, unethical conduct and legal gray zone navigating.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Future Electronics full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You will definitely meet competent, professional and occasionally brilliant individuals. Too bad they don't last long.

    Cons

    Where to begin? This is a wholly-privately owned corporation. Forget about any protection (through shareholder/public oversight) that you may expect from a properly-run publically-traded company. Paranoia reigns supreme and there are VPs and senior VPs that have only cronyism to thank for their positions, as most of them exercise what would be considered certainly unethical and borderline illegal behaviour in their day-to-day dealings.

    Advice to Management

    None. They are broken beyond repair.

  3. Helpful (4)

    A typical, impersonal 21st century employer featuring a mixture of competent and incompetent management.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Pointe-Claire, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Pointe-Claire, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Future Electronics full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    An island of English speakers amidst an ocean of French. Multi-unit organization, with branches in over 150 countries. You will meet competent and interesting individuals. Some opportunities for growth, but reserved for cronies.

    Cons

    There is no avoiding the politics. You are either "with us, or against us". Cronyism and nepotism run rampant. Consequently, management, including senior management is populated by paranoid, spineless, back-stabbing, often-incompetent sycophants who will suck the life out of any competent, ethical individual. Unethical and dubious business practices have resulted in ongoing attrition and the outright defections of strategic partners and suppliers. A revolving door of misery. Two stars allocated only due to the calibre of some of its workforce.

    Advice to Management

    None. You are broken toys.

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  5. A very special company with a very special culture

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Future Electronics full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of opportunties to grow and develop if you are in one of the main centres. Your ideas can be implemented and made global within a relatively short time if they are good.

    Cons

    Lack of trust to employees, horrible back stabbing politics. If you are in sales, advancement possibilities are very limited if you aren't in one of the three regional HQs.

    Advice to Management

    Look a lot more at what people actually do and not at what they tell you they do.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Great people great company

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Future Electronics

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance, opportunities to transfer within company.

    Cons

    Politics, working hours not flexible.

  7. Helpful (2)

    Definitely a learning experience both professionally and personally.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Future Electronics full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of room to learn and grow through the on-site training sessions and invaluable personnel.

    Cons

    Overly micro-managed. For those who don't require it, this can be a hindrance. Too much time is spent on reporting instead of putting the energy where it's needed - in the field with the customers.

    Advice to Management

    Reward your people better as was done in the past. Return to a more personalized service structure within the company to embolden a sense of ownership.

  8. Helpful (3)

    Not so great company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Future Electronics full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    cafeteria. I guess that's it

    Cons

    low salary, everyone works from 8:30 to 5:30...not flexible at all, micro management, crazy amount of work

  9. Helpful (5)

    Beware of the positive reviews you read for this company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Pointe-Claire, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Pointe-Claire, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Future Electronics full-time (more than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Gym , free coffee , some benefits ( although expensive) , a few personal days

    Cons

    Low salaries,no chance for growth,micro management,little respect for employees,loyalty means nada here

    Advice to Management

    Most are psychopaths..hopeless to advise

  10. Helpful (5)

    Lots of fake reviews here...I basically wasted 3 years there.... they took never gave back.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Future Electronics full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great gym, café, perks....annual review was spot on, but meant nothing.

    Cons

    Reviews about pushing you to do 60 hours a week are real. The weak are sold by advancement and fall into the trap. Good work doesn't mean a promotion and a promotion doesn't mean more money. Your just a number! No family life, 2 of my co-workers are getting divorced because of continuous long hours. Their kids were suffering too. They try and make the atmosphere compelling to attract the young and inexperienced.

    Advice to Management

    change management. Miller needs to retire or sell out.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Working at Future is Awesome!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Executive
    Current Employee - Sales Executive

    I have been working at Future Electronics full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    So many products to see and wall-to-wall smart and motivated people.

    Cons

    Hyperactive organisation. Can be exhausting at month-end - but very rewarding!

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