Future Electronics

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Future Electronics Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
103 Reviews
2.7
103 Reviews
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Robert Miller
16 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Strong technical team across the board makes it an excellent place to learn and excel (in 4 reviews)

  • Good place to start a career, mainly fresh graduates to taste what a boot camp mean (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • not flexible at all, micro management, crazy amount of work (in 9 reviews)

  • Senior management gives no direction and they don't communicate very well (in 7 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people great company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Future Electronics

    Pros

    Work life balance, opportunities to transfer within company.

    Cons

    Politics, working hours not flexible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Definitely a learning experience both professionally and personally.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not so great company

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    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)

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 5 people found this helpful  

    Beware of the positive reviews you read for this company

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Most are psychopaths..hopeless to advise

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 5 people found this helpful  

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

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    change management. Miller needs to retire or sell out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working at Future is Awesome!

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    Current Employee - Sales Executive
    Current Employee - Sales Executive

    I have been working at Future Electronics full-time

    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!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Constant internal competition with other business units. Little reward.

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    Former Employee - Marketer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Marketer in Montreal, QC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Gym and Cafeteria in building.

    Cons

    Peer pressure to work over lunch at your desk. Daily measurement against Margin and Sales with unrealistic targets and small rewards. Micro management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn modern motivation techniques. Set real targets and pay everyone the same for hitting them. Don't keep it secret.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company with excellent opportunity for training and development

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    Current Employee - Global Account Manager
    Current Employee - Global Account Manager

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

    Pros

    Good company that will expose you to bright and talented colleagues, interesting client engagements, and various types of training for professional development. The company has a good culture and promotes sound core values.

    Cons

    Great strategies, but sometimes startegy overload occurs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more patient to see strategies develop.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Filled with challenges and opportunity for growth.

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    Current Employee - OUTSIDE SALES
    Current Employee - OUTSIDE SALES

    I have been working at Future Electronics full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working with some of the best people in the industry. Friendly people, great amenity, and they encourage work hard and play hard. They will not underpay you and sometimes overpay. If you do good work for them, they will definitely acknowledge it.

    Cons

    if you're a candidate for an advancement in your position, be prepared to take on some additional work on top of your current responsibilities before you actually receive the promotion. I wouldn't say it's much a con.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more team events to create better bonding

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent working environment

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    Current Employee - Field Applications Engineer
    Current Employee - Field Applications Engineer

    I have been working at Future Electronics full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very enjoyable place to work. Great leadership and the company will be at the leading edge of the distribution for many years to come.

    Cons

    Sometimes there are differences in the way business is done in different global regions. This will exist with any globalized company, but for me, it's can be frustrating at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. Very strong and focused.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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