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Future Electronics Reviews

Updated November 3, 2014
Updated November 3, 2014
98 Reviews
2.7
98 Reviews
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Robert Miller
14 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 6 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    People are running for the door

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Montreal, QC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    I can't think of one when I have worked for other Disty's

    Cons

    Where do I start? Micro Manage, Different business Strategy Weekly, Cutting Pay, Meetings, Con Calls, BSA who have never been in front of a customer at their facility, Management talks out of both sides of their mouth, No motivation to be team player, Marketer's that are kid's an don't understand how to quote.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You better change something to motivate your people or you will drive this company into the ground. No one hear is looking for free handout, just a little respect an more responsibility to service their account's. Let the people who made you million's of dollars over the years have a little control. This is not a hard business we are in, Buy parts an sell them an offer tools to help customers with their problems. Not every Market is the same, so you can't put a template over NA an think the strategy will work in every branch. Management (RVP) follow up is weak an have no control to make any decisions in front of a custom or (GM) why bring them in to meet a president when nothing will get done? Stop trying to re-event the wheel an thinking we are better then the A's in every aspect.

     Have the BSA's do something like send out a customer survey in each branch an question the in-side, out-side, engineer, quote response, pricing, terms, corp management team. Rate from 1-10 an leave a response if thy want. You will find the problems we have an also see what account's reply then you will know where the branch is strong. Make an incentive to the branch to get at least 80% of the survey back.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Do not invest in people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Future Electronics full-time

    Pros

    Canadian company to work with a good trade mindset. For Europe the UK headquarters have a good office. Very nice people working all around the world.

    Cons

    Definitely company have no interest in developing people to improve their skills and train new skills. Just a milk cow mindset to the employees to get what they maximum can get from them without investing in them and increase their capabilities. This is extreme in small country offices but still visible in HQ with high throughput of employees that leave in few years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in people for long term employments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work with extremely bright technical people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Applications Engineer
    Current Employee - Field Applications Engineer

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

    Pros

    Strong technical team across the board makes it an excellent place to learn and excel. Structured and efficient design flow makes it easy to learn and perform.

    Cons

    Some GMs and GSMs are not the strongest and customer penetration sometimes is more difficult than it should be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You got the best technical team but you don't push performance hard enough. We can be doing that much better. Don't be affraid to shake things up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Fantastic Culture, Colleagues, Learning Experience, and an Overall Great Opportunity

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Applications Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Field Applications Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    An incredible culture and great group of people to be around.

    Cons

    Need to be able to move FAST! and be self-directed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simplify backoffice operations for Engineering personnel

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unique working environment and friendly culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Advanced Engineer
    Current Employee - Advanced Engineer

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

    Pros

    People here are very friendly, and have a big believe in the vision of the organization. The level of experience and professionalism for majority of employees is high and you are always learning on the job and professional supplier training modules. A ton of training.....maybe be too much.

    Cons

    Even though they preach about having work-life balance, it sometimes difficult to with the amount of work needed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    World class company and above average compensation

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Great people. Future has their fingers in almost every electronic based customer. If there is a circuit board in the product, you can assume Future is their supplier. Working for this company opens up opportunities beyond those available with other employers. Systematic work environment, good management, and great team culture.

    Cons

    Hard to manage all the supplier relationships when our focus is selling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When rewarding people, please make sure to rank-and-file people appropriately although there has been a huge improvement in the last year or so.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice advancement opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Applications Engineer
    Current Employee - Field Applications Engineer

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

    Pros

    Stable job, room to grow, overall great people and senior leadership

    Cons

    Slow work flow at times and resistance to some changes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop methods to recognize non Marketing, Sales, and Engineering positions. Can be tough though due to less objective available metrics

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Daily Life

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Manager
    Former Employee - Product Manager

    I worked at Future Electronics full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great cafe, free gym, great people

    Cons

    Having to clock in and out makes you feel like you are working in a factory

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many layers of management makes decision making very difficult. D'ont be afraid to empower your employees and let them make decisions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    A company with a strong culture, Challenging work environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Managing Director in Breda (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Managing Director in Breda (Netherlands)

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

    Pros

    Employees with an extreme drive to perform.
    Becaase of autonomous growth strategy, one world wide corporate culture.

    Cons

    Centrally lead and controlled. Reduces organizational learning

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    They try hard but fail hard

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Marketer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Product Marketer in Montreal, QC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Great extras at the head office: gym, cafeteria, good opportunities for training , a good range of discounts for services and shops, free coffee and tea.
    Great people, good place for networking
    It's a good place to start your career and gain experience

    Cons

    They don't recognize hard workers, they can take advantage of good intentions. Some managers can be very severe and hard to please, tend to micro-manage. There is a lack of respect for lower level positions and elevations are rampant. They don't have much concern for their employees' satisfaction, it even seems like they'd rather have people quit than fire the bad apples.
    You get very little benefit for seniority.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees have great ideas on how to improve things but management don't project openness to listen. They should spend more time on their good employees and less on the bad ones. They need to show more recognition for the people who are actually doing good work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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