Future Electronics Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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  1. Helpful (8)

    Beware of the positive reviews you read for this company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Pointe-Claire, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Pointe-Claire, QC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Most are psychopaths..hopeless to advise


  2. Helpful (6)

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    change management. Miller needs to retire or sell out.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Working at Future is Awesome!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Executive
    Current Employee - Sales Executive
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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!


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Good company with excellent opportunity for training and development

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Global Account Manager
    Current Employee - Global Account Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Be more patient to see strategies develop.


  6. Helpful (4)

    Constant internal competition with other business units. Little reward.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Marketer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  7. Helpful (3)

    Employees are not respected

    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Experience Benefits Professional attire Knowledge that can be taken elsewhere

    Cons

    everything else Do not mix friends with business Work 24/7 No family life


  8. Helpful (1)

    Filled with challenges and opportunity for growth.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - OUTSIDE SALES
    Current Employee - OUTSIDE SALES
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Need more team events to create better bonding


  9. Helpful (1)

    Excellent working environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Applications Engineer
    Current Employee - Field Applications Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    None. Very strong and focused.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Good People!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Executive
    Current Employee - Sales Executive
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    So much opportunity, so little time! It's a great place to work, lots of things to do, lots of advancement. You make your own opportunities, and this is the place to do it.

    Cons

    Internal website has too many dead links

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused!


  11. Helpful (5)

    People are running for the door

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.



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