Ingram Micro Reviews

Updated August 24, 2014
Updated August 24, 2014
264 Reviews

3.2
264 Reviews
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Ingram Micro CEO Alain Monie
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They are understanding of a work life balance (in 20 reviews)

  • I learned a lot at Ingram, and met a lot of great people (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Uncertainty and low margin business make for decisions that aren't always popular (in 5 reviews)

  • You won't find work-life balance (in 5 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Stable company in Buffalo, but management leaves a bit to be desired.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Williamsville, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Williamsville, NY

    I worked at Ingram Micro full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Culture is employee focused for the most part. Can bring ideas to the table that will be heard and potentially implemented.

    Cons

    Compensation is not consistent; people doing the same job could be $15-25K apart. Putting people into management roles for sheer convenience rather than based on abilities. No room for growth on the operations side.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure you know the culture and role your associates play and be able to back them up. Don't just put someone into a leadership role because they are visible to you on a daily basis, rather hire the right leadership to help drive the teams.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Enjoyed the people I worked alongside.

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    Former Employee - Engineering Technician  in  Plainfield, IN
    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Plainfield, IN

    I worked at Ingram Micro full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Majority of the associates are hard working people trying to do their job.

    Cons

    It is like all large companies their concern is not the people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to understand the people who actually do the work.

    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company, good benefits, very good mgmt, but hard to get promoted...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ingram Micro full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very well respected in our industry. Lots of good, professional people. Clear understanding of your role. In the Fortune 100, solid financials, so you don't have to worry about your check not cashing (if you've had that happen, you never take it for granted again!). They are understanding of a work life balance. Company is very charitable, and not for publicity, which I like.

    Cons

    Don't like what they are doing with the 401K's, they split them into a regular and supplemental plan , this will cost me significant compounded interest . Serious problem long term, might cause me to look for another job.
    Some slackers unfortunately who manage to game the system, which is annoying to us who work hard and take our jobs seriously.
    Very limited chances to get promoted, but that might only be our group

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Paying some new employees more than some older employees in base salaries, and you should "true up" the salaries, that's just not fair.
    Some slackers unfortunately who manage to game the system, which is annoying to us who work hard and take our jobs seriously.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Overall a good place to work

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Specialist II  in  Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Technical Support Specialist II in Buffalo, NY

    I have been working at Ingram Micro full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The environment is enjoyable. Majority of employees are hard working and there are growth benefits including knowledge and position. Work/life balance is pleasant. Time off policy is adequate.

    Cons

    Lack of communication at the management level. Compensation could be based better on contribution and experience rather than what corporate determines.

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

    Sales

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Santa Ana, CA

    I have been working at Ingram Micro full-time

    Pros

    Good company to work for if overall.

    Cons

    Too much of political going on there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be nice

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Ingram Micro a great company to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ingram Micro

    Pros

    Culture is very employee centric. A strong team environment. Excellent benefits , strong leadership at the executive level. A place where you can advance your career.

    Cons

    They work on distributor margins ( thin) so they are prone to economic downturns which lead to layoffs. This is part of the model.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to be a people first company as they are by far your greatest asset. In that vein continue to invest in your associates.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Market Development Specialist

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    Current Employee - Market Development Specialist  in  Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Market Development Specialist in Buffalo, NY

    I have been working at Ingram Micro full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great place to start your career. I have learned a lot about how companies work from a relationship stand point along with the financial aspect of it.

    Cons

    It takes a long time gain traction or get feedback about programs and contests that you run for your certain vendors to show your value add.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Amazing company for personal development and growth

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    Current Employee - Tech  in  Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Tech in Buffalo, NY

    I have been working at Ingram Micro full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Extensive vendor training, diverse vendor support opportunities, coworkers have respect for each other, ability to be recongized amongst the sea of employees, good healtcare coverage, 401k, work life balance.

    Cons

    There can be a lot of micromanagement if you are not properly fit for your position, specific positions are metric driven for compensation so understand what you are applying for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please listen to your direct reports, hold quarterly one on ones to understand their future goals and aspirations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ingram Micro

    Pros

    Great management team
    Fun internship experience
    Great pay
    I learned a lot in all of my projects

    Cons

    Management is often too busy to assign work to interns

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    I've had a pretty good experience so far

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    Current Employee - Vendor Marketing Manager I  in  Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - Vendor Marketing Manager I in Santa Ana, CA

    I have been working at Ingram Micro full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, great co-workers.

    Cons

    a lot of processes with lack of clarity, takes longer to finish tasks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more organization and process training

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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