Ingram Micro Reviews

Updated October 29, 2014
Updated October 29, 2014
288 Reviews
3.0
288 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Decent work life balance, great place to learn the IT industry (in 22 reviews)

  • Lots of energy, great people and a good place to learn, employees are appreciated (in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is a challenge (in 7 reviews)

  • Seemed to be a disconnect between upper management and entry level employees (in 9 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Top IT Distributor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Santa Ana, CA

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

    Pros

    Some flexibility with life and work balance. Work from home privileges. Great way to build relationships with vendors (manufacturers).

    Cons

    Never escalate serious concerns to HR. Very political and competitive atmosphere. Management states they want you to participate in making changes and improvements but don't really want to hear your ideas and frown upon attempts to make a difference. Senior management, creative and directors have little room for growth. Tailors to students fresh out of college to keep salaries at minimum.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Inability to implement change

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

    I have been working at Ingram Micro full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Best reason would be job security, at least for management. Work hard, buy into the corporate culture and you can stick around for a while.

    Cons

    Reluctance to make meaningful/beneficial changes at the operational level. Change is trumpeted but never really pressed. New programs general fade away or aren't pressed forward over time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management has lost contact with those working on the floor. Renew that and engage them to drive the culture and changes. Changes driven from the top exclusively tend to be one dimensional and not lasting.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Hard days

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA

    I worked at Ingram Micro full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    complex global systems, some great people

    Cons

    Constant RIF action, outsource city

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great place to work and get entry level workforce experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ingram Micro

    Pros

    laid back environment, good work life balance

    Cons

    Too political, no perks, low pay and no training.

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Specialist in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Account Specialist in Buffalo, NY

    I worked at Ingram Micro full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great environment! Moral was high, was able to work on a variety of interesting and stimulating projects...The time generally flew by. Also, the office was generally well organized and efficiently run-there was little wasted time or excessive sloppiness. Co-workers were easy to get along with, too.

    Cons

    Seemed to be little for advancement and few opportunities to distinguish yourself. Management seemed disinterested in your input too often as well. Seemed to be a disconnect between upper management and entry level employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lots to learn, with poor direction and communication from above

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Buyer in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Buyer in Santa Ana, CA

    I worked at Ingram Micro full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I learned a lot at Ingram, and met a lot of great people. The company is HUGE, and truly offers the chance to interact with every type of business market out there.

    Cons

    It's all about the numbers. As soon as they changed service and support to a foreign country, the whole company changed at it's core. A lot of great talent left, or was let go, and we were all reminded that we're just numbers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the pulse of the employees & customers more often, and not just the shareholders.

  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Channel Account Specialist II in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Channel Account Specialist II in Buffalo, NY

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

    Pros

    Teams work very well with one another. Understand the overall goal is to hit a quota and bring the business through Ingram. Ability to further your career is available and managers are understanding when leaving a division.

    Cons

    Very strict with the written rules. 3 years of Ingram experience is essentially the same to 1 year of outside experience. Are not willing to pay you for a position unless you met their exact criteria, even if a vendor is telling them they will pull the offer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand number of dials are not the only way to determine if quota is being hit or business is being driven.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 7 people found this helpful  

    Low margin company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Santa Ana, CA

    I have been working at Ingram Micro full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Most jobs are very layback

    Cons

    Compensation much lower than industry average

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employee as asset not cost

    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Market Development Specialist

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great place to work. You get my incentives from vendors. You are not micro managed. A lot of movement after a year in current position.

    Cons

    Depending on the position, it may be very repetitive work. Training is terrible. No one knows what Ingram micro is until a few months into the jobs because every vendor is very different. Its like 100 plus of different companies working under one building.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Overall I am satisfied but there are definitely things to improve

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Santa Ana, CA

    I have been working at Ingram Micro full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work/Life balance - In my experience, everyone I have worked with/for has been extremely understanding and respectful of a true work/life balance

    A lot of opportunity to move up and learn more

    Cons

    I have had 4 bosses in 14 months. Some of the changes were because of a boss moving on, others were because of restructuring which has happened 2 times in the last 6 months.

    My job gets very repetitive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider upgrading from an archaic batch processing system to a system such as SAP or Oracle that allows for up-to-date data

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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