Ingram Micro

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Ingram Micro Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
310 Reviews
3.0
310 Reviews
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Ingram Micro CEO Alain Monie
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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 23 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. 12 people found this helpful  

    By far the worst company I've ever worked for...and I've had more than a dozen employers throughout my career.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA

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

    Pros

    Good cafeteria - sad, but that's the only positive experience here

    Cons

    12 hour plus days and still can't complete the work - no demand management exists. Management is unconcerned about employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    In my experience Ingram is a great place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ingram Micro full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people at Ingram are amazing. Everyone works long hours. They are the leading global distributor for IT products.

    Cons

    Politics are ever increasing at Ingram and makes it difficult at times to get your job done. Employees really are not empowered and decisions are often delegated to VP, EVP and President.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower your associates. Remove as much of the politics as possible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY

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

    Pros

    Work hard and you will be rewarded

    Cons

    Some team members get away with not doing their share of the work, but that happens at every job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work and reward your employees!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Change is the norm

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

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

    Pros

    It is Never boring, there is lots to do, and it can be exciting

    Cons

    Don't promote from within
    Staff reductions and firings are common
    Organization changes far too much to be successful
    No work life balance
    No Employee stock program

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mgmt doesn't share the success with everyone (just directors and higher).
    If you are young and need to build a resume, jump in! If you are already successful and have years of experience and knowledge, I would recommend you look elsewhere (but 3 years ago, it was just the opposite).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Top IT Distributor

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    • 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
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Hard days

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    • 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
  8.  

    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.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Company to work for. I learned much during my career there.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ingram Micro full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Great people.

    Cons

    No employee loyalty. Opportunities are not given when reorgs are done.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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    • 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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Experience

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    • 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

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