Ingram Micro Reviews

Updated March 4, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Pretty good company with a lot of turnover

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA

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

    Pros

    A growing and interesting business with a lot of skilled smart professional people, decent benefits and some fun employee activities

    Cons

    There seems to be high turnover in many of the departments. It's difficult to consistently move forward when the executives and team members keep changing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on retaining good employees. I've seen a lot of good people leave for better opportunities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Great Management and Great Employees

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

    I have been working at Ingram Micro full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I respect management. This is HUGE in my eyes. I'd rather get paid less and work for someone I respect then get paid well and work for an ignorant dictator. The environment is very productive yet relaxed. I receive encouragement from all sides and am inspired by leadership. Excellent benefit selection; probably the best I've seen.

    Cons

    The pay is less than other places, but I'd rather be happy. The company site leaves a little to be desired, but that is changing soon, so it really doesn't matter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the positive role-modeling. It's better to be respected than feared.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Great development for an entry level college grad

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

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

    Pros

    Great L&D programs, cafeteria, work at your own pace, not micro managed

    Cons

    Management, decision making, executives, org structure, frequent layoffs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow flexibility to employees, better benefits, and higher compensation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful

    Ingram is a great place to learn and adapt to transformations

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IS Manager in Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - IS Manager in Santa Ana, CA

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

    Pros

    Dynamic environment fulfilled with challenges and accomplishments. It's a great company to be part of.

    Cons

    Low margins lead to constant focus and priority on cost reduction which lead to some negative surprises with last minute "course corrections".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    IS Top management must be stable and focused on long term achievements to avoid constant CIO switches and consequent reorganizations in the middle of important milestones achievements.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 7 people found this helpful

    Good place to learn your chops - probably not the place for a long term career

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

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

    Pros

    Great environment for younger folks to learn different positions, corporate processes and culture (both good and bad). Don't work in IT or operations - total burn out. Great opportunity to learn and be exposed to market leading vendors. Most good folks leave to join manufacturer partners.

    Cons

    Unfortunately longer term success and career path has more to do with political relationships and/or being a "yes" person than it does with anything else. There are lots of good people there but if you're not in the club, you're out. Lots of talk about "culture" and "the people" but unfortunately it's just that - talk.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The stock price is higher than it's been in years thanks to layoffs and acquisitions. Keep it up. However, I hope for all the good people there that you don't break the organization by ignoring the core issues. Best wishes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Resume builder

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

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

    Pros

    Great location, compensation is competitive for the area. Fast paced work environment with ample opportunity to gain valuable experience working with industry leaders on a global scale.

    Cons

    Work life balance is a challenge. Company is focussed on operational efficiencies and lacks strategic vision and consistent global operating model.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop long term vision

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 5 people found this helpful

    Highly charged massive organization that runs very lean and thin.

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

    I have been working at Ingram Micro full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    It's a massive organization that runs very lean. There are many strong and smart people that run the business.

    Cons

    High and frequent re-orgs, RIFs, and highly political culture. Not a trust oriented environment. Everyone seems to spend alot of time on CYAs. Due to the fact that the business is run on very thin margin, admin functions such as Finance, Accounting and IT also run very lean without enough process, systems or people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in people rather than only focusing on looking good to Wall Street analysts. It's the people that make the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 14 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.

    • 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 (less than a 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
  10. 3 people found this helpful

    Change is the norm

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  11. 4 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

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