Insight Canada

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Insight Canada Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
12 Reviews
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  1.  

    Insight is a great place to work. Team-Oriented culture and always fun activities going on

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Insight Canada full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Lots of activities and lots of potential for growth and promotion within the company. We have a dynamic team and great training programs.

    Cons

    There is always work to be done! Need to have the skills to multitask.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great People, bad management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Insight Canada for more than 5 years

    Pros

    All the teammates are great and really helpful,
    Very friendly environment
    Benefits are OK

    Cons

    The managment is really infantilizing.
    You have to respect specific time slot to take a pause and a dress code for each day
    When you're forty and motivated to work, this is downer

    The salary is bad and all the big account are taken, so the only way to get an uplift is to have a great relationship with the upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are encouraged to drive your business like your own but in reality you are taking more time to report what you do than doing actual work.
    If you want to keep the new hire then share some account, stop giving the money to the same people
    Same thing for the support people, I saw a lot of them leaving because of the poor compensation.

  3.  

    Pathetic company to work for. Stay away.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Insight Canada full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Well stocked cafeteria, amazing office building. Most employees are friendly and nice.

    Cons

    Pathetic salary, expectation to work overtime without pay, aggressive micromanagement. People are fired left and right at whim, highest turnover I've seen in a company. Unless your an butt kisser, YOU WILL BE FIRED.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop micromanaging your AEs so much and treat them with more respect. Remember, they are the one making money for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Good Environment

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Insight Canada full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good support and good working environment.

    Cons

    Too many processes and steps even for small tasks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Computers (servers, desktop, laptop) hardware and software configuration.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Technician  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - IT Technician in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Insight Canada as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great team. Nice work environment.

    Cons

    Sometimes the job is really boring.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Insight Inside sale manager :(

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    Former Employee - Inside Sale Executive/Inside Sale Management  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Inside Sale Executive/Inside Sale Management in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Insight Canada full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    employs are fun, have ping pong table. good games

    Cons

    -never seen such a high turn over place
    -out of around 25 colleague in my training class around 80% got fire..Please do not quit ur current job to join Insight.
    -need to make around 70 to 110 cold call every day. very dry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to be honest with job preview

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Insight Canada

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Insight Canada full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - fun industry
    - cafeteria with service
    - lounge with pool tables, ping pong tables, Foosball, hockey table

    Cons

    - low pay for support personnel though they can contribute as much to the sales process
    - high-turnover rate in sales
    - public company thus major changes can only be driven by the board which services shareholders and less the employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - need to care more about internal stakeholders. the company is only as good as its people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing place to step into the IT industry!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Insight Canada full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly environment.
    Teams are very coherent and team mates are always willing to help.
    Any position held in the organization is challenging and staff helps in the rewarding and recognition of other staff members.
    Pay is fair for fresh grads with no working experience.

    Cons

    Very limited opportunities to grow within the same department.
    Upper management are kind of isolated from the efforts being done at the operational side to get the work done.
    Some HR members don't care about the employee well being.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to understand the employee's needs financially or in terms of work/life balance. It's quite unfair that people who work so hard are underpaid and individuals who meet the political profile are promoted for their persona.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Poor Leadership

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    Former Employee - Account Executive  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Insight Canada full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Some great people that can help turn this company around.
    Training is well done and handled professionally
    Bright office space and fully stocked cafeteria
    Benefits are great and aside from HR director, the HR team is great and very accommodating

    Cons

    The leadership from Directors on Canadian side is severely lacking and are more interesting in protecting there own position than moving forward.
    Very political atmosphere that make you feel like you are walking on eggshells at all times.
    High turnover with little remorse from management leading to low company morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Evaluate the leadership on Canadian side and some seem to have been there too long. They talk change but don't act on it. Very questionable ethics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    I would have stayed if there was stronger sales leadership

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Insight Canada full-time

    Pros

    Company values
    Gives ownership, accountability
    Good support executive management

    Cons

    Sales leadership inside and out are poor their communication and follow up is horrible
    Lack of strong services and service leadership
    Lack of work- life balance
    No work from home solution

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change your sales leadership
    Bring someone strong in service who can build and lead- with the ability and want to roll their sleeves up

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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