Insight Reviews

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
192 Reviews
2.8
192 Reviews
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Insight President and Chief Executive Officer Kenneth T. Lamneck
Kenneth T. Lamneck
106 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good people for the most part, challenging work (in 12 reviews)

  • Good place to start for entry-level IT sales (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • terrible hostile work environment, terrible home work balance terrible upper management team (in 10 reviews)

  • Work/life balance is non-existent (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Interesting but a confusing place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Saint Paul, MN

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

    Pros

    Talented Engineers, peers mentor other staff. If you like to travel there is plenty of opportunity. Steady work with no overtime or oncall work after hours perfect for someone with a family.

    Cons

    Worked for 6 years at Insight in St. Paul. Entire support staff of 4-6 Engineers eliminated. Found same position at another company paid $35k more a year for the same work. I should have moved on 5 years earlier. Company was profit oriented at all times and did not value their staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Every Engineer I speak with that were X-Insight engineers tell the same story. Never again will I work for that company at any cost. Don't see a future for Insight, anywhere. Time for Insight to go out of business, they don't bring any value to any customer. Getting rid of Senior Engineers doesn't make good business sense. What goes around comes around. Goodbye Insight, hopefully people that read this will pass on working at your company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work until they decide you're expendable.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Learning and Development Specialist
    Current Employee - Systems Learning and Development Specialist

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

    Pros

    Good people for the most part, challenging work.

    Cons

    Regular layoffs for no apparent reason.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Inside Sales

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    Vacation time, Peers, Holiday pay

    Cons

    management shifts, AE shifts, lack of company loyalty

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    No career growth opportunity.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Marketing in Tempe, AZ

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

    Pros

    Warm culture, always something fun going on. Bring Your Dog to Work Day, on-site health clinic, covered parking, onsite cafe, lots of free food and giveaways.

    Cons

    Salaries are below average, there is no career path and hardly ever any promotions within ones job. Management seems supportive but never goes to bat for you. Unless you are in sales, no one really cares about you. Losing the Insight Bowl also stinks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provde career paths for employees OTHER than in sales. Actions speak louder than words - quit telling employees about all the great opps at Insight - show them instead. Put more money into marketing, add headcount, create advertising campaigns. Compared to CDW we are booooring.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Poor leadership

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Tempe, AZ

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

    Pros

    The team reporting to me did a great Job and was very hard working. The Technical team was extremely competent and was always willing to answer questions.

    Cons

    I was terminated from my position for “Performance” I was past 90 days and had no negative reviews or disciplinary actions. Insight does not care about it’s people that work for them and do not follow their own policy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are going to fire someone give them an opportunity to fix any issues that they may have but informing them of issues. Terminating someone with no documentation sets the company up for a discrimination law suit.

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

    Think before you interview at this company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Insight

    Pros

    The Tempe location is nice.

    Cons

    Not a good working environment due to unhealthy internal politics and lack of professionalism.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good people to work with but value message to customers lacking

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Full spectrum of solutions available for clients with strong service & delivery teams.

    Cons

    Guardrail to guardrail management tendencies with sales being pulled into many different directions, management disconnected with regional teams at times, comp plan/benefits are constantly changing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Strict environment with fun co-workers

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Services Technician in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Services Technician in Tempe, AZ

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

    Pros

    New NOC
    Fun co-workers
    Laid back at times
    Great opportunity to learn as an entry level job

    Cons

    Lack of advancement ladder
    Seems every quarter a new barrier or rule is put up banning something
    Pay is on the very low end compared to other employers
    High turn-over in this department due to low pay and advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    carve out a better advancement tier structure
    start raising salaries based on experience to match other companies
    reduce the number of work restrictions and policies. If you show you have faith in your employees and trust them to get work done, they will reward you with hard work and increased productivity

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    I got out of it what I put into it

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Tempe, AZ

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

    Pros

    Fun sales culture
    Room for growth

    Cons

    Upper Management doesn't really get what's go
    ing on on the sales floor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know your talent and do what you can to keep it around

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Senior Sales Leader

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Director in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Sales Director in Tempe, AZ

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn the IT industry. Great lauch pad for career in the industry. Lots of opportunity for those who work hard and have passion for success. With 15 plus years of call center sales experience I would rank this one on the top. Lots of great memories. Good culture.

    Cons

    Through my time, there have seen many changes with senior leadership but par for the course in this industry. Depending on your position you could feel the heat of the latest stock market expectation but that can be part of the fun as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know your true leaders. Tap into the folks below them to determine their true effectiveness. What does X do well? What are 3 things you'd like to see X do differently?

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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