Microage Reviews

Updated July 9, 2015
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  1. Great place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Sales in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Atmosphere, Culture, creativity, great place to work

    Cons

    Sometimes management had a closed door to suggestions

    Advice to Management

    Training for more productive sales


  2. Helpful (1)

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good tuition benefits. There are a few amazing and motivational colleagues at each location who made me stay for a couple years despite the low salary.

    Cons

    No room for growth or change. The position is the same day in and day out, it's quota driven, and no ability to increase your net worth other than to take advantage of the tuition benefits and complete your degree for another position outside of the company.


  3. Great Place to Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microage full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very entrepreneurial organization. Unlimited upside.

    Cons

    None really, you are given lots of flexibility to be successful. I would not recommend to an individual you needs a lot of direction from a supervisor. There entrepreneurial organization works best for self directed individuals.

    Advice to Management

    I love the culture. Make sure you do not lose that as you get larger.


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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good food in the cafeteria

    Cons

    Parking was hard to find on weekdays


  6. Helpful (2)

    Ugh - why did I come here?

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Tempe, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Microage full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free lunches sometimes, the IT guy is cool, lots of vendors to work with (sometimes too many).

    Cons

    The commissions they state in their interviews are nickel and dimed down - you will be lucky to make half of what you are promised after "fees" like credit card fees, "load" on revenue and mysterious other ticky tack fees to pad MA's pocket. Also if you don't hound your customers for payment within close to 30 days your commission gets cut in almost half... totally insane! Training is a joke - how to leave a voicemail? Come on! Supposedly we hire only veteran reps. Also if you leave they are sue happy - watch out.

    Advice to Management

    Who cares? You won't take any advice anyway. I have heard many reps grumble that they have given advise only to be ignored.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Where have all the good reps gone?

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Management in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Account Management in Tempe, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Microage full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The management and long term employees think very highly of themselves. No lack of self confidence.

    Cons

    Keep in mind, this is a very old company, new ideas are poo-poo'ed as soon as they come out of your mouth. They also keep some sub par employees (bad apples) that are very unpleasant to work around, and it seems to drive the good reps out the door.

    Advice to Management

    I know you have been in business for a very long time, but keep an open mind, and don't let yourselves (management) be part of the problem.


  8. Helpful (1)

    I loved the people and the core values at MicroAge

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microage full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of autonomy. Ability to determine your own compensation. Very experienced and committed support people. Access to unlimited number of suppliers. Very flat organization chart. Sell whatever you choose as long as it is profitable. Training group is top notch.

    Cons

    Didn't always get the best pricing from suppliers. Because profit margins are so high, often did not support large, lower margin deals. Multiple systems for daily work was cumbersome.

    Advice to Management

    Stick with the profitable growth. Don't get in the way of reps who are making money.


  9. Senior Account Executive-Very good opportunity.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside/Outside Sales Professional in Mesa, AZ
    Former Employee - Inside/Outside Sales Professional in Mesa, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microage full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very good capability to make serious income.

    Cons

    Need Steady customer base to prosper.

    Advice to Management

    Spread the wealth evenly.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Best company I have ever worked for...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microage full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you like to work on your own and don't need to be babysat - this is the place for you! You must be a self-starter to succeed here as there is little hand holding involved and you must hunt for your own prospect and leads. However, in doing so the work life balance is amazing as is the commission schedule! The trend towards data center certification and higher end training is a very welcome shift as well. The company feels like a large family.

    Cons

    The systems are outdated like the archaic ordering system and there seems to be support staff bloat for the amount of sales people.

    Advice to Management

    Let go of the bottom 15% of sales reps who aren't cutting it, trim the support staff by streamlining systems and processes and increase profits for both the company and increase the rep commission plan marginally.


  11. Disneyland!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microage full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great management, great people, great colleagues, lot's of money!

    Cons

    that I left the company

    Advice to Management

    keep up the great work!



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