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SED International Reviews

Updated August 12, 2014
Updated August 12, 2014
14 Reviews

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14 Reviews
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  1.  

    Coming Back

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    Current Employee - Director  in  Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Director in Miami, FL

    Pros

    Small environment with room to grow.
    Friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    Lacks leadership and focus. Employees are working in the dark

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Transparency is essencial

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    A sinking boat

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL

    Pros

    Centrally located in the heart of Doral, a commercial area and one of the main hubs of international trade.

    Cons

    They are countless... violations of HR's starndard practices, INCONSISTENCY is their most consistent value, poor organizational culture, absence of strategic planning, poor management knowledge, low educational level of middle management, no focus on service improvement or customer satisfaction...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice is to the board of directors ,who have invested their money in SED. Hire educated people that display passion and a competitive spirit. Focus on employees and customers' satisfaction. Create a strong organizational culture where collaboration, respect and a strong sense of belonging are paramount of their daily activities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Poor management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I can't think of any really, the pressure and the unreasonable goals and expectations...management sees through rose-colored glasses.

    Cons

    Poor management of people and finances have caused this publicly traded company to tank. They laid off 80% of their workforce last year and closed down several distribution centers. They ended up hiring some of those people back later on in the hopes of rebuilding, but in this industry, if your reputation stinks, the chances for recovery are slim. Do your homework before applying here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give it up...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great team to work with.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    People were great to work with.

    Cons

    Lack of forward thinking. Should consider.

  6.  

    I would not work here, the company is not doing well and is going through major restructuring.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    people are great but most have been laid off

    Cons

    unstable and changes daily as to the direction of the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Sales Manager

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager  in  Lawrenceville, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Lawrenceville, GA

    Pros

    Vendor Sales Training, Great Manager.

    Cons

    Lack of communication between departments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good Company

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    Former Employee - Data Entry/Receptionist  in  Lawrenceville, GA
    Former Employee - Data Entry/Receptionist in Lawrenceville, GA

    Pros

    Flexible schedule that is centered around your family.

    Cons

    Lay offs across the board from the president down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    SED, Changing Electronics Distribution

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    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  Lawrenceville, GA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Lawrenceville, GA

    Pros

    They have pretty good benefits, including an in-house health room. They cleaned house of most of the upper management and restructured the company from top to bottom. There is now more opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    Prior to the restructuring there was very little advancement or raises. Upper management received bonuses and promotions as opposed to sharing the love with the minions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Until they have some history under the new management, I really don't have any further advice.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    started well, but got worse

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    wide array of products to offer, ability to develop great relationships with vendors and customers, ability to travel, ok benefits and paid time off, can buy products at a discount

    Cons

    low commission rates, lack of communication from management, just closed two main warehouses and sales offices and went through a reorganization

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

    Terribly Mismanaged

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    They pay their employees on time, some vacation provided. A pretty good group of people to work with for the most part. I think they generally mean well.

    Cons

    Terribly lacking in execution. There isn't knowledgeable management, so they might be heading in one direction but have no idea hoe to get there. A million well laid plans and none are ever followed up on. Upper management does not know anything about the people or the company, so they promote people who seem like good fits but those people don't know anything about the job they are tasked to do or the people they are asked to manage. No long term growth here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to figure out what is currently working in your company and what is not before you make brilliant plans on how to correct it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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