SED International Reviews

Updated April 2, 2015
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  1. SED could have been a contender

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Potential for six figure income

    Cons

    SED is one of the smaller fish in a very large competitive pond, they've also blundered potentially strategic advantages and let them become liabilities.

    Advice to Management

    Think outside the box.

  2. Ship with no rudder

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SED International

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fast paced industry, decent place to learn the ropes before moving on

    Cons

    Horrible management and financially strapped company put too much stress on employees. Leaders of the company don't know the industry and have little experience.

    Advice to Management

    Hire some real professionals to run the company.

  3. Struggling

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SED International

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment, great coo workers, flexible time, benefits (middle range).

    Cons

    Lack of leadership, too many steps to do something. No the right training for new members. They need to change everything in order to continuing doing business.

    Advice to Management

    Learn from yours competitors and the market needs.

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  5. Transparent favoritism

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

    I worked at SED International full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Stability, vacations and steady work, flexibility...

    Cons

    Management, salary, favoritism

    Advice to Management

    None!

  6. A sinking boat

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  7. Poor management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Give it up...

  8. Coming Back

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Director in Miami, FL

    I have been working at SED International full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Small environment with room to grow.
    Friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    Lacks leadership and focus. Employees are working in the dark

    Advice to Management

    Transparency is essencial

  9. Great team to work with.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SED International

    Pros

    People were great to work with.

    Cons

    Lack of forward thinking. Should consider.

  10. 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

    I worked at SED International

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    people are great but most have been laid off

    Cons

    unstable and changes daily as to the direction of the company

  11. Sales Manager

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Lawrenceville, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Lawrenceville, GA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Vendor Sales Training, Great Manager.

    Cons

    Lack of communication between departments.

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