SYNNEX Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
70 Reviews
3.1
70 Reviews
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SYNNEX President, CEO, and Director Kevin M. Murai
Kevin M. Murai
34 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • People seemed to have a good work/life balance and senior staff is very accessible (in 6 reviews)

  • Synnex has good people, good benefits and good financial strength (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Low pay for the amount of work and revenue brought in to the company (in 6 reviews)

  • Minimal room for advancement and growth (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Don't stay long

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    Former Employee - Field Sales  in  Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Field Sales in Fremont, CA

    I worked at SYNNEX full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Benefits are decent, Industry is fun and company is on cutting edge
    Fortune 300 so profit sharing

    Cons

    Management does not care about their employees. Many many people in same position for years. I was there 8 years and none of my co workers were getting promoted or empowered to grow. Only current managers get promoted (director to VP, VP to SVP etc), Not a lot of growth and company won't help you if your position is eliminated. Take this company as a way to learn something new and get out. Don't spend too much time there, you will become complacent and will have stale skill sets because they do not give you many opportunities to learn something new

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    care about your employees. They are the guys in the front line

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Its a job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor  in  Joliet, IL
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Joliet, IL

    I have been working at SYNNEX full-time

    Pros

    its a stepping stone to better opportunities

    Cons

    The pay is low and the hours sometimes long

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you get what you pay for

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not for professional people looking for a career based on merit.

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Manager

    I worked at SYNNEX full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fortune 500 company, 3rd largest 2 tiered distributor of IT hardware/software

    Cons

    poor hiring practices for sales and marketing. way too much elbow rubbing and inappropriate unprofessional behavior.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give up trying to find the lowest common denominator for labor cost.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Interesting place to work for

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    Current Employee - Inventory  in  La Vergne, TN
    Current Employee - Inventory in La Vergne, TN

    I have been working at SYNNEX full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The benefits are very good.

    Cons

    The pay is not very good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay your employee's what they're worth

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Engineer  in  Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Engineer in Fremont, CA

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

    Pros

    management, culture and people are very nice. nice campus

    Cons

    Pay should be higher. Not enough pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management is doing a good job.-need to increase salary soon.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    No career achievement

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing
    Current Employee - Marketing

    I have been working at SYNNEX full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Stable job,
    1.5%-2% pay increase every year.

    Cons

    Pay below standard,
    Lots trivia tasks,
    No career achievement

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst job I ever had in my life. Terrible management and awful environment.

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    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  Carson, CA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Carson, CA

    I worked at SYNNEX full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Made a couple of good business contacts there. That's the only good thing I could say about that job.

    Cons

    Underpaid, unattainable revenue goals, incompetent management and poor training program. There isn't enough space in this section to cover all the cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of all of upper management at your New Age Electronics office in Carson. I'm surprised you don't have more lawsuits because of the way they run things there. I would've filed a lawsuit if I had the money and the time to do so. I feel like I'm doing you a favor, that you don't deserve, for submitting this feedback. New Age Electronics is horrible!!!!

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

    Synnex

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    Current Employee - Accounting Manager  in  Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Accounting Manager in Fremont, CA

    I have been working at SYNNEX full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Stable company, consistently profitable and growing, decent work life balance

    Cons

    Culture, politics, absence of delegation of authority, no good benefits

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Long hours, inconsistent quotas, low pay. Great for entry level experience into IT.....

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    Former Employee - VAR West Sales Representative  in  Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - VAR West Sales Representative in Fremont, CA

    I worked at SYNNEX full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Stability
    Great entry into IT sales
    Sales trips and spiffs

    Cons

    Heavy Micromanagement
    Unachievable quotas - And I was there for years but as you progress the goals get to level that are unattainable unless everyone's business is growing at 20% levels month over month.
    Heavy Metrics - Call volume, emails, sales quotas.
    Low pay - The base pay is extremely on the low side and the commisions and bonus are not consistent with the size of deals and levels or work done to close them.
    Long Hours - Consistently working 9-10hrs daily.
    No Career development - There is no clear career path here. You will need to get promoted by building strong internal relationships.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop your sales representatives with training and promote from within for top performers. At a certain point motivation to achieve such high sales quotas is not enough to keep the team performing at a high level. Develop your managers and directors, give them the tools to manage as they do not seem to be well equipped to handle the task at hand.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Company review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Ontario, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Ontario, CA

    I worked at SYNNEX full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Company pays well, hours are not too bad, bosses are good to work with (they give you the freedom). Culture is relaxed and people are smart.

    Cons

    Growth opportunities are not too good. Promotions don't happen very often (average once in 2 years).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Focus on retaining the talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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