Systemax
2.3 of 5 29 reviews
www.systemax.com Port Washington, NY 5000+ Employees

Systemax Reviews

Updated Jul 2, 2014
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2.3 29 reviews

                             

20% Approve of the CEO

Systemax Chairman and CEO Richard Leeds

Richard Leeds

(15 ratings)

16% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great place, fun, family atmosphere

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Springfield, IL

    ProsEmployees have fun and work hard. Pranks are common (like filling the boss' office with balloons). Bring your dog to work day each week. Fitness center reimbursement, great benefits. Employees select the music. Management listens to and encourages everyone's opinions, suggestions, and ideas.

    ConsHigh learning curve, new people are often "new" for a long time because of the depth and range of knowledge they need to acquire while learning their job. Training is provided, but it's still a high learning curve. Typical office: cubicles and lack of sunlight.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Systemax Business Services

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Budapest (Hungary)

    ProsI worked at the Systemax Business Services in Budapest.

    ConsI liked my collegues. Usually you don't have to work long hours.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSalaries are not really competitive, so they hire the young and unexperienced. The ones with better qualities quickly move on. The management have big plans but they can't solve basic problems.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Rewarding

    Software Developer (Former Employee)
    Miami, FL

    ProsHad a great boss who was caring and generous (in software development dept.), the people at worker level are awesome here, good work environment, good career opportunities if you work hard.

    ConsSomewhat limited on raises (but not non-existent), have to work long hours (10 including lunch). The 'facilities' could use an upgrade.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe a little more generous with employees and the return on investment will be great. (Senior management.) No advice needed for line-level management. They we all very professional and great to work with.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Planner (Former Employee)
    Miami, FL

    Prosgreat place fun atmosphere loved it

    ConsNeeds to become more systemated

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    Syx is good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsExtremely good work . Work culture is good. Innovation oppurtunities. cutting edge . good for device drivers s s s

    ConsManagement doesnt give proper sal to employees. Very hard working environment. Sal is not so good. Mediocre quality of employees

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement doesnt give proper sal to employees. Very hard working environment. Sal is not so good. Mediocre quality of employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A real low-cost model

    Otc (Former Employee)
    Budapest (Hungary)

    ProsGreat knowledge of the staff

    ConsLow-cost operating model, need to work hard and deal with inefficient processes and old systems

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest some money in order to make a step forward before it`s too late

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    If the jobs haven't already been outsourced...

    Web Programmer (Former Employee)
    Deerfield Beach, FL

    ProsFriendly employees (IT Department).

    ConsOld laptop computers in the IT Department. Working 10-12 hours a day, including weekends (IT Department). The "management" may care, but the higher-ups don't; those that affect your salary and benefits. Most positions have already been outsourced, so I doubt this review will ever be read, but if you do consider a position here, keep in mind you may soon be training your future $10k/year replacement.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUpgrade the IT Department's PC's -- Visual Studio 2013 is recourse-intensive (SSD a MUST). Try to minimize the 10-12 hour days, with working weekends. It's been proven time and time again that happy employees are productive employees! And hiring 10 outsourced employees at the last phase of a project has shown to be disastrous!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fun work environment, Bad management.

    Technician (Former Employee)
    Naperville, IL

    ProsGreat and enjoyable work environment. Good co-workers.

    ConsSupervisor extremely difficult to understand.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Working for SYX

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe employees establish a family culture amongst themselves. Management should look at the benefits of this and try to expand the idea

    ConsBenefits could be way better - too expensive for hourly workers - keep getting less and less

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook at each division and run the company like a big corporation, not a bunch of little ones with an imaginary set of corporate rules

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood work environment, good team work

    Consnot much i can think of

    Advice to Senior Managementgrowth

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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