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Systemax Reviews

Updated July 24, 2014
Updated July 24, 2014
31 Reviews

2.4
31 Reviews
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  1.  

    Dynamic, Nimble and Profitable

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    Former Employee - Director  in  Wellingborough, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Director in Wellingborough, England (UK)

    Pros

    Up to 2011, the company (trading as Misco) transformed into a nimble and dynamic reseller that embraced it's customers, employees and the vendor community. The culture was customer centric and the majority of employees were happy which was reflected in the low attrition rate across all country locations (8 in total). The mantra was very much driven by US management who brought a 'work hard, play hard' mentality that gave life to the organisation. Misco had become one of the leading IT resellers in Europe and a profitable division of Systemax.

    Cons

    New CEO hired in 2012 drastically changed the organisation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place, fun, family atmosphere

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Springfield, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, IL

    Pros

    Employees 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.

    Cons

    High 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.

    Recommends
  3.  

    Great place to work for a person looking for a challenge

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The company has a lot of opportunities where a person can make positive change and is not afraid to ask questions. The company is also very supportive of career development and encourages movement within the company as long as you prove yourself worthy of it.

    Cons

    This it not a place for a person who is looking for a clear path or a routine when it comes to work. There generally aren't a lot of set protocols and procedures in place. You will have to be willing to pick up knowledge on the fly as you work day to day. You have to be proactive and know where to get the knowledge you need to get your job done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage more interaction between different departments and business units so that we learn best practices. Continue to develop work procedures to minimize the learning curve for new employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Systemax Business Services

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Budapest (Hungary)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Budapest (Hungary)

    Pros

    I worked at the Systemax Business Services in Budapest.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Salaries 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Rewarding

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    Former Employee - Software Developer  in  Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Miami, FL

    Pros

    Had 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be 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.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Planner

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    Former Employee - Planner  in  Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Planner in Miami, FL

    Pros

    great place fun atmosphere loved it

    Cons

    Needs to become more systemated

  8.  

    Syx is good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
  9.  

    A real low-cost model

    Former Employee - Otc  in  Budapest (Hungary)
    Former Employee - Otc in Budapest (Hungary)

    Pros

    Great knowledge of the staff

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest some money in order to make a step forward before it`s too late

  10. 4 people found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Web Programmer  in  Deerfield Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Web Programmer in Deerfield Beach, FL

    Pros

    Friendly employees (IT Department).

    Cons

    Old 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 ManagementAdvice

    Upgrade 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!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun work environment, Bad management.

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    Former Employee - Technician  in  Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Technician in Naperville, IL

    Pros

    Great and enjoyable work environment. Good co-workers.

    Cons

    Supervisor extremely difficult to understand.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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