Systemax Reviews

Updated September 2, 2015
55 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Employment Status

Reset
2.5
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Systemax Chairman and CEO Richard Leeds
Richard Leeds
25 Ratings

55 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Great place, fun, family atmosphere

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, IL
    Recommends

    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.


  2. Excellent Company, Nice people, great working environment!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Port Washington, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Port Washington, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Systemax full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very professional, knowledgeable co-workers, who are dedicated to contributing to the success of an incredibly diverse company. There are many long term employees of 10, 20 years. Compensation and perks are great! Comprehensive Medical insurance coverage is offered and can included dental and eye coverage, if desired. Discounts are provided for non-smokers. 401k provides a generous employer "match". On-site gym, business casual dress code, Friday "jeans" and welcoming atmosphere add to the positive working environment. Innovative technology and proprietary software add to a positive work experience. Good location, headquartered on the North Shore of Long Island. Close to all.

    Cons

    Medical Insurance Benefits cost (premiums and out of pocket) is higher than expected, but there are more than 2 choices to choose from and most doctors are included in the "in-network" less expensive plan. Additionally, there is a bare-bones "afordable care act" plan that provides the least expensive option. I would not call any of these plans "Cadillac" plans, as out of pocket expenses can be as high as deductible each year, in addition to the premium. A 61 day waiting period is long - and depending when you begin employment can be 2 months and 3 weeks!


  3. Dynamic, Nimble and Profitable

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Wellingborough, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Director in Wellingborough, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Good workplace

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment and colleagues

    Cons

    Competitors have stronger compensations and benefits

    Advice to Management

    Keep up


  6. Planner

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Planner in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Planner in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    great place fun atmosphere loved it

    Cons

    Needs to become more systemated


  7. Rewarding

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Systemax full-time (More than a year)

    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 Management

    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.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work for a person looking for a challenge

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Systemax full-time (More than 3 years)

    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 Management

    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.


  9. ok but undergoing changes

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Port Washington, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Port Washington, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Systemax full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Dealing with many different vendors. You can work on large vendor accounts. Good place to learn e-Commerce marketing. Nice, friendly team. Supportive manager. Overall everyone there was a nice person to work with.

    Cons

    Low salary per market rates available. Work was very monotonous. Marketing was mainly e-shots factory. The reality of the role was disappointing versus the ad. Low responsibility in a way because authority is minimal at given seniority level. You only work on small section of much bigger function.

    Advice to Management

    Not willing to comment. I know it used to be a great company to work for and they are working on this again.


  10. Syx is good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    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 Management

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


  11. Helpful (3)

    Systemax Business Services

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Budapest (Hungary)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Budapest (Hungary)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Systemax full-time (Less than a year)

    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 Management

    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.



Showing 55 of 58 reviews
Reset Filters
RSS Feed </> Embed

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.