Systemax

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Systemax Reviews

Updated December 10, 2014
Updated December 10, 2014
39 Reviews
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39 Reviews
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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    No Direction

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Systemax

    Pros

    You get a paycheck every two weeks. The office is located near good restaurants and shopping.

    Cons

    Management team has little knowledge so it's hard to learn anything of value from them. Benefits are very mediocre. Little room for advancement. Not innovative. Little planning, no metrics, bad attitudes, no team environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to you your experienced employees, build reasonable plans and goals and execute on them successfully as a team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working for SYX

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Systemax full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Temps beware working for "Ultimate Staffing" in representation to Systemax in Naperville,IL

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PC Tester Tech in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - PC Tester Tech in Naperville, IL

    I have been working at Systemax as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Learned how to factory reboot PC Laptops, Desktops, Androids and repackage the product for the TigerDirect.com website.

    Cons

    Being treated unprofessional from the rude supervisors and testing non electronic items such as an "Expresso Coffee Maker" or "Ab Lounge" . Also overworked for this coming Thanksgiving with 10 needed hours 5 days a week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should never lie about the position or hide the fact that you did not mention one would be in a factory. I would not work here even if I was a permanent employee

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Electrical Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Systemax

    Pros

    good work environment, good team work

    Cons

    not much i can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    No value of time and person

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Lead in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Team Lead in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Salary is good,
    good bonus,
    working atmosphere depends on project manager.

    Cons

    24*7 work they want.
    any failure goes to developer side, as it is there duty only.
    management is poor,
    lack of field specialist always affect project deadlines.
    no proper channel for communication.
    so many fake deadlines without any sense.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please do something for employee welfare,
    please take employee concern seriously, so they feel comfortable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    If you have ever seen the movie office space that is what the company was like.

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Holmdel, NJ
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Holmdel, NJ

    I worked at Systemax full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It is perfect for a first job because it helped me learn how to do a job even though I hated it.

    Cons

    Low pay mostly commission. They tell you can make a lot of money, but that is not true. It is extremely difficult. You are competing with people within the same branch and with several branches around the country. There tag system is terrible. Vacation/sick time is a joke. I can go on and on for this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop treating your employees like children and/or cattle.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Information Technology managed by a bunch of racist low lifes

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Port Washington, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant in Port Washington, NY

    I have been working at Systemax as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    There is absolutely none, as in not part of the company agenda for anyone to succeed.

    Cons

    Racist, colluding with Human resources and lawyers. No fair hearing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time evaluating upper IT management and firing them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Planner

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    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

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    A huge lesson learned -- terrible culture, unprofessional, and dying industry

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Manager in Miami, FL

    I worked at Systemax full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    New leadership seems to have potential. For a large company, there is the ability to standout by doing good work.

    Cons

    - Culture is terrible; it's not fun to work here
    - There is no performance management system
    - More methods management vs. results oriented management
    - Unprofessional with lack of good talent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The ownership of the company (Leeds) need to allow their local business unit executives to lead without interference or creating unecessarry politics.

    The culture needs fixed, top talent needs acquired, and brand needs figured out... before Amazon completey eats all of your lunch.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    This is a terrible company. They absolutely don't care about their employees.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Systemax full-time

    Pros

    There are not very many pros to working here

    Cons

    The benefits are terrible and the very senior leaders don't want to do anything to fix it. There is no sick time, you have to work 6 months before you accrue any vacation, and then you only get 10 days. Health insurance is really expensive. No work life balance- you're expected to work from 7- 7. Managers have no leadership skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire some more decent leaders and get rid of the ones who don't get it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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