Systemax Reviews

Updated September 5, 2014
Updated September 5, 2014
33 Reviews
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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
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    No value of time and person

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    Current Employee - Team Lead  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Team Lead in New York, NY

    I have been working at Systemax full-time for 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
  3. 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 for less than a 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
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Information Technology managed by a bunch of racist low lifes

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    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Port Washington, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant in Port Washington, NY

    I have been working at Systemax as a contractor for more than a 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
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    Planner

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

    I worked at Systemax full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    great place fun atmosphere loved it

    Cons

    Needs to become more systemated

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Manager in Miami, FL

    I worked at Systemax full-time for less than a 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    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
  9.  

    Great place, fun, family atmosphere

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Springfield, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, IL

    I have been working at Systemax

    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
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    STAY AWAY - This comapny's ethics are deplorable - even AFTER the executive management change!

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    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager  in  Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Systemax

    Pros

    Salary - This company pays some of the best salaries in the region. By far the cons do outweigh even this benefit.

    Cons

    The new management (installed in 2011) is terrible to employees and will terminate them on a whim.
    Stay away from this company if you have any sort of ethics.
    Most employees there are afraid to take any risk due to management's heavy hand when it comes to mistakes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell the company - you really have no idea how to treat employees. It's the people that work there that will make or break your company and you have done everything possible to make them hate you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    This is an awesome place to work. Great careers are made here.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL

    I worked at Systemax

    Pros

    Youll get pad well, you'll be treated with respect and dignity, your family will be held in high regard, you will accomplish a lot in your career, you will get ahead.

    Cons

    There is no downside. This is a great place to work. Parking can be a challenge, especially when it rains.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep paying people well. Do more to support the community. Think longer term. Do a better job of reviewing employees to give feedback.

    Approves of CEO

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