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Arrow Electronics Reviews

Updated October 17, 2018
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  • "Work-life balance can be off at times" (in 34 reviews)

  • "better communication from upper management" (in 24 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Arrow Electronics full-time

    Pros

    The company really cares a lot about their employee's

    Cons

    I don't work there anymore, CONS


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Decent place to work"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician II in Smyrna, GA
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician II in Smyrna, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arrow Electronics (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A good place to work for overall

    Cons

    Too many people making decisions & poor communication

    Advice to Management

    It was a good place to work and the work was a challenge but doable and the atmosphere was relaxed. My coworker was the best and management was helpful, I would likely still be there if the company didn't relocate the jobs.

  3. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Melville, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in Melville, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arrow Electronics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule
    5 year out vision

    Cons

    Limited opportunities in NY. Majority of the team in Melville is being relocated to Denver.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain standards of high integrity


  4. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Arrow Electronics full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Cannot think of any cons.


  5. Helpful (7)

    "Beware..."

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Englewood, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    None that I know of.

    Cons

    For a supposed “technology” company, they are way behind the curve in the technology area. Not enough room here to mention all of the areas.

    Meetings, meetings, and more meetings. Most unnecessary.

    Rely solely on Microsoft products and have no idea about the iOS world. You’d better like Excel spreadsheets and Sharepoint.

    People eat at their desks and never take actual lunch breaks. The constant food smell is sickening at times. I constantly hear people saying they were working late into the night or on weekends to fix problems or meet deadlines. Work smarter, not harder.

    Did I mention meetings?

    On-boarding process is the worst I’ve EVER experienced in my 30-plus years in the workforce. I spent nearly 30+ hours my first week on the phone with “Help” Desk and trying to chase down who is in charge of what in order to get everything I needed to even begin to work. Again, not enough room to mention all of the negatives.

    Still use Waterfall methodology and cram all requirements into one release, essentially making each project take years instead of months. Have no clue, or are just ignorant or complacent to adopting Agile or Lean methodologies. A project I got put on several weeks ago has been going on for nearly THREE YEARS!

    Meetings!

    Stingy when it comes to allotting resources for continuing education, tools to get the job done right, and training. That’s straight out of the mouths of middle management.

    Too much chatter for an open office setting. Many times I’ve had to leave to go to a quieter location to get work done.

    A lopsided amount of East Indian hires. I’m all about diversity, but it’s severely lopsided in the other direction. This leads to one way of working and thinking. Asking why they do things a certain way: “Because that’s the way we’ve always done it”.

    I’ve witnessed many managers being bellicose and outright rude to their subordinates more than once in the open office. I feel like there’s a master/slave relationship in many instances.

    Advice to Management

    Get with it. Take a good look at your entire game plan when it comes to processes and such. You could easily hack off half of the fat and still have much room to improve. And let’s make sure to have more diversity in the boardroom. Every single board member is white! Only 2:9 are women.


  6. "Financial manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Arrow Electronics full-time

    Pros

    Great environment, good work life balance

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say about the company


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Financial analayst"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    just big company, new building, okay culture.

    Cons

    No training provided. I have to taught myself to learn the system and new software. the budget is so tight to invest in people. I believe this is depend on departments as well.

  8. "awesome"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Arrow Electronics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    had so much fun working for them! made great friends! loved the employee engagement and sabbaticals. i haven't worked there in years but i hope things are the same, if not better.

    Cons

    if you're a newly grad and want to move up the ladder quickly, this may not be the job for you. there are many people who have been here for a long time so there's a lot of seniorities.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Mind Blowing Business Opportunities, But Unwilling to Revise Stategies for Growth"

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - General Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, great company reputation, enormous network, some of the best reverse logistics talent in the industry

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for growth, tons of red tape and office politics, quarterly KPIs take precidence over long term profitability and customer interests

    Advice to Management

    Revisit the indicators that you use to measure organizational success. Beneath the metrics you are looking at to determine the trajectory of your organization lie plenty of opportunities to drive the business forward. Embrace new ideas, and incentivize creative solutions to customer needs and strategic initiatives. You have opportunities galore, right where you’re at, but you must seek out fresh perspectives. Arrow Value Recovery has an opportunity to make history, and become the gold standard, in the ITAD industry.


  10. "Aquisitions"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Arrow Electronics full-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to move up in career

    Cons

    No cons to relate at this time


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