Arrow Electronics Reviews

Updated May 14, 2021

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3.2
49%
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54%
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Arrow Electronics Chairman, President and CEO Mike Long
Mike Long
635 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work life balance lesss stress job(in 57 reviews)

  • "Great people and a positive work environment(in 57 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "High stress enviornment with low work/life balance(in 47 reviews)

  • "Reminding upper management of every conversation you've ever had(in 41 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Former Employee
      Featured Review

      Great environment

      Feb 5, 2021 - Customer Service (CSR) 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Team environment. Enjoyed going to work every day

      Cons

      The commute was reason for leaving

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place to work

      Mar 28, 2021 - Applications Engineer in Denver, CO
      Recommend
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      Pros

      many chances to build skill and drive your success

      Cons

      daily routine can be a little boring

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Will take advantage of talent without compensation

      May 7, 2021 - Didn't Have One in Phoenix, AZ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Mainly left alone if you meet expectations. Management is nice for the most part.

      Cons

      Passing through security every day is tedious. Felt like I was in prison rather than at work. Completely took advantage of my flexibility without proper compensation.

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    4. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      ** DO NOT BELIVE THE POSITIVE REVIEWS **

      Apr 28, 2021 - Operations in Denver, CO
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great employees who are treated like trash

      Cons

      Too bad the company doesn’t give a rats behind about the employees. No raises, crappy benefits, and all they seem to be concerned with at this point is having bodies in an office. Really quite pathetic that they spew “ Five Years Out” when they are at least decade behind the eight ball. Do not believe the positive reviews as they are probably fake accounts made by HR or whoever to skew Mike Longs approval rating. It’s a joke.

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    5. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Tough place to make a carreer

      May 9, 2021 - Sales and Marketing Representative in Centennial, CO
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Exceeding sales goals can create a well paid environment.

      Cons

      Culture is very negative. Upper management takes 0 responsibility for anything. Unrealistic workload. Good performance earns more and more work most of the time without increased pay. Exceeding yearly sales goals causes unachievable sales goals the following year. Which in turn can cause a large pay decrease. Also, managements handling of the pandemic has not been exemplary. Company is rushing its workforce to 100% in office work weeks for positions that do not require it in any way.

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    6. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Not 5 years out, more like 10-20 years behind

      May 10, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Not much in the way of pro's

      Cons

      Complete lack of leadership and direction. Stuck in a very old mentality and so far away from the direction of the industry. The job I was hired for and the commitments given to me were complete opposite of the actual job I was doing. If you like a company where they say "well thats our policy or thats how we always do it" then go for it. Any "leadership" (self described of course) calls basically demonstrated they all had a firm grasp of the obvious, but zero knowledge of how to execute....Overall an astonishing poor culture at all levels, so beware before you apply.

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Good Learning Experience Beware of Layoffs and Changing Goals

      Apr 29, 2021 - Engineer in Denver, CO
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Salary, Work-Life balance, subsidized cafeteria, nice big gyms both buildings. Very nice and friendly coworkers. Not too high pressure. Good place to go to learn the distributor model and get overall experience on many different products.

      Cons

      There have been many layoffs during the 10 years I have been with the company. Leadership is a revolving door and as a result goals are constantly changing even mid-year. If your compensation is partly dependent upon achieving goals keep that in mind, suggest budgeting based on the fixed part of your pay to avoid problems. Lots of office politics. If your job can be off-shored it probably will be.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    8. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great

      May 10, 2021 - Arrow Employee in Atlanta, GA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      great company to work for

      Cons

      not enough room for advancement

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Not a lot of room for growth

      May 3, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Job security and strong management

      Cons

      If you’re in the upper management you’re golden. Otherwise it’s hard to crack in

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    10. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Arrow, where you're just a number and a cost center.

      Feb 14, 2021 - Manager in Centennial, CO
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Relaxed work environment, it's just distribution, BUT.... BUT..... everyone is skating by until the division take a tank because it's not really a sales organization because the sales team doesn't really "SELL" anything... it's more of a program and customer service team, yet quotas and sales goals are assigned and leveraged plans are used as money grab by desperate leadership trying to save their bottom line performance. It's quite the circus their lately... titanic at best, slowly sinking... writing is on the walls. Avoid joining now, because you wouldn't buy a stock as it's crashing, would you?

      Cons

      Terrible leadership, no upward mobility, they claim people are their best assets but that's not true. Pompous and stagnant/stale leadership. All VPs and above have been there for 20+ years, no fresh perspectives, like a bunch of people in a room with their own farts, can't smell how bad it's become. Sales team is on a major decline and there are desperate money grabs through compensation cuts and adjustments. Don't join ECS if you want a healthy career.

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