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Updated February 21, 2018
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Arrow Electronics President, CEO, and Director Mike Long
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  • Work-life balance can be off at times (in 32 reviews)

  • Upper Management doesn't care about career trajectory (in 23 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (6)

    "Great place to work in Colorado"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Functional Analyst in Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Functional Analyst in Englewood, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Arrow is a Global Company distributing value added electronics across the world. They are based in Englewood Colorado. They had started from humble beginnings and fought through hard times and are now the largest company of its kind.
    18 years ago I was privileged enough to be apart of this growth and am proud to be apart of it. Great teams and co-workers made it what it is today.

    Cons

    Although in my department I still get to work with great people but the company as a whole is no longer the close knit company that I felt early in my career but that comes with the times and with growth. It is now Big Corporate and the closeness or the personal touch has gone. I am sorry to see that go.

    Advice to Management

    Stay personal to your people. They are not only assets but humans too. Don't let Big Corporate diminish that.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Experience"

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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

    very professional and provide great flexibility

    Cons

    lay off concerns due to being a large company

    Advice to Management

    need better communication

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Asset Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Arrow Electronics full-time

    Pros

    Consistency, lunch is available a couple steps away.

    Cons

    Not very exciting. Sit at a desk for 40 hours a week. Super boring.

    Advice to Management

    Work outings.


  4. "Been a great place"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are really good. Able to work from home and minimal interference from management

    Cons

    Some business processes need updating, but not a lot to complain about.


  5. "Great Company"

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

    Pros

    Loved working here and miss the coworkers who became such close friends. Intern program really gave me a jump in my career

    Cons

    I really don’t have any cons. Maybe review your intern to full time comp strategy. Interns are suppose to be the “future of Arrow”


  6. "Product Management Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Arrow Electronics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Ethical
    Industry leader
    Competitive
    Innovative
    Dynamic

    Cons

    Demanding
    Compensation
    System
    Benefits
    Fairness

    Advice to Management

    Fair treatment of employees


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Great colleagues & innovative company, but too many reorgs and no direction"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The new building in Denver is nice and modern with ammenities such as a gym and cafateria. There is an opportunity to work from home a few days a week and flexibility. There are many smart, kind and forward-thinking people that I worked with. There is opportunity to grow and learn. Innovative company with good value added services. Managers don't micro manage. I had weekly meeting with manager to discuss challenges. There are many great tools.

    Cons

    There is little direction from management. I was asked to do several time consuming projects. I spent so much time with little direction trying to accomplish my tasks. They would then decide not to move forward. I wasted so much time accomplishing almost nothing. There were several times where product managers quit, were fired or laid off and I was left to cover their jobs for many months with no extra pay. There are reorganizations all the time and people are constantly fearing they will lose their job. The company lays off hard working people that have been there many years. It feels like they don't care about or value their workers. This leads to poor morale.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the good people around and stop all of the re-orgs every year and then rehiring a few months later. This causes those that are left to look elsewhere. Provide more support and clear direction.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Leadership is not respected by the employees"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Arrow Electronics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Global brand; great people (those left), good benefits; exciting technologies and strong line card

    Cons

    Leadership doesn't present a unified front; restructuring hurting moral and performance; problems go unresolved; top performers are laid off; employees don't have the knowledge and/or resources to provide the level of support that the company advertises due to the deep layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Take time to better understand the value and skillset of your employees . Listen to the issues your employees are voicing.


  9. "Great Place to work"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good leadership, good environment and work life balance

    Cons

    Slow to adopt new technologies

    Advice to Management

    NA


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Great PR, Poor Employee Support"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Centennial, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Centennial, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Arrow Electronics (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Shiny, new building, decent benefits, Panorama Building culture has better follow through about being "Five Years Out" and being realistic about 21st century lifestyles.

    Cons

    Particular business group I was in has management who are reactionary, directionless, and stuck in the 1990's in management style (either micromanagers or too hands off, so much so, that important HR information is often not communicated).

    Better to not have a family or a life if you work in any group in the Dry Creek building. Frequent layoffs distribute workload to those remaining.

    Nepotism, big boys club (and language) and women who think it's okay.

    Changing career paths within the company is difficult at best. Once you are pigeon-holed, you're likely not considered for the career you've been working on (on your own dime, of course). Arrow's training style is trial-by-fire.

    Advice to Management

    Overtime is not the answer.

    Who we are outside work is what we bring to work.

    Base your decisions on advancement on proof of ability to do job, and not because parent works for company.


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