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Arrow Electronics Reviews

Updated June 25, 2017
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  • Work life balance gets tricky around quarter-ends; however, keep lines of communication open with your manager they will work with you (in 29 reviews)

  • Also matters on who you know or are friends with in upper management (read formerly Melville now Englewood) to get promotions (in 20 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "I love my job at Arrow!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have worked with many companies in the Electronics industry. I hear a lot of people complain about Arrow, but truthfully ,they exceed many of the others that I have worked at. If you go to work, work hard and give 110%, you will be rewarded careerwise and financially. Through these hard times, they are trying different things to try to keep as many employees as possible employeed..

    Cons

    Communication could be a little better.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be competetive, continue to reward good workers so that you can keep them. Have some fun, team building activities for the employees (doesn't have to be expensive) to keep morale up during these hard times that we are in.

    Arrow Electronics Response

    Sep 7, 2016 – Manager, Recruitment Systems & Operations

    Thanks so much for writing us a review!! Looks like you wrote this back in 2008 - thanks for your dedication to our company - people like you make this a great place to work!


  2. "A great to work and to start a career."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Communications Intern in Melville, NY
    Former Employee - Communications Intern in Melville, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Enjoyed the work, everyone is helpful and work is meaingful. Management provides feedback and is supportive. Great sense of pride in company.

    Cons

    worked alone, not much group interaction. Very large company feel. Also not a lot of afterwork employee interaction.

    Advice to Management

    The company is a great place, and a place I would recommend to start a career. I believe there are many opportunities to grow within this company.

    Arrow Electronics Response

    Sep 7, 2016 – Manager, Recruitment Systems & Operations

    Thanks so much for sharing your experiences at Arrow - although this review was written a few years ago, you'll be happy to know we've created more social based events for our employees to ... More


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to work if you have the right manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Manager in Englewood, CO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Slim margins means politics are minimized for the sake of making the right business choices
    -Employee empowerment is common.
    -Flexible time-off policies
    -No-nonsense culture
    -Base salaries are competitive

    Cons

    -Slim margins means purchases are highly scrutinized--adequate office furniture, computers, but certainly not cutting edge.
    -Work in the high-tech industry but has an antiquated compensation policy. No bonuses for employees under director level, paltry 401(k) match has long vesting period, no Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), no stock options below director level.
    -Has few company holidays.

    Advice to Management

    I truly enjoy the working for Arrow Electronics. Management has an understanding of where they want the company to be and has plans to get there. But... get with the times. Compensate those that actually do the work.

    Arrow Electronics Response

    Sep 7, 2016 – Manager, Recruitment Systems & Operations

    Thanks for sharing your experience(s) at Arrow - we are so glad you've chosen to work with us! Also appreciate your insights with regards to compensation as related to performance, too. Please know ... More


  4. "Very positive for an entry level position"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Credit Analyst in Solon, OH
    Former Employee - Credit Analyst in Solon, OH
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A very flexible schedule with many possibilities to grow, Management is always there to help and the ability to move up is endless

    Cons

    The entry level job is boring and tedious. There needs to be more variety to keep potential employees interested in their job

    Advice to Management

    Form more porject teams that allows for interaction. bouncing ideas off each other is a good way for a business to succeed

    Arrow Electronics Response

    Sep 8, 2016 – Manager, Recruitment Systems & Operations

    Thanks for taking the time to write us a review - although it looks like you are no longer with the company, it sounds like your time here was a positive experience. We wish you all the best for your ... More


  5. "The Job is very rewarding and challenging at times when the Market fluctuates."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Applications Engineer in Solon, OH
    Former Employee - Field Applications Engineer in Solon, OH
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Global Company. Large line card of suppliers and services available to customers. Training (ACT- Arrow's Centralized Training) is an excellent annual event for product trainings and networking with key suppliers.

    Cons

    Extensive reports and initiatives with suppliers which creates many unattainable goals! FAE job responsibilities are morphing into more of technical sales job.

    Arrow Electronics Response

    Sep 8, 2016 – Manager, Recruitment Systems & Operations

    Appreciate you taking the time to write us a review. Sounds like you enjoyed your time while you were here, and although you're no longer with the company, we wish you all the best for your future ... More


  6. "The best company I have worked for in my entire career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Open, Honest, high integrity company. Good benefits and pay. Good working conditions. Great People. High Growth potential.

    Cons

    Going through some growing pains.

    Arrow Electronics Response

    Sep 7, 2016 – Manager, Recruitment Systems & Operations

    Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review - all the best to you for your future endeavors!


  7. "This is a very fast pace environment however great coworkers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Desktop Support Technician in Melville, NY
    Current Employee - Desktop Support Technician in Melville, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Arrow has some great Coworkers and helpful employee’s
        2. Very flexible with time and project finish deadlines
        3. Very secure environment
        4. Very technical company using cutting edge technology.

    Cons

    i have no cons about the company arrow

    Advice to Management

    i have no cons

    Arrow Electronics Response

    Sep 7, 2016 – Manager, Recruitment Systems & Operations

    Woohoo - it's always great to hear when our employees are having a good experience at Arrow. Definitely appreciate you taking the time to write us a review. Also, seeing as you're desktop support, I ... More


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arrow Electronics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company is very employee focused with great benefits and plans. The career opportunity is endless

    Cons

    The company is very large so there is more competition for advancement as well as rules about roles/responsibilities. More personal flexibility would be well received

    Arrow Electronics Response

    Sep 7, 2016 – Manager, Recruitment Systems & Operations

    Thanks for taking the time to write us a review! We are excited to be rolling out a new framework later this year which will further define the roles we have here at Arrow and allow managers to have ... More


  9. "Motivating company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arrow Electronics full-time

    Pros

    This company wants the best for its employees. From the beginning everybody has been incredibly helpful. They want you to help the company to succeed, and in turn they want you to succeed.

    Cons

    Currently no cons, but I am still a new employee.

    Arrow Electronics Response

    Sep 7, 2016 – Manager, Recruitment Systems & Operations

    Thanks for taking the time to write us a review - even though this review was written over three years ago, we hope that Arrow continues to be a positive experience for you. All the best to you for ... More


  10. "The greatest people, the greatest job of my life."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Producer, Videographer in Melville, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Producer, Videographer in Melville, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arrow Electronics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The professionalism, quality of employees and executives, and fun.

    Cons

    The shrinking to greatness---losing so many in the downsizing of the industry.

    Advice to Management

    You can replace people, but you can't replace dedicated, hard-working, loyal people. When families break up it hurts everyone---for a long time. Some never recover. That was the best job I ever had. Please always reconsider when having to decide whether to let employees go, or cut salaries instead---I certainly took a pay cut on furlough pre 9/11/01, but could have given back more---just to keep my job. Just please consider that.All my best to you all.

    Arrow Electronics Response

    Sep 7, 2016 – Manager, Recruitment Systems & Operations

    Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a heartfelt review - we do appreciate it (and YOU!) It's always hard to see good employees go, and we hope that though this review was written three ... More


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