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Updated February 18, 2019
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  • "work at home options and flexible work life balance" (in 45 reviews)

  • "Some positions offer work from home 2 days a week" (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "VP Marcom"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Avnet full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    High ability to influence business, smart engaged peer group, collaborative culture.

    Cons

    Still getting a it’s feet under itself after major pivot,

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing, we’re getting there.


  2. "Awesome company!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work/life balance
    Benefits
    Work environment
    Lots of work to keep you busy
    Great Managers
    Lots of opportunity within the company

    Cons

    Healthcare plans are the best.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "TS IT"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Performance Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Performance Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Avnet full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I enjoyed the people I work with. The majority of them had a strong technical skillset. Pay was good.

    Cons

    Avnet sold off the TS business.

    Advice to Management

    Develop your internal core IT department.

    Avnet Response

    Jan 29, 2019 – Avnet Representative

    We truly appreciate you taking the time to leave us this review. It’s nice to hear that you found your colleagues both competent and kind, and felt your compensation was fair. Unfortunately... More


  4. "Change"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Manager
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Avnet full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    People, Old Culture, Work Life Balance

    Cons

    Sr Management, CEO and Systems


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Sales orientated high pressure environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Programmer/Analyst
    Former Employee - Senior Programmer/Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues in an often intense and challenging environment.

    Cons

    Poor decision making by top level management and poor benefits.

    Avnet Response

    Jan 29, 2019 – Avnet Representative

    Thank you for leaving us this review, and for your considerable tenure with Avnet. There’s no denying that we’re in a fast paced and often demanding industry, but we’re pleased to hear that you found... More


  6. Helpful (5)

    "This is an awful company... Steer clear of this company or work there for a year and then leave before they lay you off"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Individual Contributor in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Individual Contributor in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the people are nice, but, not the leadership.

    Cons

    Awful place to work. The leadership manages from quarter to quarter.
    They promise change by bringing new talent in, but, they don't support the change.
    There is a lot of backstabbing and infighting
    They tend to retain the people who have been there for years and lay off the ones that are brought on recently. They have no class whatsoever

    Advice to Management

    Formulate a plan and stick to it. Too much waffling back and forth.

    Avnet Response

    Jan 29, 2019 – Avnet Representative

    We’re quite sorry to hear that you feel this way about Avnet. While the unfortunate reality is that sometimes restructuring is unavoidable, we do everything in our power to seek out alternatives. We... More


  7. "Healthy Work-Life Balance"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PCB Design Engineer in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - PCB Design Engineer in Chandler, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Healthy Work-Life Balance and good company culture

    Cons

    Not the greatest Health Care Plan

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

    Avnet Response

    Jan 29, 2019 – Avnet Representative

    Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us this review. We’re quite pleased to hear that you’re finding your time at Avnet rewarding. We aim to provide medical coverage to best support the... More

  8. "This is a great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Accountant in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Accountant in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Avnet full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Unlimited PTO and really nice people

    Cons

    Health Benefits are kind of expensive

    Advice to Management

    None

    Avnet Response

    Jan 2, 2019 – Avnet Representative

    We appreciate you taking the time to leave us this review. It’s great to hear that you’re having a positive experience at Avnet. It’s very important to us that our employees are well taken care of... More


  9. Helpful (7)

    "I worked for Avnet, I did not want to be sexually harrassed, I was fired"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Absolutely none whatsoever for this company

    Cons

    It is all in the title, No other description is necessary

    Avnet Response

    Jan 2, 2019 – Avnet Representative

    We take reports of sexual harassment and other improprieties extremely seriously. With that in mind, we foster a culture that promotes ethical conduct in all business activities and relationships. We... More


  10. "Totally new company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    New leadership has completely transformed this company, from what was a pure distribution co to one that offers a full range of services.

    They really care about their people.

    They offer a flexible work schedules an option to work from home if needed.

    Cons

    Change can be exhausting. People are working really hard to drive change but if things don't normalize soon, people will not be able to keep up with the pace.

    Advice to Management

    For every new thing you ask people to do, figure out one thing to stop doing.

    Avnet Response

    Nov 27, 2018 – Avnet Representative

    Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us your review. We’re quite pleased to hear that you’re time at Avnet has been positive so far, and hope that it only continues in that direction... More