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Updated December 11, 2017
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Pros
  • Avnet is a great company that promotes work life balance and good compensation (in 38 reviews)

  • Avnet has great people at every location that I ever visited which is over 20 across the country (in 39 reviews)

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  1. "professional"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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

    Current environment of change and transformation, although challenging, provides lots of opportunity to make an impact and take on additional respnsibilities to advance career.

    Cons

    Traditional B2B culture still a bit of a drag on the momentum to transform and change.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the work inspiring change and heavily reward/recognize the change agents that are effectively supporting the company's transformation.

    Avnet Response

    Dec 1, 2017 – Manager, Corporate Communications

    Thank you for your thoughtful review! We agree that we are undergoing an exciting time of transformation and growth. Glad you're a part of the team!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "interns instead of experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and benefits

    Cons

    Salaries not up to date with the job descriptions. Management does not believe in retaining experience

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Product Materials Specialist"

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

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits offered by company

    Cons

    Bad ERP system that was introduced


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Scary looking at the end of the company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the greatest people in the trenches -- doing the grunt work

    Cons

    New exec management unsure, not providing much confidence.


  5. "Inside Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of room for advancement

    Cons

    Same issues as with all large corporations

    Avnet Response

    Nov 20, 2017 – Manager, Corporate Communications

    Thank you for sharing your experience working at Avnet. We wish you the best of luck on your future endeavors!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Product Marketing Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    great people, pension, financially sound

    Cons

    short-staffed, new executive team, decrease in pension plan match


  7. "Materials planner"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Avnet full-time

    Pros

    Good welfare. Good culture. Good company.

    Cons

    High pressure. Multi tasks. Long work hours.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more head account to share work load.

    Avnet Response

    Nov 20, 2017 – Manager, Corporate Communications

    Thank you for sharing! Your feedback will be shared with our leadership team. We wish you the best in your future career!

  8. "Good, not great..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Avnet full-time

    Pros

    - Well run, management for the most part provided good oversight, good guidance and the teams (those I was in or worked with) were staffed with good resources
    - Its size means there is always the opportunity for advancement and new roles, across alot of areas.
    - Seemed to be (to me) an open and accepting company, from Diversity/Inclusion standpoint.

    Cons

    - A bit of a "boys club", similar to alot of older tech companies... many men in charge, not alot of diversity in management. It is getting better though
    - I think they struggle to be old Avnet in the new world - HW/SW Distribution model has been flipped upside down, and Avnet was slow in addressing this
    - The acquisitions, and then subsequent partner issues due to those acquisitions (was Avnet their Distrbutor AND a partner? competitor?) seemed like an avoidable situation, and may have pointed to bad purchases/planning from Executive Leadership

    Avnet Response

    Nov 6, 2017 – Manager, Corporate Communications

    Thank you for sharing your experience working at Avnet. We appreciate your input and will be sharing it with our leadership team. We wish you the best on your future endeavors.


  9. "Good experience working for Avnet"

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    Former Employee - Senior Field Applications Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Field Applications Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Avnet full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Branch felt like a cohesive unit, good teamwork, fun people, we maintained good market share in our local territory

    Cons

    had several rounds of layoffs during my time there, corporate leadership was questionable, lot of turnover at the top

    Advice to Management

    More communication needed from the top to the local branches

    Avnet Response

    Oct 27, 2017 – Employee Experience Manager

    Thanks for taking the time to submit your review. I agree - good teamwork, fun people and a cohesive unit are all things we LOVE about Avnet! Your advice to management will be shared with leadership,


  10. "Supplier Business Management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pension Plan
    Professional Development
    Teaming within Integrated Solutions and Core

    Cons

    Some reorganization occurring within portions of the business.

    Avnet Response

    Oct 25, 2017 – Employee Experience Manager

    Thank you for your review. Glad to see that you like the benefits and development opportunities. Collaboration/teamwork is a key component of our core values and something we take great pride in!


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