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Updated May 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Avnet is a great company that promotes work life balance and good compensation (in 36 reviews)

  • Avnet has great people at every location that I ever visited which is over 20 across the country (in 34 reviews)

Cons
  • Like most large companies, it can be an old boys club (in 19 reviews)

  • The company is top heavy with upper management that doesn't engage lower level employees (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Computer Repair Technician III"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Computer Technician in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Computer Technician in Chandler, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Was a good place to work. With plenty of opportunities.

    Cons

    Career growth is challenging even having the competence and skills require. Promotion is not done exactly by merit and competence even reaching your quarterly objective set.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent.

    Avnet Response

    Feb 23, 2017 – Recruiter

    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Avnet. Our organization is going through a lot of transformation right now and receiving honest feedback like yours helps us to recognize key ... More


  2. "Client Executive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Executive in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Client Executive in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great People and great Suppliers!

    Cons

    Just sold business to competition, so there is a lot of uncertainty.

    Avnet Response

    Jan 19, 2017 – Recruiter

    Thank you for sharing your experience at Avnet, we appreciate you taking the time to write a review!


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Changes Have Changed the Culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - BDM in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - BDM in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Avnet full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people. Avnet has some very smart people who have some revolutionary ideas about the role of distribution.

    Cons

    Management is run by an "old boys club"
    New CEO does not show a calming leadership presence in times of turmoil
    Rumors about TS acquisition by Tech Data are unchecked, and creating even more confusion and angst
    New "Flexible Time Off" policy means no vacation accrued, no vacation payment if you leave the company and management by stick. A common theme is "If you're not making your number, don't even think about PTO."

    Advice to Management

    Provide some sense of leadership to your employees. Don't make major policy changes (like Flexible Time Off) during an acquisition when people are concerned about impending layoffs. While attrition might be part of your strategy, you're losing the best people first.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Frontline access to innovation"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital Marketing in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Digital Marketing in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture and people, competitive pay and flexible work/life balance. The new talent and acquisitions brought to Avnet this year has made the company a truly exciting and innovative tech powerhouse.

    Cons

    No gym and no slide to get from the 2nd floor to the 1st floor. Hover boards would be a plus too.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in millennials and generational education.

    Avnet Response

    Jan 9, 2017 – Recruiter

    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us! This is an exciting time for the company and we appreciate you taking the time to provide us with feedback.


  6. "Not a number"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Even though Avnet is a large company (10,000+ employees), I do not feel as though I am just a number. Management treats their employees with respect. I enjoy being a team member here.

    Cons

    A lot of change right now, which can be good but continuous communication is vital during these changes.

    Avnet Response

    Jan 10, 2017 – Recruiter

    Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience at Avnet to show others what it's like to work here. We appreciate all the hard work you do for us, thank you!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "I just work here"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Duluth, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Duluth, GA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Avnet full-time

    Pros

    Flexible, laid back. If you're looking for job where doing the bare minimum is enough, this is the place for you.

    Cons

    Too laid back. Individual performance is not recognized. Hardwork and dedication are often overlooked. Laziness and negligence will go un-noticed. Doesn't give employees any incentives to work harder.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Lead Integration Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Integration Technician in Eden Prairie, MN
    Former Employee - Lead Integration Technician in Eden Prairie, MN

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

    Pros

    Can't honestly think of any

    Cons

    Poor leadership structure. Too many "managers" who make knee jerk decisions resulting in the loss of employees and customers.

    Advice to Management

    Slow down and let strategies be successful before taking differant directions.


  9. "Avnet is decent to work for, unknown but optimistic future with tech data purchase"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Groveport, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Groveport, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Avnet full-time

    Pros

    get a chance to learn a lot with different technology, Occasional overtime, education assistance, job security, okay recognition for achievements.

    Cons

    low pay, benefits are not good, top heavy(too many people in office, not enough in production), most of the production jobs are high activity, no bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    compensate more to the employees actually doing the work.

    Avnet Response

    Jan 19, 2017 – Recruiter

    Thanks for taking the time to share what your experience at Avnet has been like. As with any large company there can be organizational roadblocks, but we are going through a lot of change right now ... More


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Unethical Practices"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Java/J2EE Developer in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Java/J2EE Developer in Tempe, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Steady stream of work is available

    Cons

    Lots of unethical practices with people looking to interview for a position

    Advice to Management

    There are rude and corrupt Indians, who hire through private networks after posting job online and rejecting candidate with no reason for their own candidates to make a commission. HR is not aware of this.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "The Pros out weight the Cons"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Finance in Richardson, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    1) I am fortune to work with some really good people who understand the concept of team but are willing to step up and help resolve issues.
    2) Leadership does not micro-manage at least not in my department. This is a HUGE plus.
    3) Employees have ownership of their accounts.

    Cons

    1) The national average for the position that I am in is $9,000 a year higher than what Anvet pays. What raises if any do not keep up with the yearly cost of living increases.
    2) Heavy work loads. Hourly employees often work "off the clock" coming in early, working late, and working through lunch to keep up with deadlines. Hourly employees are also discouraged from taking vacation time more than a day or two at a time because there's no one to cover your work load if you are out.
    3) Procedures are inconsistent; nothing is documented. Training is also inconsistent.

    Advice to Management

    Policies and procedures for completing tasks need to be documented so that those practices and procedures are consistent from processor to processor and no one is having to guess how this week it should be done versus last week.
    Human Resources should be more proactive in communicating to teams when changes in policy or coming down and not just some general all-purpose broadcast message but specific details instead.

    Avnet Response

    Jan 19, 2017 – Recruiter

    Thank you for taking the time to share honest feedback with us. It's always helpful to hear directly from our employees on how to improve our processes, thank you for all your hard work!


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