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  1. "Program Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Plainfield, IN
    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Plainfield, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    multiple tasks, great benefits, close to home

    Cons

    not hiring right now,

    Advice to Management

    need more training for employees


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Always Downhill"

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    Former Employee - Software Applications Engineer in Johnson City, TN
    Former Employee - Software Applications Engineer in Johnson City, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The people in the trenches at our location were great. The fellow employees for the most part were great to work with, with limited exceptions

    Cons

    Outside our location, is where the lunacy started. From attempting to get the staff to do the work of 5x the number of people or more, to the constant overhang threat of jobs being sourced to Ingram Micro's overseas shops, it was a nightmare. Eventually that was exactly what happened.

    Advice to Management

    If you stay in the field, find somewhere else to go, to the new owners you're little more than contracts that we know will not be re-upped with the terrible service going on now.


  3. "Good structured company"

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    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Carrollton, TX
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Carrollton, TX
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Have systems in place to improve logistics operations.

    Cons

    The leadership needs to be more flexible to new ideas and change

    Advice to Management

    Take advice from the employees into consideration for time to time. The greatest innovations came from folks who were I. The saltmines


  4. "Standard Warehouse Job"

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    Former Employee - Temporary Employee - Shipper in Plainfield, IN
    Former Employee - Temporary Employee - Shipper in Plainfield, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Brightpoint part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It's monotonous for the most part, which can be a pro or a con. Pro because sometimes you want a part-time that you don't have to think about while you do personal work that you enjoy. It's also pretty easy work, but it's not the kind of thing anyone ever wants to do for years of their life.

    Cons

    Temp hires mostly, so if you're looking for a long-term position, you've got to work very, very, very hard to get hired. Monotonous, which on the con side really means that you're brain will go nearly flat-line from the repetition. Co-workers can be challenging, but usually for every unpleasant employee there's one worth talking to.

    Advice to Management

    Well, the company has since been taken over by Ingram-Micro, so I can't really say what it's like anymore. However, I did recently speak with an employee I knew from this job, and that person said that things are much worse under Ingram-Micro, and described the management as "impersonal" and "cheap."

    Take that as you will.


  5. "Great atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with. Management very easy to talk to.

    Cons

    Pay is low compared to other industries


  6. "Low pay, good people"

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    Current Employee - National Account Manager in Plainfield, IN
    Current Employee - National Account Manager in Plainfield, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great people, fun work environment, community centric

    Cons

    Low pay, no real career path outline

    Advice to Management

    Develop your people because when something better comes along they leave.


  7. "Great Company to work for if single with no family."

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    Former Employee - Middle Management in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Middle Management in Fort Worth, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The fast paced environment is ideal for a motivated individual.
    The compensation is competitive with the industry average.

    Cons

    Work life balance in the reverse logistics part for hourly associates needs to improve. 90% of the time employees are required to work weekends.

    Advice to Management

    Need to focus on the longevity of the employees. Satisfied employees, especially middle management=Low turnover=Less new hire costs.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Career Growth for creative, dedicated hard workers"

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    Former Employee - Individual Contributor in Plainfield, IN
    Former Employee - Individual Contributor in Plainfield, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Always projects going on, and if you are motivated and willing to learn, you can quickly become a subject matter expert on the next new big thing. If you get on several of these projects, your reputation grows and work becomes more rewarding. Pride in your workplace, community involvement, quality, money-making company.

    Cons

    Biggest customers can be prone to pushing Brightpoint around a bit. Brightpoint says "yes" a lot of times to these requests.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. I appreciated mgmt at every level, thought they were truly listening to the teams/individuals who were trying to make improvements, make money, keep our customers and vendors happy, etc.


  9. "Too big Too fast"

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    Former Employee - Distribution Associate in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Distribution Associate in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    While I was working there the management seemed to want to help the employees grow in their duties but the reality was that the company grew faster than could be managed. the pay scale was fairly just and based on experience and time with the company.

    Cons

    Really angry and sad employees. this fact caused the working environment to be almost explosive. the lack of flexibility is pretty significant as well.

    Advice to Management

    To be able to grow the employees need some flexibility in terms of schedule etc...


  10. "There's good and bad..."

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Innovative, new technology, peers are hard-working down to Earth people.

    Cons

    "Ride the horse until it dies. Then get a new horse." - Bpt motto. Unrealistic expectations from corporate.

    Advice to Management

    Listen. Listen. Listen.


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