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"The problem is the 'A" in Arrow."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Pay is very competitive. Management counceling and feebacks are good. People are friendly.

Cons

Management are too arrogant (the A in Arrow)to listen. Even if they agree, they won't tell you that they agree and certainly would not act on it. Motivation to improve is extremely low. Management like to stay in the same process (if there is one) than making changes for the better. Cannot face issues head on and prefer to pat each other's back than providing constructive feedback for the better. The Lean 6 Sigma is really for the the purpose of 'Lean" and not efficiency, best practices. Company culture does not understand project management. PMO does not have any project manager, so forget about management methodology, structure and process. Benefits is below average. HR department is disconnected with the business. Since growth is by acquisitions, all divisions are disconnected and no consistence process and procedures.

Advice to Management

You might be an executive in a 13 billion dollars company. It does not mean you should maintain your arrogance and care more about your ego than what is best for the company.

Other Employee Reviews for Arrow Electronics

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Depends on what you're looking for ..."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Engineer in Englewood, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you don't have to work for or near the volatile CEO, it's a pretty low pressure environment, even slow paced - which may not be a good thing.

    Cons

    Arrow's situation is a bit more complex than some earlier posters have indicated. Arrow's middleman model is under attack from both sides: supplier and end customer. Like all reasonable business people, they're trying to eliminate the cost associated with a middleman distributor. Arrow has reacted a bit more slowly than its competitors, but all are facing declining margins. Having said that, Arrow will be around for quite some time. If you're looking for a dynamic, exciting work environment, it ain't Arrow. But if you're looking for a place to finish out a career, it's probably not too bad.

    Advice to Management

    Yelling and screaming is not management. About the only place Arrow still adds value is through its people. Trying taking care of them for a change.


  2. "Can be a good place to work - used to be a very good place to work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Time/life balance good. Company is honest and ethical at least in my experience. Slightly above average opportunity for internal advancement - especially it seems if you are male. Friendly. Has new CEO who might make a difference.

    Cons

    Too many chiefs, too few indians. Few promotion opportunities for women especially to higher positions. Pay often below industry standard especially in Colorado. No raises, 2 week mandatory furlough, massive cuts to benefits this year, but then many corporations did that in this recession. But it was excessive at Arrow. Never was any bonuses except for Sales and Executive management. Totally different mentality between Melville, NY headquarters and Colorado. Colorado much better place to work. Melville behind times, inflexible, with a "not my job" attitude. Thinking for your self is not rewarded or encouraged, especially in Melville and it is huring the company. Company still has silo business mentality problem. Components division has no idea what other new, more profitable divisions do. Infighting for sales that really hurts the bottom line. Typical corporate problem of less than effective communication. Fails to provide employees with resources to do the job. Getting a lap top is next to impossible. Does not encourge working from home even a little. OLD STYLE THINKING IS THE BIGGEST PROBLEM and keeping people around who are no longer effective at their jobs, are you listening Melville? Moral is bad and has been for a long time. More often than not people get jobs here because of who they know in the upper circle, not how good they might be for the company. Old boy network is strongly intact at Arrow.

    Advice to Management

    Move everything in Melvile to Denver. Reward employees, not just the executives. Bring back the benefits. Promote more women. Give employees the resources to do their job. Stop playing to the market and stock will rise if you support your employees who will then work harder for you. Improve moral by offering bonuses for meeting goals.

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