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"Great place where talented and motivated people can succeed"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

- Ingram is #1 in the world and will be in business a long time (stability)
- If you perform well, and you navigate your career carefully (stay away from "special projects"), you can succeed there for a long time
- You can get overall general management experience very early in your career compared to other places.
- Strong promote-from-within culture - many companies just poach talent outside

Cons

- Perpetually understaffed due to low margin model of distribution (ie a lot of work for current employees)
- Low starting salaries and weak entry-level recruitment = spotty talent at the lowest levels. The best rise up, but often the "best" are only okay compared to other companies
- Tremendous travel at director and above level, since staffing levels are low
- Economic model makes new investment and initiatives tough. Ingram does well versus other big distributors, but struggles in new initiatives compared to specialty distributors.

Advice to Management

Some of what you are doing is very good - the business unit model improves accountability and flexibility. But, pay more attention to quality hires at the entry level, since Ingram employees tend to stay.

Other Employee Reviews for Ingram Micro

  1. "Working in the world's largest IT distributor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Petaling Jaya (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Petaling Jaya (Malaysia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Looks good on your CV especially if you want to specialize in IT industry.
    Good-looking colleagues. 9 - 6 job, no OT

    Cons

    Office politics. Most of them speak in Chinese. If you're a banana you'll be at a disadvantage. 95% Chinese. Slow promotion, salary increment. Lack of communication with upper management, you're expected to be independent. Lack of team-work, Blame "scapegoat" culture.


  2. "Good Place to learn the industry"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great experiance to build your carreer

    Cons

    Churn. Best people don't last long there.


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