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Pros
  • Great people, nice amenities, good work environment (in 18 reviews)

  • Strong business model, excellent training, Excellent base salary, excellent amenities (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Too much time wasted on getting in required talk time rather than focusing on making sales (in 11 reviews)

  • Only 5 work from home days per year (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Great people to work with"

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    Former Employee - Strategic Account Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Strategic Account Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Future Electronics full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with; strong management; company has terrific inventory programs; good communication. I would return to work there again if salary would match (or exceed) what I was offered elsewhere; only left because I had an offer from another company that was too good to pass up.

    Cons

    Lots of paperwork/reports to do, which is time consuming and takes away from time I would have rather spent more productively with customers/making sales.


  2. "Good job but the business is conservative"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager
    Former Employee - Program Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Future Electronics full-time

    Pros

    Company has strong sense of corporate social/community responsibility. Supports a lot of charitable causes.

    Cons

    Having to wear a tie and the dress code, I can understand when you are meeting clients but when you are in your office all the time it doesn't make sense. There is no possibility to take unpaid vacation.

    Advice to Management

    Breathe!!!

  3. "Salary"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Future Electronics (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Base pay plus commission - work hard and get paid well

    Cons

    Sales are before customer satisfaction


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Strategic Account Manager in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Strategic Account Manager in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team atmosphere. Co-workers and manager were great. Everyone tried to help you succeed. Pay was decent.

    Cons

    Corporate sends out a lot of initiatives but doesn't realize that each market is different. They force inside sales to call into your accounts to upsell which interferes with the personal relationship you've built face to face.

    Advice to Management

    Just try to get a better feel for each cities market to form better plans to sell into that market.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Future Electronics was a wonderful company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Division Manager/Regional Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Division Manager/Regional Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Future taught a different was of servicing the customer that at the time was unique in the Electronic Distribution Field. The owner (Robert Miller) cared passionatley about his people and the customers Future served.

    Cons

    The cons weren't with the company as much as they were with the fast pace of the nature of the industry. Anytime you are selling or providing a service that is different than everyone else, there is always a stress point until you understand the program.


  6. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefits, free gym, even though a little small; good cafeteria with good food; free parking, even though part of it is a little far

    Cons

    long hours, schedule not very flexible, too much time spent on measuring people which in turn results in people spending too much time trying to look good on paper

    Advice to Management

    reward the hard-working people, do a better job at identifying them, as opposed to advancing the ones that know or have good relationships with the "right" people


  7. "Company"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice company to work for, with great career opportunities

    Cons

    Feels a bit like working in a factory at times, having to clock in and out and mgt then checking your time sheets, despite the fact that you probably work 50 hours a week

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees more, and get rid of the factory mentality

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Too much top management believing they're middle management"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Tampines New Town (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Manager in Tampines New Town (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Privately owned. Grand strategy moves fast with rapid deployment of resources.

    Cons

    Too many rapidly promoted Vice-Presidents, but camouflaging as middle management.
    Whereas the actual middle management are the people who are pushing the deal forward

    Advice to Management

    Top management should stick to their roles of strategic planning and deal-enablers
    Don't steal the thunder of middle management's hard work and claim it for your own when your job is to hook us up and oversee from big picture perspective.


  9. "Country Sales Manager Chief Representative Vietnam"

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    Former Employee - Country Sales Manager Chief Representative in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)
    Former Employee - Country Sales Manager Chief Representative in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Was the Pioneer to set up rep office in Vietnam.

    Cons

    Product Marketing Department doesn't understand how to support International Sales Team.

    Advice to Management

    Good company to work in.


  10. "REVIEW OF FUTURE ELECTRONICS"

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    Current Employee - Margin Enhancement Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Margin Enhancement Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Future Electronics (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Generous pay and great co-workers

    Cons

    Tight deadlines with little advance notice