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Future Electronics Reviews

Updated March 24, 2017
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Pros
  • Great people, nice amenities, good work environment (in 14 reviews)

  • Strong business model, great people, global company, competitive salary, (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Company should have more flexibility so that employees could have better work/life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • Management is micro management style, I feel like I an a pupil in secondary school, always come to ask you if you have done this and that (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Great people, great benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Future Electronics full-time

    Pros

    Great people, company offers great benefits and amenities, including a company nurse

    Cons

    Worked there for 14 years and got in trouble for being 30 seconds short of 2 hours required talk time; too much micromanagement.

    Advice to Management

    More flexibility


  2. "Challenging work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Future Electronics full-time

    Pros

    I made a lot of lifelong friends at Future.

    Cons

    : More focus on getting in required talk time than on closing sales. Left because I was moving to another country to be closer to my family.

    Advice to Management

    Too much pressure in sales;


  3. "Great people to work with"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good training ground, good experience.

    Cons

    Salary forecasts were overstated; left because compensation was nowhere near what I was led to believe would be expected. Lots of cold calling.


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  5. "Good experience."

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Team Leader in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities for hard workers, good experience.

    Cons

    Low salary; found comparable position with much higher pay elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Communication should be clearer from top management regarding policy changes, etc.


  6. "Great people, nice amenities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Future Electronics full-time

    Pros

    Great people, nice amenities, good work environment

    Cons

    Too much time wasted on getting in required talk time rather than focusing on making sales.

    Advice to Management

    Talk time requirements made me feel like I was bugging customers more than helping them


  7. "VP"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Future Electronics full-time

    Pros

    Great business model established by the founder, Mr. Miller. He is a visionary in electronic distribution.

    Cons

    Centrally controlled out of HQ in Montreal.


  8. "Great Company!"

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    Current Employee - Advanced Engineer in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Advanced Engineer in San Ramon, CA

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

    Pros

    Great environment and coworkers. Engineering team is very knowledgeable and are always ready to help. Specialists are excellent.

    Cons

    Unmotivated and complacent account mangers.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage sales team to support engineers in demand creation efforts


  9. "Strong business model, great people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Future Electronics full-time

    Pros

    Strong business model, great people, global company, competitive salary,

    Cons

    No flex time, no option to work from home, not enough allowance for personal/sick time


  10. "Great company, excellent training"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Future Electronics full-time

    Pros

    Great company, good benefits, excellent training. Only left because I didn’t want to work in sales any longer.

    Cons

    Not enough time off, Too much talk time required


  11. "Excellent training programs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Future Electronics full-time

    Pros

    Great cafeteria, great food, very convenient, good amenities, excellent training programs

    Cons

    Can never take time off or you fall behind. I worked from home a lot and put in extra hours in order to keep up and get everything done and meet required talk time requirements. Lots of favoritism in assigning accounts.



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