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Updated May 24, 2017
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Pros
  • Great people, nice amenities, good work environment (in 16 reviews)

  • Strong business model, great people, global company, competitive salary, (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Too much time wasted on getting in required talk time rather than focusing on making sales (in 12 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great people to work with"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "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.


  3. "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


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Son is taking over, more micromanagement"

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    Current Employee - Field Applications Engineer in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Field Applications Engineer in Baton Rouge, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy work technically, Salary is fine for work output - being remote is everything for work/life balance. You learn the industry and they have smart engineering for a disty.

    Cons

    They slice and dice the data into pillars and initiatives for Outside Sales and FAE orgs. Some of it makes sense. They changed the MBO to nearly unobtainable. No real incentive to drive the metrics if you cannot achieve them. If you have no other options and you like wholesale changes, this is for you. This is not a real FAE job, it is technical sales if you were direct with a semiconductor/electronics manufacturer.

    Advice to Management

    Centralized organizations are difficult to maintain, you will drive out good workers and be left with average.


  6. "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.


  7. "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


  8. "no variable bonus"

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    Former Employee - Credit Analyst in Montreal, WI
    Former Employee - Credit Analyst in Montreal, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Open environment, events are organized frequently to socialize within the organizations.

    Cons

    despite company doing better than previous years, still no variable bonus which is a major turn off

    Advice to Management

    reward your employee which will in turn boost their morale, reduce staff turnover rate which will lead to higher revenue.


  9. "Generous opportunity for growth and career development"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Account Executive in Marlton, NJ
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Account Executive in Marlton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Family-oriented company with a social and ecological conscience. Owner is a philanthropist, and supports many charities both locally and around the world.

    Cons

    Competition can be intimidating for some people who come from other places where they had more of a punch-in, punch-out mentality


  10. "Fast paced"

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    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Independence, OH
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Independence, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    You can hit the ground running here. Everything you need, from professional training, to team support, to other tools and resources, they equip you with what it takes to be successful.

    Cons

    Fast paced, so you need to keep up.


  11. 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.


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