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Future Electronics Reviews

Updated June 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Great people, nice amenities, good work environment (in 18 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 11 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Son is taking over, more micromanagement"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Maintenance Technician"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Southaven, MS
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Southaven, MS
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Future Electronics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Descent Pay
    3 weeks vacation after 1st 30 days of employment
    10 hours vacation time a month after 1st year
    12 hours sick time every 4 months
    $100 gift card quarterly for perfect attendance & punctuality
    Climate controlled atmosphere
    Percentage shift differential
    Clean work environment

    Cons

    No work life balance
    Medical coverage pricey
    Maintenance dept. has little respect in decision making
    Human resources

    Advice to Management

    Be more sensitive toward employees situations
    Cooperate should evaluate how operations are managed

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Salary discrimination - women make less then men"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Future Electronics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Relationships with customers
    Fun challenge to find solutions for customers

    Cons

    - Salary discrimination - women make less for same work
    - Non-compete - Once you are there you cannot just move to a competitor - local or not - for more money.
    - Branch office - relatively no room for local advancement. Would need to move to corporate HQ in Montreal. Need to be fluent in French to work in Montreal.

    Advice to Management

    Provide equal pay for equal work.
    Encourage flexwork


  4. Helpful (1)

    "it's a job, better than nothing"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Future Electronics full-time

    Pros

    large distributor, good technical resources

    Cons

    dictator/big brother type corporate culture with micromanagement


  5. Helpful (1)

    "No communication from management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bolton, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bolton, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy commute.
    Cafeteria and gym on site.
    Free parking.
    Young work staff.
    Working with other HQ in Quebec and US/oversea affiliates.

    Cons

    Senior management gives no direction and they don't communicate very well.
    No compensation for working overtime, which is expected from accounting staff.
    Office politics.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to lighten up and let workers think outside the box.
    Raises should be based on merit.
    Casual attire would be nice.


  6. "Good for part time work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Future Electronics part-time

    Pros

    friendly people, convenient time slots to work and shuttle bus service available.

    Cons

    carrying heavy load of boxes

    Advice to Management

    interact more with the people helping you everyday


  7. "MSR"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Future Electronics full-time

    Pros

    Large company with room for advancement.

    Cons

    Very competetive environment, everyone looking out for themselves. Employees are overworked.

  8. "Inside Sales"

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    Former Employee - Inside-Sales Representative in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Inside-Sales Representative in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Gym, cafeteria, training, coworkers, parking lot, fun product

    Cons

    Salary, cut on commission, micromanagement.

    Advice to Management

    Quit...


  9. Helpful (1)

    "It's not worth it!"

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    Former Employee - Product Marketer in Egham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Product Marketer in Egham, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice environment.
    Canteen inside (but only cash is accepted)

    Cons

    Really too much work for what you earn. The salary is too low compared the amount of works you are involved in.
    Not all courses your manager decide for you are useful for your job.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Maybe good as a first job"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Pointe-Claire, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Pointe-Claire, QC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    They offer decent benefits. There is a gym and a good cafeteria with decent food. They have a big car park and they also offer a free bus service from Montreal to the company and back.

    Cons

    Salaries are not the best. Long working hours. Not very flexible. Management style is very particular depending on which department you work.

    Advice to Management

    You cannot generalize but a lot of them are very arrogant. No room for growth. Lots of internal politics and backstabbing.


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