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Future Electronics Reviews

Updated July 13, 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. "Maintenance Technician"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    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


  2. "company review"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Receiving in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Receiving in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Future Electronics (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    you get paid vacation time and benefits

    Cons

    unnecessary overtime don't get credit for incentive when worked overtime

    Advice to Management

    needs new management

  3. "Sales"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent training programs. Smart people doing good work.

    Cons

    Red tape. Corporate disconnect from the sales team which in turn leads to a disconnect with their customers.

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate excessive analytic environment around engineers and focus on education.


  4. "Privately held distributor"

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

    I worked at Future Electronics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Privately held means not having to react to shareholder expectations. Can take a long view to secure business. Good management a branch offices.

    Cons

    Being number three has disadvantages when dealing with suppliers who will gravitate to the largest distributor. Centralized sales support in Canada can be difficult for local customers.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. The inertia in the larger distributors can cause customer fatigue - keep emphasis on customer service and communication.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "FAE"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Future Electronics (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay potential with incentives if you figure out how to work within their system. Work from home and flexibility of schedule if you have children. Great local management in Boston. Interesting applications depending on the customer.

    Cons

    Major disconnect between local markets and corporate on goals. Corporate has a one model for all mentality. Also corporate is very micro-managing and measure you on EVERYTHING. Depending on your role, you may be technically covering a very broad range of electronics (FET to LED to displays to micro to FPGA). Lastly, if you are outspoken or challenge management decisions or policies in ANY way, not for you.

    Advice to Management

    Just because an employee challenges what you say doesn't mean he's negative. I've worked for managers that saw this as a strength. If all comments are critical or not buying in, yes that's negative.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Always a challenging and fast paced work environmnet"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Applications Engineer in Coral Springs, FL
    Former Employee - Field Applications Engineer in Coral Springs, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with Future will teach you many aspects of electronic distribution. The company is privately owned which can be a plus. Long term employment there can be accomplished if you are a team player.

    Cons

    Advancement opportunities are had to come by.

    Advice to Management

    One of the biggest things I liked about Future was the people that worked there. The interview was tough, but everyone was a well qualified candidate. Take that into consideration when they speak up, the employees know more than you give them credit for sometimes.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Future Electronics was a wonderful company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  8. 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


  9. Helpful (1)

    "sales former employee soso not"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Bolton, MA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Bolton, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    fast paced always busy,good training program

    Cons

    low pay, high pressure, long hours

    Advice to Management

    pay more


  10. "These past 10 years have been a great growing experience. There are many different ways to grow here."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advanced Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Advanced Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of different options for growth.

    Cons

    Long hours, super high interupt rate, but all good practice for self-training.

    Advice to Management

    Keep engineers by more consistant messaging, simpler and clearer metrics.


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