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Ingram Micro Reviews

Updated October 14, 2017
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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Uncertanty from day 1"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Plainfield, IN
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Plainfield, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Ingram Micro full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It's a job and it pays the bills

    Cons

    Underpaid for the market, lack of organizational focus, no common mission, lack of communication, leadership in constant flux.

    Advice to Management

    Show loyalty to your employees, pay them a competitive market rate, communicate more, forecast budgets based on fact and not speculation so that you can stop reducing headcount in the pursuit of the bottom line, invest in your people and infrastructure and not shiny offices.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Not a stable company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ingram Micro full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to get your feet wet. It's a Fortune 100 and will look great on your resume. Onsite cafeteria, depending on which building you're in

    Cons

    Zero job stability. Absolutely no training yet many, many processes you're expected to learn on your own. After a few months of working here my manager admitted there isn't a whole lot of training, IMM just throws you in, sink or swim - and those were her words exactly. Very poor communication; a few months went by and no one (including my manager) knew if my coworker switched teams. Yet the newest employee was expected to pick up the missing coworker's responsibilities with no explanation for what was going on. No one wants to do their job which makes the processes even more complicated. Warehouse employees were not pleasant to work with. Messy work politics and taking a lunch is frowned upon. Ageism towards younger workers too.

    Advice to Management

    Thoroughly interview candidates and let them know you don't train upfront so you don't have to use the acquisition to lay them off because they weren't a good fit in the first place and were not properly trained to do their job

  3. Helpful (2)

    "She hit the iceberg"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ingram Micro full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Great location for a HQ in central Orange County
    - Some bright people, who are friendly/can be outgoing
    - Fast growth in some areas

    Cons

    - Under-resourced departments create strain on employees
    - HR is not helpful for employees, their only purpose being to prevent law suits
    - Backstabbing, high pressure, and helpless coworkers (depending on area)
    - No job stability, new departures weekly, constant org changes; executives battling it out to remain relevant, employees concerned about career

    Seriously consider if this high-pressure, oft low performing industry and company are something you want to be a part of. The work life balance is fair, but it's best to come into the situation being prepared to leave at a moments notice, many managers and leaders are themselves unsure if they'll be around in the next month

    Advice to Management

    Pointless, since no one ever listens to us underlings


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Job review"

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    Former Employee - Case Picker in Millington, TN
    Former Employee - Case Picker in Millington, TN

    I worked at Ingram Micro full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Benefit packages to choose from. Great upper management.

    Cons

    Unconditional departments, poor supervisor management. Nonchalant attitude. Hours changed 4 different times in a few months. No set schedule.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to supervisors conduct.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Limited Resources"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Ingram Micro full-time

    Pros

    Global company with great people

    Cons

    Limited resources and poor communication internally made it difficult to succeed and keep clients happy

    Advice to Management

    Better transparency and training. Invest more in fixing the already existent problem before expanding into new projects


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Ok to work for if you don't want to move up"

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    Current Employee - Material Handler in Plainfield, IN
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Plainfield, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ingram Micro full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and the below management people are good to work with but other than that I don't know what else to say

    Cons

    Do not expect to be moving up within the company unless you know someone or meet and exceed the requirements for the position or they will not even give you an interview.

    Advice to Management

    If you have people that do work for the company but don't meet all of the requirements. Don't just move them to the side. At least do a little research with the team they work for. For all the positions I have applied for I could have done a better job and would have lasted long. I have been with the company for awhile and have very extensive knowledge of the company and operations.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Very Alright"

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    Former Employee - Channel Account Specialist II in Williamsville, NY
    Former Employee - Channel Account Specialist II in Williamsville, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ingram Micro full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay for the area, weekends off.

    Cons

    After an 8 hour day, you really don't feel like you did anything that mattered. Vendors are constantly snaking your deals. The job doesn't require a substantial amount of intellect.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your sales staff and genuinely try to fix whatever complaints that they may have.

  8. "Not much professional growth expected"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Plainfield, IN
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Plainfield, IN
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ingram Micro full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Benefits
    Time off
    Other Perks
    Flexible Timings
    Not much pressure

    Cons

    Not much room to grow and move higher in the ladder


  9. Helpful (3)

    "This company seems to be on a downward spiral"

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    Current Employee - IT Department
    Current Employee - IT Department
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ingram Micro full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good place to gain experience fast but not a good long term option.

    Cons

    Poor leadership, work life balance is terrible, reliance on old mainframe. Pay is good but work hours are terrible.

    Advice to Management

    The strategy of buying companies to keep the business going is not working. You need to improve the core business including IS systems.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Market Development Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Market Development Specialist in Williamsville, NY
    Current Employee - Market Development Specialist in Williamsville, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ingram Micro full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people and an over-abundance amount of food.

    Cons

    Promotions and raises are slow. If you commit 10-15 years you can make a decent living but everything is truly vendor dependent. Some vendors are extremely hard to work for. Truly take the time to understand why a position is available and who you are working with. The turnover rate is shockingly high. I did not expect that from a fortune 500 company.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in human capital. Spend less on food. The amount of food wasted is disgustingly high.


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