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Insight London Reviews

Updated June 12, 2017
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Insight President and Chief Executive Officer Kenneth T. Lamneck
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  • No long term vision from upper management (in 22 reviews)

  • There was no work life balance and although the word was thrown around sometimes, it was always lip service (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Good benefits"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Operations in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Operations in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Private healthcare
    Good holiday allowance
    Flexible working

    Cons

    Undervalued
    High Pressure
    Aggressive targets
    Clear favourites within teams

    Advice to Management

    Value the staff more and not just the favourites


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Client Director in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Client Director in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Insight (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people with great service

    Cons

    Try to be jack of all trades

    Insight Response

    Mar 6, 2017 – Talent Acquisition Leader

    We love that complement. We have the best teammates around. Thank you for your feedback and review. We wish you success in your next journey.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Big ambitions but they don't have a clue."

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    Current Employee - Technical Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fairly relaxed, some good management.

    Cons

    Clueless salespeople, lots of bureaucracy, inability to execute generally

    Advice to Management

    Give up

    Insight Response

    Dec 16, 2015 – Talent Acquisition Leader

    We appreciate your time in writing the review and we take all feedback very seriously. As you know, Insight has an open door policy and we encourage dialogue. If you would like to discuss your... More


  4. Helpful (7)

    "Senior managers need to open their eyes."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Bonuses are ok
    People there on the whole are nice

    Cons

    Some of the managers there didn't have a clue what they were doing and yet the senior management were oblivious to their utter ineptitude.

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes and actually SEE what your managers are doing and stop thinking that because people are loud and boisterous, it means that they're doing a good job


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager/Solution Architect in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Account Manager/Solution Architect in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    None that i think off, d

    Cons

    Day to day work load, cold calling, managing existing book for clients and sell every piece of hardware and software under the sun. And guess what by next day you have to call the same clients pitching a different promotion from a different vendor. Be prepared if you are offered a job at Insight, it is a glorified call center. If you want an AM role, i would suggest understand what you want to specialise in and then look for companies who can help you nurture your goals.

    Advice to Management

    Try not to be like robots or be puppets to senior management. if you are in managerial role, there is a reason for that. think what's best for the team and not senior manager. it is team effort after all that will help you achieve your goals.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Very Political"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Predictable and uncomplicated job. Company pays and rewards (financially) for success. Some reasonable company benefits. Low intellect required for competence

    Cons

    Very political. Its like working for a medieval court. Only the "liked" progress irrespective of achievements and performance.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be scared to promote your genuine talent in front of your mates.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Poor Management"

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Training around sales and that is the ONLY positive thing.

    Cons

    Poor management with no direction what so ever. They keep handing out promo leaflets to call from. One day you are calling to sell HP printer and tell the client why HP is better than other, the next day you have to call the same client again and sell Epson or Dell and advise that why it is better than others.

    They have hard time paying commission to their sales guys. You dont get any support from management. Within the last 2 years (2012-2014), more than 100 people have resigned due to poor management from their UK office. They micro-manage and do not let you sell your own way. You know your clients better, but they treat you like a kid.

    If you pickup recent data about the growth of tech companies, Insight graph is going down. Its a shame to see a good company being mis-managed. They have let very good people go and have changed their way of operation from solution selling to call centre.

    Advice to Management

    You need to treat adults like adults. You can guide them, but do not push them towards what your vendors want to sell

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Not a bad company to work for a little while - excellent benefit package but little career development / progression"

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    Current Employee - Buyer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Buyer in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits - support - training programs.

    Cons

    No flexibility - low salary - routine - lots of corporate gossip - not an entrepreneurial culture.


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