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Updated November 19, 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)

  • Very low pay led to very talented techs leaving for better positions, while Insight wouldn't even consider trying to match (in 17 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Mediocracy is sufficient at Insight"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Manager in Tempe, AZ
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They are one of the major employers of Tempe, AZ.

    Cons

    It's a low margin business and therefore difficult to invest into key initiatives that will drive the company forward. Couple this with pressures from wall street to continually grow the top and bottom lines. As a result, when revenues are lacking, the only way to respond is to cut costs and people.

    Advice to Management

    Don't make decisions based on personal agendas. Quit playing in your turf wars and just execute on the strategy!


  2. "Slowing becoming a VAR"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Tempe, AZ
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Learn about the Channel business this is a great job out of college if you want access to the IT field.
    If you are looking to make contacts into this field and expand this is a great place to start.

    Cons

    Quote and stress of meeting your numbers. Every account you take on increases your quota number. It goes up and up be prepared for this going into the job. Understanding all the different license programs. You will have access to a license specialists who can help guide you. However you need to be sharp on your game or you cannot make it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep turning and buring.

  3. "Insight - a good place to start a career"

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    Current Employee - Buyer in Bloomingdale, IL
    Current Employee - Buyer in Bloomingdale, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work environment is fairly laid back, and co-workers are friendly.

    Cons

    Accountability of management is lacking from time to time, although managers have solid knowledge and can be helpful.

    Advice to Management

    They have done a good job navigating through the tough economic environment.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Mr. Fennessy is more concerned about the stock price of the company rather than the companies true health and future."

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Engineer in Tempe, AZ
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Insight is not a bad place to start your career. Compensation is fair and they are willing to bring on people who are newer but willing to learn. Benefits are average. Insight can at times be a very fun place to work.

    Cons

    Advancing at Insight is almost impossible. They tend to hire from the outside rather than promoting from within. They are also unwilling to admit mistakes and fix them. They are more apt to continue with the original plan rather than step back and make changes. New ideas from staff level are met with pessimism. Morale is at an all-time low.

    Advice to Management

    Value the employees that make the company what it is.


  5. "What are you really signing up for"

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    Current Employee - Solutions Sales
    Current Employee - Solutions Sales
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The people that Insight tends to attract are great individuals with a lot of entrepreneurial spirit- especially in the sales division. The working environment is interactive and there is a lot of opportunity to meet with on site manufacturers and suppliers at the head quarters office. If you enjoy collaborating on sales efforts, Insight is a good place to build on those skills.

    Cons

    Sr. Management is not in tune with what is going on with those closer to the clients. Several of the companies they acquired (Ex: Calence) do not appreciate the culture of Insight talent and management to the level they should for a positive teaming environment. There is a lot of Corporate politics!!!

    Advice to Management

    Give honest communications, feedback and encourage employees to grow professionally


  6. Helpful (1)

    "An ok place to work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Most of the people that work there are great to work with. Job is challenging but generally enjoyable.

    Cons

    Under so much financial pressure right now that there have been cuts left and right. Compensation across the board has taken a big hit and there have been numerous layoffs in the last year and a half. Some management groups make decisions that are good for themselves and not necessarily good business decisions, simply because of compensation rules.

    Advice to Management

    New CEO appears to be driving the company in the right direction.


  7. "Decent Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    personal and professional relationship building ability exists here

    Cons

    low pay below management level

    Advice to Management

    pay fair market value of positions

  8. "Think Twice"

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    Current Employee - Solutions Engineer in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Solutions Engineer in Tempe, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They are a Large company with Opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    They don't ask lower level employees for their ideas. We are the ones that are growing the business. When we do speak, they don't listen.

    Advice to Management

    Listen first.


  9. "Poor feedback on performance"

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    Former Employee - Technology in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Technology in Tempe, AZ
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay, Good benefits, Flexible shift

    Cons

    No performance review or raise in the year I was an employee


  10. "Fine place at a growing company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomingdale, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomingdale, IL
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people, Limited ego centrism.

    Cons

    Cafeteria is marginal, and in need of an update.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


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