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Microage Reviews

Updated April 19, 2017
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  1. "Senior Account Executive"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. culture
    2. leadership team
    3. ease of doing business

    Cons

    no developed lead generation programs


  2. "Great Culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Associate in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Associates are given the ability to run their own business and succeed or fail based on the effort they put into the job. Tools and assistance are given to them in order to help them grow and keep themselves accountable. The compensation plan is the best in the industry.

    Cons

    If you are inexperienced in sales or with technology your ramp up time will be a little longer than most, so MicroAge generally looks for experienced people. It is also a flat organization, so there is not a lot of room for advancement if that is what you are looking for.


  3. "Awesome Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment - entire team focused on company values. Very high integrity, high growth technology company. Treats their employees with the utmost respect. Sales associates are directly compensated for their performance.

    Cons

    Not much - too much free food?

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work and growth of the company -- continue to hold administration responsible for their performance.


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  5. "Resting on its 1990's laurels"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Microage (Less than a year)

    Pros

    None that I can remember.

    Cons

    From my time there - poor management and oversight; inability to understand the changing workplace; poor compensation and benefits; high energy but lacked direction; some questionable business practices;

    Advice to Management

    Using the MicroAge name is interesting since the original company was liquidated, even if the name was repurchased out of the liquidation.


  6. "Best career move I ever made"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Allows for life balance. Great flexibility when working with clients and meeting all of their needs. Captures entrepreneurial spirit for those who work hard and want to succeed.

    Cons

    Not necessarily a con, but experienced sales professionals are a must for this culture. Unless someone is hired in the apprentice program, but they must have the drive to succeed and be fearless about reaching out to clients.


  7. "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ

    Pros

    This was a great company to work for. A lot of growth opportunity if go after it and I learned a lot.

    Cons

    The drive to the office was a bit long.


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    "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Sales in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Atmosphere, Culture, creativity, great place to work

    Cons

    Sometimes management had a closed door to suggestions

    Advice to Management

    Training for more productive sales


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very entrepreneurial organization. Unlimited upside.

    Cons

    None really, you are given lots of flexibility to be successful. I would not recommend to an individual you needs a lot of direction from a supervisor. There entrepreneurial organization works best for self directed individuals.

    Advice to Management

    I love the culture. Make sure you do not lose that as you get larger.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Ugh - why did I come here?"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Tempe, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free lunches sometimes, the IT guy is cool, lots of vendors to work with (sometimes too many).

    Cons

    The commissions they state in their interviews are nickel and dimed down - you will be lucky to make half of what you are promised after "fees" like credit card fees, "load" on revenue and mysterious other ticky tack fees to pad MA's pocket. Also if you don't hound your customers for payment within close to 30 days your commission gets cut in almost half... totally insane! Training is a joke - how to leave a voicemail? Come on! Supposedly we hire only veteran reps. Also if you leave they are sue happy - watch out.

    Advice to Management

    Who cares? You won't take any advice anyway. I have heard many reps grumble that they have given advise only to be ignored.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Where have all the good reps gone?"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Management in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Account Management in Tempe, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The management and long term employees think very highly of themselves. No lack of self confidence.

    Cons

    Keep in mind, this is a very old company, new ideas are poo-poo'ed as soon as they come out of your mouth. They also keep some sub par employees (bad apples) that are very unpleasant to work around, and it seems to drive the good reps out the door.

    Advice to Management

    I know you have been in business for a very long time, but keep an open mind, and don't let yourselves (management) be part of the problem.


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