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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Tempe, AZ (US)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ (US)

I have been working at Insight full-time for more than a year

Pros

- The project team I worked with was great, hard working, caring, team-oriented.
- The project team had three SAP go-lives and three migrations in a year; this no small feat, but I do not think anyone at a senior level understands this

Cons

- Management behavior is bullying, micro-management, out of touch with people
- Systems/processes are out-moded
- Lack of integration of functions - never integrated from 5 acquistions
- Struggles with identity
- Cannot clearly articulate value proposition
- Makes most of its money by jacking up freight costs
- HR is old school and outmoded
- Benefits are average - emphasis is purely on cost containment
- Too top heavy
- Exec salaries are paid at ranges that a much larger company in terms of revenue, margin and employee base would pay

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- Start over!
- Sell the company!

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    Insight will never prosper until it uses facts and data versus good old boy network to select and retain management.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Tempe, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ (US)

    I worked at Insight full-time

    Pros

    Good exposure to broad portfolio of manufacturers.

    Cons

    Workload is too much for most support staff. Management focus is typically determined by which manufacturer they had drinks with or a comment the CEO heard in passing. Leaders are selected based on who they are friends with - no skills required with the exception of yes men and cheerleaders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You talk about accountability but it"s ok to miss commitments if you are part of the "in crowd".
    Hire and fire based on skills and hold everyone accountable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    No advancement opportunities

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    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  Tempe, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Tempe, AZ (US)

    I have been working at Insight full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Other than the free stuff they give away there isn't much to like about this company.

    Cons

    - I am severely overqualified for my position but cannot advance to a new position because I am not Mormon or an attractive female.
    - You will have to work with people who are barely capable of chewing their own food let alone being in an advanced position that requires some actual thought and planning to do.
    - They constantly push us to sell services and labs but the team that runs that and does the pricing for us is a bunch of inept idiots. They transferred someone from their labs in Chicago to help the reps but she has absolutely no idea what she is doing and should be working as a janitor before being in the role she is in.
    - The "trainings" they make you go to several times per week are redundant and run by people who have no idea what we are supposed to sell.
    - They make us push special products and services daily and require us to call our clients to try and push these things when it makes no sense for us to contact them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to reassess their jobs and realize that they should clean house and get rid of the people who are in the wrong positions. They need to get rid of all the people addicted to drugs and randomly drug test people because they are putting other employee's jobs in danger. Management needs to hire people who are qualified for the positions they have rather than putting anyone with a pulse, nice rack, or cute face in a position they are incapable of handling.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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