Insight
2.8 of 5 147 reviews
www.insight.com Tempe, AZ 5000+ Employees

Insight Reviews

Updated Apr 06, 2014
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2.8 147 reviews

                             

71% Approve of the CEO

Insight President and Chief Executive Officer Kenneth T. Lamneck

Kenneth T. Lamneck

(79 ratings)

41% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Good place to start for entry-level IT sales"
    in 5 reviews
  • "Good people for the most part, challenging work"
    in 8 reviews
Cons:
  • "Mid level management has the ability to make/break your role and upper management fully allows this"
    in 9 reviews
  • "There is such a lack of discipline from sales reps who do not care very much"
    in 5 reviews
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Good people to work with but value message to customers lacking

Account Executive (Former Employee)
Austin, TX (US)

I worked at Insight full-time for more than 3 years

ProsFull spectrum of solutions available for clients with strong service & delivery teams.

ConsGuardrail to guardrail management tendencies with sales being pulled into many different directions, management disconnected with regional teams at times, comp plan/benefits are constantly changing.

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in your people

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Account Executive (Current Employee)
Montreal, QC (Canada)

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

ProsExcellent training by Montreal learning and development team. If you are willing to learn and participate you will have all the support needed. Great introduction to IT sales.

ConsQuestionable HR policies and management protocol. Objectives can at times be unrealistic and compensation minimal for efforts given. Be ready for some very long days with no overtime paid.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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several years in sales

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Insight full-time

Prosstrong position in industry, active in hiring, developing a strong cloud presence. OVerall package is good and opportunities exist for advancement if you look for them.

ConsTends to underinvest and give competitors a lead, can be shortsighted in their goals and reactionary to main partners and their needs. Still struggling for idsentity in marketplace.

Advice to Senior ManagementHave more administrative assistance for sales, turn sales management into experts to be on calls with sales employees. Inside sales should be a lead generation engine

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

Buyer (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

I have been working at Insight full-time for more than 3 years

ProsBenefits - support - training programs.

ConsNo flexibility - low salary - routine - lots of corporate gossip - not an entrepreneurial culture.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Strict environment with fun co-workers

Services Technician (Current Employee)
Tempe, AZ (US)

I have been working at Insight full-time for more than 3 years

ProsNew NOC
Fun co-workers
Laid back at times
Great opportunity to learn as an entry level job

ConsLack of advancement ladder
Seems every quarter a new barrier or rule is put up banning something
Pay is on the very low end compared to other employers
High turn-over in this department due to low pay and advancement

Advice to Senior Managementcarve out a better advancement tier structure
start raising salaries based on experience to match other companies
reduce the number of work restrictions and policies. If you show you have faith in your employees and trust them to get work done, they will reward you with hard work and increased productivity

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I got out of it what I put into it

Account Executive (Former Employee)
Tempe, AZ (US)

I worked at Insight full-time for more than 8 years

ProsFun sales culture
Room for growth

ConsUpper Management doesn't really get what's go
ing on on the sales floor

Advice to Senior ManagementKnow your talent and do what you can to keep it around

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Sales Director (Former Employee)
Tempe, AZ (US)

I worked at Insight full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGreat place to learn the IT industry. Great lauch pad for career in the industry. Lots of opportunity for those who work hard and have passion for success. With 15 plus years of call center sales experience I would rank this one on the top. Lots of great memories. Good culture.

ConsThrough my time, there have seen many changes with senior leadership but par for the course in this industry. Depending on your position you could feel the heat of the latest stock market expectation but that can be part of the fun as well.

Advice to Senior ManagementKnow your true leaders. Tap into the folks below them to determine their true effectiveness. What does X do well? What are 3 things you'd like to see X do differently?

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good career in a fast paced tech sales environment, but low margin business makes it difficult to succeed.

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

I worked at Insight full-time for more than 3 years

ProsMost of the people at Insight are solid performers and fun to work with. The company is investing in better training for Managers, but there are still a few rogue ones out there who manage to slide under the radar.

ConsInsight wants to build a strong culture, but being such a small margin business, it will be difficult to do so unless they invest in doing it well. The company tends to be reactive and re-org any time the business isn't going well. This makes it difficult to have any type of consistency or ability to develop a culture.

– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Lack of vision

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Insight full-time for less than a year

ProsThe salary was very good and the company has a strong history with good upper level management

ConsIn my experience the company lacked vision in my particular area. The pitch during the interview was intriguing but the reality was far from the pitch. My experience with Insight was unfortunate but led to me to an excellent opportunity.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Lack of teamwork.

Management (Current Employee)
Tempe, AZ (US)

I have been working at Insight full-time for more than 5 years

ProsWork location and employee teaming.

ConsLeadership decisions without consultation team input.

Advice to Senior ManagementGather knowledgable input and options before choosing a direction,

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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