Insight

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Insight Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
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2.7 170 reviews

72% Approve of the CEO

Insight President and Chief Executive Officer Kenneth T. Lamneck

Kenneth T. Lamneck

(94 ratings)

41% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good people for the most part, challenging work(in 10 reviews)

  • Good place to start for entry-level IT sales(in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • terrible hostile work environment, terrible home work balance terrible upper management team(in 10 reviews)

  • There is such a lack of discipline from sales reps who do not care very much(in 5 reviews)

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    Sonographer

    Sonographer (Former Employee) Phoenix, AZ (US)

    ProsThat I do not work there anymore. Pay was average.

    Conshorrible management, you are considered a number to this company not a human. My facility was closed 2 weeks before Christmas with 2 weeks notice, benefits were awful, lots of politics, the office was very divided unfriendly co-workers and very clique-ey work environment. It was a depressing place to work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake a moment to get to know your employees, a smile goes a long way. Have a conversation with us once in a while instead of only meeting with us when there are issues. Communication was horrible between management and employees. I was afraid to bring up any issues because it was some how never resolved and they always looked at you different if you brought up any problems or concerns you had.

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

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    Unethical company not somewhere you want to be

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

    ProsThere are several members of the teams that are true assets. These individuals are extremely knowledgeable; however, Insight has no respect for their employees. In fact their turnover rates and ability to cut anyone without warning is horrific.

    ConsHorrible management, unethical business practices, and lack of methodology define Insight. The company tried to build on its services lines but has no care for the persons making up their workforce. There is no real career to be had here and they only use employees until they just don't need them anymore so then they quickly let them go.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe management needs to go.

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

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    We are great at recruitment!

    Network Architect (Former Employee) Miami, FL (US)

    ProsLarge company, good benefits. Frequent re-organizations teaches flexibility. Always pays on time. They have a process for everything!

    ConsLarge company, and you get lost in the shuffle. You are just a number to management. There is a culture of always watching behind your back, because you never know who has the next knife. The Insight values mean nothing. They are great at recruitment since they are always having to replace employees!

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop the fighting between teams within the company. Cultivate the best out of people, not the people that are best at discord. Talk to those people who are leaving, there is a culture issue.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Positioned to succeed

    Manager (Current Employee) Bloomingdale, IL (US)

    ProsGetting rid of dead weight. Floodgates opening with vendors and long term clients.

    ConsMore fat has to be trimmed. There are still many folks performing at mediocre levels.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStay the course. Keep thinking long term.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Insight uncovered my potentials

    Account Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat learning experience
    High Pressure Sales
    Recognition for success
    Tons of rewards
    Positive work environment
    Awesome benefit package

    ConsInternal processes can slow down performance
    Long sales training (3 months when I joined)

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe company should consider going back to its roots, which was being a sales organization geared towards providing clients a one-stop shopping experience. The burden of providing complete solutions, is profitable in theory; however, when executed in practice it doesn't work out as well. In the case of Insight, the direction of patterning with few key partners and disregard the others allowed the competition to take market share away.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Interesting but a confusing place to work.

    Senior Systems Engineer (Former Employee) Saint Paul, MN (US)

    ProsTalented Engineers, peers mentor other staff. If you like to travel there is plenty of opportunity. Steady work with no overtime or oncall work after hours perfect for someone with a family.

    ConsWorked for 6 years at Insight in St. Paul. Entire support staff of 4-6 Engineers eliminated. Found same position at another company paid $35k more a year for the same work. I should have moved on 5 years earlier. Company was profit oriented at all times and did not value their staff.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEvery Engineer I speak with that were X-Insight engineers tell the same story. Never again will I work for that company at any cost. Don't see a future for Insight, anywhere. Time for Insight to go out of business, they don't bring any value to any customer. Getting rid of Senior Engineers doesn't make good business sense. What goes around comes around. Goodbye Insight, hopefully people that read this will pass on working at your company.

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

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    Good place to work until they decide you're expendable.

    Systems Learning and Development Specialist (Current Employee)

    ProsGood people for the most part, challenging work.

    ConsRegular layoffs for no apparent reason.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Inside Sales

    Inside Sales (Former Employee) Plano, TX (US)

    ProsVacation time, Peers, Holiday pay

    Consmanagement shifts, AE shifts, lack of company loyalty

    Advice to Senior Managementna

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

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    No career growth opportunity.

    Marketing (Current Employee) Tempe, AZ (US)

    ProsWarm culture, always something fun going on. Bring Your Dog to Work Day, on-site health clinic, covered parking, onsite cafe, lots of free food and giveaways.

    ConsSalaries are below average, there is no career path and hardly ever any promotions within ones job. Management seems supportive but never goes to bat for you. Unless you are in sales, no one really cares about you. Losing the Insight Bowl also stinks.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvde career paths for employees OTHER than in sales. Actions speak louder than words - quit telling employees about all the great opps at Insight - show them instead. Put more money into marketing, add headcount, create advertising campaigns. Compared to CDW we are booooring.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Amazing place to work and grow

    Account Manager (Current Employee) Madrid (Spain)

    ProsExciting work environment
    Learning opportunities
    Helpful colleagues
    Great leadership

    ConsToo many and long processes

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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