Insight

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Insight Reviews

Updated 6 March 2015
Updated 6 March 2015
223 Reviews
2.8
223 Reviews
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Insight President and Chief Executive Officer Kenneth T. Lamneck
Kenneth T. Lamneck
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good people for the most part, challenging work (in 12 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)

  • Work/life balance is non-existent (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    An Ok company to work for, if career growth isn't an objective

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Insight (more than a year)

    Pros

    Early adopters of technology
    Always looking for options to push new products and new technology to clients
    Pay package, while not the best, isn't too bad
    Value awards
    Presidents dinners
    Good engagement with technology partners
    Good support for family, though not necessarily work life

    Cons

    Career Management is almost zilch from a management point of view, unless you want to take the bull by the horns so to speak
    Very very sales driven, even non-sales departments
    Very rigid in terms of policies
    Very difficult to get through to upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Although there is an open door policy in principle with top management, it is very selective, and only people who know them personally can get access.
    Top Management doesnt realise that down at the lower echelons often are the back bone of the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great leadership, a clear strategy and fun working environment!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Support Teammate in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Support Teammate in Manchester, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    I've worked here for 3 years now and it's changed so much. We've gone from having very little strategy and some questionable senior team members to a really clear vision and collaborative and approachable leadership.
    As well as the usual benefits that most companies offer we can purchase holidays, get given time off for birthdays, get paid to volunteer in the community and loads more.
    They listen to feedback in the surveys we get and they actually change things to make us happy!

    Cons

    Our new building is nice but the air con is too cold!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company to learn and grow

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Partner Sales Specialist in Tempe, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Partner Sales Specialist in Tempe, AZ (US)

    I worked at Insight

    Pros

    Great employees, values and growth potential

    Cons

    A little political at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More reviews and better compensation for stronger employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A lot of office politics at time, but there is some opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The job has a lot of opportunity to learn when you first get into a position and they are willing to train well to get you up to speed. The company does offer basic insurance plans and a 401k. The opportunity for growth is good for starting positions. It is a growing company.

    Cons

    The environment can be very political at times with people focusing more on looking good than doing their jobs well. More managers than leaders in the company. In some positions it can feel like you are being micromanaged. The pay tends to be lower than industry average in certain positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on getting results than trying to look good. Be a leader and your team will want to work for you as opposed to a manager who just comes in to do a job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Multi-tasking all day

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Insight

    Pros

    The jobs are broad and include many different tasks and resposibilities

    Cons

    The schedule is set to create long shifts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know your employees better as individuals

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    IT...the place to be.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ (US)

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

    Pros

    *in a relevant industry
    *Good/great leaders at the C level
    *involved in new technologies
    *pay is comparable to the market place
    *fast paced

    Cons

    *fast paced
    *needs better retirement planning for long term employees
    *tries to be everything for everyone and not focused on our core strengths
    *new number priority every day

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Contract

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Insight as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    The staff are very helpful and responsive. They visit frequently to check up on your and address any issues. Pay is good.

    Cons

    Even with the visits the communication can sometimes be lacking. The process of online training and entering timesheet information can be a nightmare.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good Company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Insight

    Pros

    Overall I enjoyed working here. Great sales environment, good training, and fun atmosphere. Enjoyed working with most of the people in my department, very open door policy.

    Cons

    Can be a high stress environment, especially if you're in the sales department
    Multiple software applications, need to consolidate applications to save time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in improving the software applications

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Sales Solutions Asscociate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Contractor-sales Solutions Associate in Dallas, TX (US)
    Current Contractor - Contractor-sales Solutions Associate in Dallas, TX (US)

    I have been working at Insight as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Choose own Hours and work pace

    Cons

    Pay is poor even as a contractor. expect same work or more as regular employees, yet NO benefitse, vacation or time off. Do not get pd. for holidays that are required to take off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    DO NOT hire initially as contractor and expect people to work almost a year before hiring full time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good entry level work, nothing else

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer

    I worked at Insight full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you are getting your feet wet in the IT industry for network, sysadmin, etc, this will be a good first place out of college, military, etc. You would be exposed to a lot and get to feel out some technologies, and see a corporate environment with not many expectations on prior work experience. Your lateral coworkers will be cool folks to work with.

    Cons

    The management is terrible and has no idea where they are headed all the way up. Google their continued history of high turnover and layoffs. Google the exec's history with prior companies also nose-diving. Even the benefits you get you will not be allowed to exercise. Great place for entry experience, then get out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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