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Updated 26 February 2015
Updated 26 February 2015
44 Reviews
2.0
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Insight President and Chief Executive Officer 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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    Manager

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    Current Employee - Service Delivery Manager in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Service Delivery Manager in Melbourne

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

    Pros

    there is no pros within Insight Service Team

    Cons

    - No recognition for the hardwork
    - No communication from Top down

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't make the decision call without any communication to your team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Sales Solutions Asscociate

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    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good entry level work, nothing else

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    • 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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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Been working here 7 months and wow what an eye opener. Very siloed, "not my job" attitude from many teams.

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    Current Employee - Operations
    Current Employee - Operations

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

    Pros

    The people I work with are nice.

    Cons

    lots of manual processes, IT can't get the main order entry system supported by the infrastructure it needs...appears to be a lack of expertise around the tool itself (SAP).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick a direction and stick with it for more than a couple months. Clarify who you are to the marketplace.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Don't expect too much and you won't be disappointed

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Tempe, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Tempe, AZ (US)

    I worked at Insight full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Overall a great group of people to work with (at the contributor level). Several unique benefits (many free breakfasts if you work in the Harl office, tickets to sporting events, tchotchkes galore. Good time off once you have been there 3 years - but vacation time is use it or lose it so no carry-over and no payout when you leave.

    Cons

    You will be trapped in a cube that is as small as legally allowed. Management asks for the impossible and gives no thought into how you are expected to get it done. No career development. Minimal promotions (and those that are promoted are often done with no regard to actual skills).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in the resources that are needed to get the job done right. With all of the data issues that have plagued this company it is hard to believe that it can still do business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    No career path, can't go anywhere

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Services Representative in Tempe, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Financial Services Representative in Tempe, AZ (US)

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

    Pros

    Looks good on resume, teammates are so unqualified it is easy to look good

    Cons

    There is no way to move up in the company and no type of career path, pay is below average and if anyone gets a yearly raise it might be $.10 an hour, there is absolutely no training and all the management is completely unaware of what they are doing and are only in their jobs because they have friends in upper management. Benefits are ridiculously expensive and it's literally joked about in staff meetings how underpaid the office workers are.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start hiring people that are actually qualified for their jobs, managers are literally hiring people that they know are unqualified and about to retire so that they know their jobs aren't at risk because they should clearly not have the position they do

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    No vision or long term focus

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

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

    Pros

    Strong product offering--combination of hardware, software, and services and enterprise expertise are hard to beat.

    Cons

    Leadership is not focused and doesn't have long term vision of success. Lack of empowerment. Values on paper are good but not embodied in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a long term vision of success and stick to it. Empower teammates, improve pay and benefits to attract higher caliber talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Partner Champion

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Partner Champion in Tempe, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Partner Champion in Tempe, AZ (US)

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

    Pros

    It's big and so you get some of the natural benefits of that. Onsite healthcare clinic and dining facility for example.

    Cons

    What a disappointing adventure this has been. This is one of the cheapest and greediest companies I've ever been around. They frequently block career growth outside of the company and have terrible benefits, especially for a fortune 500 company. If it weren't for the partners spending money and schmoozing reps there would be little hope or positivity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Poorly Managed Organization

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Administrator in Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Technical Support Administrator in Uxbridge, England (UK)

    I worked at Insight full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Not a lot of pros with this company. There maybe opportunities for advancement and a raise, but it depends on who you know, not what you know.

    Cons

    A lot of cons, which explains the reason for such a high staff turnover. Bullying is the worst con in this organization; the problem is prevalent throughout all departments. The management are short-sighted and arrogant, from the team leaders all the way up to the senior vice-presidents.
    Customer and vendor complaints are frequent, and much of the incompetence in the company is due to poor management decisions that lead to staff lay-offs at the end of every financial quarter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Resign.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    I'd reconsider heavily!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Insight full-time

    Pros

    When you clock out, you're done and can enjoy personal life.

    Cons

    At Plano, TX office culture changed after Insight bought Software Spectrum. "Merit increases" were a joke. No way to move up or out from desk job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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