Insight Reviews

Updated 24 August 2014
Updated 24 August 2014
184 Reviews

2.7
184 Reviews
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Insight President and Chief Executive Officer Kenneth T. Lamneck
Kenneth T. Lamneck
105 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Horrible

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    Former Employee - Account Executive  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Montreal, QC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    no over time, motivation to look for other jobs

    Cons

    High pressure, no compensation, lack of leadership,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Run!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Insight full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flexibility, but not in all areas

    Cons

    So many, don't know where to start. Teammates are overworked and mentally beaten up with little to no appreciation or return. Merit increases are a joke!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at Director/VP level mgmt they manage by fear. To much politics, it's all about who you know, not what you know or the effort put in. You are losing all of your knowledgeable employees due to being pushed out by the Buddy system.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Field Sales Representative

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    Former Employee - Sales  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, excellent compensation plan, superb infrastructure. Terrific perks and good management. Definitely a place where you would want to work.

    Cons

    Resistant to change even if change is in their best interest. They are a VAR and VAR they will stay ... at the mercy of their vendors. They "say" they do services but it is limited to break/fix. Missing the boat on powerful revenue generating practice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to embrace services as part of their growth strategy. Because Insight is so tied to their vendors, Insight is at their mercy. Management should consider branching out in terms of service offerings so they have better margins and better control over their destiny.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Constant change is the norm.

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales  in  Plano, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Plano, TX (US)

    I have been working at Insight full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Lots to learn and keep you busy.

    Cons

    Structure - need more and less; depends on the area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue listening and implementing changes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work but confusing also.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Insight

    Pros

    Talented Team of people. Good work ethics.

    Cons

    Roles are not clear. Sometimes this can be challenging and confusing.

  7.  

    Outstanding management team and headed in the right direction

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Insight

    Pros

    Executive Management / Leadership has the company headed in the right direction.
    Investment in Services business and people is a major plus.
    New focus based on specific sales segments and verticals is setting the company up for success.

    Cons

    benefits package and 401K match is just OK.
    Difficult at times to overcome legacy box-selling approach.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to invest in the Services and Solution selling capabilities.

  8.  

    Procurement manager

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    Former Employee - Procurement Manager  in  Plano, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Procurement Manager in Plano, TX (US)

    I worked at Insight full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    centrally located in the metroplex

    Cons

    terrible hostile work environment, terrible home work balance terrible upper management team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate and listen to your employees they are who make you what you are

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Sonographer

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    Former Employee - Sonographer  in  Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Sonographer in Phoenix, AZ (US)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    horrible 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 ManagementAdvice

    Take 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Positioned to succeed

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Bloomingdale, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Bloomingdale, IL (US)

    I have been working at Insight full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay the course. Keep thinking long term.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Insight uncovered my potentials

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    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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