Insight Reviews

Updated 16 September 2014
Updated 16 September 2014
186 Reviews
2.8
186 Reviews
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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 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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    • Career Opportunities
    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.  

    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.

  3.  

    Constant change is the norm.

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5.  

    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.

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sonographer

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unethical company not somewhere you want to be

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Tempe, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ (US)

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

    Pros

    There 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.

    Cons

    Horrible 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 ManagementAdvice

    The management needs to go.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Positioned to succeed

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10.  

    Insight uncovered my potentials

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    We are great at recruitment!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Network Architect  in  Miami, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Network Architect in Miami, FL (US)

    I worked at Insight full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Large 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 ManagementAdvice

    Stop 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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