Pros: great benifits
Cons: no promotions
A Product Manger at Digi-Key is basically the liaison between suppliers and Digi-Key. Our job is to build and foster interrelationships with Digi-Key's suppliers, ensure the right parts are stocked, and answer customer concerns on occasion.
Digi-Key has taught me a great deal about the electronic component industry. From the perspective of a distributor, I understand how to put the customer first in all decisions. I've learned how to interact with several different departments both internal and external and I've learned integrity in business.
Your co-workers are also your friends. They talk about Minnesota nice, well, it's alive and well within Digi-Key!
The hardest part of the job is knowing that you most likely won't make upper management. No one has been promoted to upper management in many years. All have come from external.
Conversely, the most enjoyable part of the job is the variety and safety. No layoffs ever and always something new to do and conquer!