Typical Activities at Arrow Electronics
FAE Embedded Specialist (Former Employee) – San Jose, CA & Duluth, GA – December 22, 2018
Typical day is reviewing and acting on customer product designs with supplying responses to their questions and offering recommendations of what new technologies will help meet their goals. Day can include customer meetings, driving workshops for explaining new technologies, customer specific presentations, setting up customer meetings, managing time to create weekly reports on design progress to management.
Hardest part is when upper management demands new reports to be created immediately causing one to drop his/her current activity and comply. The most enjoyable part of the job was seeing how the customer can use the new technology just discussed in his new project. There is also a big push for all technical resources to be up to date on supplier certification requirements, which takes time to accomplish which pushed this activity to evenings and weekends, especially if the days are full with customer activities.
supporting large variety of new customer designs for completeness and quality
Immediate demands for customer design activity for various suppliers, unreasonable metrics