Connection Employee Reviews

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Great educational opportunity
Account Manager/Inside Sales (Former Employee) –  Schaumburg, ILAugust 6, 2018
Meet vendors from all areas of technology! Enjoyed training and opportunities to grow. Office in Schaumburg has great potential have to be willing to cold call a lot. Sales reps with tech experience will be far more successful.
Pros
Vendor training
Cons
Poor management
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Great Place to work, excellent benefits
Account Manager (Current Employee) –  Wilmington, OHJuly 16, 2018
This is a great company for anyone in the Technology field. Great benefits, perks and people. The company really takes interest in the staff, with training, opportunities and help in growing your book of business
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Great place to grow a career
Anonymous (Former Employee) –  Merrimack, NHJune 7, 2018
Connection is a wonderful company to work for and grow a career in the IT sales industry. The culture supports just the right balance between work and life. Salaries tend to be on the lower side, however quality of life, culture, and flexibility often make up for this shortfall.
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fun fast paced cooporative work environment
Senior Designer (Former Employee) –  Milford, NHApril 18, 2018
I was able to get into PC Connection as an entry level graphic designer and worked my way up to Senior Designer in less than 2 years. I really like working with the photographer, writers, sales and vendors to complete projects. I had a lot of enthusiasm working there. The only reason I left was because I wanted to go back to Colorado and see what might lay ahead of me there.
Pros
great co-workers and employer
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Great for Younger People
Account Manager/Inside Sales (Former Employee) –  Schaumburg, ILMarch 1, 2018
The job itself was ok, but my manager was like a middle-aged frat boy (ever seen the movie "Old School?"). Real "Bro" mentality, and if you're the right kind of person, you get lots of support and awesome leads - so if that's the kind of environment you enjoy, this is the perfect place for you. I didn't fit in.
Pros
Good Benefits, Lots of Vendor-sponsored lunches and giveaways, good spiffs sometimes
Cons
*As mentioned in the review
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Account Manager/Executive Assistant (Former Employee) –  Keene, NHFebruary 6, 2018
Pc Connection was great place to work and the other employees were great also i learned a lot there and would recommend anyone else to work there if they had the opportunity to do so.
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Trainer
Technical Sales Trainer (Former Employee) –  Addison, TXDecember 29, 2017
In charge of training new employees on computer technology. Starting with a basic computer to networking. All the way to storage and network security.
Pros
Training people that had no knowledge of computers.
Cons
Watching student become productive sales assoicates.
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Very Fast Passed
Manager (Former Employee) –  Wilmington, OHDecember 11, 2017
Very fast paced,lots of overtime! It is a great place to cut your teeth on a new IT career & get abilty to additonal certifactions to pad your resume.
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Good place to work
Senior Systems Engineer (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILNovember 30, 2017
Place shut it's doors after losing funds
Fun place while it lasted
Great atmosphere
I enjoyed working with my Sales Executive
Good leadership throughout
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Toxic
eCommerce Marketing Manager (Former Employee) –  Merrimack, NHNovember 6, 2017
Lack of leadership or any clear strategy lead to infighting, political back stabbing, and a toxic culture. Morale was about as low as can be measured.
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Growth Expectation is Aggressive, Highly Competitive Market
Corporate Account Manager - Connection (Current Employee) –  Merrimack, NHOctober 23, 2017
Employer provides benefits that should be "standard" in 2017. Health Insurance, Dental, Vision, Gym Reimbursement, 401k, Stock Options, etc.

Biggest challenge is the growth expectation, year 1 goal is reasonable and then the expectation shoots up almost 80% year over year. The company does very little to improve the work flow and internal processes that ultimately get in the way of the sale more often than not.

Either a place where you get lucky or get bored, clogged market run by bigger competition i.e CDW/SHI - or direct to Dell/Hp/etc.

Room to grow in Product Marketing, Business Development, but very few show long standing success and or growth past Senior AM in Sales.
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Great Team Very Challenging
Senior System Administrator (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILOctober 10, 2017
Great group of people to work for the client we worked at was just as good. The job was challenging and fast paced and rewarding. :eft because of merger and another opportunity which I regret.
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Desktop Engineer (Former Employee) –  Morton Grove, ILJuly 13, 2017
I have no negative comments about this company. The recruiter that contacted me for a possible position was very friendly and communicative. I would recommend as a recruiter to new people.
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typical day
Undisclosed (Current Employee) –  Merrimack, NHJune 29, 2017
You just need to keep your head down and do your work. It's a fast-paced environment, everyone works keeping information very close. No two days are the same.
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Great People with a great Environment
Technical Solutions Specialist (Former Employee) –  Keene, NHJune 5, 2017
Connection is a wonderful place to begin and expand my career. It offers a wide variety of careers and potential to move in the direction that you would like to end up.
Pros
excellent co-workers, amazing vendor contacts
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Solid Publicly Traded Company
Buyer for federal and state government (Current Employee) –  Merrimack, NHMay 24, 2017
Connection is a solid publically traded company. The Corporate Culture is excellent. The professionalism and the collective efforts to reach common goals is amazing. The compensation however is not that good considering the size of the company.
Pros
Good benefits such as vacation, health care and insurance
Cons
Compensation is weak
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Good people but high & unrealistic expectations to meet difficult goals
Account Manager (Current Employee) –  NHMay 3, 2017
While the majority of people I work with are positive,decent, dedicated and professional the culture does not provide a fair & balanced workplace for new hires to have a realistic chance of attaining the goals that employees directly involved in the hiring process tell a prospect of right up to and beyond their date of hire. Management does little to balance things, favoritism towards people related to or friends of current employees is commonplace. In less than a year many new hires grow discouraged of the actual chance of any long-term success at this company. On a scale of 1 to 10 with ten being a great place to work this organization rates a 4 or 5 at best. Due to competition from online retailers and other publicly traded re-sellers bids will not be competitive quoting on hardware unless you come in at extremely low margins to win business. This is not a good position to be in when you are trying to establish trust and relationships with people that will only know you over the phone.
Pros
Vendor sponsored breakfasts & lunches, good in-house & field support
Cons
Helicopter Management style with unrealistic expectations of most hires
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Dead end place to work
Manager PMO (Former Employee) –  Schaumburg, ILApril 25, 2017
The company environment is highly toxic. Management lacks leadership skills and does not work together towards common goals.
Executive leadership is kept in the dark on issues that plague this company such as customer satisfaction, employee training, HR issues and accountability. Leadership tends to protect their own backside and foster an every person for themselves attitude.
Current leadership struggles with the ability to make even the simplest of decisions which creates an unclear direction for its employees. In relation to change or innovation, there is no desire to keep pace with the rest of the world. Change is seen as "trouble making" and not embraced by the leadership or its employees. The company acts like a start up that has run its course. I can only assume from the other reviews for the NH locations that the culture is different in other areas of the company, but as the executive leadership continues to coast with its status quo, my prediction for future success in the VAR industry is bleak.
Would not recommend this environment to others. It is not a place you can advance or grow and without the embrace of change and keeping pace with the rest of the world, you will simply become obsolete.
Pros
None
Cons
No leaership, no training, no advancement and highly stale environment.
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good management team
Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILApril 19, 2017
Connection is a good place to work. However, if you don't meet your monthly expectations for sales you will be placed on a probation period until your sales are met. Great people to work with .
Pros
Good food and friendly people
Cons
No job security
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Good First Job
Technician 2 (Current Employee) –  Wilmington, OHApril 14, 2017
Great experience out of college or just trying to get your foot in the door. There are lots of changes happening however it is not a steady work flow. It is a feast or famine work flow.
Pros
Experience, benefits
Cons
No advancement up, wages not equal to certifications, micromanaging
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