Outside Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Rochester, NY – 6 May 2014
A typical day starts with early follow up on all open opportunities before hitting the road for customer visits. My top priority lies with closing sales via constant interface with customers, manufacturers representatives and manufacturers. As I continue to service my territory throughout the week, my daily goals include gaining as much product, customer and program knowledge as possible.
Converting customers to a new line of products
Price erosion, flight of business to overseas markets
I have worked for Future Electronics for 17 1/2 years, I have learnt a lot working there and would recommend this company to anyone. I have had a lot of friends there and people are very friendly. I was very sad to leave there as I met a lot of people, but due to a family emergency I had to relocate to Ontario. I would work at the company again if I had the chance.
Program Manager (Current Employee) – Pointe-Claire, QC – 24 April 2017
Good work and life balance, 3 weeks vocation, 5 days working from home, 5 personal days. On site free gym. On site nurse. On site cafeteria with affordable price. Good for beginners, pretty stable company but can be intense.
On Site gym, cafeteria, nurse, continuous training
Not flexible working hour, has to come to work on public holiday, micromanagement, not much advancement room
Many opportunities for career advancement with on site training and employee development a focus. I learned how to motivate and manage employees, how to manage multiple tasks simultaneously in an effective and detail oriented way. The hardest part of the job was not having the option to do part time work after maternity leave. The most enjoyable part of the job was recognition and appreciation on a regular basis by upper management.
Future was as great place to learn and the environment was dynamic and exciting. I developped my sense of urgency and how to work effectively in a team and with different people and personalities. The work was very fast paced and employees held to strict SOP and so I was able to become more accurate with my results and faster at my work.
Huge lack of mentorship and leadership, low morale
Graphic Designer, Advertising (Current Employee) – Montreal – 10 June 2015
The work that I do is very typical of a corporate atmosphere. There is a lot that can be learned but also a lot of room for improvement. There is no opportunity for advancement, a huge lack of mentoring and leadership, which doesn't motivate, inspire or challenge employees. There are a lot of great co-workers that I've met along the way.
Account Executive (Former Employee) – Montreal – 19 February 2015
A typical day at work would consist of coming in and contacting all your existing customer in your account base. After that was done, cold calling to try to gain new customers, new business. I learnt that having a relationship with your customer's is very important and that customer service is key. Management was horrible. It took forever for someone to help you and you never got the support and encouragement one deserves from a manager. My co-workers were the reason that kept me from quitting my job, I met some very nice people! Hardest part of this job was that management expecting you to call your customers daily, however a lot of busy buyers don't like to be contacted via the phone and just want to be contacted via emails. That didn't slide with management. They want to see you building a relationship with your customers (which is fine) so if they don't like to be contacted via the phone, find a way to get them on the phone.
Long hours, micro managed, no support from management
Customer Service (Former Employee) – Pointe-Claire, QC – 28 September 2014
There are many great people that work at Future but the main problem are the suckups that are in management. Most of them are not needed and most of them don't do anything. They hassle you for the stupidest things. They want you to do everything and then some for such low pay. There's too much harassment and over work. Lots of times I would work until 10pm at night from 8:30am. co-workers that can't pull the same weight as you get promoted. Its nuts. Loved the years and some people that I worked with but its too stressful for no reason. People are NOT organized and make the littlest thing personal.
An undisputedly successful industry leader. Lots of benefits including subsidized cafeteria and on-site gym. Extremely antagonistic and sometimes overly competitive internal work environment. Competition wins out over collaboration every time.