Sales Account Executive IT (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 20 October 2017
Insight was a very high demand work environment. You were treated like a number there. The kept upping your targets to unrealistic levels so making commission was very hard. They would take account you built up and give them away to head office reps but would never lower your target.
as an intern I've got to work with most advanced technology and expand my knowledge but the pressure was at its highest. they were short staffed and could double their employees and still have more than enough work for everyone
It can be a fast paced environment, depending on the role that you have. HR tries to bring fun events to work to make it more uplifting. The most enjoyable part about my job is my day to day interactions with the reps that I support.
Security and Networking Sales Engineer (Current Employee) – Montréal, QC – 7 February 2017
Insight Canada is probably one of the better VAR to work for in the Montreal area. Management is very supportive in helping technical individuals gain knowledge and experience in their particular filed of expertise.
productive and fun work place with great team and management to work with . I have added to the Cisco business at insight a lot when I came in by adding the Collaboration portfolio as well as the networking switching, routing, wireless , security and data center.
Directeur de comptes (Current Employee) – Montreal – 14 June 2015
Cette entreprise est une belle expérience pour tous ceux qui veulent connaître l'industrie de la TI. D'ailleurs, la formation continue, le soutient à l'accroissement de notre talent est inégalé. Je suis très heureux de pouvoir en faire partie.
Competitive workplace Lots of spiffs and prizes Perpetual training on products and sales tactics Great for ambitious people Base salary and benefits are competitive Limited advancement opportunities and no raises Job security depends on performance Performance expectations progress quickly and never stop increasing
Lots of opportunity to make money in a fun work environment
No job security. Stressful if not performing to expectations.
At Insight you you learn a lot about technology even if you didn't have a background or were familiar with it, and selling skills. Co-workers are great and nice and always willing to help, and always give you feedback. There was also many competitions and great bonuses as well the occasional free lunches. The environment isn't very work/life oriented, and the harder you work the harder the pay off will be, even if it is a struggle in the beginning, it can get better.
Working in the IT industry was a brand new experience for me. A typical day involved dealing and coordination with subcontractors. This included being the liaison between the subcontractors and our sales team.
The most difficult part was that my position was a new one and Management was still trying to figure out what it entailed.
Managing the Executive's daily agenda, fully engaged in many different projects, many opportunities for professional growth, I was able to work alongside many different dept.'s to assist them; example, HR, Marketing, Event Planning, Social Committee, intranet, etc. Here I was able to increase my knowledge and abilities to work seamlessly with all Directors. I was the to "go to" person and truly enjoy assisting and helping where I can. My true passion is a strong team player with a great attitude. We would have many different types of events, from corporate, to vendor forums, to 5 a 7. Most enjoyable was the multi-tasking part of my job, I truly have a great desire working with people, administrating one's daily agenda to alleviate their time to better focus on the business. I can honestly say that this company allowed me to grow as a person and on a professional level.