Insight Global Reviews

Updated 4 Aug 2020

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3.8
73%
Recommend to a Friend
87%
Approve of CEO
Insight Global CEO Bert Bean
Bert Bean
520 Ratings
Pros
  • "This is indeed a great company to work with(in 312 reviews)

  • "Kelsey was great and helped me through the entire hiring process(in 278 reviews)

Cons
  • "If you are working outside of the corporate office there isn't any career paths other than recruiter - Account manager/pro recruiter - sales manager(in 184 reviews)

  • "long hours you start at 7:30 and end at 6:00(in 141 reviews)

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  1. "Great Environment"

    4.0
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Insight Global full-time

    Pros

    Great environment and culture, people are very nice, and managers are so friendly, really love the company as an employee

    Cons

    however, it is sometimes very busy, and you need to work overtime until 9pm, but it really depends on your department

  2. Helpful (448)

    "Read Carefully"

    5.0
    Former Employee - IT Recruiter in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Insight Global full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Challenging position so you learn to work efficiently. If you do well, you can make a lot of money

    Cons

    Well basically it's pretty bad. This is not a "5 star review", the only reason I rated it 5 stars is because when I accepted the job, I didn't see the bad reviews so I thought this company was a good. Once I was about 8 months in and truly fed up with Insight Global, I looked at the 1 star reviews figuring I couldn't be the only one and people wrote pages and pages of true bad reviews on Insight Global. A person on average quits every 1.5 weeks(we tracked it). Some of the account managers are pretty rude because they are doing so well and think they own the place but not all of them are rude. When you put in your two weeks, they let you go on the spot and I didn't get my two weeks pay, even though in the agreement that I signed said I would receive 2 weeks severance pay. They sell you on the fact that you get a 10k bump in pay after 6 months which is BS because once you turn salary you make less because you can't work overtime anymore(well you do work way over 8 hours but you just don't get paid more for it). You really do feel like a number here. The company itself makes a TON of money every single week yet we had to pay for our own Christmas and boat party. One Sales Manager in particular is bad and he makes a lot of people feel very uncomfortable, including myself. All in all, I would not make this your first choice. After this go to the lowest reviews, If you notice, a lot of the positive reviews are one to two sentences long and the lowest reviews are paragraphs long. If so many people actually raved about this company like they( college recruiters and upper management) say they do, it should show in the reviews. I really have no problem with hard work and long hours. It's how they treat people that I don't like. Health plans are pretty bad and they only match up to $250 dollars for your 401K. $250 is 2 grocery trips..


  3. COVID-19

    "Take a second to consider those who go out of their way to write negative reviews..."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Insight Global full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Best CEO in the country!!! -Company culture of people who truly care -0 lay-offs during COVID-19 -Opportunity to make great money early in your career -Management/leadership opportunistic environment *The amount of negative reviews on Insight Global grind my gears! Certainly everyone is entitled to their own opinion but the claims made classifying it as "toxic" or "cliquey" are simply inaccurate. I see so many reviews claiming it's chalk-full of frat and sorority types of people (I was not either and am the furthest thing from that) and that only those that buddy up to management are promoted. Those who work HARD do well at Insight Global, it is as simple as that. I have to laugh at some of these reviews because the same ones complaining you have to work past 5 PM are the ones blaming everyone and everything but themselves for their lack of success. Sales is hard and the staffing industry is hard. Do not blame your inability to grind out past 5 PM once in awhile and metrics (FYI they are in every sales job) on Insight Global. The work is hard and it will test you but the support I feel from my management and co-workers is unlike anything else. My co-workers and friends at Insight Global are some of the most genuine, inclusive and hard working people you will ever meet. Before one of these negative reviews resonates with you take a second to think if that person was even cut out for hard work and sales to begin with!

    Cons

    -No modern CRM and overall lack of sales tools...please work on this!

  4. "Great transition job for verterans"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Network Administrator in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Insight Global full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    This is a third party company that contracts out their employees with a Secret clearance to act as network administrators for other technichians. During my empolyment there we were contracted to work with Microsoft in their Bellevue and Redmond offices, responding to tickets submitted by technicians in other locations that require someone with the proper clearance to remote into a specific server and assist them with whatever work may need to be done. The great thing about working here was that all they required of me was a Secret clearance, which was necessary in order to gain access to various Microsoft based servers companies were using. After my contract ended with the Army, this was a great stepping stone into a civilian job. Since all they require is at least a Secret clearance, prior networking experience is only considered a plus but isn't actually required. It is work that is fairly easy and can be picked up over time despite, as long as you have basic computer skills and don't mind a bit of monotony.

    Cons

    There are only a couple of drawbacks. For myself, the location was a bit of a pain to get to. The pay is good but it is only because of the cost of living due to being in the "big city" area, and even then you may not be able to afford a place locally unless you lower your standards, i.e., crappy apartment or sketchy neighborhood. I lived in Federal Way, which is about 20 to 25 minutes from the office. I was lucky and had a night shift and didn't have to deal with the morning and evening traffic of I-5, which made it at least a 2 hour trip to get there then to drive home. The second drawback may not be an issue for everyone, but I wasn't really a fan of how communication worked between an admistrator and a technician. We either used Skype or Microsoft Teams, the latter never working very well and only adding to the frustration. The techs on the other end would either try to relay information, whether just step by steps directions or to copy/paste commands for us to input into the remoted machine. Sometimes they would want to do a voice call and not have to type anything. Unfortunately there was occasionally a bit of a language barrier, as tickets were requested from various locations around the world. Not to mention that certain individuals I worked with were infamous for being difficult when having to work with a female admin, though nothing could be done about it. Since the communication platforms were already a bit shaky, this only added to numerous missunderstandings when both admin and tech would try to speak to one another, information being lost in translation, dragging out a job that was only supposed to take about 10 minutes and turning it into 6 hours. The work can be fairly simple as it is mostly copying and pasting and following directions that are relayed to you. Depending on who you work with, it can either be an easy matter of following step by step instructions sent to you by email and it becomes an easy fix due to the knowledge of the tech, or it can be an emotionally strenuous hassle that drags out an entire shift primarily because the tech is insisting that if things are not working properly then it is no faut of his own and blames you, then having to keep you waiting while he tries to contact superiors that may be able to see what the issue is. This would always take time away from other tickets waiting to be addressed that you are assigned to. Thankfully this was not a constant occurance and only happened maybe once every week. Though it got to a point where it began to occur far too often.

  5. "Good except for..."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Insight Global full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    A lot of women in the workplace and in management positions, great CEO, team building, challenging position, pushes you out of your comfort zone

    Cons

    Not super honest for salary and benefits when you sign on. You are sold on a sales position when in reality you come on as a recruiter in hopes of being promoted to an Account Manager, which is the sales position. Be ready to work long hours without compensation. You don't make commission until you've hit certain numbers.

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  6. "Not horrible, decent foot in the door..."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - NOC Technician in Morrisville, NC
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Insight Global full-time

    Pros

    Easy and repetitive schedule; colleagues were easy to get along but must deal with duel management at times.

    Cons

    Working as a contractor with Cisco; chances to turn over to blue badge weren't in current position and would have to look elsewhere.

  7. "Not bad"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Surveyor in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Insight Global full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    lots of overtime in summer

    Cons

    Hiring was more concerned with piling bodies through the funnel - Quantity over Quality -so many not quite qualified hires, some with chips on shoulder

  8. COVID-19
    Helpful (1)

    "Review of working with a recruiting team"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Insight Global full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I had worked with a recruiting team (Cassidy and Jill) for about four months on different opportunities right at the start of the COVID-19 lockdown. The team adapted very quickly to the difficult situation during the lockdown. The pros to this team were: - Clear and quick responses via text, phone, and email. - The recruiter and account manager were both knowledgeable on the positions and key skills that wanted. If I had a question that they did not know, they were very quick to get an answer for me. - Kept me updated on any changes and/or no changes with an opportunity. I was never left in the dark about an opportunity. - Never forget who I was and always checked in with me, but not in a bugging way. - Made sure to get to know me and understand my skill set. - They only show opportunities that were in my skill set/pay range. They never tried to undersell me. - They always tried to adjust to my schedule first when it came to phone calls and video calls. - The team was professional, caring, and very pleasant to work with.

    Cons

    I have zero cons about this recruiting team. Especially with the difficulties of COVID-19. They did their job very well and always seemed to give it their all to help me with the next in my career.

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  9. "great company, not enough work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Insight Global full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    decent pay for the work

    Cons

    not enough of it is available

  10. "na"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Systems Developer III 

    I worked at Insight Global full-time

    Pros

    Friendly Working Enviroment, Exploring new Technologies, Easy Communication channel

    Cons

    Less Professional More Friendly Enviroment.

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