They just want you to focus on work not much else.
Technician- Valley Children's Hospital (Former Employee) – Madera, CA – January 23, 2017
It was just a job to pay bills nothing more. I wouldn't recomend working there if you have other choices availible. Only in dire need. A former employee sued the place for lack for not getting full breaks. And instead of full breaks they installed automated clocks which force you to say whether you got all your breaks or not before you can clock out at the end of your shift. And if you say you didn't you have to go through a series of questions explaining why you didn't when you are trying to leave and possibly have a line of people behind you either trying to end or start there shift. That's just one example. It's just not a good place to work in general.
Interesting field to work in. Fantastic support system in terms of a family environment and other profit centers assisting one another. Give you the tools you need to succeed. Profit Sharing once a year is a bonus.
Your experience is completely dependent upon which profit center you are at. Can feel like an endless and thankless job at times. No accountability for mistakes
Advice to Management
Pay your good employees what they're worth. It's a tough industry and finding good help is hard enough. Having to train new employees is both time and resource consuming, all to save a few thousand $'s a year.
good co-workers, well support from boss, No proper management, No HR, good location, flexible hours, small team. I was for short term, they have unique business style so technical development is little challenging.
Sales/Customer Service (Current Employee) – Cleveland – March 17, 2014
Unless you are a management trainee, there is NO room for advancement. This is something that becomes universally known after you work at the company for a few months. There is no job training, no product training, You are in a "Sink or Swim" environment. You have little to no Management guidance/interaction due to the fact that it is a very small office. Each person has great responsibility.
You have to feel secure in your position, which is not something that you get with CED.
Warehouse Coordinator (Former Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – July 4, 2013
beginning the day with pulling small orders, then making the larger order, packaging order. Putting orders on trucks. Management was fair. co-workers are like everywhere else. Some easy to work with,,, some a little difficult. Making sure everyone did their part. getting a very nice bonus check every year.
The best co-workers in the business. There wasn't anything extremely difficult about the job. The work day usually flowed easily with very little management input. You had to be self sufficient and be able to managed your own time.
under managed, except in crisis, then over-managed
Will work you hard and not pay well in the name of profit sharing
Management Trainee (Former Employee) – Fort Collins, CO – October 14, 2013
It is known throughout the industry that CED doesn't pay extremely well. They can get away with it due to their profit sharing model. So when your profit sharing gets there it takes 35% in taxes versus the 22% normally. This also means they do not put any money they don't have to into the local Profit Centers to make sure to enlarge their profit sharing. All of this can be good if it is something that you like. I would rather work with equipment made in this century and not have to pay such high taxes when I do finally get paid for what I am doing.
Leading in the industry, autonomy so it doesn't feel like a big corporation
A typical day at this job would be working from 6 a.m to 5 p.m everyday. Doing the same thing over and over. I learned how to work with other people and I learned how to properly manage my money and time. My co-workers are understanding and patient when people mess up. The hardest part of the job is helping customers that don't speak English. The most enjoyable part is being in the office with everyone, we always have a good time and my co-workers are hilarious.
Receptionist/Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Lancaster, PA – August 5, 2014
I was originally hired by Yale Electric. I always found it an enjoyable place to work. It started as a fairly easy job and as time went on, I was given more responsibilities. They even trained me in accounts payable to cover for a coworker out on medical leave. When the position opened up, they offered it to me first. I do have to say, that although my position was eliminated, I would go back if they asked.
technical products specialist (Former Employee) – Portland, OR – February 16, 2014
assisting customers with technical training, products or service. maintaining customer data base and literature library, hardest part sometimes was trying to find parts for service exchange..Great team to work with in the technical products group