ALL-PHASE INTERNSHIP (Former Employee) – Grand Rapids, MI – November 15, 2017
Some managers are good, others are not. It was a great learning experience but I am happy to no longer be with this company. The days were long. There were large work loads and small workloads depending on the day.
Product Manager (Current Employee) – Chatsworth, CA – September 24, 2017
The only complain I can have that there is no advancement exists for the years you will be working there. As a product manager I learned a lot because that was the nature of my job. But they are very basics in work force development.
Driver (Former Employee) – Tucson, AZ – August 23, 2017
On a typical day get to work early, look through paper work and begin pulling orders for customers. Learn lots of electrical material and whats the purpose of them. I enjoy the drive and deliver to jobsites and all across town. Hardest part would be trying to load heavy spools of wire on a big flat bed. Enjoyed my coworkers and the talks and lunches.
I have held many positions locally (Current Employee) – Columbus, OH – August 3, 2017
Great Company to work for! I have been with CED for over 30 years and CED is a great company to build a career with,
Days may be long sometimes but you get out of it what you put into it. Profit Sharing is part of your compensation and it is merit based. You reap the rewards personally for your individual effort, that is a plus as poor performers are not compensated as well.
The poor reviews about this company just do not fit what I have experienced. Each location operates with most decisions made locally, poor financial or management decisions made in one location will not have a financial impact on another location when it comes to profit sharing compensation.
Great opportunity for advancement.
Long work hours but if you enjoy your Job that is not a problem.
A lot of work which is done by just a few employees. The work is interesting and enjoyable, but it is completed by few while others get a free pass to not complete their work. Compensation is centered around annual profit sharing which is extremely top heavy. Management is slow in decisions, not replacing departed employees or adding talent to grow the business.
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.
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.
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.
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.