ELLIOTT ELECTRIC SUPPLY Employee Reviews

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Mis-managed, poor compensation, toxic work environment, minimal opportunity for advancement, not family friendly.
Warehouse (Former Employee) –  Little Rock, ARMarch 10, 2016
The OM is oblivious and only achieved the position based on who he knows, not what he knows. Upper management claims not to micromanage but at the store level that is exactly what happens. Warehouse lacks the necessary equipment/tools and has under qualified personnel in key supervisory positions to operate effectively. High employee turnover due to poor compensation and toxic work environment. I've worked for other electrical distributorships but this one, by far, is the worst.
Pros
Met some great people
Cons
See review
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Don't work here!!!!! Beware!!!
warehouse (Former Employee) –  ArkansasDecember 8, 2015
They are going to under pay you. Be prepared to fight for a 25 cent raise. Management is terrible and wont mention a raise unless you do. I worked there for 2 years and only had one 25 cent raise. Don't listen to the people that rate this company five stars. You will get written up if you go over 40 hours. If anything goes wrong they will put the blame on the warehouse workers. You are better off working at Burger King
Pros
Going home
Cons
Everything
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If you work here don't work in the warehouse,and prepare to bust your tail making everyone else money while you don't get no rewards
warehouse (Former Employee) –  ArkansasDecember 7, 2015
If you work in the warehouse forget about getting raises,or any type of recognition for your hard work ethics. Overall this company don't care about their employees
Pros
Good work schedule
Cons
Management, Healthcare, low pay
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Decent company
Outside Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Fort Smith, ARAugust 15, 2016
Elliott is a fast growing company. However, I feel that employee's become over looked. This is definitely a good ol' boy company. Management enjoys playing favorites here and regardless of your opinion whether good or bad it's most always shot down if the person above you didn't come up with it first. The owner Bill Elliott was a great CEO and I enjoyed the times I got to chat with him and pick his brain about the business. I just feel the company overall could take better care of it's employee's when it comes to managing and pay scale. They lack a good presence in Arkansas when it comes to vendor support and customer base.
Pros
Many years in business, growing business, great 401k, decent opportunities, lots of training!
Cons
Management, low pay, mostly unfriendliness from buyers at the home office
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Managers can not get over their bad past experience w/ company
Job (Former Employee) –  TexasAugust 28, 2016
Promises from managers make this company sound like your dream job. If you are wise enough you will begin to take notice that it comes with a whole lot of sucking up to managers, getting bullied by managment, being dishonest and constant lying among other toxic inapropriate behavior. Bill ought to be ashame of some of the host managers he has working for him. But then again it's people he has had working for him for years from the bottom.

HARD WORKING and HONEST WORKERS stay away from here! Other reviewers are so right on the wage raises. They will come up with all kinds of excuses. All because you have greedy host managers!

Advancing in this company will come with constant reminders of how it took years for managment to move up. You are no different why should you advance without putting in the same time as them?

Managment, can you put an end to that cycle?

Overall company could be a good place to work if you didn't have so many greedy past holding managers!
Pros
Luches
Cons
Healthcare beneftis, low wages
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low pay not worth it
Delivery Driver/warehouse (Former Employee) –  Kerrville, TXApril 13, 2016
continuously shorted on pay. employees gossip about customers and each other. employees complain about doing their jobs, even heard district manager say if he could go back he never would have worked for this company. one employee came in drunk or hangover weekly and would drink on the clock. company has high turn over rate because the culture is that of a high school. having to clean bathrooms is like cleaning behind homeless people. they urinate everywhere but the toilet. employees not willing to help non contractors in off the street. company has a system of work harder for more money, but when you work harder than other 4 employees and see no benefits its not worth sticking around. company constantly back ordering materials because they believe keeping the product in the building will run up their over head.
Pros
1hr lunch
Cons
coworkers, double standards, low pay, bad directions
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Ok place to work.
Outside Sales (Former Employee) –  Oklahoma City, OKMarch 21, 2016
This place was a good place to work. It was new when I worked for them, but there was many advancement opportunities. I would say it's a decent place to work.
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Horrible place to work
Warehouse Supervisor/Manager (Current Employee) –  TexasJune 15, 2016
Management is horrible never shows up to work always late and leaves early and expects other workers to pick up there slack, pay is horrible can hardly live on the pay they don't care about your personal life as long as you suck up to the right person you are ok
Pros
Going home
Cons
Having to go to work
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great working environment
Customer Service/Order Picker (Former Employee) –  Katy, TXSeptember 11, 2016
Great place for a first job. Great managers good learning environment . You can get little over-time about 5 to 10 a week. The warehouse is where you start, but with hard work there is room to move up.
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Very,very hot
Recieving (Current Employee) –  Farmers Branch, TXJune 30, 2016
Really need a change in warehouse management he talks down to you
Micromanage every area in the warehouse
Theres no room to breathe with them
With the management they have now u can get away with anything and they wont say a thing....
Pros
1 hr lunch
Cons
To hot only 1 break
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Elliott electric
SHIPPING AND RECEIVING (Current Employee) –  San Antonio, TXMay 27, 2016
Receive electrical supplies, seperate supplies, check invoices, stock supplies in assigned bins.
Work on a crew of four, using forklifts and hoists to move and store pallets. Assist in prep of pallets to be delivered to stores.
Pros
GOOD JOB, THAT I CAN DO AT MY AGE
Cons
LONG DRIVE AND HEAT IN WAREHOUSE
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Over counter sales
Electrical Sales (Former Employee) –  LaMarque TxJuly 29, 2016
I would not reccomend working for the manager at this store. He was very partial to one person and cheated other out of sales, Commissin was 1%
Pros
Nice co worker
Cons
Terrible management
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Great place
Software Developer - Web & Mobile Development Team (Current Employee) –  Nacogdoches, TXApril 8, 2016
Great place to work except for some programmers will spend their life talking c r a p about other programmers code as if they were perfect, this may set a bad atmosphere so beware.


My advise to them grow up.
Pros
EVERYTHING
Cons
SOME COWORKERS ARE MORE LIKE HATERS, SUCKS TO WORK WITH PEOPLE LIKE THIS
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Very productive.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Pikeville, KYJune 24, 2016
Great place to learn hands on work experience. Provides hard work in a friendly environment with a mix of public interactions and daily labor.
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Would never work there again
Delivery Driver/Customer Service (Former Employee) –  Sulphur Springs, TXApril 27, 2016
The management was racist. The pay was horrible. There was no room for advancement. A lot of the customers were very rude. Quite a few questionable law violations.
Pros
None
Cons
Everything
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Good Place to work
Counter Sales (Former Employee) –  Katy, TXMarch 14, 2016
This was a good place to work for. Free lunch every now and again. Work shirts provided. Busy rush in the mornings and afternoons but there was some down time. Football pools
Pros
free food, clothes, gifts
Cons
not much
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Plenty of advancement opportunities, but compensation falls flat...
Inside Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJuly 21, 2015
EES loves to promote internally, but there's a COLOSSAL pay disparity between outside sales and practically every other position.

Warehouse employees are generally treated as expendable peons by management, and turnover rate is high. The warehouse is regarded as a dismal pit which you can climb out or, or simply mire within... but there's little to be gained by advancing aside from air conditioning and an ergonomically-challenged swivel chair.

Counter sales is grueling work, and compensation is minimal. You are required to work for months without a raise (which eventually manifests as 1% commission on gross profit), all the while performing the same task as other counter salespeople around you and dumping your profits into the manager's pocket.

Inside sales is typically the next step, and again comes with a minimal raise - if any. Inside sales handles most of the commercial and industrial billings (i.e., a large portion of the their business) and is paid slightly more than a counter salesperson (typically starting at 2% commission on gross profit).

Outside sales is where every salesperson aspires to be. They are paid solely on commission, which is typically 30-40% of their gross profit. This is an enormous bump up from inside sales, though it's arguable that it's actually a decrease in workload.

Raises are handed out almost exclusively at one-year increments, and are not skill or performance based whatsoever. This can be good or bad, depending on your work ethic.

Climbing your way up the ranks is the siren song of management, but there's little reward to be
  more... found unless you become one of the select few 100-or-so outside salespeople. Otherwise, you're left in limbo with the tens of thousands of other employees making meager pay, working long hours, and praying that you never have to use company insurance.  less
Pros
Generally casual work environment, friendly co-workers, some managers are great, feel-good advancement opportunities aplenty.
Cons
Company insurance is mediocre at best, wonky pay scale, stingy company culture, out-of-touch CEO, greedy managers outweigh the good ones.
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Always busy
Inventory Assistant (Former Employee) –  Nacogdoches, TXMarch 12, 2016
Learned alot with spreadsheets and vendor debits
Great co-workers and team player
Always busy throughout the day never out of work
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Fast paced electrical distribution center.
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXFebruary 8, 2015
My day starts at 6:30am by checking emails, setting up my dispatch program, prioritizing my paperwork and checking my task tracker for new invoice problems to solve. I enjoy the fact that we are very busy and the day flies by. Our management is very laid back and are always available if you need assistance or need to discuss a concern. I work with a lot of young people who are still learning what a work ethic is, this can be frustrating. Overall, my co-workers are friendly and helpful and we are a pretty tightknit group.
Pros
easy going group of people
Cons
salary and benefits could be better
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Great company, too short an experience to evaluate well.
Warehouse (Former Employee) –  Big Spring, TXJuly 20, 2012
Good work environment. I learned Anzio-Winn inventory control program, and digital daily cycle count. Manager was easy to work for except when having family problems or stressed by end-of month/end of quarter report deadlines. When all three occurred at once, she decided I was too stressed, also, and said I did great work, but was fired. Co-worker and I worked together very well. The hardest part of the job was getting the daily cycle counts e-mailed before 10:30 am, but this ceased to be a problem as I grew more familiar with the digital wand and the warehouse inventory. The most enjoyable part of the job was working with the store team to get the customer what was needed when it was needed.
Pros
online training, and quiet-paced enviornment
Cons
terminated just as benefits were starting
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