Graybar Electric Company, Inc. Employee Reviews

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great company fun people
Outside Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Lubbock, TXJuly 20, 2017
calling on contractors
I learned that working for a Woman in the business can be very dangerous, she was very moody. work place culture is awesome the people are great.
the hardest part of the job was the female manager but she is gone now
the most enjoyable was calling on my customers
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Low moral due to poor management
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  COJuly 18, 2017
Management is untouchable no matter the crime, likes to play favorites with employees, ie good ol boys club, sets different rules for each employee, sets unrealistic goals - sets employees up for failure. Management sneaks around the warehouse to watch employees, even those of 5+ years, rather than trust them to do their job. This branch has a tendency to find a way to eliminate any employee close to retirement before they can claim benefits. They also cover for management by removing any employee that knows about what they have done both professionally and personally. District HR makes sure that poor managers are promoted rather than chastised, they would rather fire or write up those filing the complaints than offend those with power. This company needs a wake up call, a lot of curruption and back stabbing going on in management . If your friends with upper management you can move up, other wise you will be a slave to the corporation.
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Poor management at the branch level and low pay
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Solid Employee Owned Company
Business Development Manager (Former Employee) –  CaliforniaJuly 18, 2017
Graybar is an excellent company for building a career with an eye toward retirement. The combination of stock options and profit sharing allows an employee to save for the future virtually painlessly.

My only real complaint about Graybar was a tendency to retain managers in positions they were not effective in, thereby damaging morale.
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Mixed Review
Counter Sales (Current Employee) –  Gainesville, FLJuly 13, 2017
Some good and bad but mostly good. They take care of their employees and look out for your improvement. They are very competitive in the distribution side of the market.
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Good
Inside Sales (Current Employee) –  Fort Worth, TXJuly 9, 2017
Standard corporate job atmosphere. Room for advancement. Not too much vacation time, pay could be better as well. I'd suggest the company culture change in order to stem the loss of new hires
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Just pulled orders' all day
Order Processing and Material Handler (Former Employee) –  Glendale Heights, ILJuly 9, 2017
There wasn't much fun at this place as the warehouse manager, assistant warehouse manager would sneak around the warehouse spying on what your doing and on how long it should've taken to do it. They didn't care how hard you where working for them it wasn't good enough for them.
Pros
Close to home
Cons
The work atmoshpere was awful
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Amazing company to work for.
Projects Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Hayward, CAJune 28, 2017
Great company to work for. However, there is a lot of politics going on.
Toughest part of the job is having to explain everything going on in the warehouse, while upper management sees part of the picture.
Most enjoyable is the challenge you come across everyday.
Pros
Benefits package, salary.
Cons
Upper mnagement
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Great Benefits
Inside Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  TexasJune 27, 2017
It's Corporate America. You are only a number. I don't feel like giving my opinion due to respect of this company as a whole. I am only filling in my 150 characters.
Pros
Insurance, Retirement, Heath Care
Cons
Pay, Advancement
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great benefits
Delivery Driver/Warehouse (Former Employee) –  Champaign, ILJune 25, 2017
great benefit package, could not ask for a better one. A very young boss who did not know how to be a manger or talk to people. Treated you like your expendable. The original boss was a excellent guy, loved working for him. Loved the job and work environment.
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benefits
Cons
didnt know what time you will get off of work everyday
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Not a bad place to work but you have to be willing to relocate to advance.
Counter Sales (Current Employee) –  Chattanooga, TNJune 22, 2017
Good benefits but pay is lacking. Opportunities to advance in the company exist if you know the right person and your willing to relocate. Hard work doesn't get you very far here.
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Material Handler (Former Employee) –  Sioux Falls, SDJune 15, 2017
I did enjoy working for Graybar, the job was quite physical, but that did not surprise me, I just wish they compensated their employees better. The working environment was a positive one.
Pros
For the most part, this was a good company to work for.
Cons
Compensation needs to be better
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Productive
Manager, Customer Service/Operations (Current Employee) –  Allentown, PAJune 14, 2017
Great place to work. Everyday is different; you must be able to multitask, work with multiple departments, and have all reach a common goal. .
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Fun environment with good incentives and great management
CUSTOMER SERVICE REP (Former Employee) –  Sterling, VAJune 11, 2017
My time may have been short at GrayBar, but I learned a great deal about the industry. The environment was something I had never known from other companies I had worked for. While working in customer service and helping customer's place orders, the management provided awesome incentives for the employees to increase sales. The culture was fun as well. I always enjoyed the mid-day barbeques and catered lunches for holidays.
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Great company to be affiliated with
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Greensboro, NCJune 9, 2017
Cared about their employees, decent pay, great management. Training was wonderful, work with multiple Graybar warehouses and meet a lot of people. Enjoyed this job.
Pros
Made the employees feel special
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The company ahs changed
National Market Manager-Commercial Vertical (Former Employee) –  St. Louis, MOJune 7, 2017
Graybar has a reputation that it is riding on from the past. No longer is it a family oriented, loyal place to work. It has become cut throat with little regard to its employees benefit. Management is slow and the organizational structure is ineffective.
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Graybar is goods for Benefits
Quotation Specialist / Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Portland, MEJune 5, 2017
Graybar has good benefits. After a year and half one can transfer from one Graybar to another. When doing this make sure you have it in writing from the next place. If not, you may find yourself on indeed.com looking for a job instead of retiring.
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too many to list
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By far the worst company headquartered in Saint Louis
Senior Reports Administrator-Human Resources (Former Employee) –  Maryland Heights, MOJune 2, 2017
Insecure leadership. "GOOD OLD BOYS" network. Extremely rigid, employees are secondary (treated like slaves), no work/life balance, no flexible work schedule, Only Managers can work from home
Pros
Employee Owned and profitable
Cons
Pay is not with market standards, they expect more and pay less, they do not value experience or educatio, They do not encourage career advancement, very little opportunity for advancement especially if you are female
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lifetime career opportunities
SALES AND MANAGEMENT (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAMay 30, 2017
many people have worked for Graybar their entire work life - starting in warehouse or counter sales and working up thru sales into management - individuals are recognized and rewarded for hard work and diligence

teamwork rewarded
Pros
advancement opportunities
Cons
must be able to relocate
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fun place
Fitter/Welder (Former Employee) –  Canton, OHMay 30, 2017
great people working there great working conditions hours are ok benefits are awesome managment is ok great people to be around and to work with great times
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They had different kind of things to do to win bonus points.
Material Handler (Former Employee) –  Glendale Heights, ILMay 19, 2017
Graybar was a good company to work for had good benefit, and a family environmtnt.. They different kind of company to come out and bring food for the customers and the employees.
Pros
It was a productive company to work for
Cons
They was very firm on the employees
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