Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – St. Louis, MO 63114 – June 9, 2016
Graybar Electric was my first attempt at employment. I started as a Clerk Typist on 1975. The environment allowed me to grow, professionally as I learned about the wholesale industry, sales, responsibility and working with others. I was able to climb the ranks to several other positions while creating a work ethic and good working relationships with my co-workers. I was part of a corporate down-sizing in 2009, when I chose retirement. I had enjoyed employment at my first job for 33+ years.
Cost Analyst (Former Employee) – Bel-Ridge, MO – June 2, 2016
Do not work for this place!!! Management is terrible and can be borderline harassing when it comes to tasks.
*They don't believe in raises*. No advancement opportunities in the company.
Training is an absolute joke.
Absolutely no privacy. New phone system installed where managers can listen to your phone calls without you knowing. They don't believe in cubicle walls so everyone hears every conversation and sits out in the open.
Very unethical place to work. They violated several Hippa laws when I worked there including telling my team why I was in the hospital when it was a private matter.
Material Handler (Current Employee) – Brooklyn Park, MN – March 14, 2016
First thing I do in the morning is check the batteries for the fork lifts, I do the maintenance on the batteries also. I start unloading trucks, then we start braking down product to receive and to put inventory away. I have to get the priorities done first and then move to normal stock. I get along well with management and co-workers. I think the hardest part of my job is the braking down of product, some of those reels of wire weigh over 100 pounds. In order to be hired at Graybar you have to be able to lift 70 lbs. I do feel good about the accomplishment of getting every thing done on time.
We are employee owned and get several free lunches over the years
Lied too - laid off at the end of the year due to "business climate"
Sales Rep (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – March 3, 2016
First, this company will lie to you, so get everything in writing. (bonus structure, pay amount negotiated vacation, etc). Second, anyone with anything good to say about Graybar is either drinking the kool-aid and has been for quite some time, or they have been at Graybar for 20+ years, and have earned a mediocre living at best. I am sorry, I never bash previous employers, but my experience with Graybar leave's me with zero faith in the electrical distribution job market. If you know someone higher up at Graybar, by all means go work there. If you work hard, put in you're time, and enjoy working as a team and bring solid energy and work ethic to your job, this isn't the place for you.
Ping pong table at lunch
low pay, terrible management, corporate values do not make it to the branch
Material Handler (Former Employee) – Austell, GA – February 12, 2016
• Verify and package electrical products using ViaWare WMS, ViaWare SPS (Flagship and Kship), Compliance Plus and SAP software. • Shipping freight domestic/international via UPS (ground and express), Federal Express (ground and express), DHL, and various other LTL (Less-Than-Truckload) carriers. • Training, coaching and mentoring my fellow co-workers to ensure smooth adoption of Graybar’s standard procedures and added valued services.
Staff Accountant (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – April 15, 2016
Typical day at work is sitting at your desk and shuffling papers. Older organization to help the "New" guy. Co-workers were always eager to help. Hardest part of the job was trying to find old documentation. Most enjoyable part of the job was heading home at 5 pm.
Administrative Assistant to the District VP (Current Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – March 4, 2016
Busy work day Acquired many job skills through man opportunities Management is very structured Opportunity to work with people of all ages & education levels Working within ever changing management Meeting my best friends here!
Material s Handler/Shipping and Receiving Clerk (Former Employee) – Brooklyn Park, MN – January 15, 2016
Seems like the harder you work at Graybar electric the less you will go somewhere within the company. They like to promote people that don't do anything so don't bother busting your butt for them. If you are a butt kisser this is a perfect job for you. The management is mediocre to say the least they don't know what they're doing half the time or how to deal with their employees. I wouldn't suggest this company to anybody.
Senior Quotation Specialist, (Current Employee) – Atlanta, GA – May 19, 2016
Company had great benefits, pay is ok but not where it should be nationwide. The promote within strategy is dyeing as very few new positions come up. Training is great and Management Team is great, but there hands are tied by the Corporate Office.
Inside Sales, Customer Service (Former Employee) – Birmingham, AL – June 3, 2016
I would never recommend this company to anyone. Pay and benefits are poor. Raises were very rarely given. The employees were treated like animals. Management very rarely supported employees and blamed them for everything. Terrible place to work.
Material Handler (Former Employee) – Riverview, FL – April 5, 2016
Graybar Electric is a great company to work for. The employees get along well with each other and management knows who is working their hardest. Employees who are doing their job effectively and efficiently are recognized, and sometimes rewarded.
Fairly relaxed pace, freindly employees, low pay, slim benifits, little chance for advancement, still runs on the G.O.B. system
Logistics, Customer Service (Former Employee) – Memphis, TN – November 3, 2015
I hired in at low pay to maintain a huge contract. I did so successfully, winning contract renewal after a year of working for very low wages. When the contract renewed I expected a pay raise. Nope. I made millions of dollars for the company only to be paid barely better than minimum wage. I left to go to a big box retailer who paid nearly twice as much for starting wages with fewer hours and no Suit.
Customer Service Rep (Former Employee) – Tucson, AZ – November 17, 2015
Extremely driven atmosphere to increase sales. Working for this company for 16 years was great experience and gave me great pride. Unfortunately sales for the current year were dramatically low, which caused a district lay off.
Advanced learning available.
Too many reports / numbers / achievement goals for the busy environment.
This was a great workplace, with great people to work with. However, management does need some cleanup. The company overall is very strong, and carries a good reputation. It wasn't all about numbers, but rather that you were showing continual growth and productivity. They offered great training and resources. A downturn in the companies business lead to a company wide lay-off.