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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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