So many opportunities.
Pros: great benefits, advancement opportunities, training, variety of job roles to select from, a true apprenticeship to gain valuable knowledge
My experience is that I have enjoyed stretching myself, changing roles every 5 or so years, learning and appreciating this industry.
Not a glamorous industry but a solid one where people get to know each other-Electrical Distribution.
Working in electrical is an apprenticeship, a skill that is valuable. You need to enjoy organization, taking calls – more... and following orders and requests through to delivery. With thousands of possible products a customer might order, you become a private investigator. Your customers grow to appreciate you and trust you to care and provide products they need to do their work on-time. A business strong in trust-must be honest, even during a failed effort.
Continuous training-much on your own, is necessary.
A man's world where women who like to work with people whether by phone or in person and willing to learn the technical information do very, very well.
Great benefits- they seem to improve on every year-last yr added $200 for gym membership per year!
Much advancement is possible but I do not think it is a fasttrack. In this business you do not want to jump forward until you have invested some time in learning product, computer system, and ways of the business so you can gain trust out there.
We contribute to the ongoing construction and maintenance of electrical systems across every town we are in. This is not sales as you might think; we partner with customers to keep them in-the-know of the latest tools/products and to make sure they have all supplies they need when it is their turn at the jobsite and all depends on them.
I love this business-so glad God led me to Hagemeyer. – less