Graybar Electric Company, Inc. Employee Reviews

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Employee Owned!!!
Sales Manager (Current Employee) –  Rochester, NYNovember 14, 2018
Constant growth, change, and upward momentum. Working for this company has helped develop my professional business skills as well as my personal life skills because of the constant challenge to raise the bar and strive for better systems/services.This is by far the most employee friendly company that I have worked in. Professional, hard working, top notch employees.
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Amazing job
CSR (Current Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAOctober 29, 2018
Graybar was great job

Amazing training, environment, management, client, overall job you don't want to leave.
Left because still in los angeles living on your own pay wasn't enough plus I went to school commuting in los angeles is terrible etc...

Hardest part for me was traffic in los angeles.

Enjoyable parts: free dodgers tickets, cookouts, peers, clients,everything
Pros
Benefits, Breaks
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4.0
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Great Benefits
Quotations Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Phoenix, AZOctober 28, 2018
Benefits were good, job was stressful. They should offer more flexible hours. People have work there for years and don't leave. They must be doing something right.
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3.0
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MANAGER ACCOUNTS PAYABLE (Former Employee) –  St. Louis, moOctober 22, 2018
Average company to work for Benefits good 401k, pension stock options opportunity for advancement based on performance. Lots of variety of positions. Can learn as go
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Lower pay
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Very fast paced
Inventory Control Technician (Former Employee) –  Tallahassee, FLOctober 22, 2018
Working at Graybar was very rewarding and exciting the anticipation of completing a work order for a customer was thrilling because it allowed for a quick turn around.
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Staff and Co- workers are great.
Outside Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Rochester, NYOctober 21, 2018
Nice co-workers. Office is old with terrible light. Management is what have you done for me lately approach. It's all about the numbers. Company cars are awful and uncomfortable. Being employee owned there are quite a few perks as far as profit sharing and some other benefits. Things you don't see anywhere else. Nationwide Company, but doesn't act like it. Staff underpaid on average. Stress level can be very high in certain positions.
Pros
Profit sharing, co-workers
Cons
Office is dark, dismal
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3.0
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Great place to work, until it wasn't.
Senior Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  El Paso, TX 79905October 15, 2018
Graybar Electric is really a great company to work for provided that you are fortunate enough to have the right local management in place. That was no longer the case when I left and I am told that it continues to not be the case.
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4.0
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Competitive Environment, Fast Paced, Employees worked together as a family.
CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE/ SALES ASSOCIATE (Former Employee) –  Austell, GAOctober 10, 2018
Graybar was a great company to work for. It was a fast-paced environment where employees where tasked to work together and combine ideas as a team to achieve productivity and great sales. Graybar had great benefits and made their employees feel valued and appreciated.
Pros
Great Benefits and Learning Platforms to help employees advance.
Cons
Sub-par Management
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High paced wholesale distributor warehouse & office.
Material Handler (Former Employee) –  Glendale Heights, ILOctober 7, 2018
A decent place to work.
High turnover of managers & employees throughout branch.
High paced business/warehouse.
Great benefits with company stock purchase opportunities.
Pros
Paid well.
Cons
Stressful at times
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3.0
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Not too bad
Material Handler (Current Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNOctober 1, 2018
We start out the day with a shift meeting. During the meeting the managers will give us a review of the day before. Any mistakes made the previous day is talked about and how to correct it. Any safety hazards or concerns you may have are shared. Then the managers or leads will give a preview of what the work day will be like. After the morning meeting I would print out my Job sheet for the next few hours. Get all accessories i will need for the job at hand. Get the necessary equipment needed to get the job done. And get Started.
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5.0
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Good people to work with
CONTRACTOR OUTSIDE SALES (Former Employee) –  Tulsa, OKSeptember 19, 2018
I learned a lot from the management team on how a big Electrical Distrubitor functioned. The company tried hard to help you to achieve your goals and gave you the tools to get them accomplished.
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4.0
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worked standard 8 hr day
Customer Service Manager (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CASeptember 18, 2018
I started work at 8am and finished at 5pm with an hr lunch break. I was the inside sales rep for county and federal companies. I worked with them on orders, delivery and billing
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Worst company to work for
SR Outside Sales Rep (Former Employee) –  Everywhere USASeptember 18, 2018
Zero Management, Zero Training, Zero Team Building, Zero Teamwork, Office environment like a prison, no one talks to each other, management has no idea what they are doing, as an outside rep you are an island on your own, held to some arbitrary number that THEY chose as a budget without talking to you about it, then give you no stock support, inside support, project support, pricing support.

Stay away from this company.
Pros
They clean fridge out and send an email to everyone 3 times a week to inform you that they are.
Cons
no support to help you achieve your job, an office politic game like I've never even knew existed, most tenured people there have no idea what they do, they just skirt the work and responsibility off to other
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Productive and sales driven organization.
Commercial Healthcare Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Philadelphia, PASeptember 18, 2018
This is a sales organization that gives you all the tools to succeed. Management is always helpful and the office is a huge source of knowledge for an industry that has been around forever.
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4.0
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No Longer Feels Employee Owned
Outside Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Mid WestSeptember 6, 2018
Still a great place to work, but losing the employee owned culture. Upper management has lost touch with the electrical portion of the business and has structured everything around the communications world.

Entry level sales reps will find it very hard to gain traction in the market place.
Pros
Profit sharing, good work/life balance
Cons
Poor compensation relative to the market
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Interesting company
Project Consultant Intern (Former Employee) –  Carteret, NJSeptember 4, 2018
This company is interesting in that it is owned and managed by its employees. A unique situation and one where the benefits to employees are obvious and manifest in operations and morale.
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Great overall company
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  OregonAugust 21, 2018
Traditionally this is an excellent company. Founded many years ago and is employee owned. I worked in two different locations during my career in two different states. The work is usually what you make of it. Some branches have an excellent culture that creates a wonderful team and learning atmosphere. Some branches have management that embrace employee ideas and foster a promotion from within. Here is the first problem. The culture in the different office in different states are drastically different. Where some locations treat employees like family other treat their employees like trash. If the corporate atmosphere was consistent in every location they would never have any turn over. Since the branch manager has free run of the place it creates a very difficult work environment at certain places.
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Benefits
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Inconsistent culture. Terrible middle management
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They offer one hour lunches.
Material Handler (Current Employee) –  Walker, MIAugust 21, 2018
Graybar is a fun relaxed and competitive company, they offer free lunches a few times a year and the employees are pretty cool bunch of people. The work environment is relaxed and they offer one hour lunches.
Pros
free lunches a few times a year
Cons
hot/cold
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3.0
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Typical corporate company
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Abilene, TXAugust 17, 2018
A good company to work for at a lower level position but as you work your way up the corporate structure makes things quite a bit more difficult, although structure is needed they need to understand branch needs more.
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Great place to work
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) –  South Bend, INAugust 16, 2018
This is a great place to work if you are a hardworker with solid follow through. The management certainly expects people to come to work and do their jobs but if you do, then there are no issues. There is accountability if mistakes are made over and over again but it's not unreasonable. It's a fun working environment with a lot of joking and laughs but with everyone still caring about end goals. If you're goal is to go to work just to earn a check then Graybar isn't for you but if you want to go to work and be proud of what you're doing knowing that you're working towards a higher then it could be a good fit.
Pros
Decent pay, lunch brought in occasionally, good people, paid vacation and holidays, clear expectations, amazing benefits including stock options, awesome management
Cons
Its super fast paced
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August 20, 2018

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