Graybar is celebrating their 150th birthday this year, it has been lots of fun. Management is amazing. The learning curve can be rough sometimes. I highly recommednd this job for people who like to learn on their own.
Drama/ bad wearhouse manager/ trash talking about employees
Material Handler/Forklift Operator (Former Employee) - Belleville, MI - November 9, 2019
It's a union shop, that being said it's trash, the company still does what they want push people around, all the material handlers talk about eachother and then act like a friend to your face, there is no union brotherhood between them, manager in the back can't do his job or pawns it off, they do work with your time off, room to grow if you want it, late tickets, poorly trained, it would be great place to work if people just do there job, and just get alone,
No room for me in this role. The previous candidate in this position moved into management but still runs all the accounts in the outside role and leaves no room for a new candidate to assume the responsibility of the role and develop a relationship with key stakeholders. At some point, this is a necessary move to accommodate the success of either candidate in their new roles.
Material Handler (Current Employee) - Youngstown, OH - November 7, 2019
A typical day began with a demeaning and childish meeting for employees to be scolded for doing things that management refused to actually deal with.
The cut off time for orders was late, thanks to management, causing the already late shift to stay even later - instead of having earlier shifts stay overtime. No shift differential. If you were unable to stay late, you were to report it to your manager after the meeting. Upon doing so, you were practically shunned the rest of the day. Work/life balance does not exist.
Managers refuse to hire workers that actually want to work. And the employees that have been there for several years are allowed to continue being bad, useless workers while people that actually want to go home on time are forced to work double-time and overtime to get the job done.
No one is trained properly by anyone who actually has their wits about them. Management is so poor that neither of them have any actual experience in their roles. If you like a mumble-mouthed manager whose words never make it passed the chew he always has in his lip, you might like your job. If you like to have a woman in charge, congrats - you've come to the right place to be disappointed by the two women that are in any role of authority. They do not care about you and they do not communicate - by any means. And they talk about employees on their endless amounts of smoke breaks.
Despite all that - management has the audacity to play favorites with the worst people who work there. So, unless you can throw yourself all over your managers - you will be used and abused here. - more...
This company is employee-owned and that's probably the best part. Many of the employees are pleasant to work with. The work/life balance is terrible and upper management is completely out of touch with what's going on at the local branches. They also don't seem to care about understanding what's happening besides the quarterly employee assessment that seems to come out every two weeks whether any improvements from the last assessment have been implemented or not.
work/life balance, tools to be successful in your job, upper management
Sales Representative (Former Employee) - Philadelphia, PA - October 20, 2019
This place is terrible. Management is the worst. If you see a job opening run away as fast as you can. They are a company that plays not to lose instead of playing to win. There inside sales and support people are arrogant and lazy. Management is the same way.
Graybar was an established organization with a great customer service record
District Account Manager Utility and Smart Cities (Former Employee) - Tulsa, OK - October 18, 2019
Graybar was an established organization with a great customer service record that believed in being on the forefront of their industry. They were a 169 year old company with a great management team and supportive in their corporate culture.
Excellent management team, customer service record
169 year old Fortune 500 company, often hard to steer in the direction of cutting edge technologies
I enjoyed my tenure at Graybar. The health and profit sharing benefits were great. They have since changed the profit sharing to a 401k plan for new hires. I worked with an outstanding team of colleagues supporting the sales effort.
Finance Director (Current Employee) - Renton, WA - September 23, 2019
Employee owned for 90 years. Great leadership and culture. Profits go back to employees via profit sharing and stock dividends. No outside shareholders to impress. Benefits are very good. Company very strong. Highly recommended.
Outside Sales Representative (Former Employee) - Harrisburg, PA - September 16, 2019
Great National company with good vision and planning. Local Branch office very dis-functional and individual oriented. Company sets plans and procedures, but frequently changes direction, losing some employees in the process.
Poor local Branch location management and unclear direction
Very poor management. Not very comfortable atmosphere. Very judgmental. NO LIFE
Material Handler and Forklift Operator (Former Employee) - Henrico County, VA - September 16, 2019
Very long hours with limited workers. Always question of judgment by management. The work is not equally shared amongst the workers. You have to fight to make production. Benefits are good, but human resources are not very helpful and doesn't communicate well. The supervisor does not assist the team member well. The job overall is not bad. The management is very poor and discriminating toward