ACCOUNT REPRESENTATIVE (Current Employee) – New Berlin, WI – June 23, 2015
IEWC is a distributor of wire and cable. It has always been a very laid back, enjoyable place to work. The company culture was much more welcoming and congenial when I started with the company. Over the years the culture has become more corporate and business-like, which is not a terrible thing....but it's a very different environment than what it was when I began. The best part of working at IEWC are the friendships I've made and the people I've gotten the opportunity to work with. The organization also did give me the opportunity to work in several different positions, which allowed me to further develop my experience within the Supply Chain. Compensation and benefits are average to below-average, and training across-the-board is poor. I've worked in several different departments throughout the organization, and training was an issue in each one.
Account Representative (Current Employee) – New Berlin, WI – June 7, 2015
IEWC is a company growing more into a corporate entity, but it still maintains a great company culture and laid-back attitude. I appreciate IEWC's ability to promote interpersonal and comfortable communication, while growing and becoming more of a world-known presence. I love the fact that IEWC is employee-owned. IEWC does provide opportunities for advancement and the ability to move to different departments and try things new positions out. I have been able to greatly improve my communication skills as well as strengthen my computer analytical skills, Excel for example. I've also learned great negotiation skills on both the procurement and sales portions of business. Co-workers are great, and will be what I miss the most about the organization. I have made great friends during my tenure with IEWC. IEWC does have a great community culture, and there's little separation between Management and subordinate. The most difficult part of working for IEWC is training. I have found this to be a great company weakness across the organization, as I have had the opportunity to work in four different departments. I know it is something they're trying to address, but it continues to be a weakness. Pay also used to be very competitive in the marketplace, but during my tenure they have fallen off the mark a bit. Benefits are just ok.
Employee-owned, opportunites for changing positions