Consolidated Electrical

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Consolidated Electrical Reviews

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    Large privately held Electrical Distributor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PC Manager
    Current Employee - PC Manager

    I have been working at Consolidated Electrical full-time

    Pros

    Management Trainee Program
    * After only 2-3 years, CED will allow a trainee the opportunity to run a Profit Center
    * Unique opportunity to manage and run a small business at a young age

    Cons

    The industry has not caught with the times. Technology and systems seem are antiquated, although with the oncoming youth that should improve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to invest time and energy into the Management Trainee Program but don't forget about developing other career verticals. High quality employee's don't always want to be the manager.

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Consolidated Electrical Interviews

Updated Oct 28, 2014
Updated Oct 28, 2014

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    Credit Manager Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cary, NC
    Anonymous Employee in Cary, NC
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Consolidated Electrical.

    Interview Details

    I believe I applied via Craigslist and received a reply to come interview fairly soon after. I was told that if they did want to keep bringing me back for interviews, that it would be at least a month long process, as it is with a lot of businesses. (If you're looking for a quick hire, look elsewhere.)

    They train you for about 2 years or a little longer, and then strongly encourage you to relocate to a different branch and run the credit division of that office. This position is for people who are looking to move. They hire from within for the credit manager position, so you will need to go where there are openings, but it sounded like they'd work with you if you have a specific area in mind that you'd like to relocate to.

    I had about a 20 minute interview with the credit manager who will be conducting the training. He told me about the position and company with a condescending tone, and then he asked about my past work experience and why I thought I'd be a good fit for the position; Though, I was wondering why he even extended an interview invitation since his attitude led me to believe that he had his mind made up that I wasn't a good fit from the beginning.

    After that, a lady brought me two tests to complete. One was a timed 12 minute math and English test. No one finishes; they just see how far you can get and how accurate you are. After that was a 185 question personality test that is filled out on a scantron.

    All in all, I was there about an hour or a little longer. It seems like a great company to work for overall (stable and established), but even if I had been asked to go back for a Round 2 interview, I probably would have passed because of the personality clash with the current credit manager who'd be doing the training--just personal preference. Also, the job pays around $36k/year with minimal bonuses.

    Interview Questions
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Website www.cedcareers.com
Headquarters Irving, TX
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year

Consolidated Electrical Distributors (CED) is an industry-leading consolidator of electrical distributors. With more than 500 locations in 45 states, the wholesaler sells products such as ballasts, power supplies, transformers, switches, wiring, lighting, motors, and temperature controls. Vendors include 3M, Coleman Cable, GE, Hubbell, and Leviton, among others. CED sells to residential, commercial, and industrial construction firms, as well as manufacturing plants and warehouse facilities. Founded in 1957 as The Electric Corporation of San Francisco, CED has grown through... More

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