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Graybar Electric Chairman, President and CEO Kathleen M. Mazzarella
Kathleen M. Mazzarella
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    Good Company. Great Retirement Benefits.

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

    I have been working at Graybar Electric full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    You can't beat the retirement package. Full pension, profit sharing, and privately traded stock options. Profit sharing is usually over 10% and the stock dividends are also over 10% a year. It's a pretty relaxed place to work (at least my branch is). Huge company with tons of locations. If you want to move you can go pretty much anywhere in the US. They are pretty good about promoting from within.

    Cons

    The fact that the benefits are good keeps people around so it's hard to move up sometimes unless you want to move to different cities a lot. Management definitely focuses primarily on their sales staff when it comes to investing in them and training. It's hard as a low level employee like a driver or material handler to learn things so that you're more likely to move up the chain.

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    The company is managed well. I think they should keep a focus on employee ownership and benefits as that keeps employees around. Consistency always helps a company.

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Graybar Electric Interviews

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    Branch Administrative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Graybar Electric.

    Interview Details

    I really can't remember, it wasn't that hard, I just was told about the history of the company and what they sell. It was relaxed and in a conference room. You have to submit a drug test before you can accept the job.

    Interview Questions
    • There wasn't anything that was tricky. It was an upfront and honest interview. Asked to clarify some things on my resume, or go into more detail.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    It is what it is. There is no allowance for negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

Graybar Electric Awards & Accolades

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FORTUNE 500 (#449), Fortune, 2014
America's Largest Private Companies, Forbes, 2014
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Website www.graybar.com
Headquarters Saint Louis, MO
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1869
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services
Revenue $5 to $10 billion (USD) per year

Graybar, a Fortune 500 company, specializes in supply chain management services and is a leading North American distributor of high-quality components, equipment and materials for a number of industries.

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