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    4 days ago

    Graybar Chairman, President and CEO Kathleen Mazzarella discusses, “What’s one quality that drives your company’s success?” with Fortune Magazine.

    The one sign you're spending too much time in your office

    The Fortune 500 Insider Network is our newest online community where top executives from the Fortune 500 share ideas and offer leadership advice with Fortune's global audience. Kathleen M. Mazzarella, chairman, president and CEO of Graybar, has answered the question: What's one quality that drives your company's success?

  • Graybar Electric update
    30+ days ago

    We are pleased to announce that Graybar has been named a Top Workplace in Minneapolis, Nashville and St. Louis!

    Graybar Named Top Workplace in Minneapolis, Nashville and St. Louis

    Graybar has been named a top workplace by the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Nashville Tennessean and St. Louis Post-Dispatch.


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  • Outside Sales Utility Division

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    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Graybar Electric full-time (More than a year)

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    Excellent company, benefits, pay, work atmosphere


    Utility division was not set-up like other divisions with regional management - a lack of clear utility direction gave other divisions an opening to compete for utility business with the knowledge of local management

    Advice to Management

    Create a business development position rather than an outside sales position - secure better utility pricing and improve stocking positions to improve order execution performance in utility

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    Outside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlotte, NC
    Accepted Offer
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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Graybar Electric (Charlotte, NC).


    It was a long process with two interviews asking real world experience questions. More about problem solving and solution application using current knowledge than your standard "If you were and animal what would you be" type interview questions. Then there was a personality test, drug test, and a lot of paperwork (for the on-boarding process)

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    • If you were going to talk to a customer who didn't know they had a problem, how would you approach the situation?   Answer Question

Graybar Electric Awards & Accolades

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FORTUNE 500 (#449) , Fortune, 2014
America's Largest Private Companies , Forbes, 2014
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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 corporation and one of the largest employee-owned companies in North America, is a leader in the distribution of high quality electrical, communications and data networking products, and specializes in related supply chain management and logistics services. Through its network of more than 260 North American distribution facilities, it stocks and sells ... More

Mission: As a leading North American distributor, Graybar operates with one clear mission: to serve as the vital link in the supply chain, adding value for customers and suppliers with innovative solutions and services. Graybar's strategy is to sustain the organization as an independent and employee-owned company, while achieving the results that position the company as an industry leader and allows Graybar to work to the advantage of those it serves.

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