Anixter International

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Anixter International Reviews

Updated November 25, 2014
Updated November 25, 2014
99 Reviews
3.5
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Anixter International President and CEO Robert J. Eck
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The people are great for the most part (in 6 reviews)

  • Good people, fair compensation, a culture of continuous improvement (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management maintains blissful ignorance of reality at field level (in 6 reviews)

  • Middle management is less than adequate (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great company with managerial issues

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    Former Employee - Security Sales Specialist in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Security Sales Specialist in Omaha, NE

    I worked at Anixter International full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent line of products with great pre-sale and post-sale support

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for employee advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more proactive in encouraging employees to pursue advancement opportunities

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Anixter International full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Forward thinking, Competitive environment I enjoyed my time with the company. Team pods are excellent for success. Great customer base.

    Cons

    Support structure could be improved. Training is a key to success in any sales organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    OK company, it would be better if it wasn't for middle management.

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    Former Employee - Inventory Management Buyer
    Former Employee - Inventory Management Buyer

    I worked at Anixter International full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The job culture is good and you get to work independently without much pressure.
    Nice environment and workplace, some people are very nice.

    Cons

    Low salaries, middle management hardly gives opportunity for advancement, lack of training and keep hiring young people in order to pay less.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise your salaries and people will be happy to stay with the company.
    Let people tell you about new ideas and ways to do business, don't keep the same traditional ways where only the same get credit for business.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very Negative

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Anixter International full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Offerings, coworkers,vendors, products, customers. there is nothing else positive!

    Cons

    Local Management, lack of support locally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont fire people for no reason

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Decent company. It needs better personnel management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Anixter International full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    the coworkers are at least pleasant

    Cons

    There are no opportunities for growth

  7.  

    good learning experience

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Medley, FL
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Medley, FL

    I have been working at Anixter International full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    flexible flexible flexible flexible flexible

    Cons

    no youth no youth no youth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire more college people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Anixter Review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Anixter International full-time

    Pros

    The majority of people I've met at Anixter are nice.

    Cons

    Little weak on training opportunities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fair company...

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Anixter International full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They were good at keeping up with training on all aspects of the job from technology to actually selling techniques. Very good management at my location, they were always willing to help. They let you handle your accounts with no micromanagement. The salary and benifits were average.

    Cons

    I would say one of the biggest cons would be that you had to work through lunch and they would only give you half pay. Also the location we were at was very old and outdated. This position would be great for a person right out of college or a person with no kids.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up with the great training and support system.
    Keep promoting with in and keep you managers happy.
    I would work on the work like balance for the inside sales reps. with kids.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place to learn how a successful company operates.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Anixter International full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great personal growth and great coworkers who treat you like family, ability to travel to many places.

    Cons

    They treat people as numbers and over tax people on ill-established productivity goals. Leadership is non-existent and things are micro managed on the ground level, support from the 200 Vice Presidents in the company is minimal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your hands dirty once in awhile, and listen to the people who work for you. The results may surprise you.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Was a good experience in the beginning, not at the end.

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative

    I worked at Anixter International full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Learned a lot, worked with good people

    Cons

    The senior management is terrible, micromanagers, disrespectful to long time good employees, only cared about their process and not the people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to local employees, don't treat them like idiots. Go back to the basics and ditch your process, let sales people be sales people especially if they have done it for many years and before you demote someone make sure you have a good reason and not just because they are a female and not in the good ole boy club.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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