Anixter International

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Anixter International Reviews

Updated February 24, 2015
Updated February 24, 2015
107 Reviews
3.3
107 Reviews
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Solid company with friendly management and modern office

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Purchasing in Glenview, IL
    Former Employee - Purchasing in Glenview, IL

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

    Pros

    Lots of OTJ training. Solid benefits. Fun atmosphere and interesting work.

    Cons

    Lack of advancement opportunities ended my time there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Convey a vision for entry-level employees of how they can advance within the company. Consider offering a rotational type program to gain exposure to different areas of the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Buyer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Anixter International

    Pros

    Career growth is possible. Expect too work much. Nice team work

    Cons

    Salary below average industry market.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Warehouse Associate in Suwanee, GA
    Current Contractor - Warehouse Associate in Suwanee, GA

    I have been working at Anixter International as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun place to work nice people

    Cons

    Work can get slow and lay offs happen then

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Suwanee, GA
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Suwanee, GA

    I have been working at Anixter International

    Pros

    Good play to work nice ppl

    Cons

    Not consistent amount for work available which be lead to lay offs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Receptionist

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    They do not seem to micro-manage.

    Cons

    They don't use the work "fired" but that is what happened after less then a week of work. I was not "bubbly" enough even though I wasn't "bubbly" in both interviews (I come to work to work, not to make friends) It took them over two weeks to notice that the form I filled out (online) for drug testing and background check didn't register. I had to make many long distance calls to their HR, in TX, over two days to get this resolved. It seems that management doesn't really know what is going on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not think people are going to change their personality after being hired.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    Disapointed

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Insurance benefits are good, can't really offer any more pros

    Cons

    Bad management, policies not consistent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great People, Little Opportunity for Advancement, Terribly Low Compensation

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inventory Management Buyer in Glenview, IL
    Current Employee - Inventory Management Buyer in Glenview, IL

    I have been working at Anixter International full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The people at Anixter are extremely intelligent and hard working people. Great thinkers and highly qualified for their jobs. Supervisors and upper managment are always willing to help.

    Cons

    Compared to other companies, Anixter pays their employees significantly less. They want 110% effort at all times, but can't seem to match that with compensation. Stress falls upon supervisors and employees because people leave the company within 1-2 years. Lots of lateral movement, very little vertical movement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on your employees and you'll "hit your numbers". You can't underpay people and expect results or for anyone to genuinely care about the success of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    the worst work experience

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst

    I have been working at Anixter International

    Pros

    I cannot find any pro for this company, for me was the worst work experience ever. I would not recommend anyone to work for them unless you have no option...

    Cons

    Low level of payment comparing with industry for the same level of job requirements. High level of stress for no reason...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company with managerial issues

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11.  

    Great company

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

    I have been working at Anixter International full-time (more than a 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

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