Anixter International Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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Anixter International President and CEO Robert J. Eck
Robert J. Eck
79 Ratings

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

  • Learned a lot, worked with good people (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Unless you make nice with your colleagues then the opportunity provided by senior management is only accessible to a small minority of individuals (in 6 reviews)

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

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  1. Good experience for an entry level software engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Glenview, IL
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Glenview, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Anixter International full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Personality wise, the people were the best to work with. - Day one benefits. - Many areas to work in, solving complex problems. - Can work here for 30+ years if that is your wish. - Metra is a block away. - Pension.

    Cons

    - Large ratio of middle management to engineers. - Bonus is yearly, small, and mostly tied to company sales goals. - Low pay, compared to current market. - Skill set of the average employee is below par, due to low pay. - Work from home is almost non existent. - Training is rarely offered. - Large projects are micro managed for time tracking. - Extremely stingy with buying quality laptops for engineers. - Lots of meetings. - Some of the 'old timers' there are clearly just waiting till retirement. - The software development methodology used by business departments is waterfall, and the software group uses agile. This causes a lot of wasted time. - A lot of technical debt, due to years of patchwork.

    Advice to Management

    - Management and up needs to reevaluate the pay, bonus, and benefits offered to software engineers in order to attract more quality talent. - Get all departments onboard with agile.


  2. Internal Sales

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    Current Employee - Internal Sales
    Current Employee - Internal Sales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Anixter International full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lovely colleagues to work most have been there 10 years+ with and not over run with work

    Cons

    Very backward in the way of marketing and internal systems

    Advice to Management

    Listen to staff feedback and speed up changes


  3. Business Managment Analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible Business and Family. Great People to work with

    Cons

    Short Changing their employees. Bonuses were treated and part of total compensation. New management came in and bonuses were no longer paid in full. Objectives became super stretch targets that would never be achieved. Company would spend millions on acquisitions but nothing on its own employees or systems


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  5. Good Large Corporation

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are many advancement opportunities available to individuals who are willing to put in extra time and/or relocate.

    Cons

    Pro's outweigh any possible cons.


  6. Anixter

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Non-Stock Buyer in Glenview, IL
    Former Employee - Non-Stock Buyer in Glenview, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Immediate hire, great cafeteria, they love celebrating birthdays

    Cons

    Unorganized, lack of team work, low salary, do not give equal opportunities to all employees


  7. Anixter

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    Former Employee - Management in Glenview, IL
    Former Employee - Management in Glenview, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Anixter International (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good developer of talent, Lots of trainings (sales, vendors, developing business plans, etc), Strong value system

    Cons

    Corporate culture is like a Fraternity. If you fit in, you are good, if not.... Do not take care of their employees as much as claimed


  8. Business development

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great outlook on business and technology

    Cons

    Lots of positions that seem to not generate revenue.

    Advice to Management

    More feet on the street to drive sales


  9. disent take care of employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cranbury, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cranbury, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great people great company f f f f f f

    Cons

    dos not pay what people are worth f f f f f f


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    Shared Services - Finance

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    Former Employee - Shared Services - Finance
    Former Employee - Shared Services - Finance
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice offices, decent pay and benefits

    Cons

    Overworked and understaffed, do not live by their company values, they value profit over people, Sr Management is completely out of touch with reality. No relationship building, and no work/life balance.

    Advice to Management

    LIVE by the Values you publish in your "Blue Book" and begin to value PEOPLE at all levels of the organization. Celebrate the top performers!


  11. Helpful (1)

    Good for Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great perks for Outside Sales Reps. Full company car and corporate AMEX card.

    Cons

    Management as a whole is COMPLETELY out of touch with what it takes to succeed out in the field. District Managers especially seem to just get their position based on time served with the company instead of if they are actually capable of LEADING a team of employees.



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