Colonial Electric Supply

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Colonial Electric Supply Reviews

Updated June 5, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Great experience

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work environment Good health insurance (not aware about current) Good people to work with Good background for learning

    Cons

    Small company hence not a huge opportunity for growth; but will not really say its a con. Its still a perfect place to learn.


  2. Avoid at all cost unless you are hard up for a job

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    Former Employee - Receiver/Truck Loader in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Receiver/Truck Loader in King of Prussia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Colonial Electric Supply full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They will hire almost anyone to work the warehouse and stores. They will train inexperienced people to operate forklifts and warehouse equipment. If you were in the military you may get better treatment than someone who doesn't have a military background.

    Cons

    The company is sick with nepotism. Pay and advancement is based more on genetics than ability. If you don't work in the office expect to work in a dangerous environment with lots of employees getting injured. Non-office personnel who aren't part of the "company family" are treated like disposable resources devoid of any genuine respect. Human resources is a total farce. If you don't negotiate an acceptable salary at hire you won't see much at review and raise times.

    Advice to Management

    Base employee pay, raises and advancement on ability and experience and not whether you share DNA. Take better notice and appreciation of the people working third shift instead of pretending they don't exist except when there are problems. Usually the issue lies with third shift taking up the slack after first and second shifts before they can do the third shift work.


  3. Helpful (1)

    FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT, CHANGES WITHIN COMPANY ARE VERY HUSH...

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - LIGHTING FULFILLMENT SPECIALIST in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - LIGHTING FULFILLMENT SPECIALIST in King of Prussia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management is very friendly. It doesn't hurt that the company's President is at this site. Steven is a very sweet man. Environment is family-oriented- cousins, sisters, hubbies and wives work within the company. Most ppl are promoted from within.

    Cons

    Expensive benefits. Changes within the company were very secretive until it somehow trickled down the lane. By the time a formal announcement was made, employees were pretty much already aware. VERY LOW SALARY INCREASE- 1-3%, every few yrs or so.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work on making workers feel like PEOPLE and not mules. Open up more about change since everyone is effected.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Colonial

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phila, PA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Small Company Atmosphere leads to friendly managers

    Cons

    Needs direction and better pay for employees

    Advice to Management

    Pay college graduates what they are actually worth



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