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Consolidated Electrical Reviews

Updated January 22, 2015
Updated January 22, 2015
45 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great part time Job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse in Logan, UT
    Current Employee - Warehouse in Logan, UT

    I have been working at Consolidated Electrical part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible with School schedule and good work, life balance.

    Cons

    Little room to grow and move up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not very good people skills

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Made a lot of promises, but didn't deliver

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Corporate Management Trainee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Corporate Management Trainee in Scottsdale, AZ

    I worked at Consolidated Electrical full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits package. Nights and weekends off.

    Cons

    The management training program was more of a sales training program. You spend two years selling electrical supplies to blue collar customers; then they put you in charge of a struggling sales office. They teach you about all the products they sell, but they don't teach you any real management skills. They tout it as a "real world MBA program," but it's nothing like that.

    The manager is the only salaried position. There's zero room for advancement if you aren't in the management trainee program. They run the profit centers a bit too lean. Everyone works overtime (50-60 hours a week). If your center is profitable, you get an annual bonus. There is no commission for salesmen.

    The two years you spend in the program are spent as a salesman. You have to sell to succeed in the program. You learn and perform all the jobs in the profit center, none of which require a degree. If you can't relate to blue collar customers, good luck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advertise it as to what it really is. It's a sales manager program, not a general manager program.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Discrimination Abounds

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Sales in Scottsdale, AZ

    I have been working at Consolidated Electrical full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Job security, stable company, compensation.

    Cons

    Discrimination...albeit, legally.

    After 20 years of working with CED, I am shocked. The other day, I overheard our manager and his boss talking about the person they recently fired. This person had a minor disability that wasn't covered by the ADA because it wasn't severe enough. Well, I overheard my boss mentioning that was part of the reason he was fired. He said some customers complained about it. That is absolutely horrible, and I feel so bad for the guy. If you're reading this, don't work for this company, at least not in this division.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Investigate your managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company that cares about its employees

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

    I have been working at Consolidated Electrical

    Pros

    Company has been in business for a long time and has many employees with years of industry experience. Although generally very knowledgeable and fair, some managers are better than others and experience will vary from one location to another. Profit sharing motivates employees.

    Cons

    Staff is aging and younger employees are needed.

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Job, Bad Career

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

    I have been working at Consolidated Electrical full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Job security, it is hard to get fired. steady pay check with a reasonable bonus if you are at a good location. If you have an excellent manager this is a great company.

    Cons

    The Manager determines everything and most are too busy for new employees. The pay is bad. Usually there is very little training even in the "training program." The skills you learn are only useful in electrical distribution. There is often little communication with management and the computers and equipment are old and out dated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    How much will my bonus be? How can I earn more? What can I do to improve? What is our focus?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great first job, great people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management Trainee in City Industry, CA
    Former Employee - Management Trainee in City Industry, CA

    I worked at Consolidated Electrical full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    great pay, great people, good first job

    Cons

    you will have to study and learn every part of the electrical construction industry so that you can properly sell it. Also, it feels technologically outdated, as if the company never left the 80's.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Didn't feel like there was much structured training. I had to rely on my co-workers taking time away from their work to teach me.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    It paid the bills

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

    I worked at Consolidated Electrical part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They worked with my school schedule. Had the ability to change my hours from semester to semester with little push back. Full time employees got profit sharing.

    Cons

    If you are not a full time employee, you don't get much of anything. Low pay, no profit sharing, no medical and no where to go. Long hours with hard work and little reward.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    A comfortable work environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Consolidated Electrical

    Pros

    Excellent profit sharing program. People in the company genuinely seem to care about each other. It has a very loose environment.

    Cons

    If your location isn't profitable, your annual income will suffer (regardless of your individual performance). There aren't many opportunities for true advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Profit sharing is a great motivator, but it hurts when one bad job can ruin it for everyone.

  10.  

    Great starting point, but no forward movement with minimal pay

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management Trainee in Laguna Niguel, CA
    Former Employee - Management Trainee in Laguna Niguel, CA

    I worked at Consolidated Electrical full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good experience in a growing industry

    Cons

    Low pay, but hard work. Not many opportunities to move forward unless you are taken in the corporate program.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more and allow more chances for promotion.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Always something new, but everything stays the same.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in Santa Ana, CA

    I have been working at Consolidated Electrical full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Wide range of work experience.

    Cons

    Limited advancement potential beyond standard sales positions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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