Crescent Electric Supply Reviews

Updated March 23, 2015
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  1. I had a very good experience with Creasent, excellent Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Credit Manager
    Current Employee - Credit Manager

    I have been working at Crescent Electric Supply

    Pros

    Very well organized. Excellent top management. Great Training and follow up, Good benefits.
    Family owned with family values.

    Cons

    None that i can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing! It works.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Used to be strong family owned company, not anymore. Just like all the other monsters

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at Crescent Electric Supply (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits. Usually decent inside help.

    Cons

    Overworked, to much internal paperwork and monitoring. High inside turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on making inside office culture positive and open.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. If you like long hours?

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager

    I worked at Crescent Electric Supply full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay. Good benefits. Used to be a family owned company but now they are just like all the rest. They train well. Good rewards program for top sales people.

    Cons

    In sales you will be driven into the ground. Understaffed with mid quality people that once you train them they leave and go elsewhere because Crescent will not match offers. You are only as good as your last quarter. Budget process is bottom up and time consuming and is usually requested barely at the end of the 3rd quarter when you have no clue on what the next year will bring. Not to mention you are supposed to interview your customers upper management at this time and they laugh because they are still in this year not thinking about next year. No longer a family company and it shows as they act like any stock holder company which will hurt their image and employee loyalty. Still stuck in the midwest and probably should stay there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire quality inside support and retain them. Look at a salespersons career not the last quarter. Lay off on daily your behind budget e-mails and reporting. Your account managers should not have to work 12-14 hour days.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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  5. Average, but cheap. Problems with management...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Department
    Current Employee - IT Department

    I have been working at Crescent Electric Supply full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fairly decent company to work for. If you show you can work effectively they leave you alone for the most part. Not to much micromanaging. Flexible with work hours so long as the work is being taken care of. Direct manager understands what employees do and is helpful.

    Cons

    Having worked with the company just about 10 years I've been witness to poor decision making by other management staff and unfortunately its the employees paying for their mistakes, lack of doing. Can be very frustrating. There is also a stigma among employees regarding pay, raises and benefits. I have to agree with other comments posted here, they are few and far between. Even for those that show initiative. I personally had to threaten to leave before they increased my pay to a excepable amount.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Truthly value your employees with bonuses, pay increases and benefits not just lip service. Listen to your employees, help them so they can help the company grow. In addition, upper management needs to be hiring good sound candidates for middle management. I can't stress this enough as a large percentage of issues involve these 'supected' managers and are the primary failing point...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Good company to work for, great benefits.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Office Manager in Carrollton, TX
    Current Employee - Office Manager in Carrollton, TX

    I have been working at Crescent Electric Supply full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I love my job & feel like I have the best job in the building. The job is fulfilling and is never boring.
    If I have a problem with something, there is always someone at Corporate who can help me decide how to resolve.

    Cons

    Written CEOPS is very complicated and difficult to understand. Explanation of procedures is not very understandable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a little more time to understand what each person has to do. Listen to complaints with an open mind.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Broad variety of training opportunities!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Crescent Electric Supply full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    There are countless training opportunities at Crescent. Whether you want to learn more about the electrical industry or you're looking to build personal skills, there are webinars, classes, books, and conferences to help you accomplish your training goals.

    Crescent likes to hire from within. Most employees work their way up the ladder.

    Crescent encourages internal and external networking. Employees and managers make frequent branch visits and attend Crescent conferences. This promotes a sense of community within the company. I know many Crescent employees across the country and I feel comfortable going to them for answers. In addition to internal networking, many branches host open houses, promotional events, and BBQ's for our customers and local business partners. These events are fun ways to get to know people in our local community.

    I am able to comfortably balance work and home. Tasks are distributed evenly throughout the branch so no one is too overwhelmed.

    Cons

    Crescent's benefits package is adequate, but there is room for improvement.

    Work hours are somewhat flexible, but there has to be coverage. I would like a bit more freedom when it comes to my work schedule.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. If you are a salesperson you are treated better.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Crescent Electric Supply full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company will invest in training. good coworkers. If you work hard there is a good opportunity for advancement. They will allow you to relocate.

    Cons

    District manager treats some people in sales jobs better than the people in non sales jobs(warehouse). Schedules training during work hours so those not in the training have to do twice as much work. Not showing loyalty to the people that have been there. Treat people just hired better than the people that have been there for years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat everyone as equals. The people in the warehouse are the backbone of the company.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 120+ locations in the US.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clerical in Dubuque, IA
    Current Employee - Clerical in Dubuque, IA

    I have been working at Crescent Electric Supply full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth, work-life balance, benefits such as medical and vacation time. My direct supervisor is great with allowing time off and helping me grow individually.

    Cons

    Training is hard to come by unless your in a management trainee program. 2 weeks vacation until year 7 then it becomes 3.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer training to employees not just interested in upper management. Maybe offer additional incentives such as allowing more paid time off after a 5 year mark.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Crescent Electric is a company that rewards the employees for achievements and hard work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Toledo, OH
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Toledo, OH

    I have been working at Crescent Electric Supply full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Company that gives you the opportunity to advance your skills with any additional training that is needed.

    Cons

    the option for company car

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Very stable company. I have had very positive experiences here.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Helpdesk Coordinator in East Dubuque, IL
    Current Employee - Helpdesk Coordinator in East Dubuque, IL

    I have been working at Crescent Electric Supply full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Crescent is always on the cutting edge for technology. They invest in their employees through training and there is always room for advancement.

    Cons

    They have a lean staff for the amount of support that is required. But overall good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate to your employees what is going on. Give praise to employees that go the extra mile. Believe it or not, that goes farther than money some times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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