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Helpful (2)

Highly political environment

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Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Mount Prospect, IL
Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Mount Prospect, IL

I worked at Anixter International full-time (More than 5 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Company does care for the individual and allows for growth and room to move up.

Cons

Unless you make nice with your colleagues then the opportunity provided by senior management is only accessible to a small minority of individuals.

Advice to Management

Forget politics and friendships and promote and educate based on ability and hardwork.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    I enjoyed it until...

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    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Alsip, IL
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Alsip, IL

    I worked at Anixter International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Large company, Great co-workers at supervisor and associate level.

    Cons

    Ratio of managers to supervisors is almost 1:1. They have eliminated many of the supervisors in the last couple of years but keep hiring more managers to manage the supervisors. This now forces the supervisors to do the work of multiple supervisors.

    Many meetings = very redundant. Depending on what shift you are on you may attend up to 4 meetings on your shift. You are expected to attend every meeting no matter how busy your department is at the time.

    Your yearly bonus will never be what is promised. It was consistently $2000-$3500 less than what is promised.

    Advice to Management

    Where there is smoke there is fire. When associates and supervisors are telling you that you have a bad seed in management you should listen.

  2. Helpful (6)

    Avoid this walk into the distant technological past.

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    Former Employee - Marketing Employee in Glenview, IL
    Former Employee - Marketing Employee in Glenview, IL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Anixter is a solid fortune 500 company that is well know in both the wire and cable as well as the data center and security spaces.

    Cons

    - If on any level you care about digital anything, avoid this Lotus Notes shop like the plague. Most of the people there have been there for 20 years and are extremely wary of outsiders and new ideas.

    -the pay is substandard at best but they certainly expect you to say please and thank-you for your paycheck.

    -the environment caters to loyalty and friendships ahead of the bottom line. So if you are considering going there check your new ideas at the door and be prepared to hear a lot of "that is not the way we do things around here."

    -at HQ there is no real way to have a tangible impact until you have been there at least 10 years. If you are looking for stability versus career/skill advancement then consider entering this time warp.

    Advice to Management

    It is high time that you start moving out the non producers instead of continuing to reward them for their long service history. Performance should matter!

    Leadership in the Marketing and IT teams must change if you hope to remain competitive and grow the business.

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