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Solid conservative company with many resources

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Former Employee - Enterprise Account Manager  in  Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Enterprise Account Manager in Chicago, IL

I worked at Anixter International full-time for more than a year

Pros

Anixter is the leader in it's industry with a true global presence, great resources and forward thinking

Cons

like many companies, there are office politics which can make or break your career. Lacks some upward mobility and advancement.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Get your "experience" and get promoted or move on

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    Former Employee - Inventory Management Buyer  in  Glenview, IL
    Former Employee - Inventory Management Buyer in Glenview, IL

    I worked at Anixter International full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You cannot be fired unless you try to burn the place down.

    Cons

    Awful compensation with terrible yearly raises. A 3% raise is considered "good".

    Health benefits are geared towards people in their 40's and up.

    Extremely passive/aggressive environments especially in email.

    Homegrown system which means you're going to have to work on your own with to gain portable skills.

    Next to impossible to implement good ideas due to stubborn management and/or archaic technology.

    Be prepared to submit approvals for everything except to use the bathroom.

    Get used to hearing "that's just how we've always done it."

    Employees are either annoyingly happy or stare at the ground out of depression.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote your employees that want to work and pay them fairly. Remember in order to make your shareholders happy you need happy employees to give you results and you're employees are not happy.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Anixter International full-time

    Pros

    Great at giving you time off

    Cons

    You need to follow their plan! If you go up against the throne, guess what. Required to work at least 10 hours if not more. If you get ask to come up front, your gone, so pack everything now!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees fall into one bucket, supervisors fall into another bucket, managers are supreme beings. POOR SUPERVISORS GET THE SHAFT.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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