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Crescent Datacomm is a division of Crescent Electric Supply Company.

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Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Minneapolis, MN

I worked at Crescent Electric Supply

Pros

Crescent Datacomm offers their employees plenty of opportunity for training on the latest industry technologies. Most of the training is provided by the product manufacturers in the form of webcasts, online training programs, and depending on location even small group events. Crescent also provides a national sales training event annually for the electrical products division

Cons

Crescent Electric Supply Company, the parent company, has longevity in the industry going back to 1919. As such if you are employed within the electrical distribution business unit of the corporation you stand a better chance of becoming part of that longevity. If however you work for the datacomm division, then you are going to experience the wrath of the local competition who are all much more established in the datacomm circles with their product offerings, manufacturers, and account control. This is an area that Crescent Datacomm has yet to overcome in the Minneapolis marketplace.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

My advice for you to consider as a method by which to captivate marketshare from your competitors is to find a niche product offering, an end-user customerbase to purchase it, an outside sales force well versed with the product, and someone on the inside capable of providing post-sales support. This is over and above the incumbent sales structure you have today.

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  1. Crescent is a family friendly company that has treated me fairly

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Rockford, IL
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Rockford, IL

    I have been working at Crescent Electric Supply

    Pros

    Crescent is aLarge stable company that has good future growth prospects.There are Good advancement opportunities for those with the appropriate skills for a sales company.

    Cons

    There is a High personel turnover rate especially in the entry level positions which have a detrimental effect on how our company is percieved because the constant flow of new people creates an environment where mistakes are likely. Benefits somewhat lacking and could be improved, however they probably reflect industry standards.

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    Improve benefits package. Focus on better recruiting of quality people.

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    Approves of CEO
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    would not reccomend working for this particular branch

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Rockford, IL
    Former Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Rockford, IL

    I worked at Crescent Electric Supply

    Pros

    able to establish a few vendor related relationships

    Cons

    personal lives are disrespected, pay is low, reviews are handled by management that do not work with you on a daily basis

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    have more respect for the employees under them

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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