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Graybar

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Current Employee - Business Development Manager
Current Employee - Business Development Manager

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

Pros

large force to be reckoned with in any market

Cons

large ship that takes too long to be turned in time to react to oncoming winds of opportunity

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  1. Not very rewarding

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    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative

    I have been working at Graybar Electric

    Pros

    pension is good and profit sharing

    Cons

    Everything else is a joke comletly unqualitied people from top down

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

    Great benefits, flat organization with little room for career growth

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    Former Employee - Financial Manager
    Former Employee - Financial Manager

    I worked at Graybar Electric

    Pros

    -Fully funded pension plan and profit sharing nearly every year
    -Employee-owned with stock that always pays quarterly dividend with occasional stock dividend
    -Industry-leader that is profitable and very financially strong

    Cons

    -Flat organization that is slow to change, more reactive than proactive
    -New senior management is much more cutthroat and all about the bottom line, with fear as primary motivation tactic
    -Many "lifers" who block opportunities for career upward mobility
    -Corporate is consolidating more and more responsibilities from field to St. Louis HQ (particularly accounting & finance)
    -Base salaries are lower than industry standard

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -With an aging workforce the company needs better succession planning (particularly at the District and Branch management levels), and better college recruiting efforts to groom homegrown talent.
    -The lack of upward mobility prompts many promising employees to leave or become increasingly frustrated, need better defined career paths so people don't feel like they are in a dead end job.
    -Senior management needs to renew commitment to employees since perception is they are only concerned about bottom line
    -Don't have so many "market initiatives", focus on the select few that offer the most potential for growth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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