Graybar Electric

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1 person found this helpful  

not a bad place to work, could be difficult to advance without moving

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Former Employee - Customer Service Representative
Former Employee - Customer Service Representative

I worked at Graybar Electric

Pros

employee owned, good benefits, somewhat flexible on the branch level, plenty of locations throughout the country, no evening weekend work

Cons

little to no opportunities for overtime for hourly workers, corporate can be a little too hands on at the branch level, upper level taken care of much more than the lower level people.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

don't become too top heavy, invest and pay more to the people at the bottom who are the backbone of the company

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Do Not Work Here!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Graybar Electric

    Pros

    Benefits, People, Employee Ownership (Stock)

    Cons

    People that are promoted to mangement are done so based on preformance not on if they have the right qualities. Lack of training for staff, lack of communication of direction from management, meetings about nothing useful to the worker, management beats employees into submission without anything good to say. As an inside sales rep you spend more time being a CSR then you do selling, then get pounded by management for not selling enough. Pay is TERRIBLE, and so is sales compensation TERRIBLE. Management only gives top accounts to reps they want them to go to not people that deserve them, all top accounts for 2 reps out of a 14 rep sales staff can you say fishy, also goes along with poor management of people. I am serious do not waste your time selling for this company it is a joke, I can make more selling at Home Depot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your proities in line and make the vision from corporate go to the branches, do not allow the branches to break all of the GI's as they see fit to make more of a profit. You have to do an internal audit of all branches to make sure they are playing by the rules HINT HINT........ PAY your employees better maybe you will get a more productive staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Horrible pay

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    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative

    I worked at Graybar Electric

    Pros

    Good opportunity to learn about a lot of products. Good place to work right out of high school-promote from within.

    Cons

    Horrible pay, commission only paid 1x yr and must make quota for entire year. Travel Mon-Thur required, must pay for gas then get re-imbursed at low rate. Lost money on gas re-imbursement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your sales reps better!!!! You have lost a lot of great people due to lack of pay. Don't be threatened because they have college degrees, they are a great asset to your company and just want to be compensated accordingly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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