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  1.  

    Account Manager / Outside Sales

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    Former Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Brea, CA
    Former Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Brea, CA

    I worked at Independent Electric full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for, with great benefits.

    Cons

    They were bought out by a new distributor. It was tough to compete in Southern California but they have strong presence in Northern California and Arizona

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It was a great company to work for until Ron Snow took over

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    Current Employee - Regional Manager in North Hollywood, CA
    Current Employee - Regional Manager in North Hollywood, CA

    I have been working at Independent Electric full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    It was ESOP company and then Ron Snow decided to get rid Dick Herds principles and adopt his philosophy of becoming and employer for the owner's benefits only and destroyed it eventually selling it. I understand the company which bought is an international company and is a good employer.

    Cons

    since it has been a while I will say now you may be a number only as it is a huge company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more authority to branch level and regional level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Needs some work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Independent Electric full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good branch managers, casual workplace, many of the corporate people are friendly (if you treat them politely as well!)

    Cons

    Every branch processes things differently. Huge disconnect between No Cal and So Cal. A lot of the "good old boy" mentality-if you're a legacy or a friend more doors are open for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let us know what's going on!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company easy to work upwards

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Outside Sales/Warehouse Manager/Driver in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Former Employee - Outside Sales/Warehouse Manager/Driver in San Luis Obispo, CA

    I worked at Independent Electric full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Easy upward progression, relatively relaxed environment, not too anal on procedures, flexible sop if you come up with better ideas.

    Cons

    Busy all the time, annual inventory of thousands of products, labor and deadlines

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    New ERA at IES

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    Former Employee - IT Manager
    Former Employee - IT Manager

    I worked at Independent Electric

    Pros

    Has a strong reputation within the electrical distribution industry as a "can do" company.
    Provides good tools and comfortable workplace for all employees. Has grown rapidly and provided opportunities for many people.

    Cons

    Poor communication from top to bottom on many issues that affect most employees. Each manager runs there own shop and there is vast inconsistency on many issues from location to location.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Problems need to be dealt with in a more open manner with better communication. There seem to be a handful of select employees that exert influence simply based on the fact that the've worked their a long time, but don't have particular experience to provide the best direction to management.

    Disapproves of CEO

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