Independent Electric
3.8 of 5 5 reviews
www.iesupply.com San Carlos, CA 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Feb 3, 2014

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Ron Snow

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75% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Account Manager / Outside Sales

Outside Sales (Former Employee)
Brea, CA

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

ProsGreat company to work for, with great benefits.

ConsThey 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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

Regional Manager (Current Employee)
North Hollywood, CA

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

ProsIt 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.

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

Advice to Senior ManagementGive more authority to branch level and regional level.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Needs some work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

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

ConsEvery 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 Senior ManagementLet us know what's going on!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good company easy to work upwards

Outside Sales/Warehouse Manager/Driver (Former Employee)
San Luis Obispo, CA

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

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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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New ERA at IES

IT Manager (Former Employee)

I worked at Independent Electric

ProsHas 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.

ConsPoor 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 Senior ManagementProblems 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.

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