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Graybar Overview

Saint Louis, MO
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Private
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Graybar, a Fortune 500 corporation and one of the largest employee-owned companies in North America, is a leader in the distribution of high quality electrical, communications and data networking products, and specializes in related supply chain management and logistics ... Read more

Mission: As a leading North American distributor, Graybar operates with one clear mission: to serve as the vital link in the supply chain, adding value for customers and suppliers with innovative solutions and services.

Graybar's strategy is to ... Read more

Company Updates


    Graybar Achieves Record Net Sales for Seventh Consecutive Year

    ST. LOUIS, MO., March 13, 2019 - Graybar, a leading distributor of electrical, communications and data networking products and provider of related supply chain management and logistics services, reported today that the company finished 2018 with its seventh consecutive year of record net sales.


    Graybar Reports Record First Quarter Results

    ST. LOUIS, April 30, 2019 - Graybar, a leading distributor of electrical, communications and data networking products and provider of related supply chain management and logistics services, today reported its highest first quarter net sales and net income in company history.

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Graybar – Why Work For Us?

Join an Employee Owned Company!

With 8,300 employees in more than 290 locations across North America including Canada and Puerto Rico, Graybar is a national company with local opportunities. As a leading distributor of electrical, communications and data networking products, Graybar has a long tradition of providing employees with comprehensive benefits and opportunities to learn and grow.   Graybar is 100% owned by our employees and retirees.

Whether you are just starting your career or have years of experience, you will be proud to work for a thriving company with a solid foundation. From its humble beginnings in 1869 as Gray & Barton, Graybar grew to become one of North America’s largest employee-owned companies.

Throughout the company’s history the core values of Integrity, Employee Ownership, Long-Term View and Customer Focus have been the foundation for our success. These values are not just words, but principles that reflect the company’s rich heritage and influence the way we work every day.

If you want to work for a Fortune 500 company that is admired for its financial stability, innovation, and management quality, we encourage you to take a few minutes and explore our career opportunities.

At Graybar, our advantages and benefits revolve around our motto of “Plan Well, Invest Well, Live Well.” Our advantages help you plan well for the future by offering flexible spending accounts, life insurance and disability benefits. Employees can invest well with retirement saving tools such as a profit sharing plan, a 401(k) plan and an employee stock purchase plan. Graybar’s benefits package helps you live well with a comprehensive health care package including medical, dental, prescription drug and vision plans. We also offer paid vacation time and holidays.

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Plan Well, Invest Well, Live Well

  • Medical Insurance & Prescription Drug
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Vision Plan
  • Graybar Stock Purchase Plan
  • Disability Benefits
  • Profit Sharing Plan
  • 401(k) Savings Plan
  • Paid Vacation and Holidays
  • Educational Reimbursement

Training and Development

At Graybar, we are committed to helping our employees succeed in their current roles, while we prepare them for future career opportunities. Graybar understands that developing employees means continuing to invest in the growth of individuals throughout the course of their careers. We offer a wide variety of learning and development opportunities:

  • Online e-learning courses and interactive webinars
  • On-the-job education
  • Classroom training
  • National training conferences and networking opportunities

Graybar prides itself on having a high level of integrity and has been recognized by numerous national and industry organizations for its achievements.

  • No. 426 on the 2016 FORTUNE 500 ranking of America’s largest companies
  • No. 55 on the Forbes America’s Largest Private Companies list (2018)
  • Listed as one of Forbes America's Best Employers (2018)
  • Named one of the Top Workplaces in Atlanta, California Bay Area, and St. Louis
  • On Selling Power “Top 50 Companies to Sell For” (2018)
  • For a complete list of Graybar's awards and recognitions, please click here.

At Graybar, we welcome individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, thoughts and interests. Our strength comes from our people, and we believe that a diverse workforce is essential for our long-term success.

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Equal Opportunity Statement

Graybar is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome job applications from qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, ancestry, family care status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or any other lawfully protected status. Minorities, women, disabled persons and veterans are encouraged to apply. View your Equal Employment rights (EEO is the Law).

Accommodation for Applicants with a Disability

Graybar endeavors to make accessible to any and all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact the Graybar Human Resources Service Center at 866-694-2347 or This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

We Make Buildings Work

Graybar procures, warehouses, and delivers tens of thousands of electrical supplies, communications and data products, components and related services to its customers. Graybar stocks and sells hundreds of thousands of items from thousands of manufacturers.

Graybar serves customers in the construction market, the commercial, institutional and government (CIG) market, and the industrial and utility markets, with products and services that support new construction, infrastructure updates, building renovation, facility maintenance, repair and operations, and original equipment manufacturing.

Watch this video from the National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) to learn more about what it means to be an electrical distributor and the value we add to our customers and our communities:

Graybar Reviews

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Graybar Chairman, President and CEO Kathleen M. Mazzarella
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    "Graybar is an outstanding place to work with a great history and a outstanding future."

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    I have been working at Graybar full-time (More than 10 years)


    The culture is great. Benefits are very good. Employee ownership is really unique. People top to bottom want to succeed.


    Distribution is a tough business.

    Advice to Management

    Fantastic job! Leverage the rich history for another 150 years and 90 years of employee ownership.

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Graybar Interviews



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    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Graybar (Houston, TX) in June 2017.


    Had lunch with two managers. Went very well. I asked some challenging questions and they were pretty much answered. Discussed my experience within the industry as well as my salary. Discussed my need for a flexible schedule due to special family situations to which they were willing to accommodate.

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    • Asked about my overall experience in quotations.   1 Answer
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Graybar Awards & Accolades

  • America's Best Employers, Forbes, 2018
  • 50 Best Companies to Sell For, Selling Power Magazine, 2018
  • Forbes America's Largest Private Companies 2017, Forbes, 2017
  • FORTUNE's World's Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2018
  • Top 200 Electrical Distributors (#3), Electrical Wholesaling, 2018
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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