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 ...
A Solid Foundation… Forward Thinking for the Future
Many things have changed since Graybar became employee owned in 1929, but one thing remains the same: our values. 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.
Graybar has earned a reputation as a company with the utmost integrity. We expect all employees to demonstrate high standards of ethics and business conduct and to take responsibility for their actions. At Graybar, we tell the truth, do what’s right and treat others with fairness and respect.
Since 1929, Graybar has remained independent and employee-owned. This means the company is owned entirely by Graybar employees and retirees. Because Graybar is our company, each one of us is responsible for making a difference and working toward improving the organization. We win by working together toward common goals and by having a true stake in the performance of the company.
After 146 years of business, we know a thing or two about building and maintaining a stable company in any economy. Employee-ownership allows us to make decisions that are best for the long-term health of the company. Graybar is in business for the long haul and is dedicated to improving the company for future generations. We do this by investing in our employees, recognizing their achievements, and providing them opportunities to build successful careers.
Graybar is a service-oriented company and we are committed to satisfying our customers with convenient, reliable, quality service. Our ability to anticipate customer needs and solve their challenges differentiates us from our competitors and keeps our customers coming back.
At Graybar, we believe being a good corporate citizen is the right thing to do. To learn more about our commitment to corporate responsibility, please click here.
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.
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:
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.
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).
Graybar endeavors to make www.graybar.com/careers 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 email@example.com.. This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.
Graybar prides itself on having a high level of integrity and has been recognized by numerous national and industry organizations for its achievements.
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:
I have been working at Graybar Electric full-time (More than 3 years)
Excellent place to work. Promote from within culture has really accelerated my career (3 promotions in 4 years). I enjoy working with the leadership team. The CEO has a strong vision for the future and is highly engaging. Her passion is infectious. The long history and employee-ownership make for a unique environment where you truly feel connected to the success of the organization both through your work and financial rewards. Great stock, retirement benefits, learning, leadership, culture, etc!!!
Base pay is average in the market place, but if you look at total comp (add profit sharing and incentives) it is well above. Benefits costs are comparable with other employers (rising due to health care reform...but whose isn't), but could offer more less-traditional benefits (flex-time, fitness club discounts, casual dress - at least one day a week, etc.)
Advice to Management
Communication, Communication, Communication. The workforce dynamic is changing as well as the business. A lot of changes are occurring to the way we do business to keep up with change externally, but little is done to our internal processes. Need to embrace social, collaboration, and increased flexibility to adapt accordingly.
I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Graybar Electric (Diamond Bar, CA) in January 2017.
Phone interview some questions caught me a little off guard, person strengths and self descriptions of character strengths, took about 20 minutes and was pretty in depth in terms of asking about self described benefit to the company