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Turtle & Hughes Overview
Linden, NJ
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
Business Services
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Founded in 1923 as an electrical supply house, Turtle & Hughes demonstrates that slow and steady really does win the race to distributing electrical and industrial equipment. The company's exhaustive lineup is sold through three subsidiaries ... Read more

Turtle & Hughes – Why Work For Us?

The Whole is Greater than its Parts

At Turtle & Hughes, we believe that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts and that every customer can benefit from our holistic approach to provide one of the industry’s most comprehensive range of services and solutions. That is how we have earned our ranking among the nation’s largest independent electrical and industrial distributors.

For our customers, this means that we are much more than a distributor; we are a partner. Our customers have access to industry expertise across several specialty departments, as well as from our supply chain management division, Turtle & Hughes Integrated Supply (THIS), which is recognized as an industry thought leader.

It means that we have the ability to service and gain expertise from diverse customers in the industrial, commercial, utility and contractor markets from locations across the United States and abroad. As a fourth generation family-owned, women-owned and employee-owned business with a staff of over 850 professionals, we have the resources and brain trust to service any size customer with any size project.

Today, under the leadership of CEO Jayne Millard, great-granddaughter of co-founder M. Berry Turtle, everything we do is driven by our first priority — to provide exceptional service to our customers. As a team, we are dedicated to best practices by adding value to customers across all components of the supply chain, from turnkey engineering and design to operational and logistical support.

History is Not a Series of Names and Dates. It's a Series of Choices.

At Turtle & Hughes, every choice we make is informed by integrity, intelligence and a commitment to service, a precedent set by our founders, M. Berry Turtle and Bill Hughes. It explains why our history spans over 90 years and has led to our standing as one of the nation’s largest independent electrical and industrial distributors.

As a fourth-generation family-owned business, we uphold our legacy by expanding it. Since 1975, employees have shared ownership in our company, enriching their sense of dedication. Three generations of leadership by women have brought welcome diversity to our industry. For over 25 years, we have been a Certified Women's Business Enterprise (WBE).

Our history has also taught us that the key to building a business that lasts is building relationships that last. As we expand our presence through acquisition and partnerships, and utilize all the convenience and efficiency of technology, we know that building trust is a day-to-day personal endeavor just as it was when our founders sold their wares on the streets of Lower Manhattan.

By making the right choices, we can find the right solutions. That’s how we built our past. That’s how we’ll build our future.

Sure and Steady

From our beginning over 90 years ago, nothing has been more representative of our organization than the enduring turtle and its connection to our founder, M. Berry Turtle. Today, our mascot, Relay, is a reminder of our long history and a promise of a bright future.

The Rewards of Ownership

Turtle & Hughes is a place where entrepreneurism, innovation and thought leadership are nurtured and rewarded at all levels of our organization.
Here, employees are shareholders.
Under an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), you will earn ownership interest in one of the country’s largest independent electrical distributors, but with ownership comes responsibility. Your opinions and suggestions matter and you are strongly encouraged to be an active participant in our success.
A career at Turtle & Hughes means that you will be working with a diverse group of the industry’s top talent on some of the world’s largest and most prestigious projects. You will grow in a collaborative environment as part of a team that will help you to succeed.
If you have a get-it-done mentality and are ready to accept any challenge, anytime and anywhere, the rewards of ownership are within your reach.

Management Training Program

Learn leadership skills while working one-on-one with some of the industry’s finest talent as a full-time employee in the Turtle & Hughes Management Training Program.
The two-year program is designed to jump-start your career. Enrollment is ongoing and is open to college graduates with a degree in business or other related areas. As a corporate management trainee, you will rotate through our departments, learn about our business, meet our staff and gain an overview of our culture. The end result is a placement that will fit your skills, strengths and interests and can include positions in sales, operations and finance, among many others.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Turtle & Hughes values diversity and inclusion in all areas of our business. We are committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and comply with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination or harassment against any applicant or employee.

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    I have been working at Turtle & Hughes full-time (More than a year)


    Growing, Strong company, Paid time off (more than my previous employers),
    Fair health care plans, Holiday parties, Profitability bonus,
    supervisors and management who really care and takes the time to listen to any concerns or suggestions, flexible with personal commitments,
    Room for advancement if you apply yourself,
    Free College courses during normal working hours, continuous job training


    Distribution can be fast paced and stressful at times, so if you have no sense of urgency or ability to prioritize; this may not be the best career choice.

    Advice to Management

    Continue re-educating employees as it has boosted job confidence. I would also suggest you continue the organized games during holiday parties.

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Turtle & Hughes Interviews



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    Accounts Payable Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Linden, NJ
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    I applied online. I interviewed at Turtle & Hughes (Linden, NJ) in August 2016.


    I was interviewed by one person. Then I was given a lengthy test. It included some language arts, and math. However, for the math I was not allowed to use a calculator. Moreover, I had to divide numbers with decimals, and multiply 5 digit numbers which threw me off.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you know about Account Payable? Describe your duties in that department at your previous employer.   Answer Question
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Turtle & Hughes Awards & Accolades

  • #19 in the Top 200 Electrical Distributors, Electrical Wholesaling, 2016
  • #23 in List of Top 100 Privately Held Firms in New Jersey, NJBiz, 2015
  • Integrator of the Year, 3M, 2014
  • Service Partner of the Year, Johnson & Johnson, 2014
  • Best of the Best Marketing Award, The Electrical Distributor (tED) Magazine, 2014
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