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United Electric Supply Overview

New Castle, DE
201 to 500 employees
1965
Company - Private
Wholesale
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
True to its name, United Electric Supply distributes electrical parts, such as lights, motion controls, sensors, timers, and wire and cables, as well as voice, data, and fiber-optic products. The company carries more than 23,000 items from about 300 manufacturers; it sells ... Read more

United Electric Supply – Why Work With Us?


Premium Electrical Supplies for Commercial, Institutional and Construction Industries

United Electric Supply is a nationally recognized, employee owned, electrical distributor. With branches in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Northern Virginia, we stock over 23,000 different items from over 250+ major manufacturers. Our value-added services include next day delivery, Saturday-morning counter hours, kitting and more. In addition, we also offer Engineering and Design capabilities, Energy Audits, Cost Reduction Services, Inventory Management and E-Commerce. Since 1965, United Electric has been committed to our mission - "To deliver exceptional service to our customers, while maintaining the highest standards for courtesy, knowledge and ethics.“

United Electric offers a full range of electrical supplies, products and services in seven major areas. Each product group is staffed with highly trained specialists providing design, application and training services.


Our Company History

United Electric Supply Co., Inc. was founded in 1965 as a general-line distributor of electrical supplies to local industrial, commercial and construction customers in Delaware. The founder and three employees opened in an 8,000 sq. ft. former potato chip factory that had been converted from a barn. From that humble beginning, United has experienced 49 years of continuous growth.

Today, United Electric is a $185+ million operation with more than 335 employees at 21 locations throughout Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Northern Virginia and New Jersey. At the end of 1995, the employees purchased the company from the former owner, becoming a 100% employee-owned company.     

As a major supplier of electrical products and solutions for the construction and industrial markets, United has consistently evolved with technological advancements to provide innovative solutions to our customers.  Today, we offer the full range of electrical products and services with concentration in: industrial automation, lighting, wire/cable/conduit, distribution and control, data communications, electro-mechanical, solar and energy solutions.

As a major electrical supplier for the building and industrial trades, United had evolved in relation to technological and marketplace developments. Today, it offers the full range of products and services with concentration in seven major areas: industrial automation, lighting, wire/cable/conduit, gear and control, data communications, electro-mechanical and energy solutions.

Through a trained staff of engineers and product specialists, the company provides value-added services that include one of the largest inventories of top-quality, state-of-the-art products on the East Coast, engineering expertise, hands-on product testing and training, lighting design and application capabilities, comprehensive automation solutions, on-site trailers and the warehousing of customer inventory.

As a company fully owned by its employees, we don't just look for people to fill jobs.  We look for potential business partners. Exceptional individuals who can contribute as if the company was their own.  Which it is.

Although we specialize in electrical products, we offer opportunities in many other areas.   For example:

  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Sales & Management trainees
  • Finance/Accounting/Credit & Collections
  • Purchasing
  • Operations/Administration
  • Logistics/Warehousing
  • Drivers
  • Management
  • Office support 
  • Engineering       

Lots of opportunity.  Lots of say. Come for the job.  Stay for your future.

United Electric Supply Reviews

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    ESOP! Creative, dedicated, caring, fun co-workers and management. Good benefits/fair compensation.

    Cons

    Company operates lean so slackers can pull down productivity and/or cause extra workloads to shift to dedicated employees.

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United Electric Supply Interviews

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    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at United Electric Supply (Jessup, MD) in April 2012.

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    4 different interviews. 2 at branch I worked at, 1 in Jessup and then 1 more at branch I worked at. I don't know why I just wasn't interviewed by the 4 people I spoke with at once.

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