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Viking Electric Overview

Minneapolis, MN
501 to 1000 employees
Sonepar USA
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
From the North country comes a Viking intent not on plunder, but on distributing electrical devices. Viking Electric Supply is a unit of Sonepar USA, the US operation of France-based electrical distributor Sonepar. Viking Electric distributes a wide range of electrical and ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Viking Electric associates spending the Saturday giving back to the local community through the Hearts and Hammers program.

  • Viking's 2018 Tough Mudder Team - Before the mud!
    Associates and family members from multiple Viking locations teamed up to take on the Tough Mudder course. What a great event!

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Viking Electric – Why Work For Us?

Viking has a tradition of leadership in the electrical distribution industry. 

Viking Electric Supply is a market leader serving the Upper Midwest electrical industry, distributing quality products from over 400 manufacturers. We are a dedicated team of associates serving the needs of our customers by providing exceptional service and innovative solutions. 

Viking was founded July 1964 in St. Paul, Minnesota and is proud to be a part of Sonepar, a national and global leader in electrical material distribution. We think globally and act locally. 

When Viking Electric Supply opened its doors 50 years ago, the foundation the organization was built on ws the people.  It was the dedication, perseverance, quality service, and the relationships that were built that allowed Viking to grow and become the successful business we are today.

Contractor Market:

Viking Electric began servicing the electrical contractor/installer in 1964.  The electrical contractor market continues to be the largest percentage of Viking's business.  Customers range from single-person shops to electrical contracting firms employing hundreds of electricians that work throughout the United States on all types of projects.

Industrial Market:

The Viking Industrial Division was created in 1988.  Expanding out product offerings and services allowed us to better serve existing customers as well as new customers such as manufacturers, institutions, government entities, food and beverage producters, etc.  Our industrial customers range from small businesses to multi-national corporations.


Viking Electric has long been a leader in distribution logistics.  Starting with our pioneering use of hub and spoke warehouses, transportation routing, and automated delivery management, we've continued to add best in class service capabilities for our customers.  We use a fleet of over 80 trucks, multile warehouse locations, and a complet delivery network to achieve overnight inventory replenishment to our various locations.

Viking Electric Supply

           the distributor you can depend on...

Our Mission

To provide quality products, services and solutions. We are committed to being the first choice of our customers, associates, and suppliers.


Our Values

Our values give meaning and substance to our personal and professional lives.

We Value

  • RELATIONSHIPS with customers and suppliers that enable collaboration and shared success
  • ASSOCIATES for their ideas, commitment , and experience
  • PASSION for the business, striving to be the best in the markets we serve
  • INTEGRITY doing business in a straightforward, ethical and honest manner
  • SUSTAINABLE GROWTH that rewards shareholders with a consistent, profitable return on investment
  • COMMUNITIES where we live and do business


Viking Electric is an M/F/Disabled and Vet EEO/AA employer

Why Work for Viking?

  • A fast-paced and exciting atmosphere where collaboration and teamwork are part of the culture
  • Technology and resources to help our associates succeed
  • Training and development to help our associates achieve their goals
  • Opportunities to grow your career within Viking in all departments
  • Great benefits for associates and their families
  • The opportunity to give back to the communities in which we do business

Check out current openings for all of our locations through our Viking Electric Supply Careers Portal

Career Opportunities

Viking offers career opportunities for all levels of experience.  We invite you to join a 1st class team!

  • Account Manager
  • Account Representative
  • Accounting/Finance
  • Automation, Data Com & Tool Specialists
  • Business Support
  • Counter Sales
  • Driver
  • Energy Solutions Sales
  • Human Resources
  • IT
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Operations & Logistics
  • Operations Manager
  • Project Sales
  • Promotions
  • Purchasing
  • Receiving
  • Return Goods
  • Sales Support
  • Shipping
  • Store Management
  • Warehouse
  • Warehouse Management

Visit the Viking Electric Supply Careers Portal for a full list of current openings at all locations

Benefits Overview

At Viking Electric Supply we offer a variety of benefits to our associates that include:

  • Medical & Prescription Drug Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Short-and Long-Term Disability
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 401k Retirement Plan
  • Employee Purchase Discount
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Fitness Reimbursement
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Paid Vacation/Holidays/Sick Leave

Viking Electric Reviews

  • Featured Review

    "Better than expected"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Viking Electric full-time (Less than a year)


    Management cares about what you think, President is committed to improvement across the company. Good benefits, valued employees. Can't say enough good things. Lots of internal promotional opportunities.


    Need to ensure new managers understand their part in employee engagement.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

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Viking Electric Photos

Viking Electric photo of: Wire Project
Viking Electric photo of: Groundbreaking on the new Madison, Wisconsin location
Viking Electric photo of: Interns receiving 2019 NCEL scholarships!
Viking Electric photo of: New Associate Orientation
Viking Electric photo of: Viking's Holiday Spirit 2018
Viking Electric photo of: Viking's Tough Mudder Team 2018
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Viking Electric Interviews



Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview




  1. Featured Interview


    Regional Human Resources Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview


    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Viking Electric (Minneapolis, MN) in September 2018.


    I applied online at The Recruiting Manager reached out to me the same day to schedule a phone screen a few days later. Phone screen was quick and efficient. Within 2 business days the hiring manager reached out requesting a 1x1 interview. After 1x1 interview, I was asked to return for a final panel interview with the entire HR team. With such a small team, it was nice to see that everyone had an opinion within the process. Viking Electric made the process quick and easy. The interviews were meant to inform me about the company and inform the company about me. I appreciated the extensive information provided to ensure I made an informed decision. Received an offer 3 days after final interview.

    Interview Questions

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