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Anixter International Reviews

Updated November 6, 2018
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Anixter International President and CEO Robert J. Eck
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Pros
  • "Great people and great benifits to match" (in 29 reviews)

  • "work life balance, team, support, challenges, people" (in 14 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Freedom to Decide"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Kingman, AZ
    Former Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Kingman, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Anixter International full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I was part of the IAP program for over twelve years and always had a lot of leeway in decision making. this allowed me to analyze a situation and make a quick decision to best serve our customers needs.

    Cons

    The latter years I was required to travel extensively throughout the Western United States and that was challenging at times.

    Advice to Management

    I think the management team that was in place over the IAP program and the executives were doing a great job with the day-to-day decisions and long term direction of the company.


  2. "Pretty decent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Anixter International full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, pay is pretty good, time off is exemplary

    Cons

    Rigid corporate structure, too many chiefs and not enough Indians

    Advice to Management

    Not everyone is management material

  3. "Executive Carousel"

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Glenview, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Glenview, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Anixter International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits are fantastic. Able to work from home when not traveling. Anixter does a lot of things right

    Cons

    Anixter is having an identity crisis. Corporate preaches One Anixter but in actuality, all three verticals are silos - lots of duplicated processes!

    Advice to Management

    Balance the autonomy of the individual branches with guidance/governance to support global and national strategies.


  4. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Anixter International full-time

    Pros

    stable company. People are nice.

    Cons

    Executives play Inner circle and favoritism. No structure for personnel compensation and organization.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "No IT for You"

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    Former Employee - IT Manager in Glenview, IL
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Glenview, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Anixter International full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    None - they are also messing with the work environment.

    Cons

    Currently outsourcing all IT to IBM /India. They have no clue as to what they need to get this done and will likely ultimately fail. If you stay, remember this- it's not what you know, it's who you blow.

    Advice to Management

    Find new jobs asap.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Terrible!!!"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Alsip, IL
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Alsip, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Anixter International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Ok benefits , have nothing else to say!!

    Cons

    Dont care about employees at all, no matter how long you have been there.!!!!


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Do not try to build a carrier there"

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager in Glenview, IL
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager in Glenview, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Anixter International full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are okay, nothing special or over the norm.

    Cons

    Company does not care about employees. They are outsourcing the majority of their staff with people in India. They have laid off over 100 people in the last year.

    Advice to Management

    The only thing you can be really be proud of is making money. Other than that you have no values or moral of any kind.

  8. "Great career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Anixter International full-time

    Pros

    great co workers and fun place to work

    Cons

    none to speak of right now


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Anixter"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    There is a great culture here.

    Cons

    They don't pay very well


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Anixter International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    benefits are okay, not great.

    Cons

    Management is inexperienced, very unlikely you will be promoted into a management position even if you are great unless you have an inside connection. Because of this there are many issues with people who manage, they treat you like children, talk down to you and have no respect for your time. I've been in the role for over 2 years and am finally looking elsewhere, the company is not fair and doesn't appreciate the work their employees put in. The commission at this place is a joke.

    Advice to Management

    Train the people you put in management positions. In the two years I've been here I've seen over 17 people leave due to poor management skills.


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