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Anixter International Reviews

Updated May 16, 2018
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Anixter International President and CEO Robert J. Eck
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  • work/life balance, vacation time, sick days (in 13 reviews)

  • Upper management was detached enough to the point that they began thinking it was a problem with the sales staff (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Anixter International full-time

    Pros

    Anixter really cares about their people, and it's evident in the way they live by their values.

    Cons

    None that come to mind.


  2. "Good company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Multi-Billion dollar company lends comfort in stability

    Cons

    Multi-Billion dollar company loses employee identity to an employee number.

    Advice to Management

    Management should listen closer to employee concerns regarding daily tasks

  3. "Regional Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glenview, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glenview, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Anixter International full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good training and stable company. Expanding portfolio of products

    Cons

    Pay scale is low for a company of its size. Turn over is higher the last ten years than the previous ten. Bonus plan is difficult to understand and not supportive of behaviors the company wants to instill.

    Advice to Management

    Have a clean, understandable and fair bonus plan for sales people so that they know when they make a sale how much minimally they will make off that sale.


  4. "Outside Sales"

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    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Anixter International full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Family oriented, flexibility, great local management

    Cons

    Old school company, only recently updated their dress code to include jeans


  5. "Inside sales executive"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Ronkonkoma, NY
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Ronkonkoma, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Anixter International full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Close to home, Very good and stable company to work for! Very flexible
    Great stock options great 401k and medical dental plans .

    Cons

    Customer base can be unstable for commissions. Depending on your experience and knowledge can hinder your commissions year to year when your not trained thoroughly and cannot or do not know what else your customer may need if you don’t have the knowledge due to lack of training.


  6. "Great Company, If You're On the Sales Side"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Anixter International full-time

    Pros

    Good bridge building, decent pay, opportunity for OT.

    Cons

    Benefits are horrible, OT forced on leadership, limited upward movement on the operational side, raises capped with forced heavily taxed lump sum bonus in its place.

    Advice to Management

    Sales isn't the only department worth building up. Ops deserves shots at bonuses and more opportunities to grow. Remove forced lump sum pay outs in place of raises. They are massive moral killers.


  7. "sales support"

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

    I have been working at Anixter International full-time

    Pros

    great people to work with, team environment

    Cons

    very little training, must learn by trial and error

    Advice to Management

    provide more training up front

  8. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Anixter International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance
    Great people
    Anixter cares about their people

    Cons

    Sometimes a bit behind the times
    Pay could be better


  9. "Working at Anixter as part-timer"

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

    I worked at Anixter International part-time

    Pros

    Good to gain experience for entry job.

    Cons

    There isn't much cons working here


  10. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Sales in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Anixter International full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Sales Company that gives empowers it's employees to make their own business decisions.

    Cons

    3 divisions that sell into each others areas from time to time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep Hiring Good Talent


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