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Anixter International Reviews

Updated August 16, 2017
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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 24 reviews)

  • great training, work life balance (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "inside sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Cranbury, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales in Cranbury, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Anixter International (Less than a year)

    Pros

    big company & good management.

    Cons

    cheap and it feels like there is no mobility

    Advice to Management

    manage


  2. "Outside Sales"

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

    I worked at Anixter International full-time

    Pros

    Good company with high values and a focus on their core strengths in the industry

    Cons

    none worth mentioning at this time

    Advice to Management

    continue to lead

  3. "Material Handler"

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    Former Employee - Material Handler in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Material Handler in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Anixter International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work was pretty much easy.

    Cons

    No cons ,great place to work.

    Advice to Management

    none


  4. "Great Company but the pendulum has swung too far toward centralization"

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

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

    Pros

    Great people, market leader, tremendous capabilities

    Cons

    The company has become highly centralized and not interested in what the average sales person/sales manager has to say to capture more business. It has become more difficult for customers to do business with.

    Advice to Management

    Swing the pendulum back a little closer to middle. Listen more to the people in the field and not just rely on the top management's ideas.


  5. "Warehouse Associate"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Anixter International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay for an associate warehouse position. Amazing leadership (only gets better the higher you look. Benefits are also a plus. 2 weeks paid vacation, 2 weeks sick time, one floating holiday, health, dental, savings plan etc. offered as well.

    Cons

    None that I dealt with.


  6. "Dock"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Anixter International full-time

    Pros

    Leaving as soon as possible

    Cons

    Everything but mainly management... Awful

    Advice to Management

    Get new management


  7. "Shady"

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -decent benefits
    -good networking opportunities

    Cons

    -bad upper management
    -lack of care for their employees (high turnover, little/no training)
    -don't live up to 'Blue Book' standards (Anixter's code of conduct)
    -old software, stuck in the 80s

    I worked here for nearly 4 years. Was constantly harassed by older coworkers (one trash talked me to a supplier over the phone while I was sitting there listening) and my manager would do nothing about it. I moved from a lower position to sales and had no training at my new desk whatsoever. I finally was sent to training 5 months after I started my sales job, and was fired four weeks later because 'it wasn't working out'. How could it have possibly ever worked out? I was never trained until right before I was let go, there was no time to show that I had learned from my training. After working there for four years it felt like a cheap way to be let go. I know that my sales were not terrible (I used to do the sales reports so I know I wasn't bad, plus I had a senior employee helping me telling me I was doing a great job), but that was my manager's reason for letting me go.
    During my training the CEO told my class that if sales didn't work out for us that Anixter as a company would do their best to put us in a position that fit us best. What a load of lies. They just tell you stuff that sounds nice.

    Advice to Management

    Don't move employees into new positions without training them first

  8. "Administrative assistant"

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

    I worked at Anixter International full-time

    Pros

    Very flexible. Family oriented. Coworkers are always willing to to help you.

    Cons

    No cons, very enjoyable place to work


  9. "Perfect entry level sales"

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager in Delray Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager in Delray Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lead generation assistance.
    Tons of resources.
    Excellent training (although some is trial by fire)
    Supportive team members and upper management
    Standard business hours

    Cons

    Unless in a major hub, moving up in the company without relocation can take a long time.
    A little disorganized with new company aquisitions

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the momentum of promoting within!


  10. "International marketing position"

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    Former Employee - Regional Marketing Specialist
    Former Employee - Regional Marketing Specialist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Anixter International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Open communication with corporate
    -Fortune 500 company that is renowned in the tech industry.
    -Global reach
    -You learn a lot about the industry from very well educated teams in the sales department

    Cons

    -Poor management
    -Backstabbing, uncomfortable internal environment with no sense of gratification
    -No room for growth
    -Hard to be a creative with so many regulations

    Advice to Management

    Have a better career path for your employees, be more trusting, and be open to new innovative possibilities


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