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Colonial Electric Supply Reviews

Updated July 19, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

    "Great place to grow"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Manager in King of Prussia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Colonial Electric Supply full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Colonial is growing rapidly and that creates a lot of opportunities for people who are looking to grow with an organization.

    Cons

    Things are always changing which can create confusion.

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving people up within the company!


  2. "Family and Female friendly work environment!"

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

    I have been working at Colonial Electric Supply full-time

    Pros

    Colonial is very family friendly company to work for. Being a female here, I don't feel as I am treated any different then the men that work here. My boss is constantly asking if the situations I am in are comfortable and if not I need to address with him right away so they can be corrected (not that there has been any issues). If you work hard, you will be rewarded. I have moved up already once since I started three years ago.

    Cons

    Being paid twice a month instead of every other Friday.

  3. "Nice place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Colonial Electric Supply full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Friendly IT department, easy to contact with computer program issues.

    Cons

    No AC in the warehouse

    Advice to Management

    Up the hourly rate


  4. "Don't stay for too long"

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

    I have been working at Colonial Electric Supply full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You will meet and work with some good people here.
    It is a relaxed environment and work life balance is not bad.

    Cons

    The company does not have a great outlook.
    Leadership is terrible.
    Company won't commit financial resources to improve business.
    There is a lot of nepotism you pretty much have to be a family member of the Owner to be above a manager.
    Benefits are terrible.
    No diversity.
    Sales team which drives the business consist of uneducated and unqualified people who can not follow simple process.
    A lot of my co workers were paid less than they were worth.

    Advice to Management

    A lot of changes need to be made to this organization otherwise I wouldn't be surprised if they are out of business sooner than later.


  5. "Good place to develop a career"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Colonial Electric Supply full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Promotional opportunities exist for committed employees. Many successful sales people and managers began as entry level warehouse associates or as delivery drivers. You don't need to know the business - the company provides extensive training to help newcomers to succeed.

    Good benefits program - Company offers a 401k match!

    Cons

    As a growing company, change is a constant. This can be frustrating to some.

    Advice to Management

    Managers could communicate with employees more clearly; include employees in the conversation. Let employees know their hard work is appreciated.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Training"

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    Current Employee - Management in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Management in King of Prussia, PA

    I have been working at Colonial Electric Supply full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Training departments seems to be improving. Created a class for new hires. Hired a couple additional staff.

    Cons

    Communication is not always great among teams.

    Colonial Electric Supply Response

    Jul 13, 2017 – Human Resources Manager

    Thank you for the feedback!


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Boss abusive bully"

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    Former Employee - Projects in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Projects in King of Prussia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Colonial Electric Supply full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    learned a great deal from manufactures showing product

    Cons

    Went to HR about my boss who was a psychotic bully numerous time and got nowhere. Colonial fosters a culture of fear. When I started in the projects department their were 6 women and about 30 men - 1 women was demoted when she came back from having a baby, the one female manager was let go, Another women was laid off - no men were laid off during my time at Colonial. Besides the bully on site, There was a Sales man who lived in out West that would call and scream at the department. No diversity in the office - diversity stopped at the warehouse door.

    Horrible physical environment in the office - dirty rugs - ancient facilities - no lunch room.

    Employees walk around like miserable drones

    Advice to Management

    Clean house if you want to keep productive employees.

  8. "Work Experience at Colonial"

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

    I worked at Colonial Electric Supply part-time

    Pros

    I had a great experience in my time with Colonial Electric. The people are great and the work environment is welcoming. With the rapid growth of the company, there are great experiences that come with it.

    Cons

    No major negatives to provide regarding my time at Colonial Electric. I recommend this company to all people who have interest in the electrical industry.

    Advice to Management

    I do not have any advice to provide, but the website is forcing a twenty word response so I need to answer the quesiton


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in King of Prussia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Promotion from within with the ability to grow.

    Cons

    Things change rapidly at any given time.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to consult with employees upon making changes.


  10. "Great company, plenty of opportunity"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Department in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Department in King of Prussia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Colonial Electric Supply full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You can be as successful as you choose to be, friendly atmosphere, fair pay

    Cons

    Some departments have poor internal communication, everyone needs to be on the same page

    Advice to Management

    Keep promoting advancement opportunities, keep an open line of communication with employees. Keep doing what you're doing.


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