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Consolidated Electrical Distributors Reviews

Updated September 20, 2017
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Consolidated Electrical Distributors President and CEO Kurt Lasher
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Pros
  • The profit sharing is nice if you have actually generated significant profit for the year (in 31 reviews)

  • ve moved up from a management trainee to a profit center manager and now a district manager (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Profit sharing is a great motivator to keep employees working as a team towards a singular goal (in 30 reviews)

  • This profit center is going through growing pains (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Management Trainee"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management Trainee in Chico, CA
    Current Employee - Management Trainee in Chico, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Consolidated Electrical Distributors full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good training, Decent Pay, Flexibility while still in school as an intern, Good opportunity

    Cons

    Pay isnt great, they sort of forget about you, being a manager isnt that great

    Advice to Management

    Raise the base salary, check in more often.


  2. "Sales Specialist"

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

    I worked at Consolidated Electrical Distributors full-time

    Pros

    No Pros working for this company

    Cons

    Profit sharing sounds great but you get what the manager "thinks" you deserve. No set percentage or anything. Frustrating and unfair.

  3. "Job wasnt as it was described"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Consolidated Electrical Distributors full-time

    Pros

    Met some really good people. Old manager cared about employees

    Cons

    Way to many family members. If you weren't a cousin or son you were automatically an outcast. When the family would go on vacation the office turned into a ghost town leaving all the work for the remaining three people. New manager was a jerk. Found out he eventually got fired.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of family members. There is a reason most companies dont allow family in the same company


  4. "PC Manager"

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

    I have been working at Consolidated Electrical Distributors full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    As a college student interviewing with CED I was told "this is the best company you've never heard of." As a current employee of CED's with more than 10 years experience I could not agree more. If you are a driven, ambitious person with the will to succeed this a great place to come work. CED let's their people make the decisions that drive success or failure at each location individually. The autonomous decision making authority CED allows me to have to decide what makes my business most successful is the best part of my job. The compensation structure rewards those that work hard and make a positive impact on the business.

    Cons

    If you need someone to tell you what to do each day, CED would not be a great fit in a sales or leadership position.


  5. "Account manager"

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

    I have been working at Consolidated Electrical Distributors full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very informal work environment. Hard work pays off.

    Cons

    The profit sharing model doesn't work for everyone


  6. "Multiple"

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

    I worked at Consolidated Electrical Distributors full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent company culture for those with an entrepreneur spirit and dedication to service, integrity, and reliability.

    Cons

    Still developing balance between top-down influence and bottom-up need for consistent resources.


  7. "Development Within"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Consolidated Electrical Distributors full-time

    Pros

    I started out as an intern a year ago, then moved to an Accounts Payable Position and now have a management position within the company. CED finds talented people and works hard to hold on to them. As a recent graduate, it felt great to be set in a job right out of college.

    Cons

    As a woman in a male dominated industry, it can sometimes be hard to fit into the culture of the company. I see it as a challenge!

  8. "Great Entreprenuerial Company"

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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 Consolidated Electrical Distributors full-time

    Pros

    Great entreprenuerial atmosphere. If you have the right Management and a good market the sky's the limit at CED. Very little corporate involvement in your day to day and you truly get to run your own business.

    Cons

    Rigid pay structure, and profit sharing rigidity lends itself to lack of investments and strategic thinking when necessary. Can be slow to develop technological solutions to problems.


  9. "It was great while it lasted"

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    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Consolidated Electrical Distributors full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, great benefits and the co-workers were a joy to work with.

    Cons

    This profit center is going through growing pains. The facility is just not big enough. This will be corrected of course when they move to a new building.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Project Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Management, Implementation in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Project Management, Implementation in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Consolidated Electrical Distributors full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun environment, profit share based so you get a large bonus once a year depending on profits of last year.

    Cons

    Highly toxic financial environment. Any talk of salaries between employees is forbidden (even though it's illegal to prevent the open discussion of salaries), and discussing profit share amounts is grounds for firing. Many locations have a heavy nepotism presence, which makes is near impossible for non-family members to advance regardless of experience or skill.

    Advice to Management

    The outside salesmen run everything, if you have an employee that deserves more but you fear for your own Job by advancing someone who isn't part of a "clan" work on finding them a position elsewhere that they deserve. If you keep an employee stagnant and working for 3x less than anyone else at a competitor they are going to start looking elsewhere.


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