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Crescent Electric Supply Reviews

Updated January 10, 2017
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Martin Burbridge
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Pros
  • Family owned with family values (in 4 reviews)

  • Great Training and follow up, Good benefits (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Lack of upper management support, we have not had a management review in six months (in 4 reviews)

  • They have a lean staff for the amount of support that is required (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Awesome place to work!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Burlington, IA
    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Burlington, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Crescent Electric Supply (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Been with Crescent for 25 years. Great company, great executive team that can be reached if need be. Good line of products, support, fair wages, good 401k plan and insurance benefits. In my early years of being employed at Crescent, I was attending a meeting at the corporate office and became ill, and ended up in the hospital, the president of the company along with the companies senior VP came to the hospital and kept me company, that doesn't happen with most companies! If anyone wishes to work for a well-run stable company, look to Crescent, you won't be disappointed!

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons with Crescent Electric

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Privately held family owned company

    Cons

    Lower than industry standard wages

    Advice to Management

    Get closer to employees by actually talking with them


  3. "Excellent Place To Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Manager
    Current Employee - District Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There is a very clear line of communication between direct reports and management.

    Cons

    There are no cons to speak of specific to this company.

    Advice to Management

    Stay on track with improving technological assets at the Corporate and Branch level.


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  5. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great leadership, and strong company structure

    Cons

    None at all here, company was great to work for.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Turn over"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Crescent Electric Supply full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Financial Secure Family Owned .

    Cons

    Turn over, poor management and operations

    Advice to Management

    Focus on Quality and accuracy of service.


  7. "Good Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Crescent Electric is great for work/ life balance and the benefits are decent. Depending on your role, each day can be different , which helps break up the monotony of work.

    Cons

    The "cons" are few. Internal processes can take extraordinarily longer than normal, typically have a lean staff for the day to day operations .

    Advice to Management

    Replace meetings and reports with training, team building, or education could be beneficial to the overall success of the branches.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Solid Company to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Vice President
    Former Employee - Regional Vice President

    I worked at Crescent Electric Supply full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Family owned company
    Loyal to employees

    Cons

    Antiquated, non-progressive
    In a transitional growth stage with reason changes: operating system, acquisitions, management changes

    Advice to Management

    Give more true autonomy to the field leaders and allow investments the time to work before making changes. Understand the long-term Vision of the company and create action that enforces that Vision down to the field even during short-term struggles


  9. "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Crescent Electric Supply full-time

    Pros

    good company to work for with opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    a lot of politics, internal conflict and too much distance between senior management and all layers of the work force. Barriers need to be identified and broken down.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Lighting Quotations"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lighting Quotations Specialist in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Lighting Quotations Specialist in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Crescent Electric Supply (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Give you flexibility to be with family

    Cons

    No job advancement opportunities for women. Few people to all the work and no recognition.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Crescent is very good to their employees. Very fair in compensation and generous when the times are good.

    Cons

    Still a boys club in many ways. Corporate is still really behind in benefits and payroll procedures. Only 1 direct deposit allowed, when some companies you can change it yourself as much as you want online! Takes 2 weeks to process a change as well.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to step up into the more digital world, get a better IT department.



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