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  1. "Good, but could do much better."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corby, Northamptonshire, East Midlands, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corby, Northamptonshire, East Midlands, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    profitable and attractive business model. Global reach. Plenty of challenges to keep interest high. Great customer service ethos.

    Cons

    Management not united - very much old school. Terrible process management leading to much waste. Bypassed the whole Lean revolution.

    Advice to Management

    Truly delegate and eliminate waste. Work together. Get the basics under control.


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    "Left hand really hasn't got a clue what right hand is doing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corby, Northamptonshire, East Midlands, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corby, Northamptonshire, East Midlands, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Varied and interesting work, coupled with competitive benefits package

    Cons

    Too much to list. This company is so horrendously incompetently run, particularly in IT, with an enormous influx recently of contract labour and people ill qualified to do the job they are being paid for. The result being that what was once a very well oiled machine and fun environment to be part of has turned rapidly into a bureaucratic, inefficient and clueless organisation that saps employees of any little motivation they still have left. It has been soul destroying to watch the negative changes and demoralising on a daily basis to try and actually achieve anything. Electro has recently announced major organisation changes and they are desperately needed, and announced about 3 years too late,

    Advice to Management

    Go back to basics, remove the unnecessary and complicated bureaucracy and employ fewer skilled people and actually empower them to do a better job. We could deliver far, far more with far, far less people if we had better management and direction.

  3. "Fantastic company to work for!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Corby, Northamptonshire, East Midlands, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Corby, Northamptonshire, East Midlands, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Excellent employee benefits - private medical insurance just an example, one of the very best!
    *Fantastic co-workers and great management, no time-wasters!
    * You get rewarded for your hard work, and feel appreciated.
    * Career progression is encouraged and support to move to the next level is immense.

    Cons

    * employees may take advantage of the company friendly approach.
    * being a distributor company, warehouse environment may not be the most cut-throat environments about.
    * each department is highly competitive thereby making internal moves rather more difficult.

    Advice to Management

    I've felt the presence of strong management but the only thing I would want to stress more is to keep the logistics arena as updated as the e-commerce front.


  4. "Good, but it really does depend on your line manager as some have no people management skills"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Involved In Project Work in Oxford, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Involved In Project Work in Oxford, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Electrocomponents full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Overall a good company to work for with decent benefits and working environment. I was involved in lots of interesting projects and was part of a great team with a line manager who had some people management skills and actually did seem to care about us. Until he got another position internally, and couldn't get out of the door fast enough....

    Cons

    First, let me say that there are some good line managers at ElectroComponents, however when my previous line manager left (internal move), the replacement couldn't care less about my development or offering any kind of support or guidance whatsoever.

    You really do need to watch your work colleagues too, some team members who have been there a long time seem to think they have a right to be promoted, and will tread on anyone to get it, not caring if their actions have a negative impact on others.

    One last point, unless you are classed as a 'high potential', you can forget about progression. High potentials are essentially the line manager's favourites, and are fast tracked on the manager development programme. Although strangely, there don't seem to be any people management elements to this programme...

    Advice to Management

    Have an effective programme to train line managers in people management, some people are promoted because they are identified as 'high potentials' with no thought to the skills that are actually needed for a line manager.


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