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"Nice people, middle management nice, a lot of dead weight,"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Nice people, so many people running around easy to take off to go on other job interviews, SAP, good company if you want to move around the country every 3-5 years

Cons

Limited responsibility and opportunity to make decisions, Purchasing, Accounting, and Collections HQ in St. Louis is like working for for three different companies, Only way to move up within department is to relocate, Apply out of your department gets you a backroom meeting with the Director of you department wondering why you would want a different role (one hint $), granted it was entry level but very little challenge day to day, pay was so low I left before I could get moved up in St. Louis so I never saw the profit sharing plan, trainer said we were eligible for a 3% pay increase annually in first week, I found a job that pays 30% more after being with Graybar for less than a year,

Advice to Management

Cut the dead weight and give the people that produce more responsibility, End the contests and value the employees that will put 100% into what they do without some non-monetary incentive system.

Other Employee Reviews for Graybar Electric

  1. Helpful (1)

    "A good company that will reward hard workers that are ambitious."

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    Former Employee - Financial Manager in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Financial Manager in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Graybar Electric full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great retirement options with a defined benefit pension, profit sharing, a 401K plan, and a very nice ESOP plan that pays 10% dividends yearly.

    Cons

    Still a bit of the "good old boy" mentality. Some of the goals set by upper management are unatainable in certain markets. Evaluations of success are heavily metric based. Salaries are low.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people in the field.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Very Stressful, first time I ever worked in an office, they provided little training for my job"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Wilmington, MA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Wilmington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good pay, nice people, good communication network

    Cons

    stressful, hard to find room for advancment

    Advice to Management

    be open and listen to your employees

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