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"Branch Manager"

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Current Employee - Branch Manager
Current Employee - Branch Manager
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Graybar Electric full-time

Pros

Great benefits, top notch culture, focused on customer, logistics, quality people, long-term perspective, a company that is respected

Cons

Top-heavy corporate, lots of hoops, e-business not up to par yet, heavy workload placed on managers

Advice to Management

Listen to us as we bring recommendations based on our local markets

Other Employee Reviews for Graybar Electric

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great people"

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

    Pros

    The people were very welcoming and friendly.

    Cons

    The customer base was difficult being a female


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Sales Rep"

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    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The fellow employees are great, some of the nicest people I have ever worked with! Very good profit sharing and pension.

    Cons

    Local management is too hampered by directions from the headquarters in St. Louis. Upper Management is out of touch with the local market place and the local management spends way too much time fighting with headquarters to make positive changes. Sales people are charged a truck fee for every delivery to their customers, isn't that supposed to be part of operational overhead? No other distributor charges their sales force to sell products. This charge comes right out of the sales person's gross margin thereby reducing their overall profit percentage. All salesmen lose money on the company car, they are not reimbursed enough to cover gas expenses. Base wages are poor for the inside staff, there is no incentive for them to excel and other than the most dedicated employees they are all clock watchers waiting to retire. The very best employees are paid only slightly better than the underachievers. Many very good employees are overlooked for promotion because the managers often promote their favorites.

    Advice to Management

    Study your competition, you are missing out on business opportunities because your business model is too inflexible. The competition is eating your lunch and taking high margin business because their customers receive much better customer service.

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