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SUMMIT Electric Supply Employee Reviews about "inside sales"

Updated Aug 6, 2019

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SUMMIT Electric Supply President and CEO Victor R. Jury Jr. (no image)
Victor R. Jury Jr.
48 Ratings
Pros
  • "great work environment, opportunity for advancement, Warehouse manager rated from 0-10 is 12(in 6 reviews)

  • "Some great people in the branches(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "There isn't much turnover from inside sales, so it pretty much depends on counter associates quitting to get an opportunity(in 4 reviews)

  • "The upper management has chosen a micro-management policy to guide staff(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to Build Career"

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SUMMIT Electric Supply full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people. Fun place to work. They are invested in employees and set you up for success via initial and ongoing training. Health insurance coverage & accruing paid vacation starts only 90 days after hire date, much sooner than some other jobs I have had. Relaxed and fun work environment - can wear jeans to work everyday!

    Cons

    As an inside sales person - having to work the counter one Saturday every 6 weeks isn't fun, but it's only a short 4 hour shift in the morning so it's not really too bad. You also have to have the emergency pager and be on-call 24/7 for one full week about once every 2 - 3 months. Both rotate between a lot of people so working Saturday's & having the emergency pager do not happen to you that often and aren't that bad - was hard to think of cons of working here!

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    SUMMIT Electric Supply2019-08-06
  2. "Inside Sales"

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at SUMMIT Electric Supply full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Summit has some really good people working there. The opportunities are great for anyone who is willing to work for them.

    Cons

    The salary for an inside sales rep is lower than industry standard, and Summit is reluctant to give raises even if an employee is a high performer.

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    SUMMIT Electric Supply2016-03-17
  3. "Solid Entry-Level Position"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Albuquerque, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SUMMIT Electric Supply full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The best thing about Summit is that they treat you like family. You are cared for and invested in from day one. Summit doesn't like to hire people who are content working in the warehouse, though there are plenty who are. They like to see people move through the ranks to eventually because CSRs and mangers. They want to see employees strive to learn as much as they can for the next promotional opportunity. The pay starting out is decent, and vacation and personal time are about average.

    Cons

    The warehouse is where everyone starts out, and it is immediately clear that you are in a competition with other warehouse associates to move to the counter. Thus you are encouraged to go above and beyond the job description. The only problem is that it really depends on positions at the counter to open up. There isn't much turnover from inside sales, so it pretty much depends on counter associates quitting to get an opportunity. Once you get to the counter, there is a very long wait to actually be considered for a CSR position. It is pretty much guaranteed a warehouse associate will work overtime every week during the summer months, as there is higher demand then. The job can get stressful, and can be very monotonous. Despite this, monthly incentives (monies profited over a pre-set hurdle divided amongst distribution center employees) are paid out twice as high to counter associates as warehouse associates. You will find a warehouse employee working overtime much more often than a counter employee, and this disparity in incentive pay really upset me when it is the warehouse that takes most of the burden of above-average income months. The technology used for inventory is very outdated, and leads to a higher chance of human error. SAP can be difficult to navigate, but can be mastered over time. There needs to be better communication between CSRs and warehouse associates, but some do much better than others.

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    SUMMIT Electric Supply2015-12-02
  4. "Pretty Good Place to Work"

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    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SUMMIT Electric Supply

    Pros

    Good benefits. They still have a pension program and a 401K match. There is a profit sharing program that contributes to your pension. For the most part, upper management is accessable and responsive. It is large enough to give you lots or resources without too much big company bureaucracy.

    Cons

    For the most part they promote from within. However, this sometimes clouded their vision. Sometimes you just have to hire somone to fill a warehouse or delivery driver position. They were constantly hiring trying to find the next "star" of the company and sometime left holes where they just needed a solid employee. Also, they recently hired a consultant that supposedly reviewed business practices and made recomendations for some pretty radical changes including pay structure. However, people at the branch level never got to talk to these people. Also, the lack of a commision for the inside sales people sometimes contributed to some complacency.

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    SUMMIT Electric Supply2010-06-21

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