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Sonepar USA Reviews

Updated August 9, 2017
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Sonepar USA President Halsey Cook
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Pros
  • The company is made up of some really great people (in 6 reviews)

  • Great culture & working environment (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • I honestly have no cons to offer (in 3 reviews)

  • Lack of training and development (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Pretty good company"

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

    I have been working at Sonepar USA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, flex schedule options, casual attire, nice building, covered parking, understanding and friendly Mgt and others. Higher ups keep everyone informed with everything on the company.

    Cons

    Waiting 2 yrs for a raise, sometimes have to wait to be able to learn a new aspect of the job. Doesn't go in order of how long you been here and since everyone does not do start to finish in AP, it makes it hard to get ahead and gain more experience. Because of the high volume, it's broken down into groups who handle certain parts. Also with extra workload that keeps being added on makes it stressful to get things done sometimes. Kind of robotic doing the same thing all day every day.

    Sonepar USA Response

    Jun 6, 2017

    We appreciate you taking the time to review. We’re glad that you enjoy our competitive benefit packages and flexible work schedules. Due to the decline in the oil and gas industry in 2016, we had to... More


  2. "Sales Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Sales Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sonepar USA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Broad product line to sell. Support of many manufacturers

    Cons

    Terrible electronic cataloging. Products would be sourced from multiple warehouses, manufacturers, & Direct shipments causing multiple shipments and receiving by customers. Management is constantly reducing inventory and running out of product for customers. Sales and Operations run seperately and do not walk the same strategy.

    Advice to Management

    You have a good old boys mentality. Your strategy constantly changes and your people on the street have no clue as to what your strategy is.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Glad to see they got the reviews padded. Notice all the positive reviews at top! Read them no employer is that good"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sonepar USA full-time

    Pros

    Very focused on what they want you to think the company is like.
    The talk a LOT about culture and values. It looks real good on a poster!

    Cons

    Finding out what the company is really like

    A Culture of no pay raise, value for your work, haha

    Advice to Management

    This is the USA, this is not France!
    France works 35 hours per week
    Average of 30 paid vacation days per year
    Numerous national holidays
    Average of 1500 hours per year

    Comparison to French wages is not applicable. If the French want to own all of the USA distributors they need to forget what happens in France.

    Sonepar USA Response

    Sep 14, 2017

    Thank you for your feedback. I’m sorry to hear that you did not have a good experience with Sonepar USA. Our Employer Brand is very important to us and we take pride in living up to our Values... More


  4. Helpful (2)

    "IT Dept - everything good stops at executive level"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sonepar USA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Employee are not valued due to accounting practice - Contractors rule - No recognition - No encouraging words

    Cons

    Flexible hours - Allow remote

    Advice to Management

    Research shows in house is the best way to go always - So value your employees - they are your best bet in this market

    Sonepar USA Response

    Sep 14, 2017

    We are glad you enjoy our flexible hours and the ability to work remotely for certain positions. We have significantly modified the relationship with our contractors as part of the restructuring... More


  5. "Excellent business model and culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - EVP
    Current Employee - EVP
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sonepar USA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    People come first and many opportunities are available. There is a focus on education and career pathing. Good pay and benefits. At least half the growth comes organically which creates opportunity for personal advancement.

    Cons

    Although the business is in much of the US, currently there are no operating companies in much of the Midwest for people who want to work in that part of the country.

    Advice to Management

    Continue investing in education to develop the associates

    Sonepar USA Response

    Jun 6, 2017

    Thank you for your review.

    We actually do have four operating companies that have a strong presence in the Midwest, including Viking, Brook, Vallen, and Irby. We continue to expand our coverage... More


  6. "Great company!"

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    • 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 Sonepar USA full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, great people, great work!

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Sonepar USA Response

    Jun 6, 2017

    Thank you for your review! We appreciate your positive attitude.


  7. "Great Place to Work"

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    • 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 Sonepar USA full-time

    Pros

    Genuine people with a passion to make the organization better and have fun while they are doing it. Approachable Executive Team that are willing to listen.

    Cons

    Has the ability to move even faster if it had more resources/cost pressures

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to your people, they are the closest to the issues and can help you break through barriers .

    Sonepar USA Response

    Jun 6, 2017

    Thank you for your review! We’re happy to hear you’re pleased with our company culture.

    We appreciate the feedback. Our people are a core part of our company and current initiatives. As we... More

  8. "Great Company, Great People"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sonepar USA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I have been with the company for 3 years and absolutely love it. I work with amazing people who truly share a passion for the company. Everyone at the company feels like family even from the VP's.

    Cons

    The only comment would be to have a little bit more communication.

    Sonepar USA Response

    Jun 6, 2017

    Thanks for your review! We’re glad to hear you are happy with the company culture. We are aware of this feedback through our employee engagement survey and have made efforts to improve communications... More


  9. "An Excellent Company and Great Corporate Culture"

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

    I have been working at Sonepar USA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Having worked for Sonepar for just over three years now, I am pleased with the performance and continuous growth of this organization. Sonepar also has a wonderful corporate culture, that blends the strength of a well established company with the atmosphere of a startup, There are always exciting projects going on and you can feel the sense of excitement from the top down.

    Cons

    There are no cons to mention.

    Sonepar USA Response

    Jun 6, 2017

    Thanks for your review! We’re glad that you’ve been able to see the company’s growth as we continue to make progress as an industry leader. Developing a unique and inviting corporate culture is... More


  10. "Great Company to Work For"

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    • 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 Sonepar USA full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful culture, supportive managers, autonomy in own role

    Cons

    Can't think of any currently

    Advice to Management

    Continue supporting associates on professional and personal level


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