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Sonepar USA Reviews

Updated December 17, 2018
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Pros
  • "It is also refreshing to work in an environment that prioritizes work/life balance and wellness" (in 5 reviews)

  • "I work in IT and I work with great people who know their stuff" (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Employees feel dis-enfranchised as there is no encouragement of input or ideas because the senior leadership comes across like a dictator" (in 2 reviews)

  • "Maybe your job would be tied to one of the amazing Training Programs I've come across" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    "Good company to work for."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Ridgefield, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Ridgefield, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've been with Sonepar for about two years now and I could not be happier with my decision to join this company. I work in IT and I work with great people who know their stuff. Everyone is very helpful.

    Cons

    So far I haven't encountered one down-side working for this company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.

    Sonepar USA Response

    Jun 7, 2018

    Thank you for your feedback! We're so happy that you have had a positive experience within your department. IT is a critical part of our business as we continue to move forward in our digital... More


  2. "Sonepar is a 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

    Everything from Interview through current employment has been enjoyable. Everyone has been very professional and accommodating.

    Cons

    I haven't come across and Cons.

    Sonepar USA Response

    Dec 31, 2018 – Human Resources

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. We are glad to hear you have been enjoying working for Sonepar USA and we are happy to have you as part of the team! Please be sure to continue... More

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Disconnected"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sonepar USA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Technologically advanced and Financially strong.

    Cons

    Very political atmosphere. The op-co I worked for (Capital Electric)practices poor to no communication. Employees feel dis-enfranchised as there is no encouragement of input or ideas because the senior leadership comes across like a dictator. During and since my last days with the company, they have had much talent ,with many years of experience leave the company. It doesn't seem as if the mother ship is concerned

    Advice to Management

    Being as I and many other good former employees have left the company, and are working for the competition,keep on keeping on !!!

    Sonepar USA Response

    Dec 31, 2018 – Human Resources

    Thank you for your feedback. We are concerned you feel the culture at Capital Electric is political and communication channels need improvement. Capital currently sends weekly critical information... More


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Getting more political and a lot less nice"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Project Manager in Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Project Manager in Phila, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sonepar USA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Employees there are nice and highly qualified

    Cons

    Management has become very political. Weird "work from home" policy: some do all the time, others most of the time, some are never allowed to.

    Advice to Management

    Develop and implement consistent WFH policy for ALL Sonepar employees and contractors

    Sonepar USA Response

    Jan 29, 2019 – Human Resources

    Thank you for your feedback, we are sorry to hear that you are not satisfied with some of our policies and would like to explain why our WFH policy is not formally addressed. The ability to work from... More


  5. "Absolutely love it!!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist in Maitland, FL
    Current Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist in Maitland, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Pay and great management

    Cons

    There really aren’t any cons

    Sonepar USA Response

    Nov 5, 2018

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. We are glad to hear you have been enjoying working for Sonepar USA this past year, and we hope you will be with us for many more years to come!


  6. "HR Review"

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

    I have been working at Sonepar USA (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The culture is fantastic. We are a family owned company and you truly get that family feeling in the office! You couldn't ask for better partners or teammates. There is also a great work and family life balance.

    Cons

    I have yet to find one!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Needs Work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist in Maitland, FL
    Current Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist in Maitland, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Convenience, Good People, Great volunteer opportunities. If you are liked you will have a great experience

    Cons

    Favortism, no room for advancement, pay not comparable with ones skill set, no proper training, too many exceptions, AP frowns upon the processors having a relationship with their OPCO,

    Advice to Management

    The list is too long:
    Trust your employees, properly train, give constructive criticism to develop your team not tear them down. Don't bring up when Shared Services started and how much better we have it, we don't care. Stop the endless pointless AP meetings where no one is going to speak up for fear of retaliation. Don't say let us know if you need help when you already know and you do nothing about it. There is more but I could be here all day. Sonepar is great Sonepar Shared Services is not!

    Sonepar USA Response

    Jan 18, 2019 – Human Resources

    Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to hear you like the people you work with and have participated in our philanthropy programs.

    We are concerned that you feel the career opportunities... More

  8. "Great Company!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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

    Solid leadership; strong values and culture; business leader at both the national and world levels; ability to make a positive impact; fun and hardworking people.

    Cons

    We need more women in leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Our leadership is so much fun and at the same time, they keep their eye on the target! Keep the great work!

    Sonepar USA Response

    Nov 5, 2018

    Thank you for taking the time to provide a review. We value a diverse and inclusive culture, and we are currently developing a strategic initiative to recruit, retain and promote diversity further... More


  9. "Many Opportunities"

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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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I am working at Sonepar USA a liitle over 3 years and i am on my second role. The 15 subsidiaries allow for many opportunities to grow within the company. There are some good managers who get overseen by bad ones, but the culture overall is great.

    Cons

    Need better FMLA benefits for new moms and dads. Need to train management that work life balance is important for associates.

    Advice to Management

    Listen and trust your associates. They are tge face if the company. For management that are awesome, continue the great job and spread your knowledge.

    Sonepar USA Response

    Nov 5, 2018

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your honest feedback. Our people are our first priority and we are working to ensure that our associates are happy and developing in their careers. In some of... More


  10. "Great place to work!"

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

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

    Pros

    Sonepar is a great company to work for. I have been employed for 1 month and everyone here is very nice, professional and genuinely interested in helping you make this a career.

    Cons

    I have not experienced any cons to working for Sonepar.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

    Sonepar USA Response

    Jun 7, 2018

    Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you are enjoying your new position and Sonepar. If you have any questions during your Onboarding process, please don't hesitate to reach out to our HR... More